MmIT 2016 AGM and FREE Talks on Open Libraries, Research and Education
More details to follow, but the Multimedia Information Technology Committee of Cilip warmly invite its group members and anyone working in the library and information community to our 2016 AGM and talks.
A light lunch will br provided and we plan to have four guest speakers on the topic of Open - education, libraries, research, data and access.
Stephen Pinfield - Professor of Information Services Management at University of Sheffield - @
Rosie Jones - Director of Library Services at The Open University - @ Open Educational Opportunity
The OU’s mission is to be ‘Open to People, Places, Methods and Ideas’ we promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential. This presentation will explore the dichotomy between an open mission and the need to thrive in an increasingly commercialized sector.
Luke Burton - Newcastle Public Libraries - @Engaging citizens with data that belongs to them
We believe that Newcastle Libraries’ mission is to defend people’s right to enrich and improve their own lives, their environment and society. We, as library and information professionals, make this happen by facilitating access to and the sharing of information, knowledge and culture.
This presentation will detail how Newcastle Libraries have worked on releasing open data, engaged with developers and run event for citizens. It will highlight successes and issues as well as giving tips for those who want to get data released but aren’t sure how.
1-1.40 lunch and registration
1.40 welcome by Chair
1.50 Rosie Jones
2.50 Stephen Pinfield
3.30 Luke Burton
4.10 Chair's closing remarks
Tickets are limited.