Learning to be S.U.R.E. with science and mathematics laureates

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Super SURE Show 4

Join us to explore the world of science and mathematics at the Super S.U.R.E. Show 4, the fourth instalment of a series of live shows developed for the National Library Board (NLB)’s information literacy campaign, S.U.R.E!

Discover with leading experts in the field of science and mathematics as they discuss a wide range of topics, including:
• How is science important in everyday life?
• How did they build their careers?
• What are the ways in which future scientists and researchers can look to establish themselves?
• What are the challenges confronting research-based endeavours in an international content?

Guest speakers include:
• David Gross, Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 recipient and theoretical physicist
• Leslie Valiant, Turing Award 2010 winner and theoretical computing giant
• Stephen Smale, Fields Medal 1966 recipient and pioneering mathematician

Details of the Super S.U.R.E. Show 4 are as follows:

Date: 21 January 2016, Thursday
Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Level 16, The Pod, National Library Building
Admission: Free (reserve a seat at GoLibrary)

For more information on NLB’s information literacy initiative S.U.R.E., visit http://www.nlb.gov.sg/sure/

Academic Librarian 4 – Sustainable Academic Libraries: Now and Beyond, 2-3 June 2016, Hong Kong

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Academic Librarian 4
Sustainable Academic Libraries: Now and Beyond

2-3 June 2016
Hong Kong

Registration is now open:

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library will jointly host a two-day conference on 2-3 June 2016 entitled “Academic Librarian 4 – Sustainable Academic Libraries: Now and Beyond.” A notable event celebrating the 25th anniversary of HKUST, this AL4 Conference addresses the multi-dimensional issues of sustainability pertaining to academic libraries.

We sincerely invite you to participate in AL4. With keynote speakers and presenters coming from different regions and perspectives, the conference is going to be an enriching and inspiring experience.

The conference has four themes:
Theme 1 – Sustainable Environment
This theme highlights the eco-friendliness of academic libraries. Possible topics may include green buildings, green programs or national and international environmental standards.
Theme 2 – Sustainable Resources
With finite human and financial resources, academic libraries have to reconcile the conflicts between growth and sustainability. How can libraries propel sustainable growth with sustainable resources?
Theme 3 – Sustainable Technologies
Green information technologies reduce ecological footprint while improving efficiency and experiences for users and staff. Hot topics include virtualization and cloud computing, shared integrated library system, and mobile applications.
Theme 4 – Sustainable Services

Services are a key component of library sustainability. Libraries should stay relevant and proactively design services befitting the immediate and future needs of library users. Papers can focus on innovative services and quality assurance efforts.

Find out about the ideas behind this conference in this article at ACCESS eNewsletter.

Visit the Conference website for more details, and follow us on social media for updates.

ICULA 2016 Conference in Jaffna Sri lanka

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International Conference of University Librarians’ Association – 2016
(ICULA 2016) – Libraries as partners of knowledge sustainability
7th -8th March 2016, @ Jaffna Public Library, Jaffna, Sri Lanka Organized by University Librarians’ Association of Sri Lanka

About ULA
ULA is a recognized professional organization in Sri Lanka that represents the interests of library practitioners of Sri Lankan university library sector. The first time during the past three decades, the International conference of University Librarians Association, planned to be held in Jaffna. After the long war face this conference provides a great opportunity for librarians and related professionals from variety of libraries such as public, academic, school or a special, and gives a chance to take centre stage within their community.

