New events from ACRL’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Section and NISO/DCMI as well as reminders and updates from CRL and LOEX

53rd Annual RBMS Preconference Registration Open

“Registration for the 53rd Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Preconference is now open. The 53rd Annual RBMS Preconference, “FUTURES!” will be held June 19-22, 2012, in San Diego. Register by May 18 and save $50 off the full registration fee.

The 53rd RBMS Preconference will explore a multiplicity of futures for the rare book, manuscript and special collections community. Preconference plenary sessions will focus on three components of special collections and archives work – use, object and discovery. Sessions will explore the ways in which special collections materials are used in the digital humanities, the future of discovery and access to collections made possible with linked open data and the potential future forms the book as object might take. The programming also features smaller and more interactive sessions, including 10 seminars, four panels of short papers and seven discussion sessions. The 2012 preconference also includes three workshops held Tuesday, June 19, at the Westin San Diego. All three workshops require an additional registration fee…” and Linked Data: Complementary Approaches to Publishing Data

This webinar is part of a NISO/DCMI joint webinar series that will explore how the publication methods of relate to the methods used to publish Linked Data. Must data providers commit to one or the other, or can the two approaches exist side-by-side, even reinforcing each other?  “ — a collaboration of the Google, Yahoo!, and Bing search engines — provides a way to include structured data in Web pages. Since its introduction in June 2011, the vocabulary has grown to cover descriptive terms for content such as movies, music, organizations, TV shows, products, locations, news items, and job listings… The initiative has emerged as a focal point for publishers of structured data in Web pages, especially but not exclusively in the commercial sector.

Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on April 25, 2012. Cancellations made by April 18, 2012 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.            

CRL Annual Meeting: April in Chicago

Day 2 of our Global Resources Collections Forum (April 20), Shaping CRL’s Strategic Agenda: Primary Sources and Research Collections, takes place at Chicago’s historic Newberry Library. This discussion on cooperative development of news, legal and government information, and agriculture collections and resources will help shape CRL’s agenda for the next two years and beyond.

Program information now available for LOEX of the West 2012

Information posted includes presenter names, titles of presentations, and links to their abstracts.  Full conference schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.