What's New Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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  • Medical Research Future Fund.  As required by the Act, the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board has finalised the inaugural Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 (the Strategy) and the accompanying Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018 (the Priorities). These documents were registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 9 November 2016 and subsequently announced by the Minister for Health and Aged Care on the same day. (AU)
18 November, 2016
9 November, 2016
  • 2017 September 18-21 Saint-Malo, France ECIL 2017. The European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) is co-organised by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and the IUT Paris Descartes http://ecil2017.ilconf.org/
  • 2017 June 14-15 Brighton, UK DPASSH 2017 Conference, Preserving Abundance: The Challenge Of Saving EverythingDigital Preservation for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ conference (DPASSH 2017) is organised by The Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) and the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) http://dpassh.org/
  • 2016 December 1 at 3pm CET, Webinar: LIBER survey on Research Data Services in Europe, with insights from Professor Carol Tenopir. Please register for webinar at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/26HTK95
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  • 2017 August 19-25 Wroclaw, Poland IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Organised by The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) http://2017.ifla.org/
  • 2018 February 12-18 Melbourne VALA2018. Organise by VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc. http://www.vala.org.au/conferences/
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  • Value of Academic Libraries Statement (ACRL) - American College & Research Libraries. Authored by Adam Murray (James Madison University) and Lorelei Tanji (University of California, Irvine). June 2016 (US)
  • 2017 January 23-28 London, UK Academic Book Week 2017. Coordinated by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, the Booksellers Association, the British Library, Midas PR https://acbookweek.com/
14 September, 2016
  • 2017 May 23-26 Limerick, Ireland QQML2017 - the 9th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference. Organised by ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology) http://www.isast.org/qqml2017.html
12 September, 2016
  • 2016 November 9-10 Reykjavík, Iceland PIDapalooza 'Persistent Identifier festival'. Co-hosted by California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, and ORCID http://pidapalooza.org/
9 September, 2016
7 September, 2016
  • Productivity Commission.  Education Evidence Base. Draft Report.  This draft report was released on 6 September 2016. You are invited to examine the draft report and to make written submissions by Friday 7 October 2016.  The final report is expected to be handed to the Australian Government in December 2016.  (AU)
5 September, 2016
  • 2018 August (date tbc) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Organised by The International Federation of Library Association (IFLA) http://www.ifla.org/node/10810
3 September, 2016
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  • 2016 November 17-18 Melbourne Asia-Australia: Transnational Connections: 47th AAH Annual Symposium. Organised by the AAH (Australian Academy of the Humanities) http://symposium.humanities.org.au/
31 August, 2016
  • Job announcement: Cambridge University - University Librarian (and Director of Library Services).  Job Reference Number 2690.  For further information go to www.perrettlaver.com/candidates. The closing date for applications is midday (BST) on Tuesday 27th September 2016.
29 August, 2016
26 August, 2016
  • 2016 September 15-16 Paris, France High Level Event on the Knowledge Triangle: Enhancing the Contribution of Higher Education and Research Institutions to Innovation. Organised by OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, in co-operation with the Education and Skills Directorate. http://www.oecd.org/science/inno/knowledge-triangle.htm contact Florence Hourtouat for registrations, see the agenda for more details
24 August, 2016
  • 24 Organisations Publish Open Letter on Essential Copyright Reforms.  CAUL signed an Open Letter along with 23 organisations addressed to Senator Fifield, Minister for Communications and the Arts, congratulating him on his re-election and urging the prompt tabling of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill by government before September 30th 2016.  (AU)
15 August, 2016
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  • 2016 September 14-16 London, England ALPSP Conference 2016: scholarly communication and the art of collaboration. The conference is organised by the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers' (ALPSP) http://www.alpsp.org/Conference/
10 August, 2016
  • Job announcement: State Library of NSW - Collection Development Coordinator. Applications close 24 August 2016. For further information see https://jobsnsw.taleo.net/careersection/all_jobs/jobsearch.ftl reference #00004MR7.
  • 2017 February 20-21 London The Researcher to Reader Conference. This is the successor event to the annual conferences formerly hosted by the Association of Subscription Agents & Intermediaries (ASA) https://r2rconf.com/
  • 2016 September 18-20 Calgary, AB 5th Designing Libraries Conference 'Designing Libraries for the 21st Century'.  Organised by University of Calgary, North Carolina State University and CNI (Coalition of Networked Information) http://designinglibraries.ucalgary.ca/
6 August, 2016
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  • 2016 July 10-16 Kraków, Poland International Digital Humanities 2016. The conference is hosted jointly by the Jagiellonian University and the Pedagogical University of Kraków http://dh2016.adho.org/
13 July, 2016
  • Article processing charges (APCs) and subscriptions: Monitoring open access costs.  May 2016.  Katie Shamash, Jisc (UK)
  • Organising Interests in Australia.  Organised interest systems that seek to influence public policy-making are undergoing rapid transformation. Some researchers focus on the post-war professionalisation of advocacy; others suggest that the internet is positively (re)shaping the structure of such systems and their democratic capacities. This project adjudicates on such accounts through exploring the size and composition, through time, of the Australian system of organised interests.  The project [DP140104097] was funded by the ARC Discovery scheme.  Australian National University (AU)
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  • 2016 August 24-26 Melbourne ALLA 2016. Hosted by the Australian Law Librarians’ Association (ALLA)  http://allaconference.com.au/2016/
  • 2017 July 5-7 Patras, Greece LIBER 2017. Organised by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries) and hosted by the Library & Information Centre, University of Patras  http://liber2017.lis.upatras.gr/
  • 2016 November 18 Toowoomba Connect - Create - Curate: a one day symposium exploring open educational practice and libraries. Organised by University of Southern Queensland http://www.usq.edu.au/connect-create-curate
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  • 2016 August 10-13 Los Angeles, FL National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC). Hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles Library and the Association of Research Libraries. For more information http://ndlc.info/program
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