Thank you for your support of the work of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians / Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels.
After our first successful AGM at Congress 2014 at Brock University this summer, we have been actively pursuing a number of projects:
Congress 2015 will take place at the University of Ottawa from May 30 to June 5 in Ottawa, Ontario. Registration will begin in January 2015. CAPAL/ACBAP will hold its second conference at Congress 2015 in Ottawa.
Capital Ideas, the University of Ottawa’s theme for Congress 2015, invites reflection on the power of ideas, those that connect people and create new knowledge. Good ideas are capable of changing lives, and our world. Congress 2015 will be an exciting intellectual hub where ideas will be expressed and shared…
CAPAL/ACBAP voted in favor of signing both the Pisa Declaration on Grey Literature and the Lyon Declaration on Open Access at IFLA 2014, adding our support to a growing number of library associations and academic libraries.
There were 100 attendees at the IFLA Conference this year. CAPAL/ACBAP attended a two-hour meeting of associations where the IFLA Trend Report (aspects of it) were used as discussion points.
The five high-level trends identified were:
TREND 1 New technologies will expand and limit access to information.
TREND 2 Online education is seen to democratize but also disrupt global learning.
TREND 3 The boundaries of privacy and data protection are continuing to be redefined.
TREND 4 Hyper-connected societies will listen to and empower new groups of learners
TREND 5 The global information environment will be transformed by new technologies.
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