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The election for this year’s officers has begun. Voting will be possible until September 30th. All ASIS&T European Chapter members should have received an email with the access information for the ballot. If you are a chapter member and haven’t received an email yet but would like to vote then please contact the ballot administrator directly via email. The outgoing Chairperson, Adam Girard, is the ballot administrator. He can be contacted at: adam.girard[at]ucdconnect.ie. Thank you for voting!

ASSESSING LIBRARIES AND LIBRARY USERS AND USE

16 – 20 June 2014, Zadar, Croatia
Web site: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/
Email: lida@unizd.hr

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the transformation of libraries and information services in the digital environment. In recognition of evolving online and social technological influences that present both challenges and opportunities, “ASSESSMENT” is the theme for LIDA 2014.  The conference theme is divided into two parts. The first part addresses advances in qualitative assessment methods and practices and the second part covers assessment methods involving alternative metrics based on social media and a wider array of communicative activities, commonly referred to as “altmetrics.” While qualitative methods have a long tradition of application, altmetrics are a set of new approaches to filtering information and to evaluating scholarly communication and research, with possible application to libraries as well. LIDA 2014 brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made memorable by being held in an enchanting and spectacularly beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic Sea.

The main topics of the conference are:

1) Qualitative methods in assessing libraries, users, & use: applications, results.

2) Altmetrics – new methods in assessing scholarly communication and libraries: issues applications, results.

The paper (extended abstract) submission deadline is 15 January 2014. Deadlines for workshops, demonstrations, and the doctoral forum can be found on the LIDA website: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/contribution/#deadlines.

We would like to announce our ASIS&T European Chapter Facebook page and group. The links are: http://www.facebook.com/ASISTEuroChap and http://www.facebook.com/groups/asistec/.

The page should inform about news, activities and events of the ASIS&T European Chapter. The group should be a more private discussion forum for our EC members (membership status will be checked before joining the group).

The link to the Facebook group of the ASIS&T European Student Chapter is http://www.facebook.com/groups/35065475352/

We invite you to join us on Facebook and tell your colleagues about it!

On behalf the European Chapter Board, Tamara & Isabella

The first ASIS&T European Workshop will be held at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland on the 1st and 2nd of June 2011. Organized by the European Chapter of ASIS&T, it is an ideal cross-disciplinary forum to present and encounter work by research students in the fields of information, library and computer science. The workshop will offer a unique networking opportunity where ideas and research can be discussed with fellow future luminaries of the field. For more information, see the http://aew2011.ucc.ie/