Gerry McKiernan (Iowa State University Library) provided the audience with an introduction to RSS feeds and aggregators, especially their potential roles within libraries.
Susan Thompson & David Walker from California State University-San Marcos, Kellogg Library (I took too long eating my cake and talking so I arrived a little late to this session.) Susan Thompson is up first. California State University-San Marcos is a relatively new campus and they have just completed a new library building. One of their major considerations was developing a building that would support a large amount of technology for their students. They took special care with their classrooms, which they call labs, paying attention to lighting, projection screens, and versatility of the rooms. A collaborative classroom which has round tables provides an area conducive to group work. The instructor has a control screen on their computer that controls all of the components of the classroom, including screens, lights, and to even control and manipulate the studentâ€™s computers. Not only did the Kellogg library install over 240 computers, but…
What is JPEG2000?
Wavelet-based image compression standard. Same ISO that worked on JPEG worked on this. 2000 was the year that ISO officially passed part 1 of the standard.
CDL’s vision is of many search portals. No one-stop shopping. Many services for many different audiences. This is often very problematic with a vendor product out of the box.
A nice session from yesterday that had the feel of an XML workshop. Beth offered a quick introduction to XML and XSLT (xml stylesheet transformations) and then got into the nitty gritty as to how Los Alamos is applying the technology.
Michael Gorman likes cataloging. His talk focused on the challenges of metadata schemes in libraries and other information finding environments. Gorman terms this emphasis on metadata â€œthe third wayâ€ â€“ an alternative to expensive and time consuming full cataloging and search-engine-esque free text searching.
Just clarifying that danah boyd didn’t attend Roy’s talk; she based her comments on an assessment of the program synopsis on the LITA website. (I couldn’t attend Roy’s talk, either, due to a major site launch. Can’t wait to see Roy’s Remix!)
Katherine Dabbour and Lynn Lampert from California State University-Northridge shared their experiences with metasearch implementation.
Google put in a bid to provide wireless to SF on September 30th.
danah boyd from the University of California at Berkeley and Yahoo discussed the role of blogging in changing society’s sense of voice.