The Challenge of Multiple Identities. Multiethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory – Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries and other Memory Institutions.
The Genealogy and Local History Section jointly with the Asia and Oceania Section and the Information Technology Section
Invite to Satellite Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania 16-17 August 2017
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania and Institute of Library and Information Sciences, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University.
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Gedimino Ave. 51, Vilnius:
The conference is open for all (no conference fee), but due to space limits, we would like you to register: http://konferencijos.lnb.lt/ifla-2017/en/registration.
Registration is now closed.
All details of the conference events, including travel information, can be found on the conference website:
(English): http://konferencijos.lnb.lt/ifla-2017/en/programme/ and
See also Genealogy and Local History (Genloc) blog:
For additional information, please contact:
Bozena Rasmussen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are offering a rich two-days programme:
Day One – Wednesday 16 August: An introduction to E-learning. This will be a combined presentation and workshop conducted by two experienced digital teachers (Tord Høivik and Kari Gerhardsen Vikestad) from Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences, Norway.
Day Two – Thursday 17 August: Genealogy and Local History session includes eight brief and interesting presentations, with speakers from Hong Kong, Japan, Brazil, Romania, Latvia and Lithuania, followed by small group discussions.
In the afternoon, our keynote speaker Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage will present current developments and projects in the new and exciting field of DNA studies applied to genealogy. In addition, Vigintas Stancelis from University of Vilnius will give a short presentation: Practical application of Open edX platform teaching Local History and Genealogy.
Wednesday, 16 August
PART I – E-LEARNING SESSION – INTRODUCTION (Open to all)
09:00 – 12:00 CONFERENCE HALL, 5th floor
“E-learning: strategies and practices”: – One day workshop by Tord Høivik.
For additional information and session details, please follow the link:
09:00-09:30 Check-in. Coffee/tea
09:30-09:40 Welcome speech by Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas, Director General of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
09:40-10:10 Tord Høivik:
The global impact of e-learning 2017-2020 (lecture)
10:10-10:40 Group discussions
10:40-10:50 COFFEE BREAK
10:50-11:20 Kari Gerhardsen Vikestad: E-learning strategies for universities and libraries (lecture).
11:20-12:00 Plenary discussion
12:00-13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:20 LIBRARY VISITS: VILNIUS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ** Optional for participants who do not attend PART II
PART II – E-LEARNING SESSION – “HANDS ON”
13:00 – 17:00 ART LAB, 5th floor
The workshop is limited to 20 persons.
13:00-13:30 Introduction to one major e-learning platform (edX) (lecture)
13:30-14:15 Try it out as a student: log-in, sign-up for one or more (free) courses, test the content
14:15-14:30 COFFEE BREAK
14:30-15:00 Introduction to the production software (Studio) (lecture)
15:00-15:45 Try this out as a teacher: log-in, write some text, include a picture, add a question
15:45-16:00 Brief discussion
16:00-16:45 Introduction to Microsoft Office Mix: How to make slide-based teaching videos at your office or at home…
16:45-17:00 Next step/rounding off: Where do we go from here?
END OF THE SESSION
Thursday, 17 August
PART III – GENEALOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY SESSION
09:00 – 17:00 CONFERENCE HALL, 5th floor
The Challenge of Multiple Identities. Multi-ethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory – Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries and other Memory Institutions. – The Genealogy and Local History Section jointly with The Asia and Oceania Section and Informations Technology Section.
Papers for the session are available at the IFLA Library:
Cherie Bush (Family Search Org., United States)
09:30-10:00 Check-in, coffee/tea
10:00-10:10 Welcome & practical information
PRESENTATIONS – GROUP I
10:10 – 10:50
1. Promoting Historical and Cultural Memories through Bookmark Exchange Project of the International Association of School Librarianship
Helen M.Y. Chan, Lam Tin Methodist Primary School, Hong Kong
2. A Progress on the Digital Collections of Local History at the Public Libraries and Other Memory Institutions in Japan
Takashi Nagatsuka, Tsurumi University, Japan
3. Generational Workshops in Brazil: between the Socialization of the Individual and its Stories
Simone Borges Paiva, State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
* Simone is not able to come to Vilnius in person – her presentation will be shown during the conference on YouTube.
4. “Vilnijos vartai” – Gates to Local History
Edita Sėdaitytė and Neringa Androšiūnaitė, Adomas Mickevičius Public Library of Vilnius County, Lithuania
10:50:-11:20 Small table discussions (“world café”). Coffee/tea available http//www.theworldcafe.com/key-concepts-resources/ world-cafe-method
11:20-11:35 COFFEE BREAK
PRESENTATIONS – GROUP II
5. “All Our Memories”. The Outcomes of the Europeana 1914-1918 Campaigns in Romania
Cristina Ioana Roiu, Romanian Academy Library, Romania
6. Using Oral History Method by Libraries
Dalia Cidzikaitė, Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Lithuania
7. Book Inscriptions – an Expression of Cultural and National Identity
Angele Mikelinskaitė and Gabrielé Petkevičaitė-Bitė, Public Library of Panevėžys County, Lithuania
8. Practical application of Open edX platform teaching Local History and Genealogy
Vigintas Stancelis, Faculty of Communication, University of Vilnius, Lithuania
12:15-12:45 Small table discussions (“world café” method)
12:45-14:15 LUNCH BREAK
PART II – GENEALOGY AND DNA SESSION
14:15 – 16:30 CONFERENCE HALL, 5th floor
14:15-14:20 Introduction to the DNA session
14:20-15:05 Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage: Integrating DNA and Family History
MyHeritage is an international company offering genealogical services on the web. In 2016 it launched a DNA service based on samples collected by customers in their own homes. In the lecture we show how DNA data are integrated into our family history program. You will learn about our ethnicities project – the largest study of of its kind ever conducted. We’ll also cover our powerful DNA Matching technology and look at some exciting case studies. (Read more about MyHeritage in Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyHeritage
15:30-15:40 COFFEE BREAK
15:40-16:10 Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage: MyHeritage’s Powerful and Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries
In the last decade, technology has revitalized genealogy, opening many new frontiers for research, preservation, and sharing, while maintaining the thrill of the detective hunt. In this lecture you will learn about content, technologies, and services at MyHeritage to help people discover new information about their families and to find previously unknown ancestors. Many of MyHeritage’s collections and systems have been created to assist genealogists by surfacing highly accurate, relevant, and new information that can be used to quickly expand family trees and to fill in missing information. We are always working to improve these important services, as well as creating entirely new features and invite your suggestions and ideas.
16:30 LIBRARY VISITS : MARTYNAS MAŽVYDAS NATIONAL LIBRARY OF LITHUANIA
Friday, 18 August: Travel to Wroclaw, Poland
Monday 21 August
Session 101: Genealogy and Local History: “New Insights at the Intersection of Genealogy and other Professional Communities”, at the Lower Silesian Public Library (Dolnoslaska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Tadeusz Mikulskiego in Wroclaw,ul Rynek 58 (the Old City).
Full details on the events of the day can be found here: https://genlocblog.wordpress.com/ifla-wlic-2017-wroclaw/ and on the Library’s website: http://www.wbp.wroc.pl/wbp/index.php?option=com_content&view= article&id=1718
Updated by Bozena Rasmusssen: 9 August, 2017.