Other Continuing Education Opportunities
NIST Fourth Annual E-Book Conference Planned for NovemberMany writers and publishers now regard electronic books as a significant part of the publishing industry's future, including formats such as newspapers, textbooks, manuals and novels. The industry has matured since NIST (The National Institute of Standards and Technology) sponsored the world's first e-book conference in 1998. NIST is now preparing for the fourth annual e-book conference, which will focus on authors, digital rights management and how electronic books enable broader applications such as e-learning. This year's conference also will include special sessions on new e-book applications for libraries as well as industry standards, such as the NIST-facilitated Open eBook Publication Structure Standard 1.0. The conference will feature exhibits by a range of publishers, e-book manufacturers and others. Industry-oriented sessions will focus on topics such as global markets and successful business models. E-Book 2001 will be held Nov. 5-7, 2001, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The conference will be co-sponsored by NIST and the National Information Standards Organization. For more information on E-Book 2001, go to www.nist.gov/ebook2001. (Source: Businesswire)
Ohio Health Sciences Library Association Geriatrics ProgramFriday, October 19. Marshall B. Kapp, Director of Wright State University Office of Geriatric Medicine will discuss current issues in geriatrics and identify resources available to the elderly and their families along with resources for health professionals. Ruey Rodman, Head of Access Services at Ohio States Health Sciences Library will discuss the librarians role in a new geriatric distance education program at Ohio State University
Location: Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton.
Registration fee: $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Fee includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.Registration Information.
Internet Librarian 2001The fifth-annual conference focuses on information professionals and Internet-related technologies. November 6-8, 2001, Pasadena, California http://www.infotoday.com/il2001/default.htm
Growth and Development Through Group WorkOctober 11-14, 2001, Akron. Those who work with groups in any professional or volunteer capacity are invited to improve their skills in group dynamics at this international symposium. Contact or go to www.aaswg.org