Video: The World (and Jason Griffey) Interview Verner Vinge

The video for Saturday’s interview with noted science fiction author Verner Vinge is now available on the LITA Ustream Channel. The complete interview runs for about two hours and is available in part 1 and part 2.

The work of Vernor Vinge pushes information and technology to its incredible, but possible, conclusions. In A Fire UponThe Deep and A Deepness in the Sky, Vinge examines the concept of the technological singularity, a theoretical point where machine intelligence overtakes human intelligence, and does so in ways that play with information systems and processes. In Rainbows End, Vinge explores one potentially very real future for libraries in which we live in a world of complete information immersion. Jason Griffey interviews Vernor Vinge; futurist, author, thinker, and visionary. This program was recorded live on Saturday, January 8th 2011 at 1pm in the San Diego Convention Center. Sponsored by LITA’s Imagineering Interest Group.

Forum Keynote Video: Ross Singer on the Linked Data Cloud

Ross Singer delivers the closing keynote for Forum 2010: “The Linked Library Data Cloud: it’s time to stop thinking and start linking.” Ross points to some of the flaws inherent to the nature of our current metadata structures, flaws that present significant challenges to representing the rich relationships that are possible in the linked data cloud, and suggests a path forward. We have video of the whole presentation and slides (well, most of them–as you’ll hear Ross explain, please forgive any gaps 😉 ).

Don’t forget, Roy Tennant’s keynote is available as well. Amy Bruckman’s opening keynote on Wikipedia and the nature of “truth” is coming soon….

Forum Keynote Video: Roy Tennant on “Using the Cloud to Please the Crowd”

In today’s keynote address at LITA Forum, Roy Tennant talks about the context for understanding cloud computing and makes the case for incorporating into our computing strategy for the library. Catch the whole video, with slides, on ustream.

Here’s a description of the talk, as well as the other keynotes. Tomorrow’s keynote by Ross Singer on “The Linked Data Cloud” will be posted and available as well on the LITA Forum show page.

Joan Lippincott Video

As promised, here’s the first of the three Keynote videos from LITA Forum 2009. It’s not perfect, as we tried several different strategies throughout filming the various keynotes…try and frame the speaker and the screen wasn’t great, so in later videos we just concentrated on the speaker.

In any case, I hope you enjoy! The embed is to a web-friendly version, but we do have the HD version as well…at least until our hosting decides to kill us for the massive filesize (seriously, I plan to move these over to for permanent storage, but for now, go easy on the HD, please).

HD m4v download

Joan Lippincott

LITA Forum 2009 Media explosion

Introducing the Keynote Media Series from LITA Forum 2009! First up we’ll have the audio from the Keynote presentations by Joan Lippincott, David Weinberger, and Liz Lawley, followed up in the next week or so with video of those same keynotes! Some people prefer audio, some video, so we’re gonna give you the best of both worlds.

I’ll apologize in advance for the delay on the video…we recorded the keynotes in 1080 HD, and I had forgotten how very, very long that takes to render down to web-watchable sizes.

So, watch this space over the next few days for the audio files of the LITA Forum 2009 Keynotes!

Ultimate Debate 2008

Thanks to the Internet Resources and Services Interest Group (IRSIG), there was another Ultimate Debate panel at ALA Annual 2008. The title this year was “There’s No Catalog like No Catalog”, and we are remarkably lucky that we were able to get a full recording of the debate for podcast here on LITABlog.