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Beyond Borders at SLA
Information Today - Medford
Subjects: Canada; Non-profit institutions; Professional services not elsewhere classified
Author: Ojala, Marydee
Date: Sep 2014
Start Page: 11
Pages: 2
Section: report from the field
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The Special Libraries Association (SLA) has long billed itself as an international organization. At its annual conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the theme of Beyond Borders, SLA proved it is truly international in scope. Not only did its US members have to carry their passports and go through customs and immigration upon arrival in Canada, the conference attracted attendees from 36 countries. The conference theme of Beyond Borders was interpreted differently in conference sessions. The obvious strategy was to approach topics geographically. Other topics included sustainability, both of libraries and of the food supply; open data and open access; customizing research results and delivery; and digitization projects.

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