LITA Top Tech Trends – ALA Midwinter 2013

Below will be the live stream for the LITA Top Tech Trends panel at ALA Midwinter 2013 in Seattle, WA! We’ll be live at 10:30am Pacific Time, and after the show will embed the recording here as well. Enjoy! Topic: If Data resides in a Cloud environment, is it still mine? Panelists: Roy Tennant, Bess Sadler, Todd Carpenter, Carl Grant (moderator), John Law, Mackenzie Smith, Julie Speer Tweet questions to us with hashtag #alamwttt Part One, just a few minutes of recording before the wifi went crazy. Video streaming by Ustream We missed 8 or so minutes of conversation, then got it running again for Part Two. Video streaming by Ustream


LITA Top Technology Trends at ALA Midwinter in Dallas

The LITA Top Technology Trends panel discussion at ALA Midwinter in Dallas took place on Sunday, January 22, 2012. This year’s panel of technology experts was a combination of veteran and new faces: Stephen Abram, Gale Cengage Learning , Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University Library , Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC , Nina McHale, Arapahoe Library District, Colorado and Sue Polanka, Wright State University Libraries Each trendster came prepared to discuss two technology trends of their choice. During Round One, the issues presented were: frictionless access – smartphone technology that provides unfettered access to services without user interaction (Stephen Abram) advent of “enterprise IT staff” for libraries – bringing in professional programmers rather than librarians who like programming (Nina McHale) impending demise of the ILS (Marshall Breeding) trend toward self-service (Sue Polanka) rise of personal institutional curation services (Lorcan Demsey) Round Two topics were: on-demand tipping point– libraries offering a hybrid model to…


LITA Top Tech Trends Annual Program Evaluation

The LITA TTT Committee welcomed an estimated 600+ attendees to the panel session Sunday afternoon in New Orleans. A hearty thanks goes out to each panelist for their insights and willingness to participate in sharing their knowledge: Lorcan Dempsey, Clifford Lynch, Nina McHale, Monique Szendze, and Jennifer Wright. The program evaluation form is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VW6CCMF and we welcome your thoughts to help inform tweaks or changes that may help with future programs.


LITA and Top Tech Trends on YouTube

LITA is piloting a new YouTube presence, and the Top Technology Trends Committee is excited to be a part of this effort. The Committee is working on a pilot project to share short, informal videos from past and present Top Technology Trends panelists. These videos will serve as current sound-bytes on technology trends of interest to the library community. It’s hoped that the number of videos will grow over time, and play a role in fostering a sense of community during the time between ALA’s Annual and Midwinter meetings. The Committee would like to thank Jason Griffey for producing the first video, available now at LITA LibraryInfoTech’s Channel


Don’t Miss the Top Tech Trends Panel in New Orleans!

We have a great panel this year for Top Tech Trends Panel at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans! 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. When: Sunday, June 26, 2011 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm Where: Convention Center, Auditorium A The illustrious panelists: Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Clifford Lynch, CNI Nina McHale, Univ of Colorado, Denver Monique Sendze, Douglas Country (CO) Libraries Jennifer Wright, Free Library of Philadelphia


LITA Top Tech Trends at Midwinter in San Diego

WHEN: Sunday, January 9, 2011, 8 – 9:30am pacific time WHERE: San Diego Convention Center SDCC-Room 26 A/B Here at litablog.org for live streaming and live blogging Twitter #alamwttt The illustrious panelists will be: Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist, OCLC Rachel Frick, Program Director, Digital Library Federation Erik Mitchell, Assistant Director for Technology Services, Wake Forest University Monique Sendze, Associate Director of Information Technology, Douglas County Libraries, Colorado Jeffrey Trzeciak, University Librarian, McMaster University Join us for a fun and casual discussion, moderated by Jason Vaughan, LITA Top Tech Trends Committee chair.