The Access 2005 conference (http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/ <http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/> ) 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. http://www.michaelgeist.ca/ <http://www.michaelgeist.ca/> 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. http://orweblog.oclc.org/ <http://orweblog.oclc.org/> 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 productivity. http://www.cni.org/staff/clifford_index.html <http://www.cni.org/staff/clifford_index.html> 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. http://www.unt.edu/wmoen/ <http://www.unt.edu/wmoen/> The complete list of topics and presenters is listed on our conference website: http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/schedule/index.html <http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/schedule/index.html> ---------------------------------------------- We are pleased to offer an early-bird registration rate until September 15, 2005: http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/registration/ <http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/registration/> We are anticipating capacity attendance so don't delay!! For more information regarding our excellent conference hotel rates, please visit our accommodation page: http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/accommodation.php <http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/accommodation.php> There are a number of activities planned around Access this year including a METS Opening Day Canada pre-conference on Saturday October 15th (http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/?p=14 <http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/?p=14> ), Hackfest on Sunday October 16th (http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/hackfest.php <http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/hackfest.php> ), and the Netspeed Conference following Access on October 19th - 21st, 2005 (http://www.thealbertalibrary.ab.ca/netspeed/netspeed2005/info_2005.html <http://www.thealbertalibrary.ab.ca/netspeed/netspeed2005/info_2005.html > ). We hope to see you in Edmonton!