Thanks to our bloggers

LITA and BIGWIG would like to thank the volunteers that put forward such a phenomenal effort to capture LITA Forum 2007 for us. Without them, we couldn’t have covered the conference in the detail that we did, and I would like to give them a round of virtual applause for their efforts. *applause* Thanks go […]

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Five Months with WorldCat Local

Speaker: Jennifer Ward, University of Washington Libraries Jennifer started by showing a YouTube video, “Finding Time in the Penn State Libraries,” to illustrate the problems searchers have when looking for material through library catalogs. I was amused when I looked for the video that another librarian has posted a video response, “Finding Time Magazine at […]

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Poster Sessions

LITA 2007 offers ten poster sessions covering a wide variety of topics. I will try to give you a glimpse of each of the offerings present. While ten were listed not all were present. Take your online services to the next level: audio, video and more! By Michelle Jeske (Denver Public Library) really showed how […]

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In Your Face(book): Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it,” said Alan Kay, father of the laptop computer, the apple/mac graphical user interface, and object oriented programming. Ruminations upon this quote kicked off Gerry McKiernan’s presentation on the social networking site Facebook, during which McKiernan used the Swiss Army knife as metaphor for online […]

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Preconference II: Library-wide IT Proficiency

Melissa has already blogged the general outline so I’m just adding my comments. There were 55 folks registered for this 6 hour preconference. Participants were from all types of libraries – academic, special, public, government, etc. Some support just IT proficiency for employees; others support employees and students. In the discussion on how to get […]

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Letting the Cat Out of the Box?

Presenter: Edward M. Corrado, Systems Librarian, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Library October 6, 2007, LITA National Forum Edward Corrado has presented on social software, Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 on numerous occasions and is interested in the use of open source software and Web 2.0 applications in libraries. He is the author of […]

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From Plone to Plinkit to Public Libraries: A Tale of Four States

Darci Hanning, Oregon State Library, Sharon Morris, Colorado State Library, Kristi Lindsey, Penrose Community Library District, Beverly J. Obert, Rolling Prairie Library District, Tine Walczyk, Texas State Library and Archives Commission Plinkit is a program for developing database-driven web sites for libraries, that uses open-source software, and is free to the libraries who use them. […]

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Start-Up Process Management for Library Media Production Services

Presenter: Sean Cordes, Coordinator of Instruction Services, Malpass Library, Western Illinois University Libraries October 6, 2007, LITA National Forum Sean Cordes was previously Instructional Technology Library at Parks Library, Iowa State University of Science and Technology. He holds masters degrees in educational technology, and in library and information science from the University of Missouri. His […]

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