9 Feb 2014

Four librarian webinars in Feburary

Below is a another set of interesting web seminars that might find a place in your calendar. The topics covered include preparing for disaster recovery, library website (re-)design, open source discovery and online collaboration.

Wednesday, 12th Febuary, 7pm - 8pm GMT
This could be a good one. I attended something similar in person back in November of 2012 and developed a disaster recovery plan for our library on the back of what I learnt there. See previous blog post here.

With so much on the line, leaders simply cannot afford to overlook the risk disasters pose to their organisations and daily operations.  However, simply starting a Disaster Recovery plan can seem overwhelming at first.  But it doesn't have to be.

This one-hour session addresses some simple ways to build your resilience as an organisation today with minimal commitment of time and resources.  If you do nothing else this year to protect your employees, clients,  income, and the future of your organisation, these steps should be a top priority.

Thursday, 13th Febuary, 6pm - 7pm GMT
This is going to be very interesting for sure. If this catches your eye, you might as well check out ACRL's College library website of the month. This is an excellent point of call if you're looking for food for thought and design inspiration.

Every library needs a website, but what makes a good site? How can you figure out how to most effectively allocate your resources and build a site that fits the needs of your patrons, your staff and your community? In “The Library Website” a panel of experts will look at the dos, should-dos, and dont's of library websites.

Wednesday, 19th February, 6pm - 7:30pm GMT
An introduction to the VuFind open source discovery layer, discussing both the capabilities of the software and the nature of the community that develops and supports it. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with the project’s lead developer.
Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date

Wednesday, 26th February, 15pm - 16pm GMT 
Simple Surface in an online collaborative tool that allows you to manage tasks and projects, brainstorm ideas online, and visually manipulate a plan for completion. Capture and record ideas visually, share and collaborate, and it’s free.


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