The "Streetprint Engine" for digital image collections

Martha Chantiny, University of Hawaii at Manoa Streetprint is an open-source software program for creating digital collections, developed by the University of Alberta. The purpose of Streetprint, from the web site, is to: “make formerly inaccessible and ephemeral texts and artifacts available to the widest possible audience, fulfilling the promise of the Internet and bringing […]

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Facet Forward: Faceted Navigation of Federated Search Results for Cultural Heritage Materials

Presenters: Danielle Cunniff Plumer, David Dorman, Mark Phillips. This session reviewed three different ways or projects that provide faceted searching. Danielle Plumer – Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative. http://texasheritageonline.org/ The Initiative is a statewide plan that unifies previously created pockets, not a centralized database. They have an OAI harvester (to be described later by Mark Phillips), […]

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http://library2.0

Edward M. Corrado, The College of New Jersey, http://www.tcnj.edu/~corrado/ (good website for those interested in open source, and library 2.0 technologies) Abstract: Corrado began with an introduction of web2.0 then walked participants through the transformation of a Library 1.0 page to a Library 2.0 page, all by using freely available, low IT involvement, and commonly […]

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Library 2023, full-text

A Fun Discussion Moderated by Gregg Silvis [There were two of these sessions and they both ran a bit differently. Gregg ran this as a discussion group and I captured as many of the comments as I could. Audience comments are marked “comments,” my comments are in brackets, and Gregg’s words are as is. I […]

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5-minute madness

This was a good idea and we should repeat it in future Forum years … maybe even at ALA. The program proposal submission and acceptance timeline is so long, this is the only way to get some of the late-breaking news from people who are doing interesting projects. Next time, though, let’s do this in […]

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David Lee King Keynote Presentation

The Future is not out of Reach: Change, Library 2.0, and Emerging Trends David Lee King, Digital Branch and Services Manager at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library in Kansas David’s site: www.davidleeking.com David Lee King is unusual for librarians: his job is “Digital Branch Manager” with a new job description created from elements of […]

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The Future is Not Out of Reach

David Lee King, Digital Branch & Services Manager at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, gave this second keynote, subtitled Change, Library 2.0, and Emerging Trends. He started off with “If you hate being on Flickr, duck” — the second time someone has said this at a session. Is photographing the audience the new fad? […]

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The Scientific and Social Challenges of Global Warming

Jeffrey Kiehl is a senior scientist in the Climate Change Research section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. The Forum committee tries to include a speaker from a local organization at Forum; this year that speaker happens to be talking about a topic that’s been much in the news lately. History […]

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