Professional Growth Opportunities from the Copyright Clearing Center; RUSA; DigCCurr Professional Institute; and 5th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference.

 Copyright Clearance Center and RightsDirect Announce OnCopyright Education Webinar Series “Copyright in Motion: International Edition

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc… and RightsDirect, CCC’s wholly owned European subsidiary, announces its “Copyright in Motion: International Edition” webinar series, beginning 23 April, 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT.

The webinars will explore the changing ways people around the world find, share, store and license content. The 23 April session will focus on mobile technology, cloud sharing, global copyright considerations, social media copyright implications and content licensing options. The fee is $60 per webinar.

“Today people all over the world are using tablets, mobile devices, social media and many other new technologies to find, store and share all types of content,” said Kim Zwollo, General Manager, RightsDirect. “Copyright implications have never been more complex, and it has never been more important to understand the best practices in content reuse and then to make educated decisions about using copyright protected materials…”


Copyright Clearance Center
Craig Sender, +1 978-646-2502

ALA Online Learning Webinar: “Vital Reference in a Vital Society”

PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is being held Thursday, March 28! Registration closes at noon the day prior to the event (Wed., March 27). I apologize for any confusion!

“Vital Reference in a Vital Society” will discuss QR codes, Zotero, Cloud Computing, Apps, PollsEverywhere, SCAVNGR gaming app, Text/Mobile Reference, eBook readers, social networking, liaison work and reader’s advisory. We’ll cover what the tool is, examples of usage, and the pros and cons of each tool. Join us on Thursday, March 28, 2:00-3:15pm Central time to gain valuable knowledge you can apply at your public, academic or special library.

Registration for this webinar ends at noon Central time on Wednesday, March 27! Individual registration rates for this webinar start at $40 for RUSA members. Get a group together and watch this webinar in a single location for $99!
Register now.

 DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle

May 12-17, 2013 & January 6-7, 2014 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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  • Regular registration : $1,150
  • Late registration (after April 15, 2012): $1,300

The Institute consists of one five-day session in May 2013 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2014. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on “lab” components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception dinner on Sunday, Continental breakfast, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on Tuesday will also be included.

This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials…

Institute Instructors Include:

  • From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Dr. Cal Lee, Dr. Helen Tibbo, and Dr. Kam Woods.
  • Dr. Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Dr. Carolyn Hank, McGill University.
  • Lorraine Richards, Drexel University…

January 6-7, 2014
Participants in the May event will return to Chapel Hill in Jan. 2014 to discuss their experiences in implementing what they have learned in their own work environments.  Participants will compare experiences, lessons learned and strategies for continuing progress. Accommodations for January will be the responsibility of the attendee.

For more information, contact Dr. Helen Tibbo (  for Institute questions or Kaitlyn Murphy (  for payment or registration questions.

5th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2013) – Paper submission deadline to 15 April 2013

Following many requests we have extended the Paper submission deadline to 15 April 2013 for the 5th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2013), 4 – 7 June 2013, “La Sapienza” University, Rome Italy,

The early bird registration deadline is 31 March 2013.

Information regarding the 5th  QQML 2013:

  • To give a presentation (oral or poster) only an abstract accepted is compulsory.
  • We already have received a quite large number of interesting papers from 57 countries and interesting special sessions and workshops are organised (see at ).
  • As the QQML2013 participants, along with the conference presentations and events you can attend the Workshops and the Special Sessions of the Conference
  • A selection of the papers presented will appear in QQML Journal and in other International Journals.
  • The 2012 Volume of the QQML Journal (378 pages)is available on-line at
  • A special visit to the Vatican Museum and Capella Sistina is organized

More information from the Conference Secretariat at: