LITA National Forum '08: Portals to Learning: What librarians can learn from video game design

Presented by Nicholas Schiller, Washington State University and Carole L. Svensson, University of Washington Session description from the conference program: “If they are not already, video games are becoming as ubiquitous a media as television. Librarians will be better equipped to engage students in the practice of scholarly research if we understand the culture of […]

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2008 National Forum: IT Management: There is Too Much Stuff

This past Spring, our library ‘completed’ what was a fairly significant reorganization. The library formalized relationships with several strategic partners which had been residing in our building. One of the outcomes included bringing together three independent IT departments, which I have been responsible for pulling together. Needless to say, the 2008 LITA Forum session entitled […]

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Do They Really Know What They Need?

User-Centered Design for Humanities Collections within a Digital Library – LITA Forum 2008 Mark Phillips and Kathleen Murray, University of North Texas presented jointly on the challenges, goals and outcomes of user-centered design for humanities collections within a digital library. A link to their presentation is here. Mark is the Head of the Digital Projects […]

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LITA National Forum 2008: Tim Spalding: "Library 2.0 is in Danger"

The 2008 LITA National Forum opened Friday afternoon with a general opening session remarks by Tim Spalding, founder and developer, of LibraryThing.com. Tim presented What is Social Cataloging and Why Should You Care? (Blogging relatively ‘Live’ thanks to spotty ‘free’ wireless, a wired connection in my room, and a charged battery.) I have to admit that I […]

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2008 National Forum: Civil Rights Digital Library

P. Toby Graham presented an overview of the structure and holdings of the Civil Rights Digital Library, the most comprehensive effort so far to provide digitized material on the civil rights movement. There is a video archive, a learning objects component that provides curricular support, and the portal. The library is based in the University […]

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LibX – Enhancing User Access to Library Resources

LibX – Enhancing User Access to Library Resources Annette Bailey, Virginia Tech LibX – A Browser Plugin for Libraries Annette reviewed the history of LibX and the initial motivation behind creating this tool: users were increasingly bypassing the library and using search engines and other online search tools. LibX, as a browser plugin, puts the […]

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Don't miss out on the LITA National Forum

Online registration is still available for the LITA National Forum, October 16 – 19, 2008 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH. http://www.lita.org/forum2008 Keynote sessions will feature Tim Spalding, founder and developer of LibraryThing.com, Michael Porter of WebJunction (be sure to check out http://libraryman.com/blog/ for details on his presentation), and R. David Lankes of […]

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Still time to register for the National Forum

Online registration will be available until September 30; if you have already registered, consider adding a preconference to your existing registration by faxing the printable form to the LITA Office. The 2008 LITA National Forum will be held October 16 – 19, 2008 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH. In addition to keynote […]

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hi-fi sci-fi library at the LITA National Forum

Michael Porter has posted the music video and story “behind the music” of Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Library on his blog, Libraryman. Porter will be presenting his keynote session of the same name at the 2008 LITA National Forum in Cincinnati, October 16-19. There is still time to register for the Forum; don’t miss out on Michael […]

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