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LITA live streaming programs this weekend from NOLA

LITA will be live streaming the biggest programs of the conference to your desktop. Each program will be archived and available for viewing after the conference. You can view the streams embedded here on the LITA blog, or visit our ustream channel. Here’s the schedule:

Top Technology Trends

Sunday June 26, 1:30-3:30 pm. Featured trendsters include Lorcan Dempsey, Nina McHale, Clifford Lynch, Monique Szendze, and Jennifer Wright. Hashtag #ttt11

LITA President’s Program: Building the Future:  Addressing Library Broadband Connectivity Issues in the 21st Century

Sunday, June 26, 4-5:30pm. Features Robert Bocher, Technology Consultant with the Wisconsin State Library, who will explore the broadband landscape and how ALA is working with Internet2 to address the broadband needs of libraries, schools and higher education.

The Ultimate Debate: “Library Web Scale Discovery Services: Paradigm Shift or More of the Same?”

Monday, June 27, 1:30-3:30. The classic showdown returns, featuring Roy Tennant, Marshall Breeding, Andrea Shurr, and Anne Prestamo.

In addition to the programs above, the LITA Board meetings (Saturday, 9-12 and Monday, 1:30-5:30) will also be streamed live.

We’ll see you online!

Video: The World (and Jason Griffey) Interview Verner Vinge

The video for Saturday’s interview with noted science fiction author Verner Vinge is now available on the LITA Ustream Channel. The complete interview runs for about two hours and is available in part 1 and part 2.

The work of Vernor Vinge pushes information and technology to its incredible, but possible, conclusions. In A Fire UponThe Deep and A Deepness in the Sky, Vinge examines the concept of the technological singularity, a theoretical point where machine intelligence overtakes human intelligence, and does so in ways that play with information systems and processes. In Rainbows End, Vinge explores one potentially very real future for libraries in which we live in a world of complete information immersion. Jason Griffey interviews Vernor Vinge; futurist, author, thinker, and visionary. This program was recorded live on Saturday, January 8th 2011 at 1pm in the San Diego Convention Center. Sponsored by LITA’s Imagineering Interest Group.

Video: Top Tech Trends panel, Midwinter San Diego (2011)

The archived video of Top Tech Trends is now available on the LITA Ustream Channel.

The bi-annual gathering of library technology practitioners and thinkers, hosted by the Library Information Technology Association, gathers in San Diego to ponder topics ranging from WikiLeaks to Angry Birds, from cloud-based information systems to mobile services. The program was recorded live on January 9th, 2011 at 8am in the San Diego Convention Center Room 26 A/B.

The San Diego panelists include:

~Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist, OCLC
~Rachel Frick, Program Director, Digital Library Federation
~Erik Mitchell, Assistant Director for Technology Services, Wake Forest University
~Monique Sendze, Associate Director of Information Technology, Douglas County Libraries, Colorado
~Jeffrey Trzeciak, University Librarian, McMaster University

The program is moderated by Jason Vaughn, Director of Library Technologies at University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Due to network difficulties beyond our control, the recorded program joins the panelists already in progress. Our apologies for the few minutes that are lost. Enjoy the show!

Forum Keynote Video: Ross Singer on the Linked Data Cloud

Ross Singer delivers the closing keynote for Forum 2010: “The Linked Library Data Cloud: it’s time to stop thinking and start linking.” Ross points to some of the flaws inherent to the nature of our current metadata structures, flaws that present significant challenges to representing the rich relationships that are possible in the linked data cloud, and suggests a path forward. We have video of the whole presentation and slides (well, most of them–as you’ll hear Ross explain, please forgive any gaps ;-) ).

Don’t forget, Roy Tennant’s keynote is available as well. Amy Bruckman’s opening keynote on Wikipedia and the nature of “truth” is coming soon….

Forum Keynote Video: Roy Tennant on “Using the Cloud to Please the Crowd”

In today’s keynote address at LITA Forum, Roy Tennant talks about the context for understanding cloud computing and makes the case for incorporating into our computing strategy for the library. Catch the whole video, with slides, on ustream.

Here’s a description of the talk, as well as the other keynotes. Tomorrow’s keynote by Ross Singer on “The Linked Data Cloud” will be posted and available as well on the LITA Forum show page.

LJ gives kudos to Top Tech

In its usual coverage of highlights from the ALA Midwinter conference, Library Journal’s Academic Newswire shares a little love for Sunday morning’s Top Tech Trends discussion. In a two-part article, Josh Hadro covers highlights from the conversation and the successful use of online social technologies to bring a participative broadcast of the event to LITA members and others far and wide. Hadro suggests the TTT session could set the tone as a digital outreach model for ALA.

Trendster Roy Tennant rounds out the LJ commentary with an inside perspective on the integration of live blogging, twitter, and streaming video and congratulations to the committee for “getting tech right.”

Top Tech Trends LiveBlog

We’ll be live blogging the conversation with the Top Tech trendsters on Sunday morning from 8-10am (Mountain Standard Time). Watch this post! Follow all the discussion and join in to make comments or ask questions.

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Please note that we will not be able to post all comments during the session. Before and after the session, please feel free to leave comments or questions in the comments to this post.

Trendsters participating in the session:
Clifford Lynch, Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

http://www.cni.org/staff/clifford_index.html

Karen A. Coombs, Head of Web Services, University of Houston Libraries.
“Library Web Chic” blog: http://www.librarywebchic.net/wordpress/
Karen Coyle, librarian and consultant in the area of digital libraries
Blog: http://kcoyle.blogspot.com/index.html
Karen Schneider, Community Librarian at Equinox Software.
“Free Range Librarian” blog: http://freerangelibrarian.com/
Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University.

http://lib1a.library.vanderbilt.edu/breeding/

Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, Research, OCLC.

http://roytennant.com/

UPDATE: blogger surferblue posted a nice list of the links mentioned in the session as well as an excellent transcription/summary of what was said by the trendsters. Thank you, surferblue! :)