Upcoming Events

"Taste of Afro-EurAsia : An Erasmus Mundus DILL International Dinner" - 17 March 2010 @ 18:00 - 21:00 / Athrium, 3rd Flr. Mare Building, TLU, Uus-Sadama 5, Tallinn, Estonia

Sunday, March 28, 2010

EMA-SEA Chapter Logo Competition

Here's my entry to Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association-Southeast Asia Chapter (EMA-SEA) Logo Competition. The logo depicts the following symbolisms: 1) rice - the unifying symbol of the ASEAN region (rice is the main agricultural produce/crop); 2) stars - represents European Union; 3) ASEAN regional map - depicts the countries where Erasmus Mundus students and alumni came from; 4)an open book - signifies European education.

The contest is open to any EMA member from Southeast Asia. The competition will end on March 31, 2010. The winner will receive e-voucher from Amazon for amount of 100 EUR. The logo will also be launched during SEA Chapter introduction in EMA General Assembly in Madrid, 2010. Outstanding logos will be displayed or publicized at any Chapter Sessions.

For complete details about the contest, please visit EMA-SEA website, just click here>>>>>

Friday, March 5, 2010

PLAI-STRLC Summer Conference

The Philippine Librarians Association Inc. - Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) cordially invites all librarians, library staff, information professionals and teacher-librarians to its Summer Conference on April 28-30, 2010 at the St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality and Development Center, Brgy San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

This year's Conference theme is "Towards Librarians' Skills and Competencies Enhancement". The Conference aims to: 1) enhance the librarians skills & competencies and enable them to make their library services receptive, effective and apt to the needs of their constituents; 2) present current issues and concerns affecting Philippine libraries and librarianship and develop feasible plans to address these issues; and 3) provide an avenue to impart to participants professional updates that governs the library professions to include among others an awareness on Philippine cultural, historical and educational heritage.

Topics include: Professional updates on PLAI, NCLIS and BFL/CPE; Disaster Management Readiness of Philippine Libraries; Library Networks and Linkages; Accreditation of Philippine Libraries; Storytelling for Libraries; Online Presence of Philippine Libraries; Library and Staff Development Plan.

For particulars and for complete details, kindly click here >>>>

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dr. Lucy A. Tedd's Lecture on Software & Digital Libraries

Today's visiting lecturer is Dr.Lucy A. Tedd of Aberystwyth University. She is a lecturer at the Department of Information Studies of the said University and also editor of Program: electronic library and information systems. She has written several books, reports and papers about information technology systems in libraries and had lectured on these issues world-wide.

Dr. Tedd tackled the following topics: 1) General overview of digital libraries; 2) Software for digital libraries; 3) More details of some software packages; and 4)Choosing software for DL.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Survey on Digital Library Initiatives in the Philippine

As an offshoot to my research proposal submitted during the Fall Semester at Oslo University College (Norway) entitled "Legal and Ethical Considerations in Digitizing Cultural Heritage Resources : A Case Study Analysis of the Three Digital Libraries in the Philippines." In the course of the writing of the said proposal I have found out that very little data are available as to the number of archives, museums and libraries that embark on digitization projects in the country.

Thus, the idea of conducting a survey on Digital Library Initiatives in the Philippines came about. The data gathered will serve as the baseline data for in-depth research on the subject and for future publication of a directory of digital libraries in the Philippines.

Kindly answer the survey questionnaire, you can fill it out online:

Your contribution in this endeavor is highly appreciated.

Note : This survey is adapted from Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR, 2003) instrument designed by Prof. Diane M. Zorich and was purposely modified to fit with the country conditions.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Creative Marketing and Customer Service Ideas — New from ALA Editions!

Assessing Service Quality: Satisfying the Expectations of Library Customers, Second Edition

Peter Hernon and Ellen Altman
This fully revised resource will help you see the library as the customer does with the aid of dozens of tools to measure service quality—from mystery shoppers and benchmarking to surveys and group interviews.

Learn more about this publication, click here>>>>

Friday, January 22, 2010

Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science

ODLIS an acronym for Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science. This was created by Joan M. Reitz, Associate Librarian for Instruction at the Ruth A. Haas Library, Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in Danbury, CT. Historically, ODLIS began at the Haas Library in 1994 as a four-page printed handout, titled Library Lingo, intended for undergraduates not fluent in English and for English-speaking students unfamiliar with basic library terminology. Now, ODLIS is a hypertext reference resource for library and information science professionals, university students and faculty, and users of all types of libraries.

A print edition is also available published by Libraries Unlimited. To access ODLIS, kindly click here.