Using Metadata Standards in Digital Libraries presentations

At the Annual 2007 American Library Association conference in Washington in June, the LITA Standards Interest Group sponsored a program entitled “Using Metadata Standards in Digital Libraries: implementing METS, MODS, PREMIS and MIX”. This session explored how libraries are using emerging standards to manage and provide navigation for digital library objects and featured the following: […]

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LITA Education Committee

The Education Committee met for the last time before merging with the Regional Institutes Committee to become the new (ta-da) Eduation Committee. Susan Logue, as LITA board liaison, reported on the board meeting and shared information about the board’s assignments and expectations for the newly merged committee. Included in the charge for the new committee […]

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ALA Annual 2007 – LITA President's Program

Next up in the ongoing Podcast series from ALA Annual 2007 is the LITA President’s Program, Tag! You’re IT: Online Digital Audio collections meet PennTags This is the last of the fully-captured sessions from ALA 2007 from LITABlog, but there may still be a few pieces of audio here and there that are unearthed and […]

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ALA Annual 2007 – The Ultimate Debate

Next in our series of podcasts from ALA Annual 2007 is The Ultimate Debate: Do Libraries Innovate? Moderated by LITA Vice-President Andrew Pace and featuring Joseph Janes, Stephen Abrams, and K.G. Schneider talking about libraries, innovation, and a great deal more. The audio file is rather large and lengthy (clocking in at an hour and […]

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Lita ERM Interest Group

Ted Koppel raised some compelling issues during his discussions on Ebooks at the ERM Interest Group last week at ALA. In this entry ERM refers to OpenURL, A-Z list and the subscriptions module of this software. ERM software works fairly well with journal content and I believe that library online journal collections have become far […]

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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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LITA Standards Interest Group program

At the Annual 2007 American Library Association conference in Washington in June, the LITA Standards Interest Group sponsored a program entitled “Using Metadata Standards in Digital Libraries: implementing METS, MODS, PREMIS and MIX”. This session explored how libraries are using emerging standards to manage and provide navigation for digital library objects and featured the following: […]

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