Don’t delay — submit your proposal and be part of Ohio’s premier higher education conference, The University System of Ohio’s Learning, Libraries & Technology 2009 Conference! Proposals are due by Wednesday, October 15, 2008 for the conference on March 1-3, 2009.
The University System of Ohio’s Learning, Libraries & Technology 2009 Conference will be the tenth anniversary of the conference previously known as the Ohio Digital Commons for Education (ODCE) Conference. This year’s conference will deliver the same great professional development and networking opportunities you’ve come to expect from past conferences. In celebration of the conference’s tenth anniversary, organizers have drastically cut conference fees to: $195 ($95 for students) for two-days or $95 ($55 for students) for a single day. Online registration will be available in December.
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Join fellow coders, hackers and tech-enthusiasts for a two-day WorldCat Hackathon at the New York Public Library. Sponsored by the OCLC Developer’s Network and NYPL Labs of The New York Public Library, the WorldCat Hackathon gives participants the opportunity for two full days of brainstorming and coding mash-ups and other Web services to take advantage of all that WorldCat, the world’s largest bibliographic database, has to offer.
This is a preview of OCLC WorldCat Hackathon — New York City — November 7-8. Read the full post (379 words, 1:31 minutes estimated reading time)
Learning, Libraries and Technology Conference Pre-conference Workshops: March 1, 2009 Main Conference: March 2-3, 2009 Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio
The University System of Ohio invites you to submit proposals for the Learning, Libraries and Technology Conference, March 1-3, 2009. The conference features both submitted and invited presentations, technology demonstrations, pre-conference workshops and plenary presentations. Proposals for presentations in a number of content areas are sought and described below. In addition to the specific topics listed under each broad category, we strongly encourage proposals that represent effective use of educational technology, teaching and learning paradigms, efficient organization and dissemination of information, and innovations in education. This year, we are especially encouraging topics that deal with the intersection and interaction of higher education and the K-12 education community. Deadline to submit a proposal is October 15, 2008.
This is a preview of Call for Presentations, Workshops and Demonstrations of Innovation — Ohio LLT Conference — March 1-3, 2009. Read the full post (1784 words, 2 images, 7:08 minutes estimated reading time)
I’m pleased to be able to report a successful running of a BarCamp here earlier this week. Billed as BarCampOhio/LibraryCampOhio — a mixture of .com and library technologists — we had a good turnout and a lively discussion on a variety of topics. Thanks and gratitude go out to OCLC for offering the space free-of-charge and to T-Mobile for sponsoring the event lunch.
We had about 35 people for the event, including out-of-state’rs from Pennsylvania and Maryland. Being a BarCamp, some of the most valuable conversations were the ones that weren’t organized, but among the organized topics the participants talked about Drupal, social media / marketing / community building, hardware and software management, virtualization and cloud computing, and SOLR.
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First and foremost: This is NOT a conference. Do not expect to be talked at by an ‘expert’ behind a podium. This is an event similar to getting together with some friends at a bar to talk. That’s the “bar” part of BarCamp. The “camp” part is a little much for us to pull off so if you do read the BarCamp page, keep in mind that you do NOT need to bring a sleeping bag.
This is a preview of Registration Open for BarCampOhio/LibraryCampOhio (August 11, 2008). Read the full post (239 words, 2 images, 57 seconds estimated reading time)
In March, I gave a presentation at the NISO forum on Next Generation Discovery Tools: New Tools, Aging Standards. For those that were there, you may remember the bulk of the presentation was in the screencast tours of the functionality of 10 OPAC enhancement tools. Topping out at over 750MB, the presentation file was too big to share, but I promised to put together a combination of the presentation audio and the screencast videos in a much more manageable size. That video, along with a cleaned up version of the audio, is posted below.
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The American Library Association annual conference is getting more social each year, and as a long-time member of ALA and often a critic of the, well, un-togetherness of ALA’s electronic capabilities, it is nice to see the trend continuing this year. Take, for instance, the Blogger’s Room. Initially just a LITA thing, it is now being promoted as an association-wide service. As I write this, that page has about two dozen entries for individual and group blogs that say they will be covering conference events.
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First, kudos to the vendor that runs the ALA Meeting Planner website. They listened to suggestions and now include a way to download your event planner information to your desktop/handheld device using the iCalendarstandard. It is available from the “Downloads and Printing” page of your meeting planner homepage. (You’ll need to sign in using the e-mail address listed on your ALA Annual Registration form plus the password “ala”.) Jump down to the end and select the “iCAL” button next to “Personal Itinerary” to download the iCalendar file.
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Here is my planned schedule for ALA Annual in Anaheim. Reality, of course, may be different. If anyone is interested in talking about electronic textbooks, discovery interfaces and their underlying indexing structures, and service-oriented architecture for library services, please get in touch with me and let’s see if we can find a time to get together.
Friday, June 27
11:30 AM — Private meeting
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM — OCLC Symposium: The Mashed-Up Library (Marriot; Platinum Ballroom)
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM — LITA Happy Hour (Mist Pool Bar at Hotel Menage)
Saturday, June 28
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM — LITA Joint Chairs (Crowne Plaza; Cabo San Lucas B)
This is a preview of Schedule for ALA Annual 2008. Read the full post (359 words, 1:26 minutes estimated reading time)