Library Wide IT Proficiency Preconference

Library-Wide IT Proficiency Preconference Presented by Brenda Chawner and Grace Sines This session was very informative. The preconference covered technology competency frameworks, understanding proficiency issues, discussion on what makes a good IT staff and IT fundamentals. One major point made was that in order to be successful in this process each of need to know […]

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Library 2023: A Provoked Discussion on the Future of Libraries

Why 2023, you ask? Because that’s when Gregg A. Silvis will probably retire. The first question Silvis posed to the participants was, What if there were 100,000,000 books available for free in full text? First the group critiqued NetLibrary’s business model, then brainstormed about a “killer app” that would make ebooks enjoyable to read. Some […]

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E-books: an account of the student experience

Presenters: Bonnie Tijerina, Julie Griffin, and Heather Jeffcoat King, Georgia Institute of Technology’s Library & Information Center Summary: As e-book platforms change, so does the experience for readers of scholarship in electronic format. Georgia Tech Library’s web usability working group undertook an e-book study in early Spring 2007 in order to gain insight into user […]

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Enhancing the OPAC

Enhancing the OPAC: Tagging the Catalog and Keyword-in-Heading Searching Shawn Carraway, Midlands Technical College Michael Bowden, Harrisburg Area Community College Michael Bowden and Shawn Carraway presented on two major customizations they made to their OPACs Both presenters work with SirsiDynix Unicorn but regardless of vendor any system should be able to, and want to impliment […]

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LITA Forum Blogging Update

As you may have noticed if you are attending LITA Forum 2007 in Denver, the hotel wifi that LITA so graciously provided to us does not extend into the conference rooms. If you are signed up to blog for the Forum, please find me and I will see what I can do to make the […]

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LITA Forum 2007

Just a quick note for all of the LITA members currently converging on Denver, CO for LITA Forum 2007, as well as those following us from afar. For those attending, if you are taking photos at Forum, uploading videos, blogging on your personal site, etc, please tag your content with: LITAForum2007 That way those at […]

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Five Minute Madness at the LITA Forum

Are you working on a cool new project that you didn’t even know about when the Call for Papers came out? Would you like an opportunity to share your work with colleagues in an informal setting? If you’ve read the LITA Forum schedule, you may have noticed the Saturday morning Session titled: 5 Minute Madness. […]

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Official Call for Volunteer Bloggers at Forum 07

LITA members will soon be celebrating “Ten Years of the National Forum” in beautiful Denver, Colorado. The LITA Blog will, of course, again be there to report on what is happening — sharing as much of the fun and learning it can with those who cannot attend this year. But, as always, we need your […]

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LITA Forum 2007

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is pleased to offer our annual National Forum– Technology with Altitude: Ten Years of the National Forum October 4-7, 2007 Denver Marriott City Center Register now to save $75 off the regular registration rate; this offer ends on August 15th! http://www.lita.org/forum07/ Two full day preconferences on gaming and […]

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