Friday, July 27, 2007

Promoting Research and Scholarship through Open Access and e-Publishing

The UP School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) and the UP Library Science Alumni Association (UPLSAA) will be having its third lecture, as part of the SLIS 2007 lecture series, entitled "Promoting Research and Scholarship through Open Access and e-Publishing" on August 15, 2007, 10:oo am at the Computer Laboratory, SLIS, 3/F Gonzales Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

The speaker will be Ms. Fides Datu-Lawton (BLS 1971) who is currently the Director of the Library Resources Unit of the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Below is an abstract taken from an email communication sent by Ms. Mila M. Ramos to PLAI-STRLC yahoogroups dated 27 July 2007 :

The lecturer will provide an introduction to Open Access (OA), the major OA initiatives worldwide and some key imperatives that underpin them. In addition, she will discuss its benefits to researchers, parent institutions and to the society in general by opening up research and scholarly outputs.

Drawing on her experience in developing their own publishing programs in the University of Technology, Sydney, the lecturer will demonstrate the ways in which OA and online publishing can facilitate access to research and scholarship. Also, she will discuss the impacts of implementing digital repositories and online programs on librarians, academic and research staff and editorial teams.

Key implementation issues and policies will also be highlighted to open discussion with delegates.

*Note: There is a previous posting related to this topic, to view it, click here.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Forum: Web Harvesting and Data Mining

The Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC) Inc. in cooperation with Ortigas Foundation is organizing a forum on "Web Harvesting and Data Mining" on August 16, 2007 from 1:00-5:00 p.m to be held at the Ortigas Foundation Library, Ortigas Building in Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City

The objectives of the forum are:
- To benchmark web sites to facilitate searching of information
- To give personal instruction in searching for relevant, informative websites
- To improve library services

A forum fee of Php P200 will be charged to non-members, Php150 for members, and college students Php 100.00. This fee is inclusive of snacks and certificates.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact any of the following:

Ms. Sally Tuason
(02) 531-8031 loc.15;
sally.tuason(at) jru(dot)edu

Ms. Celia C. Cruz
(02) 631-1231 loc.228

Dr. Angelina P. Resurreccion
(02) 534-8267 loc.129

*Note: Invite taken from the PAARL Yahoogroups, email sent by Angie Timbangcaya dated 25 July 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

2007 Philippine Bookfair Schedules

11th Philippine Academic Bookfair

The 11th Philippine Academic Bookfair will be held from July 25 - July 29, 2007 at the Megatrade Hall 1, 5th Level, Building B, SM Megamall EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Philippines. This event is organized by the Association of Booksellers for Academe and the Professions (ABAP). Exhibit is open from 10:00 A.M till 9:00 P.M., daily.

28th Manila International Bookfair

The 28th Manila International Bookfair will be held from August 29 - September 2, 2007 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila Financial Center Area, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. This year's theme is "Inspire. Aspire. Read." Exhibit is open from 10:00 A.M till 8:00 P.M., daily.

As of March 20, 2007, a total of 101 book dealers have signified their commitment to join as exhibitors. To view complete list click here. Visit their site from time to time for the other updates and seminar schedules.

Block the dates so that you will not miss this opportunity to select and acquire new books for your collection and meet old and new colleagues as well. See you at the bookfair.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Forum: Creating Webliographies

The University of Santo Tomas Library Science Alumni Association (USTLSAA) will conduct a half-day forum on "Creating Webliographies" on July 27, 2007 at Miguel de Benavidez Library Conference Hall, UST from 8:00am to 12:00nn.

The Association aims to introduce new ways of devising search guides and finding aids.

Registration fee is Php150.00 and Php for students to include snacks and certificate.

