Cynthia Cohen, May 2012 graduate of the San José State University School of Library and Information Science, has been named the winner of the 2012LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, sponsored by Ex Libris Group and LITA. Cohen’s paper, titled “Extending LOCKSS: The Preservation Risks of Private LOCKSSNetworks”, provides a review of the basics of the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) project, originally designed to ensure long-term preservation of and access to e-journal content, and considers the potential preservation risks of private LOCKSS networks (PLNs) which are exploring how to extend LOCKSS in preserving collections more diverse and less predictable than e-journal content. “The members of the LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award Committee and I are pleased to acknowledge and honor with this award Cynthia Cohen’s clear and cogent manuscript, which presents a balanced view in an area in which opinions are very divided,” said Heidi Hanson, chair of the committee. “Ms. Cohen’s paper examines both the technology…
LITA Happy Hour for ALA 2012
The LITA Happy Hour for Annual 2012 will be Sunday from 5:30 to 8pm, at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel’s Hearthstone Lounge. It’s also in the official planner so you can add it to your busy busy schedule. See you there! UPDATE: Emerald’s Library Hi-Tech is celebrating 30 years and they will be joining us at Happy Hour and generously sponsoring some refreshments! The first 50 people to ask at their booth (1772) in the Exhibits will get a voucher for a free drink and slice of cake.
Don’t Miss the Top Tech Trends Panel in Anaheim!
We have a great panel this year for Top Tech Trends at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim! The panelists will describe changes and advances in technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to take advantage of these trends. Presentation of LITA Awards and Scholarships will take place prior to the Top Tech Trends program. When: Sunday, June 24, 2012 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom A The panelists: Stephen Abram, Gale Cengage Learning Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Meredith Farkas, Portland State University Library Clifford Lynch, CNI Nina McHale, Arapahoe Library District, Colorado
LITA @ #ala12 Anaheim
Once again I bring you a gCal of the LITA-sponsored events at ALA Annual conference. Also, I encourage you to go and check out the awesome ALA Annual Conference Scheduler and build your own custom calendar for the conference. Please note that the LITA Happy Hour will be on Sunday 6/24/2012 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm (a change from our usual Friday evening, so I felt it should be highlighted)
LITA preconferences at ALA Annual Conference
LITA is offering three full-day preconferences, to be held from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. Web Content Strategy for Libraries Speakers: Nina McHale, Arapahoe Library District, Colo.; Chris Evjy, Jefferson County Public Library, Colo. Your library’s new website is powered by a high-octane content management system (Drupal, WordPress, etc.) that gives you more power than ever to communicate with your patrons. But what are you saying? How are you saying it? What kind of service are you providing online? How can you ensure that it’s just as good as in your buildings? Content strategy to the rescue! Topics will include strategy development, training & adoption, production control and governance. Creating Library Linked Data: What Catalogers and Coders Can Build Facilitator: Debra Shapiro, University of WI-Madison School of Library & Information Studies This preconference is positioned to take advantage of the growing interest…