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Gregynog Colloquium 2012

Just a reminder of the dates this year: 11 to 15 June.

Gregynog Colloquium 2011: open for bookings

We are delighted to publish the programme for this year’s WHELF/HEWIT Colloquium taking place at Gregynog between 13th – 17th June. This year’s programme is a varied mix of library and IT topics ranging from the strategic to the operational, with something to suit all tastes. We have succeeded in our aim of keeping the prices as reasonable as possible and have therefore been able to keep them broadly the same as last year.

We would therefore urge colleagues to spread the word and  to book their places for the colloquium as soon as possible. The last date for taking bookings will be 20th May.

We look forward to seeing you at Gregynog. Here is the link to the website: http://gregynog.glam.ac.uk/

Gregynog Colloquium – presentations now available

This years organisers would like to extend their thanks to everyone for attending and making the event as successful as it has been. Your feedback has been received and will be forwarded in due course to next years organising committee at the University of Glamorgan.

I am pleased to report that the presentations we have managed to acquire are now available on the website, hyperlinked against their original programme entry here.

Repositories Strand – Gregynog 2010

Just a reminder that we have announced the repository stream programme at this year’s Gregynog Colloquium. Please book now to attend as delegate bookings are closing at the end of this week (Friday 21st)!

The full Colloquium programme is available on the Gregynog site at http://www.gregynog.ac.uk/HEWIT/index.asp?Page=2 

As in previous years the WRN will be sponsoring places at the Colloquium for 2 participants per partner institution to attend the repository stream. Please book as usual via the Gregynog website but inform the project team that you would like a subsidised place by emailing wrnstaff@aber.ac.uk

Looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Repositories Strand – Gregynog 2010

Tuesday 8th June 2010

15.30-17.00 WRN Business Meeting

Wednesday 9th June 2010

9.15 – 10.00 The power of mandates, Sue Hodges, University of Salford

10.00 – 10.30 Publications Management System at Swansea University – Alex Roberts, Swansea University

10.30 – 11.00 Research Management System at the University of Glamorgan – Leanne Beevers & Neil Williams, Glamorgan University

11.00 – 11.30 Tea

11.30 – 12.00 Developing a repository, caring, sharing and living the dream – Misha Jepson, Glyndwr University

12.00 – 12.30 Encouraging Author self – deposit at Cardiff  – Tracey Andrews & Scott Hill, Cardiff University

12.30 – 13.00 Using statistics as an advocacy tool Nicky Cashman, Aberystwyth University

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

2.00 – 2.30 Repository Advocacy: The theory – WRN staff

2.30 – 3.30 Advocacy Café Society session
3 tables will be laid out each with a facilitator and a topic to discuss, participants are moved on to a new topic every 15 minutes with a 15 minute slot at the end to feedback and present findings. Suggested topics:

A)What are the main obstacles to gathering content in your repository?

B)What are the main misconceptions your stakeholders have when it comes to your repository?

C)Put yourself in the shoes of an objector and outline the main arguments against having a repository?

3.30 – 4.00 Tea

4.00 – 5.00 Advocacy in Action: Workshop/exercise. Participants are asked to work in groups to produce some broad brush repository promotional materials.

Gregynog Colloquium 2010

Bookings are open for the Colloquium at: www.gregynog.ac.uk/HEWIT

The main themes for Monday and Tuesday  are projects, co-operation, Information literacy and resource discovery, Wednesday is a joint Library IT day with emerging technologies in libraries and IT services, access management and the future of IT services as the main themes and Thursday and Friday’s themes are green ICT and projects of special interest.

We have excellent speakers coming including  Rebecca Davies, Sue Mace and Cathie Jackson and Chris West. The Information Literacy session will include a talk about the Information Literacy Strategy for Wales.

There will also be a parallel repository session running from Tuesday afternoon through to Wednesday afternoon with Sue Hodges (University of Salford) speaking on Wednesday morning.

We are still looking for Chairs for some of the sessions so if you wish to Chair please contact Jenny Jones jmjones@uwic.ac.uk

There is also a poster presentation going on through out the whole week and if you have posters to submit please contact Jenny Jones for this too.

Please encourage your staff to book and not to miss this great opportunity for networking.

Call for papers – Gregynog Colloquium 2010

The Gregynog Colloquium is being held on 7th June to 11th June and is being organised this year by Cardiff and UWIC.

The organisers are looking for speakers on the following library themes:

Collaboration – internal between departments, external and cross sector.

Projects – sharing experience and good practice.

Social networking sites and their use in LIS.

New professionals - any subject they want to talk about, usual format.

Please contact Jenny Jones:  jmjones@uwic.ac.uk or telephone 029 20416242

Presentations from the Gregynog Colloquium

Presentations from the Gregynog Colloquium in June are now available to view online via the Colloquium website (under Programme link on the left menu): http://www.gregynog.ac.uk/HEWIT/