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IDS Project Annual Conference for 2014 (July 30 through August 1)

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The IDS Project's 10th Annual Summer Conference is Thursday, July 31st, and Friday, August 1st at the Crowne Plaza Syracuse Hotel & Conference Center. This year's conference theme is “One Collection, One Community.” Approximately 200 attendees are expected.

This year's conference is packed with information and training regarding exciting new technologies and strategies for access, resource sharing and acquisitions/collection development. Session tracks include ILL/DD; Technology; Collection Development; and Administration. You can choose to follow an entire track or choose individual sessions from across each track.

Conference Overview

Two-Day Conference Registration:

Registration Fee: $175
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Keynote Speaker: Tom Bruno

Tom Bruno is the Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Reserves at the Sterling Memorial and Bass Libraries at Yale University. Previously he was the Head of Resource Sharing at the Widener Library at the Harvard College Library. He received his Master's in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and has a BA in Ancient Greek and Latin from Boston University. In another life, Tom wanted to be an astronaut, and he eagerly looks forward to filling his first interplanetary interlibrary loan request.
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Conference Registration includes the following:

  • Thursday and Friday Conference Programs
  • Snacks & drinks at each break
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • Thursday dinner
  • Free car parking at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Fun-filled social gatherings and great camaraderie Wednesday & Thursday evenings!

Hotel Room Charge: $94 per night (plus tax)

All-Region User Group Meeting

The All-Region User Group session is separate from the Pre-Conference. This session is free for all IDS Project members. More information on registering for the All-Region User Group will be available soon. Attendees planning on attending the All-Region User Group Meeting should not register for the Pre-Conference described below.

Pre-Conference Overview

The first session on IDS Logic will include creating rules and configuring the system to work best for your library. Having IT experience will help though it isn't required. The second session on ILLiad Addons will be a programming session that will go over the basics of the programming language Lua, the ILLiad Client, and how to create your own Client Addons. If you have some programming knowledge, then the session will be easier to understand, but it is not a requirement. Attendees are expected to bring their own laptop with a connection to a live instance of ILLiad.

Pre-Conference Registration:

Registration Fee: $100
Attendance Capped at 15 seats

Pre-Conference Registration includes the following:

  • Creating Rules in IDS Logic (9:00am-12:00pm)
  • Lunch (12:00pm-1:00pm)
  • How to Create ILLiad Client Addons (1:00pm-4:00pm)
  • Snacks & drinks provided
  • Free car parking at Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

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Are you interested in attending a special tour at Syracuse University Libraries on Wednesday, July 30th at 4pm? As an All Region User Group attendee or Pre-Conference registrant, you have the opportunity to register for one of the following tours:
  • Syracuse University Storage Facility
  • Syracuse University Sound Archive
  • Syracuse University Special Collections
Log in to your IDS Project account and select "SU Library Shuttle" from the Conferences navigation menu. Registration for each tour is capped at 15 seats. Be sure to register early!

A Special Thank You to Our Supporting Partners!

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For more information about the conference, please visit the FAQ Page.