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Friday, June 22 - 8:00am

8:30am - 12:00pm
Libraries in the Cloud [$] Preconference/Institute Anaheim Convention Center
201B
Description :

Discover how libraries can benefit by moving to the cloud and what role librarians can play when staff and student applications become hosted. The session discusses the implication of hosted computer applications and resources on school library programs and the role of the school librarian.

What are the advantages of moving to a "hosted" school library catalog and circulation system? How can school librarians themselve take advantage of GoogleApps and similar cloud-based productivity tools? And what roles can the school librarian play when a school adopts a program like GoogleApps for Education?

Cost :
AASL Member $109; AASL retired member $99; AASL student member $79; ALA member $159; Non-member $224
8:30am - 4:00pm
Building Digital Collections Using Islandora [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Anaheim Convention Center
205A
Description :

This session will introduce the key concepts underpinning the Islandora Digital Asset Management system. Participants will learn the basics of running this rich repository system and how to utilize common "solution packs" to create and theme collections in Islandora. Participants will learn how to begin modeling and curating custom data collections, and how to migrate from other repository systems, including ContentDM, DSpace and more. Textbooks and system access will be provided; participants should bring computers.

Cost :
LITA Member: $235; ALA Member: $299; Non-Member: $380
8:30am - 4:00pm
Creating Library Linked Data: What Catalogers and Coders Can Build [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Anaheim Convention Center
203B
Description :

High quality metadata: billions of bibliographic records, finding aids, descriptions of digital content - is a major asset of the library community. Agreement is growing on the benefits of transforming this wealth into linked data. Much experimentation is taking place. However, production-quality tools and infrastructure for linked data are in their infancy. This pre-conference will bring together catalogers and programmers to initiate the systematic, consensus-building approach needed to make Library Linked Data reality.

Cost :
LITA Member: $235; ALA Member: $299; Non-Member: $380
8:30am - 4:00pm
Web Content Strategy for Libraries [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Anaheim Convention Center
205B
Description :

Your library’s new website is powered by a high-octane content management system (Drupal, WordPress, etc.) that gives you more power than ever to communicate with your patrons. But what are you saying? How are you saying it? What kind of service are you providing online? How can you ensure that it’s just as good as in your buildings? Content strategy to the rescue! Topics will include strategy development, training & adoption, production control and governance.

Cost :
LITA Member: $235; ALA Member: $299; Non-Member: $380

Friday, June 22 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 4:30pm
Source Code: Digital Youth Participation [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Anaheim Convention Center
210AB
Description :

This half day preconference will discuss the use of digital media to better learn its potential applications in the library and will teach participants how to work with teens on a virtual project.

Cost :
$129 for members and nonmembers, Student: $89

Friday, June 22 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
LITA 101: Open House Orientation Session Anaheim Convention Center
201C
Description :

LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities.

Friday, June 22 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Opening General Session featuring Rebecca MacKinnon Opening/Closing Session, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom A-E
Description :

The Internet was going to liberate us, but in truth it has not. For every story about the web’s empowering role in events such as the Arab Spring, there are many more about the quiet corrosion of civil liberties by companies and governments using the same digital technologies we have come to depend upon.

Sudden changes in Facebook’s features and privacy settings have exposed identities of protestors to police in Egypt and Iran. Apple removes politically controversial apps at the behest of governments as well as for its own commercial reasons. Dozens of Western companies sell surveillance technology to dictatorships around the world. Google struggles with censorship demands from governments in a range of countries—many of them democracies—as well as mounting public concern over the vast quantities of information it collects about its users.

In Consent of the Networked, journalist and Internet policy specialist Rebecca MacKinnon argues that it is time to fight for our rights before they are sold, legislated, programmed, and engineered away. Every day, the corporate sovereigns of cyberspace make decisions that affect our physical freedom— but without our consent. Yet the traditional solution to unaccountable corporate behavior—government regulation— cannot stop the abuse of digital power on its own, and sometimes even contributes to it.

