Most of you (except Poor Pitiful LITA Councilor) are back at work and dealing with the onslaught of post-conference catch-up. But know that your conference posts have been appreciated, read, and enjoyed! At yesterday’s meeting, LITA Board members had many fine things to say about all your efforts. Reporters from Library Journal and American Libraries, […]
ALCTS PARS Reformatting Committee Sunday, June 26, 2005 8:00-10:00 a.m. Analog and Digital Preservation Technology Apologies for the lateness and the brevity of this post. I was both late for this session and had to leave earlyâ€”the very worst kind of guest. However, I determined that I still really wanted to blog it. I went […]
(Btw: we have over 80 posts on this blog. Woohoo!) I’m sitting here in ALA Council listening to discussion about the recommendations from the Task Force on Library School Closings. Earlier today I negotiated discussions about two draft resolutions, one on biometrics and one on RFID, and offered to bring the matter to LITA. When […]
ALCTS Newspaper Users Discussion Group Sat., 06/25/2005 2:00-4:00 p.m. Palmer House Private Dining Room 5 Smallish room, approx. 25 attendees tops. I recognize most from previous NUDG sessions at midwinter and annual. OCLC Terminologies Project and the Newspaper Genre List. Eric Childress and Diane Vizine-Goetz, both from OCLC The mapping of fields from the U.S. […]
â€œWe will all be out of our comfort zone for a while.â€ Googling the Better Mousetrap: Cyber Resources on the Front Line of Reference RUSA 2005 Presidentâ€™s Program Monday, 06/27/2005 Sheraton Chicago Ballroom VI/VII [Mere minutes late! Getting better at timing leaving the McCormick wifi teat and busing to a hotel. In my next life, […]
Sunday, June 26th, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Session descr. from the LITA site: Greenstone digital library software is a comprehensive, multilingual open-source system for constructing, presenting, and maintaining digital collections. Greenstone developer Ian H. Witten will introduce Greenstone and demonstrate installation and collection building. Washington Research Library Consortium and University of Chicago Library representatives will discuss Greenstone implementations at their organizations, including software requirements and selection, collection and interface customization and use of METS-encoded metadata. Laura Sheble will present results from the 2004 Greenstone User Survey.
Boy, that was a packed program! I thought yesterday’s “Top Technology Trends” was packed. Today there were even more people. (see photos…) Participants What everyone came to see was the panel discussion featuring Google’s Adam Smith along with representatives from the five libraries that have agreed to let Google digitize their books. In order of […]
We should be doing a lot more with usage stats than we are.
I came expecting yet-another-panel-of-experts. I left psyched up about creative uses for RFID which I hadnâ€™t considered before. In other words, I got something new from the LITA International Relations committee sponsored discussion about RFID. Considering it was 8:30 in the godforsaken morning, that says something. I also nearly got frostbite since the Hotel Intercontinental […]
I’ll have my write-up of the program a bit later but for the moment, have a look at these shots: