LITA Technology and Access Committee Program
Gregory A. Jackson, University of Chicago; Carrie Lowe,Â OITP for ALA; Clifford Lynch, Director of the CNIÂ Â
Clifford Lynch tells Cool History. Thinks Net Neutrality is a relatively new phrase, says it happened within last 10 years–but is an old idea. Monopolies, natural or otherwise.
Once upon a time, there was a thing called the Bell System aka “Ma Bell”. Continue reading Net Neutrality and Its Implications for Libraries
McCormick Place West, W-196a
Building an ILS for Service Oriented Architecture Structure
Beth Forrest-Warner, University of Kansas; Robert H. McDonald, Indiana University; John Little, Duke University; Carlen Ruschoff, University of Maryland.
Really, this has as much of a positive implication for public and special libraries as it does for academics, especially as regards financial and HR management integration (think payroll and acquisitions). Not initially, but wait and watch for the trickle-down.
Continue reading The Open Library Environment Project
McCormick Place West, W-180 Digital Library Technology Interest Group
Truly, I vote this the presentation most likely to make libraries say, “Hey, I think I will outsource my scanning to Clemson University”. Loving care is evident in the selection, installation, and use of their equipment.
Put on by the Digital Library Technology Interest Group
Continue reading Digital Library Hardware Showcase
Building the Next Generation Public Library Website with Drupal
John Blyberg, Darien Library, CT
Eli Neiburger say “NY-burger”, Ann Arbor District Library, MI
Grand Hyatt, Constitution D, 10:30am, Sunday June 24. Buzzing, excited crowd, almost 200.
Here are the goodies:
Background – Drupal (say “drooo-pull”, accented first syllable) is a fully featured open-source content management system, as opposed to a “build-it-yourself” with Frontpage, Cold Fusion. Another popular CMS for small libraries is Joomla! Plenty of libraries are experimenting with CMS in their internal communications structure, and with Drupal, Ann Arbor has taken it live in a feature-rich way for their library front end website. ILS developers take notice. Continue reading Building Public Library Websites with Drupal