Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Conference: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Euros - Return on Investment?

The "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Euros - Return on Investment?" event will be held at The Royal Thames Yacht Club, London, 28-29 January 2009.

Bridgeman Art Library, Collections Trust and Electric Lane are promoting industry-wide collaboration with The MILE (Metadata for Image Library Exploitation) Project to develop company infrastructure and commercial strategy, at this key event held at The Royal Thames Yacht Club, London.

“Running a picture library isn’t economic for many museums. These museums should either work together as a collective, or use an established commercial provider."
Nick Poole, Collections Trust

This event will challenge current working practices, exploring stakeholders’ and users’ needs in relation to workflow systems and productivity, and examining the commercial case for a unified approach to metadata classification.

Attendance includes lunch and refreshments and costs only £30!

To register contact

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Planet Cataloging

This blog is aggregated on the widely-read Planet Cataloging, "an automatically-generated aggregation of blogs related to cataloging and metadata designed and maintained by Jennifer Lang and Kevin S. Clarke."

Thanks to Jennifer Lang for the add.

Free UKeIG Intranets Forum Meeting

What would an intranet be like if it was designed by a librarian?

Free informal Intranets Forum meeting for UKeiG members
to be held at:
4 More London Riverside

Thursday 19th February 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.

There will be two presentations:

Jennifer Smith, OneIS
Frustrated by the lack of good information management principles in most IT systems, Jennifer Smith, a law librarian, created OneIS. Jennifer will demonstrate the system which is due for launch in Spring 2009.

Janet Corcoran, A survey of Imperial College London Library staff intranet: process and results
A map and directions are available at
Nearest tube: London Bridge

If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact:
Janet Corcoran, Imperial College London

If you are not a member of UKeiG but would like to come along to this meeting, visit the UKeiG website for joining details.