Friday, October 24, 2008

Linkedin- a social network for professionals

LinkedIn is an online network of more than 30 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile helps you find and be found by former colleagues, clients, and partners.

Using Linkedin you can:
•Find potential clients, service providers, subject experts, and partners who are highly recommended
•Discover business opportunities
•Search for great jobs
•Discover inside connections that can help you land jobs and close deals
•Post and distribute job listings
•Find high-quality passive candidates
•Get introduced to other professionals through the people you know

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Call for IFLA Poster Presentations 2009

The theme of the 75th IFLA General Conference is “Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage”. The conference will be held 23-27 August 2009, in Milan, Italy

Here is information on the poster sessions:

An alternative approach for the presentation of projects/new work will be available for conference participants. An area on the conference premises has been designated for the presentation of information regarding projects or activities of interest to librarians. The theme may be presented by a printed poster or by photographs, graphics and texts attached on the given panel. All IFLA official languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish - are welcome. Presenters of a poster session will be expected to be present on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 August 2009 in order to explain their poster and to hand out available leaflets and other information material. Further advice on poster sessions may be obtained from IFLA Headquarters. The Professional Committee of IFLA will review all submissions.

Colleagues interested in presenting a poster session are invited to complete the relevant form and send it together with a brief description of not more than 200 words of the session (we would appreciate receiving a summary in English, with your proposal). The application form can be found at:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Zotero - a next generation tool for the academic researcher

Described as a next generation research tool for 'all researchers" Zotero can help you to gather, store, organize and analyze (citations, full texts, web pages, images) information for your next research paper or conference presentation. Available as a free, easy to use Firefox extension, Zotero boasts of the following features:

-Automatic capture of citation information from web pages
-Storage of PDFs, files, images, links, and whole web pages
-Flexible notetaking
-Fast, as-you-type search through your materials
-Playlist-like library organization, including saved searches (smart collections) and tags
-Platform for new forms of digital research that can be extended with other web tools and services
-Runs right in your web browser
-Formatted citation export (over 1100 styles and growing)
-Free and open source
-Integration with Microsoft Word and Open Office
-Saves records and notes in any language
-Integration with WordPress and other blogging software
-Remote library backup
-Advanced search and data mining tools
-Access your library from anywhere via the web
-Wide variety of import/export options

Click here for a link to the video tutorial