Heads of LibraryTechnology (HoLT) Interest Group- June 29th, 2008

The Heads of Technology Interest Group began with introductions. Each participant told about a major project or issue that they were currently dealing with at their institutions. Most were from academic institutions. Projects and or issues ranged from how to write a RFP to Technology Planning. The Transformational change program was briefly discussed. An update […]

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Education Committee, June 28, 2008

LITA’s Education Committee welcomed all incoming committee members. The main topic of discussion was the planning of a web based course. Results of a recent educational needs survey were also discussed. The areas identified in the survey as topics of interest include: Open Source Software for Libraries; Metadata Structure and Translation/Crosswalk; Integrating Licensed Electronic Resources; […]

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LITA International Relations Committee Meeting

The LITA International Relations Committee 2008 met from 10:30 – 12:00 noon on Monday, January 14 at the Marriott Courtyard. Teri Sierra Committee Chair led the discussion of the various items on the agenda. Minutes from 2007 Annual were approved and a report from LITA Board of Directors Liaison Mary Alice Ball was given. The […]

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Public Libraries Technology Interest Group

The Public Libraries Technology Interest met on Sunday, January 13th at the Four Seasons Hotel from 10-12 noon. Featured guests included Larra Clark from the ALA’s Office for Research and Statistics; and Kim Bolan and Robert Cullins authors of Technology Made Simple: An Simple Improvement Guide for Small and Medium Libraries. Larra Clark discussed the […]

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Copyright 101 Everything You Need to Know About Copyright But Were Afraid To Ask

A very unique session on Copyright. Instead of speakers the session was set up as a poster session. Attendees could visit the various poster sessions on Copyright and ask questions. Topics covered included: Copyright, A Limited Statutory Monopoly by Carrie Russell, Interlibrary Loan by Patricia Ball, Electronic Reserves for Text and Media by Claire Stewart […]

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Public Library Technology Interest Group: Small Mid Sized Libraries Facing Tech Challenges (Discussion Q&A)

Scott Reinhart, Associate Director of Operations and Bob Kuntz (IT Manager) from Carroll County Public Library discussed the challenges a small rural library faces as it begins to provide various technologies for its’ patrons and staff. Carol County Public Library is located in a rural area in Maryland. The total population is 163,207. A supportive […]

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