The NSW Reference & Information Services Group (nswRISG) holds an annual seminar for Reference staff from NSW Public Libraries each May.
Much of the program for 2011 Reference @ the Metcalfe Seminar explores the role of data in libraries. With library collections and services moving away from just the physical and expanding rapidly into digital resources, this year’s speakers will explore the library’s role in creating, collecting and sharing digital data.
Creating and sharing digital resources will become increasingly important to libraries that want to remain service based, surely a key feature of reference work, and not be relegated to just physical store houses. This year’s program promises to stimulate your thinking about what that could mean for public libraries.
#risg2011 is the Twitter tag being used for this event