CAIRNS:
Project Dissemination

Home | Overview | Contacts | Related Links | Dissemination | Documentation

[ Cairns ]
Meetings, conferences, presentations "CAIRNS in the community: A basis for a future 'National Electronic Library' for Scotland?" Presentation by Dennis Nicholson. December 2000.

"Components of a 'National Electronic Library' for Scotland." Presentation by Dennis Nicholson and Gordon Dunsire. 16 November 2000

Launch of the online version of the catalogue of the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, for National Poetry Day 2000.  Demonstration, by Gordon Dunsire, of access to the catalogue via CAIRNS via SLAINTE, to Rosemary McKenna, MP, and to other invited guests.

"Providing a Virtual Union Catalogue for Scotland: achievements and the future of CAIRNS, the Scottish eLib phase 3 'clump' project" given by Helena Gillis at the MDA (Museum and Documentation Association) Conference 2000 'Clicks and Mortar: building cultural spaces for the 21st century' at the University of Newcastle, 6th September 2000.

COSMIC (COnfederation of Scottish MIni Clumps) Seminar, to outline the work of CAIRNS and SCONE and to discuss ways in which these projects can work with regional groups, including the Ayrshire Libraries Forum, Grampian Information and the University of the Highlands and Islands.  30th June 2000

Workshop on "Cataloguing electronic resources: case studies from SLAINTE and CAIRNS" given by Gordon Dunsire at the Libraries of the digital age seminar, 25-28 May 2000, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Presentation and discussion on the topic "The Virtual Library in Scotland: plans and experiences" given by Gordon Dunsire to 50 staff and students of the National Library of Croatia and University of Zagreb, 23 May 2000, Zagreb, Croatia.

"Access and interoperability issues in networked cataloguing", a presentation given by Gordon Dunsire at the Libraries in the Digital Age seminar, 25-28 May 2000, Dubrovnik, Croatia.  The same presentation was given to 20 members of staff and students at the National Library of Croatia and University of Zagreb, 22 May 2000, Zagreb, Croatia.

"SCONE and SHERAL: Co-ordinating collaborative collecting across Scotland." Presentation by Dennis Nicholson. SCONE - the Scottish Collections Network Extension project - is concerned with: Co-ordinating collaborative collecting across Scotland and linking this with user navigation in the CAIRNS distributed catalogue which mediates access to the collection. 19 May 2000

Dennis Nicholson gave a presentation entitled "Building and organising digital (and non-digital) libraries" to EURASLIC 2000, the eighth biennial meeting of the European Association of Aquatic Science Libraries and Information Centres (EURASLIC). The presentation focussed on CAIRNS and dynamic clumping and the link with SCONE and collaborative collection management.   The meeting was held in Aberdeen from the 3-5 May 2000.

"CAIRNS in Scotland: a false-drop in the ocean of 'stuff'?": a presentation by Gordon Dunsire to the SCURL (Scottish Confederation of University and Research Librarians) at the one day seminar, entitled 'Hybrid Libraries and Clumps: What's in it for me', presented by the eLib phase 3 projects, at the Gilmorehill Centre at Glasgow University on the 17th April 2000. 

Cataloguing issues affecting interoperability in the CAIRNS Project, a presentation to the SCURL IT Advisory Group on 14th April 2000, by Gordon Dunsire; URL: http://catriona.napier.ac.uk/resource/lib/scurlcatiss.pps

13th April 2000, presentation on CAIRNS to CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) by Helena Gillis at Glasgow University Library.

Library Resource Sharing and Discovery: Catalogues for the 21st century.  Two one-day workshops presented by the eLib Clump Projects, 3rd March 2000 in London and 11th April 2000 in Glasgow. A report on the one day conference held in London can be found in Issue 23 of ARIADNE.

Presentation on cataloguing electronic resources for maximum interoperability, given by Gordon Dunsire at the 11th Annual Conference of CODI, Tampa, Fla., March 1-3 2000.  The presentation includes a discussion of the CAIRNS Project and the work of the CAIRNS Cataloguing Issues Group.  Attended by 40 Dynix system administrators and cataloguers.  The presentation slides can be found at URL: http://catriona.napier.ac.uk/resource/lib/gdcodi00.pps

7 March 2000, presentation by Dennis Nicholson entitled 'CDLR Projects and a Virtual Union Catalogue for (Digital) Scotland' at the IBM Digital Library Solutions day at Strathclyde University Library.

Seminar on Cataloguing issues affecting interoperability, held by the Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland on February 22, 2000.  This included two presentations by Dennis Nicholson and Gordon Dunsire, and discussion on the CAIRNS Project and its relationship to other actual and proposed projects, and work done by the CAIRNS Cataloguing Issues Group.  The event was attended by 35 cataloguers from public, special and academic libraries and information centres.

Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland Workshop on Cataloguing for WebPACs on February 11, 2000.  This included presentations by Gordon Dunsire and Paul Cunnea, drawing attention to the larger, interoperative environment in which cataloguing now takes place, as exemplified by CAIRNS.   There was discussion on the advantages of centralised authority files, shared cataloguing, and the adoption of common schema for Z39.50 indexes and metadata mapping.   The use of technical data, being gathered by CAIRNS for Z39.50 interfacing and applicable to local 'mini-clumps' set up using WebPAC technologies, was also discussed.

