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Jason Puckett on “The Value of Free” at SLA Georgia Chapter Spring Luncheon

In case you haven’t seen the blooming trees and plants around town (or reacted to the pollen in the air), it’s Spring Time in Atlanta! SLA Georgia Chapter is proud to present 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Jason Puckett who’ll talk to us about open access to scholarship, open source software and other developments around “free” in the information industry.

The Details

WHEN:                 Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 11:45 am

WHERE:               LPC (Formerly La Pietra Cucina)

                              1545 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA   30309

                              404.888.8709

WHAT:                 Two course meal (Salad and Sandwich including vegetarian option)

HOW MUCH:      $20 – Members / $25 – Non-members

MASS TRANSIT:  Arts Center Rail Station and Bus #110 Peachtree Route North

DIRECTIONS:      http://www.lpcrestaurant.com/p/contact-us.html

PARKING:            Valet – $3

PAYMENT:           PayPal or Check (Found at online RSVP form)

RSVP:                  [Closed]

More on the program:


Some of the most important issues in libraries today revolve around the idea of “free”: Free open access to scholarship, free and open source software, the free law movement, and others. What do all these “free”s mean for libraries? How should libraries take advantage of free technology, what are the downsides, and what implications do the open information movements have for the mission of information professionals, especially those who work in corporate environments?

As an assistant professor and Communications subject librarian at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta, Puckett uses Zotero, free, open-source software, to create research guides. And in 2011, he authored the book, Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators. As part of our program, Jason’s offering copies of his book at a special price of $20. Be sure to indicate your interest in our online RSVP form (See link above.)!

Program Schedule

11:45 amCheck-In
Meal ordering
NoonChapter announcements
12:15Speaker Remarks
12:45Questions
1:00Program Ends

For more on Jason:

·         http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6721867.html

·         http://jasonpuckett.net/about/

·         http://research.library.gsu.edu/zotero

To ensure an accurate head count, there will be NO on-site registration and remember that an online response is  a commitment to pay!

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