LITA Heads of Library Technology (HoLT) Meeting

January 13, 2008 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Apologies for the delayed posting] Introductions and Announcements The meeting was called to order by Michelle Robertson – Chair. We went around the room and introduced ourselves. We had representatives from the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, Drexel University, Boise State University, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the […]

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Top Tech Trends

——————————————————————– In 1908, Thomas Edison stated “Anything, Everything is Possible.” According to Smithsonian Magazine, the events and innovations that occurred a century ago marked America’s entry into the modern world. The innovations in 1908 literally put us in motion. Wilbur Wright flew 2 hours and 20 minutes. Henry Ford introduced the Model T to the […]

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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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Assessment and Research Meeting on Friday, Jan 11

The recently formed LITA Assessment and Research Committee hosted a session on Friday morning about establishing a research strategy for LITA. Approximately 20 people from the Assessment and Research Committee, the Membership Committee, Committee and Interest Groups Chairs, LITA Emerging Leaders and the LITA Board participated in the session. Robin Wedewer, from Tecker Consulting, facilitated […]

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Minutes for the BIGWIG meeting at ALA Midwinter 2008 (1/13/2008)

Agenda 1. Questions regarding podcasts for LITA office candidates 2. Discussion on BIGWIG & Transparency 3. Conference podcasting 4. Brainstorm potential topics for social software showcase 5. ideas for interactivity or innovation for LITA forum 1. Questions for podcasts for LITA elections (Karen Coombs) Podcasts for LITA candidates contained these questions last year: 1. Briefly […]

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Open Source Systems IG Meeting

LITA Open Source Systems IG business meeting Midwinter, 2008 January 14th Marriott Philadelphia Present were representatives of the National Archives of Canada, Liblime, Rowan University, Index Data, the Texas State Library, City College of San Francisco, Georgetown’s Law Library, Texas Wesleyan, the Massachussetts Trial Court Law Library, Florida State University, Wayne State University, Minnesota’s CLIC […]

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Electronic Resources IG Meeting, Friday 1/11/08 7:30 pm

The IG meeting on Friday night attracted an impressive group of information professionals, with standing room available only. Zoe Stewart-Marshall, an ERMIG Chair and Clara Ruttenberg, an ERMIG Vice Chair started the meeting with Electronic Resources IG mission statement and goals http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litamembership/litaigs/erm/index.cfm Zoe announced that Vice Chair position, responsible for organizing managed discussions, will be […]

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Meeting of the JPEG 2000 Interest Group on Jan 14th in Philadelphia

The JPEG2000 in Archives and Libraries Interest Group met on Saturday afternoon. 11 people attended the meeting. In the information sharing part of the meeting, there was discussion of the benefits, drawbacks, and considerations of “visually lossless” versus “digitally lossless”. In particular, one of the attendees talked about how the Internet Archive had chosen to […]

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