These trends are also posted on Library Technology Guides. Discovery Interfaces Expand Scope The genre of Discovery Interfaces has been an ongoing trend for the last few years. These interfaces aim to replace the traditional, stodgy OPAC with a modern interface, delivering library content through an interface more consistent with what patrons experience elsewhere on the Web. They offer visually appealing design, relevancy ranking, faceted navigation, and other standard Web navigation techniques. These products offer an attractive replacement for the online catalogs delivered with the ILS. The initial phase of this genre of products delivered a new interface. Yet, they remained largely tied to the content managed in the ILS, despite the ever increasing investments in electronic content. In many cases, a federated search component would aim to supplement the primarily print content of the ILS with a clumsy mechanism for accessing e-journals and database. Weâ€™re now seeing a new…
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McCormick Place West, W-196a Building an ILS for Service Oriented Architecture Structure Beth Forrest-Warner, University of Kansas; Robert H. McDonald, Indiana University; John Little, Duke University; Carlen Ruschoff, University of Maryland. Really, this has as much of a positive implication for public and special libraries as it does for academics, especially as regards financial and HR management integration (think payroll and acquisitions). Not initially, but wait and watch for the trickle-down.
McCormick Place West, W-180 Digital Library Technology Interest Group
Truly, I vote this the presentation most likely to make libraries say, “Hey, I think I will outsource my scanning to Clemson University”. Loving care is evident in the selection, installation, and use of their equipment.
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The Top Technology Trends committee is gearing up for the discussion at annual, and weâ€™d like your help in picking the topics. What issues would you like to hear the trendsters discuss? Please take a moment and cast your vote! http://poll.fm/11sb2 This yearâ€™s discussion will be held Sunday, July 12, 1:30 â€“ 3:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental.
For those of us, like me, who missed it in the LITA Update last week: Friday, July 10, 2009 LITA Happy Hour 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Potterâ€™s Lounge, Palmer House Please join the LITA Membership Development Committee and members from around the country for networking, good cheer, and great fun! Expect lively conversation and excellent drinks. Cash bar.
Annual Conference Highlights for Those Attending All programs and meetings details LITA BIGWIG gCal Friday Evening with LITA Friday, July 10, 2009 LITA 101: Open House 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Water Tower Place in the Palmer House Hotel LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities. Andrew Pace, LITA President; Donald Lemke, LITA Membership Development Committee Chair; Holly Yu, LITA Interest Group Coordinator; and Scott Muir, LITA Committee Coordinator and many other LITA leaders will be present. (and the reason we all get to annual on Friday night) LITA Happy Hour 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Potterâ€™s Lounge, Palmer House Please join the LITA Membership Development Committee and members from around the country for networking, good cheer, and great fun! Expect lively…
Once again, the BIGWIG Google Calendar with all LITA events is populated. This makes it easy to remix, subscribe to via RSS, or via iCal. See you in Chicago!
Attending the ALA 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago this July? Be a part of the fun and blog for LITA! We need volunteers to blog about sessions, speakers, and general conference atmosphere. We would like coverage for as many of the sessions as possible, so see the current Blog Schedule and pick one (or more) and join the LITA Blogging Community. Interested? Sign up HERE, and youâ€™ll be added to the schedule. No experience is required to blog, though we would love to see some of our experienced volunteers back again. If you have any questions, email Michele Mizejewski.
There is still time to register for a LITA workshop – held Friday, July 10, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Chicago A Thousand Words: Taking Better Photos for Telling Stories in Your Library Presented by: Helene Blowers, Michael Porter, and Cindi Trainor If you want to learn how to capture library events more effectively and artistically, donâ€™t miss this hands-on workshop in Chicago this July. Learn the Who, What and Why of shooting, sharing and reusing your library photos, and see how to use widgets and other tools to tell stories and engage your users in your digital space. Learn techniques for shooting and editing better photos, camera settings that make for the best photos, and the basics of editing an image. Privacy policies and Creative Commons will also be covered. The hands-on portion of this workshop will involve using flickr, getting to know your camera, and using…