Theme of the conference
The theme of the conference is Libraries as partners of knowledge sustainability
The proposed theme implies the importance of Libraries as partners of knowledge sustainability of the nation in particular and world in general. Research topics may include, but are not limited to specific issues within the following areas:
• Evolution of Librarianship
• Knowledge Management
• Information systems and services
• Information Literacy
• Scholarly communications
• Emerging trends in LIS
• Social responsibilities of libraries

Call for papers
We invite the submission of high-quality and original papers that have not been published earlier. The submitted papers will be reviewed by a panel of experts on the basis of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen methodology etc. on the themes proposed. The papers outside the suggested sub-themes will be accepted if it is related to the conference theme. (Full paper guide lines are available in our website www.icula2016.slula.org )
Please send your abstracts and full papers to our chair of the conference Mrs.S.Arulanantham, Librarian, University of Jaffna Sri Lanka or to conference secretary Mr. S.Navaneethakrishnan Asst. Librarian, University of Jaffna – icula2016@gmail.com

Important Dates
Dead line for Abstract Submission 15th December 2015
Notification of Acceptance 15th December 2015
Closing For Full Paper Submission 31st December 2015
Camera Ready Paper Submission 05th January 2016
Early Bird Registration before 31st December 2015
Late Registration after 15th February 2016

Further information please contact the Conference secretary Mr.S.Navaneethakrishnan +94 770280017 /
(icula2016@gmail.com) or visit www.icula2016.slula.org

Witness Magna Carta at the Li Ka Shing Library

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800 Years of Magna Carta

Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in history. It is a foundation stone of the legal systems of the UK, Singapore and Common Law countries. It has inspired the development of parliamentary democracy, equality before the law and equal rights.

Magna Carta was an attempted truce in the year 1215 between ‘bad’ King John of England and leading figures, the Barons, who had rebelled against his unjust and arbitrary rule. Although it was filled with many detailed matters of concern to the Barons, it helped to develop the rule of law, a concept crucial to the success of the legal systems of both the UK and Singapore today.

The Hereford Cathedral’s 1217 version of Magna Carta, one of only four copies surviving, was on public display at the Supreme Court of Singapore from 19 to 23 November 2015. Now, a replica of the document has been brought to the Li Ka Shing Library. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Date: 8 December 2015 to 8 January 2016

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Li Ka Shing Library Level 2
Singapore Management University,
70 Stamford Road,
Singapore 178901

Free (open to public)

Joint Technical Symposium (JTS): Singapore: 7-9 MARCH, 2016

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7TH-9TH MARCH, 2016

The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) explores the technical issues affecting the long term survival and accessibility of audiovisual collections. JTS is an international symposium and brings together the world’s foremost research and thinking regarding the preservation and accessibility of moving image and recorded sound collections, from 19th century endeavours to the most recent digital technologies.

Since the last JTS in 2010 the audiovisual archiving world has seen many dramatic changes and advancements in the technologies that enable preservation. The rate and magnitude of these changes requires a collaborative approach to enable all archives to make sense of the best way to keep collections alive for future generations.

The theme of JTS 2016 “Sustainable Audiovisual Collections Through Collaboration” addresses this dynamic landscape. The papers presented at JTS 2016 will cover the ongoing technological viability of audiovisual collections both as individual items and holistically, as well as every aspect of audiovisual media preservation and access such as conservation and restoration, harvesting and accessing collection information – including metadata and intellectual property.

JTS 2016 is organised under the auspices of UNESCO affiliate the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) and its members’ Technical Committees. The event is hosted by the South East Asia-Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) and the National Archives of Singapore (NAS).

“The art and science of audiovisual preservation and access has been evolving at breakneck speed in the digital age. Since the last Joint Technical Symposium in 2010 many new techniques have emerged. The next Symposium, which will be held in Singapore in March 2016, will bring together experts from around the world to hear about these exciting developments, as well as to interact with each other. It should be a most productive experience for all who attend. We hope to see you there!”
– Tim Brooks, President, Co-ordinating Council of Audio Visual Archives Associations (CCAAA)

Catch the Early Bird Special rate, valid till 30 November 2015. Final registration date is 31 January 2016.

For further information, please contact:

Mick Newnham: mick.newnham@nfsa.gov.au
Irene Lim: Irene_LL_LIM@nlb.gov.sg

JTS Singapore 2016 Official Website: http://www.jts2016.org/

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