A clarion call to action, Consent of the Networked shows that it is time to stop arguing over whether the Internet empowers people, and address the urgent question of how technology should be governed to support the rights and liberties of users around the world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rebecca MacKinnon works on global Internet policy as a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. She is co-founder of Global Voices, a citizen media network, and a former fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She is on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists and worked for twelve years as a journalist in Asia, including as CNN’s Bureau Chief in Tokyo and Beijing.

Sponsored by Basic Books

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Getting Started with Cloud Computing using Amazon Web Services Program Anaheim Marriott
Orange County Salon 3
Description :

Cloud computing has been gaining popularity in libraries. The session is a beginner's guide to using Amazon web services. It is intended to provide a step-by-step, hands-on session using Amazon cloud computing services, primarily using EC2. Learners will be able to launch /stop/terminate a Linux/Windows instance, create / attach / detach new storage, make / launch instance images, securely copy/delete files, and install / remove a library application such as DSpace on the instance.

8:00am - 10:00am
Reaching Your Patrons with the Mobile Web: Tips and Tricks for Customer Service Success Program Anaheim Convention Center
207C
Description :

We've all been there - you create a new service which has everything everyone wants.... except your customers. Learn to work effectively to create a mobile web app that will be loved by your customers. Scottsdale Public Library Staff will take you through creating the Gimme Engine and discuss the research, technology, and marketing plan that made it a success. For any library new to mobile with little/no internal development expertise.

8:00am - 10:00am
Selecting the Right Integrated Library System Program Anaheim Convention Center
202B
Description :

Are you a new library director wearing many hats, including that of being the technology person? Do you find yourself in the position of needing to choose a new integrated library system?

This workshop covers solid information to assist you, such as the pros and cons of writing a Request for Proposal and contract pitfalls. What are the choices? Is open source really free? Gain an overall understanding in order to make the best decision.

8:00am - 10:00am
“I Can Do It All By Myself”: Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating technologies in addressing the Do-It-Yourself mindset of library patrons Program Anaheim Convention Center
210D
Description :

Users are increasingly self-reliant in their information seeking behavior. Where is the place for the personal interaction with librarians in this new paradigm? Join an active conversation to explore (a) What the DIY user behaviors are, (b) how libraries can respond to them in terms of new services, fiscal and personnel resources, and technologies, and (c) how to leverage technology to create online or face-to-face mediation opportunities that would be welcomed by users.

8:00am - 12:00pm
Linked Data & Next Generation Catalogs Program Anaheim Convention Center
207D
Description :

Discussions on the concepts of linked data have been everywhere, but practical strategies for its implementation are hard to find. “Linked data,” a recommended best practice for exposing, sharing and connecting pieces of data information and knowledge on the Semantic Web, is expected to be fully embraced by the next generation catalogs already in the later stages of development. During this session, attendees will learn about the basic concepts of linked data and the impacts and benefits of adapting linked data in the area of future bibliographical control. To supplement our discussion, developers from a few next generation catalog systems will demonstrate their implementations of linked data.

Featuring:
Cory Harper (NYU); Phil Schreur (Stanford); Theodore Fons (OCLC); Yvette Diven (Serials Solutions) Jennifer Bowen (eXtensible Catalog)

The group will have a business meeting following our program.

8:00am - 12:00pm
ResCarta Users Group Annual Meeting Exhibitor session Hilton Anaheim
Mezzanine Room 01
Description :

ResCarta users and potential users are invited to attend the Fourth Annual ResCarta Users Group meeting. ResCarta software is open source software for digital collections. We’ll discuss how ResCarta software has been used by organizations and how you might be able to use it at yours. Developers will share what’s new with ResCarta software and standards and any plans for the future. Come join us to learn how ResCarta can help you create digital collections.

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 9:00am

9:15am - 10:00am
Conversation Starters: Discovery Here, Discovery There: Pros and Cons of Local or Remote Hosting of Discovery Tools Program Anaheim Convention Center
208A
Description :

Discovery systems are powerful tools to help users find information resources across the breadth of the library's online holdings. Many of these tools offer APIs for libraries to build their own user interfaces to the search index, allowing a library to keep site visitors within the library until the time they access the full text of a resource. What are the pros and cons of keeping discovery local? This talk will explore the user interaction, interface design, and user expectations of such homegrown interfaces.

