A new job title of “Emerging Technology Librarian” seems to reflect an awareness among today’s libraries that there is a need for a librarians whose main role is to explore, evaluate, promote, and implement various emerging technologies. 19 librarians in different fields of librarianship at academic, school, and public libraries will discuss the topic of emerging technologies at libraries, their evaluation, implementation, adoption, and management challenges.
This is a preview of “What Is Your Library Doing about Emerging Technologies?”. Read the full post (191 words, 46 seconds estimated reading time)
Saturday, January 12th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm — j2kIG Meeting at Chestnut room in the Radisson Plaza hotel
The JPEG2000 Interest Group of LITA will be holding a business meeting to discuss plans for a program at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim in June. Anyone with an interest in the use of JPEG2000 in Archives and Libraries is welcome to attend the meeting, whether or not you are a member of LITA.
Finalize plans for program at ALA Annual in Anaheim
Interest group renewal and solicitation for an IG chair
Information sharing about projects, issues, successes/failures
This is a preview of Meeting of the JPEG 2000 Interest Group on Jan 12th in Philadelphia. Read the full post (361 words, 1 image, 1:27 minutes estimated reading time)
[Aside: I'm not quite sure what the procedure is for posting on LITAblog.org. This report was posted there last night to appear at something like http://www.litablog.org/2007/06/23/standards-ig/ but it seems to be stuck in a moderation queue of some sort. I'm reposting it here to get it out to the membership.
Minutes of the JPEG2000 Interest Group have been posted to the j2kArcLib.info website. Comments there are restricted to registered users of the site (although registration is freely available), so feel free to post comments here.
The text was modified to remove a link to http://j2karclib.info/node/113 on January 19th, 2011.
The text was modified to remove a link to http://j2karclib.info/j2kIG on January 19th, 2011.
At the meeting we will be sharing observations and experiences with JPEG 2000 for access and preservation of still and moving pictures as well as discussing ideas for advocacy and spreading information. Membership in LITA is not required to attend the meeting. Get this meeting as an iCal file suitable for importing into most calendar programs.
This is a preview of Meeting of the JPEG 2000 Interest Group on Jun 23rd in Washington, DC. Read the full post (120 words, 1 image, 29 seconds estimated reading time)
Tom Wilson, LITA past president and all-around insightful LITA Top Technology Trendster, posted a commentary to the “Where have all the programmers gone?” post that deserves top billing 1. Please read and digest it before coming back here. And it’s not late to the party at all, Tom — I believe it is only now just getting interesting.
This is a preview of Appreciating our Heritage while Embracing a Future. Read the full post (822 words, 3:17 minutes estimated reading time)
This is a summary of the discussion of the LITA Library Consortia / Automated Systems Interest Group meeting on Monday morning of the ALA Annual Convention in New Orleans. The meeting consisted of a managed discussion of the use of Electronic Resource Management (ERM) systems in consortial environments. In some cases, comments from the two primary speakers and discussion among the commingled and unattributed. Inaccuracies and comments taken out of context are the responsibility of the author of this posting, and corrections or embellishments are welcome in the form of comments to this post or as private e-mail messages.
This is a preview of Electronic Resource Management Systems in Consortial Environments. Read the full post (1122 words, 4:29 minutes estimated reading time)
What follows is a summary and commentary on the LITA Top Technology Trends meeting at ALA annual conference in New Orleans on 25-Jun-2006. What I’ve tried to do is collate comments from the panel members and add my own commentary (marked off as such from the rest of the summary) where I thought I had something useful to add. It is my hope that this summary is a faithful representation of the statements made by the participants in the panel. If not, please let me know privately or in the comment area here and I will make the appropriate corrections on the body of the blog post.
This is a preview of It’s All About User Services: A Summary and Commentary on the LITA Top Technology Trends meeting. Read the full post (1696 words, 6:47 minutes estimated reading time)
This is a report of the presentations from the LITAStandards Interest Group at the ALA Annual Conference, 24-Jul-2006, in New Orleans. Pat Stevens, interim director of NISO, moderated the panel discussion.
ISSN Regina Reynolds, Library of Congress (U.S. ISSN Center)
There are 80 ISSN centers worldwide with about 150 people associated with the assigning of ISSNs.
The ISSN International Center is located in Paris. It assigns the prefixes to ISSN centers and holds a master copy of descriptive metadata — the “Key Title” plus other metadata elements in MARC format — for every assigned ISSN. It also provides documentation, a manual (about 80-100 pages in length) and support for new centers coming on board.
This is a preview of “Identifiers Roundup” — LITA Standards Interest Group in conjunction with NISO. Read the full post (1730 words, 6:55 minutes estimated reading time)