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Register by Friday and save up to $10

Register by Friday and save up to $10

Early bird registration for Unlocking Open Access ends Friday September 19th. So register today!

For more information and to register visit: http://uny.sla.org/upcoming-events

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Students! Apply now to be a student shadow!

Students! Apply now to be a student shadow!

Thinking about coming to “Unlocking Open Access?” Want to get your registration refunded by introducing speakers and writing a short review for our blog?
Then apply to be a student shadow today. Contact Allison Perry (perrya at bsk.com) if you have any questions.

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Library Publishing and OERs: The Open SUNY Textbooks program

Library Publishing and OERs: The Open SUNY Textbooks program

Kate Pitcher from SUNY Geneseo will be speaking at UNYSLA’s fall conference “Unlocking Open Access” about library publishing and open textbooks. Read on for a preview or register for the conference to hear more.

Between 2002 and 2012, the cost of textbooks rose 82%, as reported by the 2013 U.S. GAO report College Textbooks. In addition, in 2012 the Florida Student Textbook Survey found that, because of textbook costs:

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Programs Symposium – Save the Date October 9

A message from the University at Albany IST601 class for Summer 2014…

  • Looking for creative program opportunities for your library, school or social group?
  • Do you find yourself coming up short on good programming ideas?
  • Want to meet some performers and presenters who want to fill your programming voids?

Answers to these question can be found at the first annual Library Programs2 Symposium

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Early Bird Registration Now Open – Unlocking Open Access

Early Bird Registration Now Open – Unlocking Open Access

Early bird registration is now open! Please plan on joining UNYSLA as we dig deep into the evolving world of open access. Open access content is only free to the end user. In this program we’ll view open access from the perspective of publishers, authors, and institutions as we learn how they make the business case to promote open access and see where the future holds.

We’ll explore:

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September SLUSH

September SLUSH

Thursday, September 11, 2014
5:30pm
Ithaca Beer Company
122 Ithaca Beer Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850 (just off route 13)

The Ithaca Beer Company offers up an awesome selection of in-house brews and food too. SLUSH organizers hope to see you there!

SLUSH: Savvy Librarians Uniting for Happy Hour

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Save the date for Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

Save the date for Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

Save the date for Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

Date: Friday, 17 October

Location: Craftsman Inn, Fayetteville, NY

Please plan on joining the Upstate New York chapter of SLA (UNYSLA) to dig deep into the evolving world of open access. Open access content is only free to the end user. In this program we’ll view open access from the perspective of publishers, authors, and institutions as we learn how they make the business case to promote open access.

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“Competitive Intelligence is a Mindset”

Student Shadow, Sarah Bratt, reflects on UNYSLA’s spring conference.

Janis Whritenor, Paychex, Inc.

At this year’s 2014 UNYSLA /SCIP conference, Janis Writenor proposed a fascinating paradigm shift in the way we think about the context of our business. There’s widespread agreement in the corporate world that the best approach to a business task requires a wealth of vetted information. However, this claim is belied by the recent rash of “Big Data” hype. So what now for librarians? What now for competitive intelligence professionals?

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