For reservation and further inquiries, please contact any of the following officers:

Sally C. Tuason, President
Jose Rizal University
(02) 531-8031 loc 15; 531-6087

Cynthia L. Cordova, Vice-President
De La Salle University
(02) 524-4611 loc 568

Marivic G. Usita, Secretary
University of Sto Tomas
(02) 731-3034

Emerlita C. Rodis, Teasurer
Saint Joseph College
(02) 723-022 to 23 loc 133

Floriza A. Pablo, Auditor
University of Sto Tomas
(02) 731-3034

Dorie Camacho, PRO
(02) 415-2272 loc 4546


Cecille D. Lobo
University of Sto Tomas
(02) 406-4611 loc 8273

Ma. Teresa F. Estoya
University of Sto Tomas
(02) 731-3034


Dr. Nora J. Claravall

*Note: Invite taken from Ms. Cynthia Cordova's email received last July 9, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

1st Philippine Academic Library Suppliers (PALS) Book Fair

Bookfair season this year is on full swing. Starting last May 10-13, 2007, with the holding of the Book World Fair held at World Trade Center as part of the World of Knowledge five-tiered exhibit and 2 weeks from now the ABAP organized bookfair at Megamall will gather in one roof one of the biggest bookfair in the country.

Regular bookfair delegates will have another opportunity to honed their selection skills, meet new library suppliers probably not participants to this gigantic bookfair and hopefully locate some of the hard to find Filipiniana materials carried by this new library suppliers and publishers as the 1st Philippine Academic Library Suppliers (PALS) Bookfair will be on July 16-20, 2007 from 9:00am -7:00pm @ UP Alumni Hostel, Diliman, Quezon City, the event theme is "Cross 21: Communication Resources for Strategic Services in the 21st Century".

Book launching of Prof. Andres G. Sevilla, "Mass communication ethics : a primer" published by Great Book Publishing will be at the opening day at 4:00 pm.

The fair exhibitors:
Academic Connection Library Services
Belview Co., Inc.
Booktrends Enterprises
Fastbook Educational Supply
Good Find for Your Mind
Great Books Trading
Rarebook Enterprises
Wiseman Book Trading

Organized by The Center for Human Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (CHRDF). For inquiries, please call (02) 927-9858 / (02) 926-4708 (RBManlangit)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

3rd Quarter (July - September) Birthday Celebrants

The rainy season has started and may with the outpouring of little raindrops, God may continue to bless our colleagues who's celebrating their birthday this 3rd Quarter (July - September).

Note: If you notice that a colleague you know is not listed, please post a comment or send an email to plaistrlc(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you.


3 Rhodora L. Vargas
UP Los Baños (Laguna)
9 Natalia L. Garing
Lipa City Colleges (Batangas)
Cristeta Villena
Regional Trial Court Law Library (Batangas)
10 Araceli H. Luna
Batangas Sate University (Batangas)
11 Emelita Y. Sagbang
De La Salle Lipa (Batangas)
23 Manuelita R. Veranga
Atimonan Municipal Library (Quezon)
25 Shirley R. Tangonan
Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology - Calapan (Mindoro)
28 Rosario C. Buendia
Trece Martires City National High School (Cavite)

4 Leonila P. Manglo
Sta Cecilia Catholic School (Laguna)
7 Carmelita S. Austria
IRRI Library (Laguna)
12 Audrey G. Anday
UP Open University (Laguna)
14 Sayre M. Dialola
STI-Lucena (Quezon)
17 Ivy Rose Y. Atienza
Lucena City Hall Library (Quezon)
19 Zenaida C. Espina
Rosario Municipal Library (Batangas)
Mila M. Silang
Batangas City Library (Batangas)
28 Victoria L. Welgas
Laguna State Polytechnic University - Los Baños Campus (Laguna)
31 Michelle D. Tabilog
Batangas State University (Batangas)

1 Marietta C. Nayve
Sacred Heart College (Quezon)
4 Mila M. Ramos
IRRI Library (Laguna)
6 Perla S. Calma
College of Veterinary Medicine Library, UPLB (Laguna)
Eileen Magadia
De La Salle Lipa (Batangas)
9 Adelina M. Esperante
College of Veterinary Medicine Library, UPLB (Laguna)
10 Rosario A. Villamater
Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Inc. Library (Quezon)
22 Jenalyn A. Pancho
Quezon Provincial Library (Quezon)
Marcial R. Batiancila
San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite (Cavite)
27 Minette R. Vinzon
Infant Jesus Academy of Silang Inc. (Cavite)