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Kathleen writes "The Library of Congress joined BYU to celebrate the legacy of Mormon founder, Joseph Smith Jr.
Most scholars agree that perhaps Smith's most important legacy - and one of the main historical flashpoints between Mormons and non-Mormons - is that he added a new volume to the canon, the collection of books generally accepted as religious scripture.
The conference is part of a yearlong celebration by the church of the bicentennial of Joseph Smith's birth in December 1805 in Vermont.
By December 2005, the public should get its first glimpse of a 12-volume publication of Joseph Smith's papers, diaries and personal writings, all part of the Joseph Smith Papers Project that has been endorsed by the National Archives."
vonjobi writes "The Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL) will be holding its General Conference in Manila from 25-30 March 2006. The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 31 May 2005. See "Call for papers" (MS Word) for more details.
Durst has been reporting on RIO 2005 - the Corps of Engineers Information Management Conference in his LISNews Journal.
RIO 2005 Conference Blog Day 1
Communitites of Practice
The conference covered Strategic Plans for Libraries, Knowledge Management, Knowledge-centric environments, Communitites of Practice and much, much more.
RIO Sounds like a conference you'll never read about anywhere else, don't miss it!
Kathleen writes "National Conference II Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums:
Preserving Our Language, Memory and Lifeways will be held May 24-27, 2005.
The conference will create a network of support for tribal cultural institutions and programs; articulate contemporary issues related to the development of tribal libraries, archives and museums and encourage collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions. The goals of the conference will be achieved through plenary sessions with keynote speakers, information and resource tables, concurrent panels, affinity breakfasts, group meals and special events.
The Arizona State Library and Arizona State Museum are collaborating under the IMLS National Leadership Grant category of library-museum collaborations."
emknecht writes: "Having trouble finishing that research study? These MIT grad students just might be able to help." A bogus paper created by their Automatic Computer Science Paper Generator was submitted to and accepted by the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. It's interesting that even the natural sciences have become so compartmentalized that a hoax reminiscent of the Social Text affair can be pulled off. At least librarians are never incoherent.
Bill Drew is looking for help in organizing bloggers for the SUNY Librarians Association conference. He writes, "I am organizing a group of State University of New York librarians to report on our SUNY Librarians Association annual conference. Can those of you that have acted as official and unofficial bloggers at conference make any recommendations? I read the blogging going on from Computers in Libraries and found it quite interesting. Any suggestions on best practices or how to coordinate such an effort?"
Rochelle adds: There are links to other official blogs at the top of the Info Today blog. And, Blake gave his LISNews presentation this afternoon. Maybe he'll post it after he gets back."
Anonymous Patron writes "From The Naples Sun Times on the Writers' Conference held Feb. 26 and 27 at the Bellasera Resort in Florida. One hundred people enjoyed lunch with Sen. George McGovern who spoke about his book The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition. Several hundred attended the cocktail reception. Fifty people dined with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes, and on Sunday fans enjoyed lunch with Tim Dorsey author of Torpedo Juice."