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:30am
Distance Learning Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Orange County
Regal
Description :

The LITA Distance Learning Interest Group will meet to discuss current issues in distance learning and future plans for DLIG.

10:30am - 11:30am
Audio Format and Budget Transitions: An Interactive Q&A Exhibitor session, Program Hilton Anaheim
Laguna B
Description :

An interactive Q&A on the transition in formats in the audio industry from hard goods (CDs) to digital and how this has affected budget allocations. Librarians who buy in both the CD and digital format will discuss how they determine what to buy and how they foresee the coming changes in their budgets. APA President Michele Cobb will moderate and provide industry statistics that will help librarians in their planning.

Valerie Piechocki is currently the Chief of Materials Management for the Prince George's County Memorial Library System. She has held a variety of positions in public, academic and special libraries in Maryland. She was an early adopter of digital audio both personally and for PGCMLS and looks forward to the seamless synchronization of high quality e-audio with e-pub.

Michael Ciccone is currently the Director of Collections at The Hamilton Public Library in Ontario. Previously he was the Associate Director of Collections at the DC Public Library and the Head of Acquisitions for the branches of The New York Public Library.

Michele Lee Cobb has served with the Audio Publishers Association (APA) board since 2001, as a director and officer, and is currently President. She is also VP – Sales & Marketing for AudioGO (the home of BBC Audiobooks and Audio Bookshelf).

10:30am - 11:30am
Auditorium Speaker - David Weinberger Author Event, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom DE
Description :

David Weinberger is a celebrated Internet philosopher and co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto. His most recent book, Too Big to Know, provides a compelling vision of the future of knowledge in a connected world, shaking the foundations of our concept of knowledge—from the role of facts to the value of books and the authority of experts. “We used to know how to know. We got our answers from books or experts. We’d nail down the facts and move on. But in the Internet age, knowledge has moved onto networks. There’s more knowledge than ever, of course, but it’s different. Topics have no boundaries, and nobody agrees on anything.”

Weinberger describes Too Big to Know as being “about what happens to knowledge and expertise now that we are faced with the fact that there is way way way more to know than can be known by any individual. Its hypothesis is that knowledge and expertise are becoming networks, and are taking on the properties of networks.” The book shows how business, science, education, and the government are learning to use networked knowledge to understand more than ever and to make smarter decisions.

A senior researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for the Internet & Society, and co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, Weinberger is also the author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined and Everything is Miscellaneous. His writing has appeared in Wired, Smithsonian, The Guardian, USA Today, TV Guide, Information Week, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and he has been a frequent commentator on National Public Radio. He has been a strategic marketing advisor to high tech companies, an Internet advisor to presidential campaigns. , and has a Ph.D. in philosophy.

Weinberger’s appearance is sponsored by Basic Books.

Sponsors :
ALA
10:30am - 12:00pm
Back to Basics: Strategies & Techniques for Teaching Basic Digital Literacy to Underserved Populations Program Anaheim Convention Center
206A
Description :

Many different underserved populations often don’t possess basic digital literacy skills necessary for 21st century work and life. How are libraries meeting those basic needs? What works and doesn't work? How do you identify patrons in need of remedial and basic computer skills training? How should differences in population be handled (Adult basic education, ESL learners, older adults etc)? Examples of successful programs, customization to fit specific populations' needs and funding strategies will be covered.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Cataloging in Publication Advisory Group (CAG) Update Other Hilton Anaheim
Redondo
Description :

The Annual CIP Advisory Group Meeting is open to everyone. There will be updates on new initiatives in the CIP Program, including the new CIP E-Book Metadata Project. (Library of Congress)

Sponsors :
UNO
10:30am - 12:00pm
Community Voices: Preserving the History and Culture of Our Communities Program Anaheim Convention Center
201A
Description :

Step Back into the Future - New Technology Brings History to Your Smartphone: Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science developed "GeoStoryteller" for the Goethe-Institut's project German Traces. Geodata is used to guide you via a mobile website along NYC's German Traces recapturing the early days of immigration in New York City. Podcasts, slideshows and augmented reality make this a rich and entertaining learning experience.