Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming…

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, […]

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The Delicate Process Dance

(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 […]

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ALCTS Newspaper Users Discussion Group

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. […]

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Greenstone Digital Libraries: Installation to Production

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.

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Radio Frequency Identification Technology in libraries: meeting with the RFID experts

I came expecting yet-another-panel-of-experts. I left psyched up about creative uses for RFID which I hadn’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 […]

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