Presentation (Helena Gillis), entitled "How to guide the user to relevant information within a clump, with particular focus on an early version of the CAIRNS dynamic clumping service",  at the Hylife Project Conference, Integrate, Co-operate, Innovate: eLib Phase 3 in context, November 24-25, 1999.

24 September 1999 - Presentation (Helena Gillis) on CAIRNS and Inter-Library Loans, to a one day event organised by the Forum for InterLending in association with the Inter-Library Services of the National Library of Scotland, at the National Library of Scotland.

July 1999, presentation by Helena Gillis and Keith Gilbert on CAIRNS to the Aristotle University of Thessoloniki, at Strathclyde University Library.

27 May 1999 - CAIRNS presentation (Helena Gillis) on Electronic Collaboration, to the SLA (Scottish Library Association), at the Branches and Groups Day in Peebles.

22 April 1999 - Joint MALIBU and CAIRNS presentation (Helena Gillis) to SCURL (Scottish Confederation of University Research Libraries) on clumps and hybrid library projects.

"CAIRNS Project Awareness Session on Inter-Library Loans Issues", was held on 1st April 1999 at Glasgow University Library. The session included presentations by Sue Stevens, SEREN Consortium Manager; David Kenvyn; Mark Denham and Helena Gillis.

Exhibition at the "Internet Librarian & Libtech Conference '99" (29-31 March), Olympia. ELib phase III projects had a joint stand which was staffed by representatives from each of the projects. Helena Gillis represented CAIRNS. This included exhibition of project flyers and posters and demonstrations of project gateways.

"Library Resource Sharing and Discovery: Catalogues for the future", 22 March 1999, British Library. A workshop presented by the eLib Clumps Projects, including a demonstration of CAIRNS and the RCO by Dennis Nicholson entitled 'It's Out There Somewhere: RCO and Locating Material by Subject' and a presentation by Helena Gillis entitled 'Not Just A Protocol: Managerial and Organisational Aspects of Clumping'.

"CAIRNS Project Awareness Session on Cataloguing Issues", was held on 3rd March 1999 at Glasgow University Library. The session was presented by Gordon Dunsire and was attended by the CAIRNS Liaison Group and by Cataloguers from Scottish Libraries.

Presentation on CAIRNS (Dennis Nicholson) to Strathclyde University Library staff, 25 February 1999.

Presentation, entitled "An investigation into content issues facing regional and subject clumps" (Helena Gillis and Katharine Hogg of the Music Libraries Online Project) at the "Integrate, Co-operate, Innovate" Conference, co-ordinated by eLib's Hylife Project, at the Open University Conference Centre, London, 15 and 16 December 1998.
Paper of the same title published in "The New Review of Information and Library Research", Volume 4, 1998, pages 85-91

"Z39.50 in Theory and Practice", presentation (Graeme Stewart) to representatives of West of Scotland Further Education colleges at the College of Building and Printing, Glasgow, on December 12 1998.

CAIRNS Presentation (Helena Gillis) at the SCONUL (Standing Conference of National and University Libraries) in York, 1-2 December 1998.

Poster presentation at the Scottish Cultural Resources Exhibition / Information for Scotland 5 Conference, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, 11-12 November 1998.

References to CAIRNS at presentations on CATRIONA II and on the CATRIONA II website.

Z39.50 web presentation (Graeme Stewart) at a meeting of the CAIRNS Liaison Group and Systems Librarians from the CAIRNS Consortium Sites, at the University of Glasgow, 30 September 1998.

   
Newspaper articles, press releases, etc. Article entitled "Components of a National Electronic Library for Scotland", by Dennis Nicholson, published in Scottish Libraries: the journal of the Scottish Library Association, November 2000.

Article entitled: "Behind the screens with.....CAIRNS", by Gordon Dunsire, published in: Scottish Libraries: the journal of the Scottish Library Association, v. 14, no. 3, issue 81, p. 12.

"Clumping towards an UK National Catalogue?" (Dennis Nicholson) ARIADNE Issue 22, 1 December 1999.

Book chapter in The New Review of Information and Library Research, Volume 5, 1999, pages 99-105, by Helena Gillis, entitled "How to guide the user to relevant information within a clump, with particular focus on an early version of the CAIRNS dynamic clumping service".  The abstract can be seen on the Hylife Project website.

Chapter in the proceedings of the 85th annual conference of the Scottish Library Association, 1999, page 64, by Helena Gillis, entitled 'The CAIRNS Project: An example of collaboration within an electronic environment'

Book chapter in The New Review of Information and Library Research, Volume 5, 1999, entitled "Guiding the user to relevant information within a clump, with particular focus on an early version of the CAIRNS dynamic clumping service", by Helena Gillis.

Book chapter on BUBL, CATRIONA  and CAIRNS (Dennis Nicholson), published in "The Amazing Internet Challenge", by ALA Editions, Chicago, 1999.

Book chapter in The New Review of Information and Library Research, Volume 4, 1998, entitled "An investigation into content Issues facing regional and subject clumps: The CAIRNS and Music Libraries Online Projects, by Helena Gillis and Katharine Hogg of the Music Libraries Online Project.

Article "CAIRNS that go clump in the night" (Dennis Nicholson), published in Library Technology, vol.3(5) November 1998.

   
Publicity
material
Project logo design by Martin Smith
Project website
Flyer
Business cards
Poster
CAIRNS headed writing paper

Home | Overview | Contacts | Related Links | Dissemination | Documentation

Last updated: 22 June 2005