IUFRO CONGRESS 2005 BRISBANE
Pre-Congress Training Courses, Gympie

Course 1: The Use of Information and Communication Technology Tools in Forest Research  

 
PROGRAMME    
Day/time Session      
       
TUESDAY 2 AUGUST  
0830-0900   Registration  
Main Conference Room Participants list  
       
0900-1000 A Introductions, familiarising with computing facilities, hopes and fears
Conference Room 2   Presentation 1: IUFRO 6.03
Presentation 2: Welcome to Gympie
 
       
1000-1030   Coffee  
Dining Room      
       
1030-1230 B 1. What is information literacy and why does it matter? 
Conference Room 2 Recognizing the need for information
    The Seven Pillars of Information Literacy model Picture
Presentation 3: Scientific Method and Communication
 
     
1230-1400   Lunch  
Dining Room      
       
1400-1430   Official opening
Main Conference Room    
       
1430-1530 C 2. Plugging the information gap
Conference Room 2 Developing information management strategies
    Presentation 4: Plugging the information Gap  
       
1530-1600   Tea    
Dining Room      
1600-1730 D 2. Plugging the information gap continued
Conference Room 2 Choosing appropriate resources
  Constraints affecting accessibility 
       
1830 Dinner
Dining Room
       
WEDNESDAY 3 AUG    
0830-1000 E 3. Constructing strategies for locating information
Conference Room 2 Developing electronic document management systems to match needs
  Devising an integrated approach to managing disparate resources
    Presentation 5: Constructing strategies for locating information  
     
1000-1030   Coffee Dining Room
       
1030-1230 F 4. Locating and accessing information
Conference Room 2 Developing appropriate searching techniques 
  Using web-based sources
  Keeping up-to-date
    Presentation 6: Techniques for searching
Presentation 7: Information resources on the web
Presentation 8: Is Google enough?

Course blog
 
     
1230-1400   Lunch  
Dining Room        
   
1400-1530 G 5. Comparing and evaluating information
Conference Room 2 Assessing quality and reliability
  Peer review and new scholarly publishing patterns
       
1530-1600   Tea  
Dining Room        
1600-1730 H 6. Organizing and communicating information
Conference Room 2 Citation, copyright and plagiarism
  Constructing a personal bibliographic system
  Building electronic communities and networks
    Presentation 9: Personal bibliographic software  
     
1830   Dinner  
Dining Room      
       
THURSDAY 4 AUG    
0830-1000 I 7. Synthesizing information and creating new knowledge
Conference Room 2 Using and contributing to compendia and gateways
    Presentation 10: Copyright and intellectual property issues
Presentation 11: Citation Guides
 
     
1000-1030   Coffee  
Dining Room      
       
1030-1230 J CABI Forestry Compendium
Conference Room 2   Presentation 12: Forestry Compendium  
       
1230-1400   Lunch  
Dining Room      
   
1400-1530 K CABI Forestry Compendium continued
Conference Room 2      
       
1530-1600   Tea    
Dining Room      
       
1600-1730 L CABI Forestry Compendium continued
Conference Room 2 Introduction to Metadata  
       
1830   Dinner  
Dining Room      
       
FRIDAY 5 AUG      
0830-1000 M Finding illustrations
Conference Room 2   Presentation 13: Finding illustrations  
  Subject indexing  
     
1000-1030   Coffee  
Dining Room      
       
1030-1200 N Global Forest Information Service
Conference Room 2   Presentation 14: Increasing importance of metadata  
       
1200-1230   Demonstration of GFIS, open to participants of all courses
Conference Room 2      
       
1230-1400   Lunch  
Dining Room      
       
1400-1530 O Global Forest Information Service continued
Conference Room 2 GFIS data types and standards  
    Presentation 15: GFIS  
       
1530-1600   Tea    
Dining Room      
       
1600-1630 P Course round-up
Conference Room 2      
       
1700-1800   Closing ceremony
Main Conference Room    
       
1830   Farewell party  
Dining Room      
       
  Course Leaders  
       
  Mr. Roger Mills, Coordinator, IUFRO 6.03.01;
  Bio- and Environmental Sciences Librarian and
  Oxford Forest Information Service Manager,
  Oxford University Library Services, Plant Sciences Library,
  South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB, UK; 
  roger.mills@ouls.ox.ac.uk
       
  Ms. Carol Green, Coordinator, IUFRO 6.03.00;
  Forest Resources Librarian, University of Washington,
  Box 352112, Seattle, WA 98195-2112, USA;
  ccgreen@u.washington.edu
       
  Resource Persons:
       
  Mr. Tony Leaney
  Business Development Manager, Programme Development,
  CAB International
  Nosworthy Way Wallingford Oxon OX10 8DE UK
  Direct tel: +44 (0) 1787 462902
  t.leaney@cabi.org
  http://www.cabi.org
   
  Mr. George Fyson
  Lead Editor, Forestry Compendium
  CAB International
  Nosworthy Way Wallingford Oxon OX10 8DE UK
  Direct tel: +44 (0) 1787 462902
  kiwifyson@hotmail.com
  http://www.cabi.org
       
  Mr. Eero Mikkola, GFIS Coordinator;
  GFIS Management Unit at IUFRO Headquarters,
  Hauptstrasse 7, A-1140 Vienna, Austria;
  mikkola@)iufro.org
       
  Organisers:  
       
  IUFRO-SPDC  
  Oxford University Library Services, UK
  Forest Resources Library, University Washington, USA
       
  Sponsors:  
       
  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
  Oxford University Library Services (U.K.)
  University of Washington (USA)
  Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA)
  CAB International