Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ALAP Forum and General Assembly 2013

The Agricultural Librarians Association
of the Philippines, Inc. (ALAP)

cordially invites you to a

Forum on

Harvesting Online Resources and
Cloud Computing


41st General Assembly

To be held at UPLB Main Library, Los Ba├▒os, Laguna
on June 7, 2013 (Friday)
at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To increase the library’s collections despite the limited library funding, library managers, librarians and concerned individuals thought of maximizing the use of free resources available online.

But questions arise, how do we gather free digital resources to augment our print collections? How do we systematically search, download, and share these reliable materials to our library users are common question to information professionals and researchers.  Web harvesting, as we define it, is systematically searching, collecting and downloading free resources like e-books, e-journals, and other useful resources for access and use of our library clients. We have invited an expert to tell us more about web harvesting.

More specific topics that our first speaker will expound are (1) strategies or techniques in selecting and gathering free (open access) online resources; (2) issues and concern (if there's any) in downloading and storing these files; and (3) how do share these resources with our library clients.

Cloud computing is a very popular topic in information technology nowadays. "The basic idea of cloud computing is that your information is stored out there on the internet “somewhere”, available for you to access it whenever you want, from any computer." - http://idtheft.about.com. 

A Cloud Computing expert will familiarize us with what it is; (1) what are the examples of cloud computing; (2) what are the available free online data storage; and (3) how do we choose among the internet service providers if our library consider paid data storage and more.

This forum is designed for Library Administrators, Information Managers, Librarians, IT Professionals and other interested individuals.

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