Monday, April 5, 2010

University of Zadar LIS Lectures

[ Dr. Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić, dean of LIS department at University of Zadar & SLIM student]

17 March, 2010

(Day 4)

Three lectures in a row! Power Points! My favorite!

1) Dr. Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić
    She is dean of the LIS department at the University of Zadar. She is also a leader in 
    European library associations. She talked about the history of library schools in Europe.
    She also gave us information on this library program. It is very new, only 6 years old. 
    She discussed issues of background knowledge, core skills, and prospects for European
    cooperation. She also gave us her first-hand perception of changes in the LIS 
    educational field and finished up with new challenges and responsibilities. 

2) Dr. Mirna Willer
    She is a professor in the LIS department. She told us about possibilities for cooperation
    within the global information infrastructure. Hey, glad I took 806 already!
    The process of organizing an ALM (Archives, Libraries, and Museums) focus was
    outlined. The ideas and complexity of creating the process itself was rather interesting.
    The structure of  definitions, principles, standards, etc - basically everything had to be
    hashed out in order to develop the necessary "convergence" and interoperability. 
    She told us about CALIMERA (Cultural Applications: Local Institutions Mediating 
    Electronic Resource Access). This is kind of exciting, because it's exactly what libraries
    do, on a very local level, but if you take the theory behind it and apply it in a global scale, 
    this is what you get. 

3) Maja Krtalić    This is a graduate student (?) in the Department of Information Sciences at the  University
    of Osijek. Her lecture was given over Skype and was difficult for me to hear well. I can follow
    her Power Point, but it's not as informative without filling in the details. The lecture was titled
    "Strategic framework for book preservation".

Afterward, a few of us walked to the bus station and took a bus to Nin. An interesting place to see but very empty. Various places of historical consequence had signs with information we could read so we did learn a bit about Nin.

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