Getting Started with Drupal

Getting Started with Drupal (a.k.a. Drupal4LITA Bootcamp) Preconference, June 27th, 2008 Anaheim Public Library Cary Gordon of the Cherry Hill Company, a vendor specializing in support of open source software, gave an extremely detailed introduction to Drupal 6.2, the latest version of the open source content management system. The attendees came from a variety of […]

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Building and supporting Koha

Building and Support Koha, an open-source ILS Saturday June 28th, 2008, 10:30-12:00 Hyatt Regency Orange County John Houser, Senior Technology Consultant for PALINET, and Johsua Ferraro, CEO of Liblime, set out to answer common questions about open-source ILS systems with a focus on Liblime’s support for Koha. The format was an interview, and the resulting […]

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Open Source Legal Issues

Monday, June 30th, 2008 Hyatt Regency Orange County Walt Scacchi of UC-Irvine stepped in as a last-minute replacement speaker for Karen Sandler of the Software Freedom Law Center and gave a talk entitled “Research Results for Free/Open Source Software Development: Best Practices for Libraries? (and some legal issues too)” based on his empirical research on […]

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Open Source Systems IG Meeting

LITA Open Source Systems IG business meeting Midwinter, 2008 January 14th Marriott Philadelphia Present were representatives of the National Archives of Canada, Liblime, Rowan University, Index Data, the Texas State Library, City College of San Francisco, Georgetown’s Law Library, Texas Wesleyan, the Massachussetts Trial Court Law Library, Florida State University, Wayne State University, Minnesota’s CLIC […]

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All Your LITA (supplement)

I have created a public Google Calendar of LITA events at Annual. It is based on the scheduling info Aaron posted a link to last week. This version renders a little more clearly on my phone, but you might like to import it or subscribe to it in a variety of ways. Here is the […]

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Open Source Systems IG meeting – ALA Midwinter

Open Source Systems Interest Group meeting Sunday, January 21, 2007, 4-6pm The group reviewed the list of programs planned for Annual in DC Evergreen, the Georgia PINES consortium’s open ILS program Automating metadata creation with open source software. Patrick Yott from Brown. The next-generation public library website with Drupal. John Blyberg from the Ann Arbor […]

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Audiobook 3.0 (Was Ebook 3.0): The Converging of the Mobile Lifestyle Platform (1 of 2)

Audiobook 3.0: the converging of the mobile lifestyle media platform Monday June 26 8-noon Speakers: Christopher Celeste, CEO PlayAway Steve Potash, CEO Overdrive Gillian Harrison, OCLC/NetLibrary Intro by Eric Ipsen, ETIG (Emerging Technology Interest Group) chair (about 50 people at start, growing to capacity as the session went on) Background: Ebook 3.0 was the former […]

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Open Source Programs for the Reference Librarian

Open Source Programs for the Reference Librarian: When Your Budget is More Limited Than Your Vision LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group Sunday June 25 8:30-10 Speakers (in order): Ranti Junus, Michigan State Teria Curry, Johns Hopkins Kirsten Allen, American University Mary Evangeline, Univ. of Arizona George Harmon, Florida State (note: editorial parentheticals are by […]

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