Original e-newsletter version here.
Greetings from GWLA
We've been busy this fall, and have all sorts of nifty things to tell you about. In addition to the new e-newsletter, we have also launched a Facebook page, a Vimeo channel for storage of webcasts and webinars, and refreshed the GWLA webpage with a bit of a facelift.
GWLA/CRL Global Water Forum
The GWLA & CRL event, "Global Water: 2010 and Beyond" received high marks from participants and speakers. As part of CRL's Global Resources Forum series, participants explored the challenges of ensuring the survival and continued availability of information, documentation, and evidence needed to support advanced research.
Noted historian Donald Worster presented the keynote address, "Water and Empire in the American West: Past, Present, and Future", and we are pleased to be able to make it available. The 45-minute address is entertaining and enlightening.
As a follow-up, CRL will be hosting a webinar on January 19th, 2011
from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Central Time) to summarize the discussions of the
two-day forum and how libraries and archives might work together to
improve long-term access to data and scholarly resources on water
issues. Registration is now open for this event.
Representatives from the RSDD and CD committees have been brainstorming and planning the joint RSDD/CD meeting later this spring (Dates and location TBA soon).
The Proposed Meeting Theme is: "Transitions from Just-in-Case to Just-in-Time: The changing landscape of how we buy, borrow, and license information and its impact on each other". The goal of the meeting is to bring together not only members of the RSDD and CD committees, but also interested AULs and Acquisitions librarians to discuss the convergence of all of these functional areas and workflows.
The Call for Proposals has a deadline of December 22. The planning group will consider proposals at ALA Midwinter planning meeting, and the preliminary program will be released soon thereafter. We will make every effort to webcast and/or video-record the event so those who can't attend in person may view the presentations and discussions.