Events, 2005

Prenumeruojamos duomenų bazės General Assembly, 2005 

Date October 28-30, 2005.
Place Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania, Gedimino Ave. 51, LT-01504 Vilnius, Lithuania.
About General Assembly General Assembly provides information and brings new ideas to member countries on various developments in world related to electronic information and knowledge society.
Participants Participation in the General Assembly is by invitation only. List of participants.
Accommodation Hotel Europa City. Other recommended hotels: Ratonda hotel, Scandic Neringa Vilnius, Narutis, Klapėda, Radisson SAS hotel in Vilnius, Grotthuss hotel.
Practical information Money. Lithuanian national currency is litas (Lt). One litas equals 100 centas. Banknotes come in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 litas and there are 1, 2, and 5 litas, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centas coins in circulation. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport, hotels, banks and exchange offices. Many hotels, restaurants, travel agencies and larger shops accept credit cards. Official rate is 1 Euro equal 3.4528 litas. The exchange rate to US dollars is not stabile and is about 1 USD equal 2.8 litas.
Weather. End of October is usually chilly and raining. Expected temperature is about 3 - 5 C degrees above zero during the day. Evenings and nights are colder, sometime there are 2 - 3 C degrees of frost. Please do not forget your umbrella, rain coat, warm clothes, and comfortable water-resistant shoes.
Information about Lithuania.
Vilnius International Airport.
Information about European health insurance card.
Our sponsors
Cambridge University Press
Culture and Sport Support Fund
EBSCO Publishing
Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania
Open Society Institute
Oxford Journals
Oxford Online Products

Thursday, 27 October (Pre-conference)

  Workshop on Open Source Software for Libraries
Mark Leggott,
University Librarian, University of Winnipeg
Art Rhyno,
Systems Librarian, University of Windsor
9:00 - 9:30 Greetings & Introductions
09:30 - 10:30 What OSS is, what OSS is not, and why should you care about this OSS thing anyway?
* definitions and misconceptions
* OSS options with immediate applicability to libraries
* how to find and foster desired applications for your library
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11.00 - 12.00 Lighting up Libraries with LAMP
* installation of LAMP environment using XAMPP (lab exercise)
* using subsets and alternatives with LAMP, e.g. MySQL on Windows
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.30 OSS Application Deployment and Link Resolver Highlight
* understanding link resolution, OpenURL, and related concepts/standards
* two OSS solutions up close: Olinks & CUFTS
14.30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:30 Proof in the Pudding: Installation & Initial Setup of OSS Link Resolver (lab exercise)
16:30 - 17:00 Wrap Up
16:30 - 18:00 Newcomers Meeting
  Introduction of eIFL services by Monika Segbert. Questions
  Advisory Board overview and elections by Jan Nikisch.
  Terms of reference of coordinators and day to day communication by Ausra Vaskeviciene. Questions
  MoU and eIFL participation fees by Arnold Hirshon.  Questions
  Resources Overview by Rima Kupryte. Questions
Friday, 28 October
9:00 - 11:00 eIFL Business and Updates
Moderator: Rima Kupryte

Overview of eIFL since last GA.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00


Intellectual Property
Moderator: Teresa Hackett
11.30 - 12.00 eIFL-IP: building a national force to influence the international copyright agenda
Teresa Hackett, Project Manager eIFL-IP
12.00 - 12.35 Free Trade Agreements: not free, not fair
Denise Nicholson, Copyright Services Librarian, University of the
Witwatersrand, South Africa
12.35 - 12.45 Why we need national copyright advocates
Ghana: Helena Asamoah-Hassan, Ghana
12:45 - 13:00 Discussion
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:30 Open Access
Moderator: Melissa Hagemann
  eIFL network experiences: South Africa, Ukraine, Lithuania, Serbia, China (10 min. each). Actions taken since national events.
15:00 - 15.30 Coffee break in the middle of the session
  Overview of SPARC’s Advocacy Work (NIH Policy)
Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC

DARE Initiatives (Cream of Science)
Leo Waaijers, Director, DARE Project

Strategic planning discussion of eIFL Open Access Program

16:30 - 17:00 Presentation of candidates for elections
17.00 - 18.00 Group meetings (roundtables)
20:00 Dinner. Sponsored by Cambridge University Press, GALE International and Oxford University Press, Oxford Online Products.
Saturday, 29 October
9:00 - 11:30 Collaboration on content creation and access
Moderator: Jan Andrzej Nikisch

eIFL survey on Open Source Software for libraries (30 minutes for presentation and questions)
Art Rhyno, University of Windsor

Google Scholar (45 minutes presentation and 45 minutes for questions)
Anurag Acharya, Distinguished Engineer, Google Inc

Technologies and Communities for Creation,  Organization, Sharing, and Use of Information and Knowledge
Sidney Burrus, Maxfield & Oshman Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Rice University, USA

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00 Collaboration on content creation and access (continuation)

Open learning ideas and applications for educational purposes
Mark Leggott, University of Winnipeg (20 minutes  presentation and 10 minutes for questions)

Wikipedia, Free Textbooks, and Local Libraries
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Licensing
Moderator: Susan Veldsman

Creative Commons, what is it and how it works
Paula Le Dieu, Creative Commons International

Are we making good use of the licenses negotiated by eIFL
Emanuella Giavarra, advisor

15:30 Departure to Trakai. Visit to the castle. Sponsored by Oxford Journals.
19:00 Dinner in Trakai. Sponsored by EBSCO Publishing.
Sunday, 30 October Board meeting.
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