We had an excellent time talking with Courtney Mumma and Shirley Lew at our Brown Bag Lunch on March 16. There was loads of food and lots of good information sharing going on.
We learned about how Canadians need to have an MAS to work in digital archives (causing much self-kicking by various MLIS students in the room) and about the different kinds of tasks these jobs entail.
Shirley told an entertaining tale of troubleshooting a problem and seeing how VPNs and streaming video are interacting in different ways than expected when certain tools were first designed. Both Shirley and Courtney stressed the importance of being an interface between the coders and the information world, which is something we’ve got to do a lot of in the future.
Anyway, it was a great talk. I took more detailed (but rough) notes if you’re interested. Thank you very much to everyone who attended (and handled the food, of which there was a lot).
On Friday March 16th, ASIS&T@UBC is hosting a brown bag lunch with:
This informal round table discussion will touch on topics related to systems librarianship, use and development of opensource software, and digital archives. As well as any other topics that come up. There will be lots of time for discussion and questions.
When: Noon, Friday March 16th until around 1pm.
Where: Trail Room in SLAIS lounge area
What: Brown Bag Lunch, you bring your lunch and we provide drinks and goodies
Space is limited to 15 seats so please register through Eventbrite (no login necessary).. Unless we get a lot of interest in which case we will try to book a larger room. [UPDATE: It's almost full and getting a bigger room might be harder than we thought, so if you're on the fence about the event sign up soon!]
Friday March 2 is Reserach Day, the day when all the SLAISers who’ve been doing research (with faculty members or on their own) present what they’ve been doing with poster sessions or full on presentations. There’s a keynote speaker and lunch. At least a couple of ASIS&T@UBC members are presenting, and a few more are volunteering. Check out the Research Day Program and we hope to see you there!
We just got this email on our list, but in case you missed it (or aren’t subscribed to the email@example.com list) here’s something interesting happening in Vancouver this month:
Hi UBC ASIST,
I’ve started an IA Meetup group. Our first meeting is January 30 on Commercial Drive, 5:30-7:30.
You can find more details here.
It would be a great place for students those wanting to learn more about information architecture. I’m an ASIST member, an information architect, and working on my MLIS (though not at UBC). I hope you’ll come join us. Bring any questions!
Sadly, I’ll be in a Management course that evening, but I hope someone goes representing us and reports back.
Hey everyone, our first meeting of 2012 will be Thursday January 12, noon-1pm in the Trail room. As our secretary Adam said:
We’re in the early planning stages and are looking to get some input
on what sort of events might appeal to the greater SLAIS community. We’ve got some Cool Tool Days in the works and are thinking about guest speakers and some techy group learning projects.
If you are interested in technology and information (either because you like it or feel you want to learn more), please come!
Hi there everyone, especially those of you just starting at SLAIS. If you’re coming here after meeting someone from ASIS&T at the LASSA orientation on Wednesday, thank you very much for following up the face to face into the digital. I’m not sure that makes an entirety of sense, but let’s roll with it.
ASIS&T@UBC’s most visible function throughout the term is running our Cool Tools days in which you (yes you!) get to tell your peers about the cool digital tips tricks and tools you use. You can also come and just absorb information if you want. (Check out some notes from previous Cool Tools Days on our wiki.) We haven’t scheduled our first Cool Tools day of the term yet but we’ll be doing that at our first meeting.
That meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 12 from 12pm to 1pm in the Trail Room and we hope to see you there. Also, we’re on Twitter @asistubc where we’ll try to keep you informed as to what’s going on.
ASIS&T@UBC’s next Cool Tools Day will be Tuesday November 8th in the Terrace Lab from noon to 1pm.
Cool Tool days are an informal means of sharing and learning about helpful tools. Some that might improve your scholastic skills and others that are just fun to know about. We also welcome new presenters with hidden gems or just new ways to use technology. You don’t have to member of ASIS&T to present or attend – everyone is welcome.
You can see the schedule on our wiki and sign up as a presenter here. Presentations are 5 or 10 minutes in length including a minute or two to ask and field questions. The wiki also contains re-caps of the previous Cool Tools days if you’re interested in learning more about what sort of content is covered.
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
Present: Adam, Kristoff, Jamie, Joy, Andrew, Mary.
- Cool tools days re-cap: We still need to put a write up on the Wiki. Discussion also turned to re-organizing the wiki to better suit our long-term needs of transferring information from one exec group to the next.
- Next cool tools day set for November 8 from 12 noon to 1PM in the Terrace Lab. We’ll serve timbits (Jamie) and coffee (Adam). We’ll also live blog the re-cap (Adam).
- Trivia Night: still need a location. Tossing around some off campus ideas. May mean that event is more of a social gathering than fundraiser if we need to slip in to an existing trivia night.
- RFID brown bag: Andrew to email David re: his contact.
- Conferences: Andrew attended part of Access 2011. He will email link with videos of presentation to ASIS&T listserv. Also, on Nov 12 there is a conference in Washington that he will send more info about. THAT Camps?
- Next meeting: Tentatively set for second week of school in January. Will email when date is closer to pin down time. Need to have it confirmed before January cohort orientation.
- End of meeting.
Sorry for the delay in posting these, and thanks for coming out!
A few things that ASIS&T@UBC folk might be interested in:
- The 2011 Access conference in Vancouver is over but notes are still available (I really wish I hadn’t missed this one).
- THATCamp Pacific Northwest will be held at the University of Washington, Bothell campus on Saturday, November 12, 2011. This is an unconference being organized around the theme of technology and social justice.
- OpenDataBC runs Hackathon events where people get together to work on code and test stuff for Open Data projects. On December 3, they’ll be participating in International Open Data Day, which also might be interesting.
Lots of things out there to get involved with.
Filed under events, links
The next ASIS&T meeting is this coming Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Trail Room (note that there is a slight time change from what we discussed at the last meeting).
You might want to come if you are interested in any of the following things we’ll be discussing:
- Re-cap of the last Cool Tools Day and planning the next one in early November.
- Planning an informal lecture/discussion on RFID.
- Planning a trivia night or two with LWB.
- And other general melange of things related to ASIS&T.
The ASIS&Ters who are in Vancouver hope to see you there (and the one in Australia is looking forward to hearing about it).