Terminology Management Systems

The last of the ISO activities forwarded to us by the busy Cindy Hepfer, ALA Representative to NISO, is an ISO Committee Draft of an International Standard issued for ballot: ISO/DIS 26162, Design, implementation and maintenance of terminology management systems. NISO has forwarded the following about this draft standard: “This is a ballot for the […]

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Annette Smith – 2007 LITA Forum Travel Grant Winner

Ms. Annette Smith from Barbados, West Indies, was the winner of the 2007 LITA-IRC Travel Grant to the 2007 LITA Forum. Ms. Smith is the Director of the National Library Service, Bridgetown, Barbados, WI. In her candidate’s report, she gives her impressions of the 2007 LITA Forum in Denver, Colorado. ————————————————————————— 2007 LITA Forum Phew! […]

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Integrating Information Resources: The tale of the Primo development partnership at Vanderbilt

PROGRAM BLURB: Vanderbilt formed a partnership with Ex Libris to develop Primo, a new search and retrieval platform for library and university resources. The session will cover: · Project management experience from the project · Working with staff that are not confident with the product · Shifting time schedules · What happens when the deliverables […]

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It's Up and Running, Now What? Strategies for Building Content in an Institutional Repository

Speaker: Catherine M. Jannik, Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center Program blurb: In August 2004, Georgia Tech Library launched SMARTech with approximately 2,500 legacy items. In the beginning, we focused on authors self-archiving pre-prints and postprints, research and technical reports, and electronic theses and dissertations. As interest in archiving other materials increased and […]

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Creating Your First Topic Map

Friday Oct. 5, 4:20 Edward Iglesias, Central Connecticut State University Suellen Stringer-Hye, Vanderbilt University We were commended to check out the Topic Maps LITA interest group also. Edward and Suellen had an infectious enthusiasm for topic maps, and this session was super! They want to make progress together as a library community, creating and merging […]

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Building a Large-Scale Open Source Repository at OhioLINK

Thomas Dowling, OhioLINK Or: “A cautionary tale in three acts” At OhioLink they decided that the repository should be “A place for our stuff”, including: art collections high quality/high resolution – multiple tens of thousands of images art and architecture slides from U Cincinnati paintings and drawings from U Cinn collection items from Works Progress […]

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Peaks and Pitfalls: Designing a Large-Scale Repository Workflow for Quality Assurance

LITA Forum Saturday October 6, 3:20 Frances Knudsen, Beth Goldsmith – Los Alamos National Laboratory Our speaker discussed the experiences that they have had working with The Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library’s aDORe Repository. She spoke about philosophical side versus real world side of QA . They run a repository on a home made […]

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Libx: Connecting Users and Libraries

Annette Bailey – Virginia Tech The room was over-filled showing that a lot of people are interested in the project. In 2005 the working group thought they’d like to produce a tool that would be a virtual librarian – could they do it wihtout becoming an MS paperclip? Annette reviewed the decision making process through […]

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Five Months With WorldCat Local

Jennifer Ward, Head of Web Services at the University of Washington discussed how her library has implemented a pilot project-WorldCat Local (WCL). WCL at UW searches the local catalog, World Cat, and four article databases. Not all resources are included in WCL. Early English Books Online and Eighteen Century Collections Online are excluded from WCL […]

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Finding, Using, and Sharing Scholarly Content

The speakers for this session were Beth LaPensee of JSTOR and Alice Preston from Ithaka. JSTOR is currently in the process of doing a major site redesign, and Beth LaPensee gave an overview of some of the changes that might (emphasis on the word might; this is still a work in progress) be included in […]

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