Access 2013 is Access is Canada’s premier library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies. Join us in St. John's Newfoundland, September 23-26 for Access 2013!
- our present context, and the challenges facing our user communities in digital preservation, in data archiving, in alternative publishing models, and in large scale search and discovery and more.
- the future context. How can we engage with trends like big data, linked data, open access, and interoperable cloud-based services? How can we build agile organizations that can respond quickly to emerging needs?
- the community context, the potential for new partnerships in digital humanities, in evidence-based practice, in web metadata, in maker/hacker spaces, in online cultural spaces. How can we reach out into non-traditional areas?
- our administrative context: the rise of interdisciplinarity and internationalization within our universities; new vendor business models; legislative reform around copyright, privacy, and access to information. How can we help to shape our context? How shall we advocate?