Do you plan to attend ALA Midwinter in San Diego? Take this opportunity to become a LITA Blogger. The LITA Blog (http://litablog.org) will again be on hand to report what is happening and share the terrific Midwinter experience with those who cannot attend this year. If you like to write and are looking for new ways to get involved (or have blogged in the past and would like to blog again), please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what sessions you would like to cover. The blog schedule for Midwinter is below and will be updated as we receive volunteers. Names of bloggers appear in bold next to session. If there is no name after a session title, please feel free to sign up for it! We will be taking volunteers up to and during the conference. Thank you very much in advance! Matt Hamilton, LITA Web Coordinating Committee…
Emerging ALA Leaders Team O has complied a list of LITA-related tags for ease of following LITA programs. Head on over to the ALA Annual wiki and check it out
On behalf of BIGWIG, as usual, here is a calendar of LITA events at ALA Annual
For your ease in planning to attend all the meetings and discussions LITA is sponsoring, BIGWIG is happy to provide a gCal for your convenience. Remember, if you do not live in the Eastern Time Zone, Boston is in the Eastern Time Zone and the calendar entries in this gCal are set in Eastern Time. Feedback welcome!
Speakers: Stephanie Rosenblatt, Eric Frierson, Carmen Kazakoff ,Mick Jacobsen Moderated by: Anne Houston Date time place: Saturday July 11, 2009 from 10:30am – 12:00pm at McCormick Place South, S105 a-d Sponsor: Reference User Services Association, Machine Assisted Reference Section (RUSA MARS)
The Social Software Showcase, presented by LITA’s BIGWIG, is a chance to learn about several different areas of software in a quick, efficient way. The way it works is that the content for the showcase is voted on beforehand, and presentations are created for that content. The presentations are made available online on the Social Software Showcase page. The presenters and their topics are briefly introduced at the beginning of the showcase, then the attendees are given the opportunity to visit each of the presenters to discuss their topic for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, the attendees rotate and move on to the next topic. This provides the opportunity for attendees to visit each of the presenters or, as in my case, attend as many presentations as fit into their available time. The four which I attended were mobile websites and applications, information mashups with government information, cloud computing, and…
Sorry this is a little late, but there was some cleaning to be done on the blog before I could get it up. This is the audio capture from the Ultimate Debate 2009, from ALA Annual in Chicago. Great discussion, good questions, and an awesome program put on by IRSIG this year (and, frankly, every year).
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!
LITABlog was just updated to the newest version of WordPress, 2.6. For those that poke around behind the scenes, if you are interested in the newest features, here’s a video overview:
Monday, June 30th, 2008 Anaheim Convention Center Sharon M. Shafer, Vice Chair, welcomed everyone to the 3rd meeting of the Next Generation Catalog Interest Group. The program panelists included Karen G. Schneider, Equinox Software, Sara Davidson, University of California, Merced, and Amy Kautzman, University of California, Davis, â€œRunning a Free and Open Source Software ILS does Not Equate to a Tightrope Act with No Netâ€ Karen G. Schneider began her talk with a definition of open source software from Wikipedia. Karen explained that open source software is free to use, free to download, and free to modify. Support is also available from the open source community or from a vendor. Karen further stated that â€œdevelopmentâ€ happens out in the â€œwild,â€ occurring on IRC, listservs, etc. It is important that development no longer take place in silos. With open source software problems can be quickly resolved. There is no need to…