logoklaKnowledge Leadership Associates presents a portfolio of six courses in one week in Johannesburg on the 19th April 2010 and in Pretoria on the 19th April 2010. The transition to electronic sources of information has recently gathered momentum and is affecting all subject areas and services to all levels of user: scientific and technical sources, community information, reading materials for children. The acquisition, provision and management of these e-resources leave librarians in all library and information sectors with a new and wide-ranging set of challenges. How can one find this material, how should it be managed in a modern library service? Come and find out.

This portfolio of courses provides a valuable opportunity to understand both the range of e-resources available and how best to manage growing library collections through the planned and regulated inclusion of e-journals, e-books, image collections, etc.

These courses were designed and developed by Chris Armstrong, Ray Lonsdale and Peter Underwood. All are acknowledged experts in e-resources use in libraries and collection management, and have been offering training worldwide in these areas for many years.

The Portfolio breakdown:
Please note that the following diagram represents how the full programme can be broken into individual workshops, each of which can be taken separately on the days specified.

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Course mix

Full programme

e-Publishing and Library Collection Management and Policies

1-day
(Intro)

e-Publishing for Today’s Libraries

2-day
(Man-Dig-Coll)

Managing the Digital Collection in Libraries

3-day
(Intro &
Man-Dig-Coll)

e-Publishing Today and Managing the Digital Collection

2-day
(Coll-Dev)

Collection Development Policies for e-Resources

4-day
(Man-Dig-Coll
& Coll-Dev)

Collection Management and Polices for Today’s e-Resources

Five-day

(Monday – Friday)

The e-Publishing and Library Collection Management and Policies Programme

(The full programme)

For a comprehensive immersion in the issues, this is a five-day programme comprising three modules which explore the range of modern e-resources available for library acquisition, the collection management issues surrounding their provision and use by the library, and the ways to support your management decisions through the Collection Development Policy.

One-day

(Monday)

e-Publishing for Today’s Libraries

(Introductory workshop)

Day one is designed to give participants an overview and practical experience of the range of e-resources being used by libraries worldwide: e-journals, e-books, institutional repositories, databases, image collections, weblogs, etc. Day one could be taken separately as a stand alone workshop, or included in the three and five day options.

Two-day

(Tuesday-Wednesday)

Managing the Digital Collection in Libraries

There are a range of management decisions and actions to be taken if your library is to integrate e-resources into its collection. This two-day course will explore finding e-resources, e-resource evaluation, access, promotion, and licensing. This two day workshop could be taken separately or included in the three, four and five day options.

Three-day

(Monday – Wednesday)

e-Publishing Today and Managing the Digital Collection Workshop

This three-day course is designed to introduce participants to the huge range of e-resources currently being made available for library use, and to explore the management issues you will face as you make them available as a part of your collection. It stops short of discussing collection development policies. This three day workshop can be taken separately or as part of the four and five day options.

Two-day

(Thursday – Friday)

Collection Development Policies for e-Resources

At the heart of good library collection management lies the Collection Development Policy (CDP). This two-day course revisits the structure and contents of a CDP and considers Conspectus as a means of describing the subject collections before working to develop draft statements for e-resources. This two day workshop could be taken separately or as part of the four day and five day options.

Four-day

(Tuesday – Friday)

Collection Management and Policies for Today’s e-Resources Workshop

If you are already familiar with the variety of e-resources currently available, this four-day course covers the range of management decisions and actions to be taken if your library is to integrate e-resources into its collection (finding e-resources, e-resource evaluation, access, promotion, and licensing), and then revisits the structure and contents of a Collection Development Policy and considers Conspectus as a means of describing the subject collections before working to develop draft policy statements for e-resources. This four day workshop could be taken separately or included into the comprehensive five day option.


All courses involve practical or group work and all participants receive comprehensive workbooks to take away with them.

Continuing professional development certification: On completion of each of the workshops participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Course Fees:
1-day : R 1,980.00
2-days: R 3,760.00
3-days: R 5,340.00
4-days: R 6,800.00
Full 5-days course: R 8,250.00

All fees are per person, excluding VAT. Multiple registrations from one organisation are eligible for a 7.5% discount. All fees must be paid before the commencement of the course, unless previous arrangements have been made. A cancellation fee of 25% of the course fees will be levied for cancellations made later than 7 days prior to commencement of the course.

The presenters
Chris Armstrong
Information Automation Limited, Penbryn, Bronant, Aberystwyth SY23 4TJ, United Kingdom
t: +44 1974 251302

For ten years Chris Armstrong was a Research Officer specialising in digital resource provision at the College of Librarianship Wales. Subsequently he set up, and became Managing Director, of Information Automation Limited (IAL), a consultancy, research and training company in the library and information management sector which was established in 1987. Chris’s work focuses on electronic information resources, and their effective management in libraries and information centres. In recent years, e-books have been the subject of much of the company’s research work, and with Ray, he was a partner in the UK National e-Book Observatory, the first major study of usage.

Chris is a regular writer, and sits on the editorial boards of two professional journals. He has been associated with the Department of Information Studies in Aberystwyth University for some 30 years and has been Director of its International Graduate Summer School and module coordinator for courses on electronic publishing, as well as offering occasional lectures and short courses on e-resources and web-site design. Chris has run numerous training workshops – many with Ray – for the university, school, public and special library sectors.

Chris publishes, and speaks at conferences regularly. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Analysts and Programmers (FIAP), as well as of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Ray Lonsdale
Director, Information Automation Limited and Reader, Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth SY23 3AS, United Kingdom
t: +44 1970 622173

Formerly Director of Services to Education and Youth in a large public library authority in the UK, Ray Lonsdale is Reader in Information Studies and is responsible for teaching and research in the field of collection management and digital libraries. He has also worked in the Middle East, where he established the Department of Information Studies at the University of Jordan. He has been involved in many funded research projects and was co-director of a 5-year longitudinal project which investigated the provision and use of e-resources in further and higher education in the UK. Since 2000, he has specialised in the area of e-book provision and management in libraries, and has co-directed several national research projects in this field with Chris.

He is the author of numerous articles, co-authored Focus on the Child: Libraries , Literacy and Learning with Professor Judith Elkin, and was Editor of The International Review of Children’s Literature and Libraries,. He is currently co-authoring a chapter on e-books in a new book: E-Books in Libraries: A Practical Guide (Facet Publishing) with Chris, to be published late in 2010.

For the past twenty-five years he has been a consultant working internationally, most recently in South Africa where, with Chris and Peter, he co-directed a Carnegie Foundation project for sub-Saharan librarians on managing digital libraries. Ray has run workshops on e-resource provision and collection management both in Africa and in the Middle and Far East, and has undertaken other major consultancies including the establishment of the Qattan Centre for the Child in Gaza City.

For more information or to apply for these courses, visit http://www.knowlead.co.za/

Or contact:
Gretchen Smith: Cell: +27(0)82 411 4944 or email at Gretchen@knowlead.co.za

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