Access2017

Register for Hackfest Workshops *Deadline Fri Sept 8*

Planning on attending the Access 2017 hackfest on Wed. Sept 27th? The hackfest is included in your conference registration fee and we hope you will be able to make it. For those new to hackfests, we understand that jumping in can be a bit intimidating (particularly if you aren’t a programmer), so we are offering

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Looking for Access 2018 hosts!

The Access 2017 planning committee is now accepting proposals from institutions and groups interested hosting Access 2018. Bring Canada’s leading (and most fun) library tech conference to your campus or city in 2018! Interested? Submit your proposal to accesslibcon@gmail.com, including: The host organization(s) name Proposed dates The location the event will likely be held (campus facility,

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Closing Keynote – Nora Young

The closing keynote and Dave Binkley Memorial Lecture for 2017 will be Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark  and author of The Virtual Self. Nora will be talking about Information and Meaning in the Data Boom. In the last 20 years, computers have gone from desktop behemoths (remember those giant CRT monitors?) to powerful devices

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Opening Keynote – Dr. Kimberly Christen

We are excited to announce that Dr. Kimberly Christen will be the opening keynote speaker for Access 2017. Join us for her aptly titled talk “The Trouble with Access” Dr. Kimberly Christen is the Director of the Digital Technology and Culture Program and the co-Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington

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Hackfest workshops

The hackfest at this year’s conference will feature workshops led by Darryl Friesen and John Yobb from the University of Saskatchewan in addition to project hacking. Darryl will be guiding a group into the world of physical computing by developing a project for the Raspberry Pi. In John’s workshop, Drupal 8 Module Development, participants will

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