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Registration now open for 2010 LITA National Forum

The Forum explores leading-edge technologies and their applications in all types of libraries while providing the networking benefits of a small conference. The 2010 LITA National Forum, “The Cloud and The Crowd,” will be held September 30 – October 3 at the Downtown Hilton in Atlanta.

Keynote Sessions include Amy Bruckman of the Georgia Institute of presenting How Wikipedia Really Works, and What This Means for the Nature of “Truth”, Roy Tennant of OCLC Research will present Using the Cloud to Please the Crowd, and Ross Singer of Talis Information will present The Linked Library Data Cloud: it’s time to stop thinking and start linking.

In addition to concurrent and poster sessions, two preconference workshops will be offered. Starting Thursday afternoon and concluding Friday morning, Jenny Emanuel of University of Illinois will present Redesigning a Website Using Information Architecture Principles. The workshop will focus on strategies systems staff and public services librarians can utilize to inform each other about information architecture practices in order to create and maintain a library web site. Additionally, Maurice York of North Carolina State University will present Virtualize IT: Laying the Foundation for the Library of the Future, exploring how to create a holistic virtualization strategy with a vision towards creating the library spaces and services of the future, including technology selection, cost, design, deployment, and support.

Corporate sponsors of the LITA Forum help bring programming and networking opportunities to attendees. We gratefully acknowledge the support of OCLC, Ex Libris, Boopsie, Serials Solutions and Ristech.

Registration is limited to 500 in order to preserve the advantages of a small conference. Networking opportunities, one of the small conference advantages, are an important part of the Forum. Take advantage of the Friday evening reception and sponsor showcase, Saturday evening networking dinners and meals and breaks throughout the Forum to get to know LITA leaders, Forum speakers, sponsors and peers.

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