Two one-day workshops to disseminate information about Virtual Union Catalogues or 'clumps', and to follow up the event held on 22 March 1999 at the British Library, London. Both events have the same content, giving delegates the choice of the venue most convenient to them. The aim is to present delegates with an update on the progress made by the four projects: Riding, M25, Music Libraries Online, and Cairns, and to inform and discuss some of the technical developments carried out and to look to the Projects becoming services in the future. Built into the programme are periods for delegates to try some 'hands on' searches and also the opportunity to meet project staff to discuss all aspects of the Projects. Feedback on the work done by the Projects is encouraged - this is your chance to influence these services.
Who should attend ?
The day is aimed at User Support, Reader Services and Subject Librarians, ILL and Systems Librarians, and Public Librarians, and will be very suited to both technical and non technical staff.
Why should you come ?
This is your chance to see the progress on resource discovery tools for users that are planning to become real services. The four projects involved have continued working together on a number of user and technical issues and are keen that as they approach becoming a service, they provide what the user needs.
A draft programme for these events is now available