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Live blogging Fall ’12 Depository Library Conference. Hashtag is #dlcf12

The 2012 Depository Library Council meeting and conference is upon us. It’s sure to be 4 days packed with educational sessions and discussions about the FDLP Forecast Study and the future of the FDLP. Here’s the conference schedule.

As in past years, there will be live blogging of the conference for those not able to make it to Washington DC. This year I’m asking as many people as possible to use the twitter hashtag #DLCf12 or #DLC12f (some other conference is using the #dlc12 tag unfortunately). You’ll be able to follow along below or directly on the twitter site.

I’m also told that there will be virtual attendance for the four daily sessions on the FDLP Forecast Study (pre-registration is required):

  • Monday, October 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm Eastern: Methodology, Study Phases, and State Forecast
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm Eastern: State Forecast and State Focused Action Plans
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm Eastern: Library Forecasts
  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm Eastern: Summary Discussion and Future Roles




Live blogging Fall ’11 Depository Library Conference #dlc11f

The Fall ’11 Depository Library Conference starts tomorrow morning at 8am and goes through thursday October 20, 2011. We’ll again be live blogging the event and will collect all tweets with the hashtags of #dlc11f, #dlc11, #fdlp, and #gpo. We hope that attendees will tweet like crazy in order to help those not able to attend in person to follow the many exciting sessions happening throughout the week. The agenda and schedule has been posted on fdlp.gov.



Live blogging Depository Library Conference Spring 2011 #dlc11s

We’ll be live blogging once again at the Spring 2011 Depository Library Conference from San Antonio, TX. With a new Public Printer and Superintendent of Documents, the discussions are sure to be interesting. The 3 plenary sessions will be especially interesting and include discussions on PACER, future needs and goals of the FDLP and a weds morning session on permanent public access to digital material with a panel from HathiTrust, Internet Archive, GPO staff and Chris Brown.

The twitter hashtag #dlc11s and #dlc11 will show up in the live blog so we hope many of the attendees will tweet their thoughts and comments. Twapper Keeper now has a subscription model, so the only archive of tweets will be the live blog.

If anyone would like to volunteer to be a DLC reporter and use CoverItLive to track the conference, please contact me ASAP at freegovinfo AT gmail DOT com.


Live blogging DLC Spring ’10 in Buffalo

We’ll be live blogging the Spring 2010 Depository Library Conference from Buffalo, NY. the discussions at the 3 plenary sessions will be especially interesting and include discussions on preservation, access, FDsys and regional issues. Thanks to Shari Laster for volunteering to update the live blog. The twitter hashtag #dlc10s and #dlc10 will also show up in the live blog. We’ll also archive the hashtags with twapper keeper.


Live blogging: Ian Wilson: Digital History: Revolution or Revelation?

This week at University of Illinois has been very profitable. I’m attending a talk by Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada. His talk is entitled “Digital History: Revolution or Revelation?” Let’s see what he has to say! Here’s the talk announcement.



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