Event Date/Time: Aug 21, 2001 End Date/Time: Aug 24, 2001
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The conference committee invites you to join us at the 11th ALIA National Library Technicians Conference to be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, http://www.hgchobart.com.au/ Hobart's new purpose-built Conference Centre. Adjacent to the historic Constitution Dock and with Mt Wellington as a backdrop, the Centre provides a unique vista from mountain to sea.

Tasmania is a unique place to visit. You may wish to stay after the conference to explore our beautiful colonial villages, rolling countryside, and rugged wilderness areas. Checkout our Tasmanian attractions on Tasmania Online's visiting page http://www.tas.gov.au/visiting/

Our theme An information odyssey ... a long and eventful journey, has provided us with the opportunity in our program to develop streams which will allow us to explore the vast opportunities ahead as we enter the 21st century. We are developing an interesting program with exciting speakers, and some new formats.

The conference organiser is Mures Convention Management, a company with the experience of many years of successful conference management. They may be contacted via, e-mail mures@mures.com.au and for further information, plus some tempting images of Tassie, see http://www.mures.com.au/conventions/ Bookmark this page and keep up to date with future developments as they unfold.

We aim to create a learning environment where library technicians will meet to analyse the profession, acquire new skills and become empowered by knowledge of future technologies.

The committee welcomes the submission of original contributions for oral presentation or in poster form from library & information practitioners in the following areas:

Changes in information markets -- library services and systems
Marketing and promotion of information services
Preservation of materials (various formats)
New careers from new technologies
Professional development and lifestyle choices
Information delivery and retrieval systems
Digital communications & networking technologies (internet/intranets/multimedia/online learning)
Electronic publishing/intellectual property/copyright issues
Related industries eg. knowledge management, records management

Proposal requirements
The committee requires an abstract of your paper with sufficient detail to allow the committee to make a selection

Author's name, organisation, position and full contact details, including telephone, fax, URL address, telephone and fax numbers e-mail should be clearly identified
Paper title and abstract, not to exceed 300 words
Biographical outline, not to exceed 100 words
Papers must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presented elsewhere prior to An Information Odyssey
Acceptance or otherwise will be at the discretion of the program committee

Important dates

Abstracts for papers or posters to be submitted by 8th December 2000
Authors will be notified by 30th January 2001
Completed papers are required by 20th May 2001