RSS Technology Applied to Subscription Database Content
Streaming multimedia – why to do it, how to do it, what they do with it at the National Agricultural Library. If you missed this one, let me just say, you missed a good show. John Gladstone is a fun speaker, and, well, it was a talk about multimedia, so we got to watch a lot of movies. Updated link! The presentation slides are available at:Â http://mamajama.com/uo/lita.ppt That contains all the details he mentioned about technical pieces to put together your streaming capability for relatively low cost. I’ll just mention a few items from the talk which aren’t fully obvious from the slides. Basically, the rationale for doing streaming is (a) Everybody’s doing it and (b) Libraries potentially have better content to offer than Everybody. There is an explosion of multimedia content out there but much of it comes from the same big entertainment and web publishing companies — AOL, Yahoo…
Walk a block north of the conference hotel to the Tech Museum, where this exhibit of historic video games opened today. TheTech.org
May Chang’s workshop on open source communication and collaboration tools, Thursday, Sept. 29.
I’m on the 25th floor of the San Jose Marriott. They gave me a room facing the right direction, towards the eastern hills. If you look out the other side of the building you have a choice of at least four different freeways to watch the traffic crawling along. On entering the Marriott, please go upstairs to the second floor to find the Forum meetings. There’s a map of the meeting rooms on the hotel website. You’ll also want to sign up in your room or at the front desk for your Internet access. This will also entitle you to a passcode for access to the lobby wireless.
San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science will hold a reception during LITA Forum: Saturday, October 1, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Marriott Arcadia Room All LITA Forum attendees are welcome. SLIS Associate Director Linda Main will host. Stop by, say hi, and grab some munchies!
Going to San Jose for LITA Forum? San Jose Public Library happens to be seeking some Senior Librarians. Applications are due by next Wednesday, August 24. They expect to be able to arrange interviews for the week when you’re in San Jose for LITA Forum.
(From LITA-L): The PowerPoint slides and resource list from the “Policies and Practices of Institutional Repositories” program at Annual 2005 are available on the Emerging Tech. Interest Group site.
In case you’re not subscribed to one of the dozens of lists where this is appearing, here’s a reminder on litablog: Early Bird registration for the 2005 LITA Forum: The Ubiquitous Web: Personalization, Portability, & Online Collaboration ends August 15, 2005. Don’t miss your opportunity to save $50.00 off the regular registration rate! Follow the link to the registration page from http://www.lita.org/forum05.
Join us in San Jose, CA this fall. Early bird registration is open.