From Plone to Plinkit to Public Libraries: A Tale of Four States

Darci Hanning, Oregon State Library, Sharon Morris, Colorado State Library, Kristi Lindsey, Penrose Community Library District, Beverly J. Obert, Rolling Prairie Library District, Tine Walczyk, Texas State Library and Archives Commission Plinkit is a program for developing database-driven web sites for libraries, that uses open-source software, and is free to the libraries who use them. […]

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Start-Up Process Management for Library Media Production Services

Presenter: Sean Cordes, Coordinator of Instruction Services, Malpass Library, Western Illinois University Libraries October 6, 2007, LITA National Forum Sean Cordes was previously Instructional Technology Library at Parks Library, Iowa State University of Science and Technology. He holds masters degrees in educational technology, and in library and information science from the University of Missouri. His […]

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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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Library Wide IT Proficiency Preconference

Library-Wide IT Proficiency Preconference Presented by Brenda Chawner and Grace Sines This session was very informative. The preconference covered technology competency frameworks, understanding proficiency issues, discussion on what makes a good IT staff and IT fundamentals. One major point made was that in order to be successful in this process each of need to know […]

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Enhancing the OPAC

Enhancing the OPAC: Tagging the Catalog and Keyword-in-Heading Searching Shawn Carraway, Midlands Technical College Michael Bowden, Harrisburg Area Community College Michael Bowden and Shawn Carraway presented on two major customizations they made to their OPACs Both presenters work with SirsiDynix Unicorn but regardless of vendor any system should be able to, and want to impliment […]

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