Monday, October 19, 2009

National Meeting Preview -- RSVP by this Friday!

Whether you're looking for a sneak preview of ASIS&T's 2009 meeting in Vancouver or can't make to Canada, join PVC-ASIS&T and the CUA Chapter of ASIS&T to hear preview talks from ASIS&T members who will be giving presentations at the national meeting.

INCLUDED: Dinner will be provided

Speakers Include:
  • Trudi Bellardo Hahn - "The Information Connection in Times of Crisis." A report of a federally funded project to study roles for public libraries in serving the information needs of their communities in times of disasters.
  • Joe Hourcle - "Interoperability in the Space Sciences" To deal with the highly heterogeneous data needs, NASA has funded recreation of a number of specialized "Virtual Observatories" (VxOs) in the space sciences. This presentation discusses these original VxOs,as well as phenomena based VxOs such as the Virtual Waves Observatory (VWO), browseable directories such as the Virtual Space Physics Observatory (VSPO), standardization efforts between the VxOs such as the Space Physics Archive Search and Extract (SPASE) and the associated query language SPASE-QL, as well as related international efforts.
  • Joan Lussky - "Social tags and other kinds of subject access occurring library catalogs"

WHEN: Monday, October 26, 2009
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30pm

LOCATION: Catholic University of America May Gallery, John K. Mullen Library, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington , DC 20064
METRO: Brookland/CUA station, red line. (From the metro, walk up the road past the guard station. The Mullen Library is the large white building. Go around the building to the front entrance. Tell the attendant that you are there for the ASIS&T Event. The May Gallery is directly to the right after passing the attendant. We advise attendees to take the Metro. Limited parking is available in front of the library.)

COST: $10 ASIS&T Members
$15 Non-members
$5 Students
Have a friend in ASIS&T? Attend the meeting with him/her and attend at the member cost!

by Friday, October 23, 2009 (5pm)

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