The Access 2005 conference (
<> ) will be taking place in
Edmonton, Alberta, October 17th - 19th, 2005. The Access conference is
the preeminent Canadian library technology conference and typically
attracts librarians and information technology professionals from all
over Canada and abroad.

Keynote speakers and topics this year include:

Canada's Choice: Copyright, Culture and the Internet - Dr. Michael Geist
Dr. Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E
commerce Law at the University of Ottawa. <> 

The Library and the Network - Lorcan Dempsey
Lorcan Dempsey is VP of Research for OCLC. He oversees the work of OCLC
Research and participates in OCLC's Strategic Leadership Team. Lorcan
was named OCLC Chief Strategist in March 2004. <> 

Cliff's Notes, 2005 - Clifford Lynch
Clifford Lynch has been the Director of the Coalition for Networked
Information (CNI) since July 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the
Association of Research Libraries and EDUCAUSE, includes about 200
member organizations concerned with the use of information technology
and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual

A Radioactive Metadata Record Approach for Interoperability Testing
Based on Analysis of Metadata Utilization - Dr. William E. Moen 

Dr. William Moen is a Fellow in the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge,
and an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information
Sciences, University of North Texas. <> 

The complete list of topics and presenters is listed on our conference


We are pleased to offer an early-bird registration rate until September
15, 2005:

We are anticipating capacity attendance so don't delay!!

For more information regarding our excellent conference hotel rates,
please visit our accommodation page:

There are a number of activities planned around Access this year
including a METS Opening Day Canada pre-conference on Saturday October
15th (
<> ), Hackfest on Sunday
October 16th (
<> ), and the Netspeed
Conference following Access on October 19th - 21st, 2005
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We hope to see you in Edmonton!