Computers in Libraries 2000 The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians

Call for Papers


Jane I. Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates


Stephen Abram
IHS Micromedia

D. Scott Brandt
Purdue University Libraries

Marshall Breeding
Vanderbilt University

Eric Flower
University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Walt Howe
Delphi Internet Services

Kathy Miller
Managing Editor, Computers in Libraries

Julia Peterson
Library, Information & Knowledge Management 

Gary Pitkin
University of Northern Colorado

Hope Tillman
Babson College

Ferdi Serim
Editor,  MultiMedia Schools

Information Today Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for twenty years with the National Online Meeting and Internet Librarian, is pleased to announce the 15th annual Computers in Libraries — the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating all aspects of library technology.  The conference offers a wide-ranging program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, and information specialists.  The focus of the conference is on leading edge technology which is transforming library operations, products and services, and roles within all types and sizes of library and information services.

Computers in Libraries caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with four simultaneous tracks plus many workshop and networking opportunities.  This year’s tracks and themes will encompass: Managing Content, Web Tools, Search Engines, Case Studies of Internet & Intranet Librarians, Integrating the Net, Digital Library Services, Library Automation & Infrastructure, Public Libraries, Managing Knowledge Assets, Distance Learning & Instruction, Web Management, Digitizing Resources, Streaming Multimedia, School Libraries, and more.  Speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative and focus on practical applications and case studies as well as technical and managerial issues.  Please consider sending us a proposal to speak.  Below are some of the topics we hope to cover, but don’t let this list limit your imagination!  We look forward to hearing from you.

(suggestions only—the more creative the topic, the better!)
Digitizing collections 
Cool Web tools: Java, XML, DHTML
Information Architecture 
Intranet case studies
Integrating K-12 Curriculum & Technology
Search engine tools & tips
Licensing & negotiating
Knowledge management technology
Publishing on the Web
Managing electronic resources
Desktop access strategies
Streamlining electronic document delivery
Filtering & intelligent agents
Designing & maintaining web sites
Creating & supporting virtual communities
Multimedia & image delivery
Web resources for specific subject areas
Protecting & using intellectual property
Future Net/Web strategies
Migrating databases to the Web
Web policies & strategies
Web developer tools & techniques
Retooling budgets for the Eworld
Managing desktop access
Acquiring & managing content
Delivery channels & platforms
Special & virtual library case studies
Interfaces & screen design
Electronic commerce
Document & image management
Copyright in the Eworld
Wired strategies for the millennium
Web-based OPACs
LANs, WANs & the net
Capturing & delivering multimedia
Distance learning technologies
Digital archiving
Security & authentication
Technology planning
Tools for evaluating web resources
Public access workstations
Funding technology & upgrades
Lessons learned; strategies
Usability testing for Web sites
Mining for quality information
Collaborating with IT

If you would like to participate in Computers in Libraries 2000 as a speaker, please contact the Program Chair at the e-mail/fax, address listed below as soon as possible (August 20, 1999 at the very latest).  Include the following brief details of your proposed presentation: title, subject, scope, abstract, a few sentences of biographical information that relate you to the topic, and full contact information (title, address, e-mail, phone & fax).   All abstracts will be reviewed by the Organizing/Review Committee and notification regarding acceptance will be made in the fall.

Jane I. Dysart
Program Chair
Computers in Libraries  2000
Dysart & Jones Associates
47 Rose Park Drive
Toronto, Ontario  M4T 1R2
Phone: (416) 484-6129
Fax: (416) 484-7063

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