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The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians
Computers in Libraries 2005 March 16-18, 2005

Hilton Washington
1919 Connecticut Ave. NWWashington, DC 20009
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Postconference Workshops
Saturday, March 19th
Workshop 14
Web Content Management (WCM): Essential Pre-Implementation Planning
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Full Day)
Howard McQueen, Chief Executive, McQueen Consulting

This full-day workshop outlines a successful framework and discusses strategies for preparing an organization to implement content management. The knowledgeable and engaging instructor shares his experience and covers: Content survey and content analysis to define bottom-up content types; Assessing workflow requirements; Assessing metadata requirements; Developing the functional and technical vendor requirements (for an RFP); Developing an implementation plan including vendor-independent and vendor-dependent elements; and Evaluation (pilot project) and vendor selection. This workshop provides insights into educational and consensus-building activities designed to empower departmental Web publishers and content contributors. Lively discussions center on how to prepare your organization’s culture to deal with the change management that WCM necessitates.
Workshop 15
Making the Business Case — CANCELLED
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mary Lee Kennedy, Executive Director, Harvard Business School Library

So often the work information professionals do falls short of making it onto the strategic agenda for an organization. If you have a project, initiative, or program that you want to make sure gets funding or stakeholder attention, join this workshop to put together a plan and analysis that will have the result you need. Work with an expert and veteran of Microsoft and take away tools, an approach, and a framework with which to critically understand, formulate, and communicate the impact of what you do.
Workshop 16
Practical XML & XSLT
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Roy Tennant, User Services Architect, eScholarship Initiative, California Digital Library

This workshop turns up the heat on XML for those who are beyond an introduction and ready to learn how to do useful work with XML. Learn the basics about XSLT, the XML transformation engine, and how you can use it today to serve up XML-encoded information to standard Web clients in XHTML and CSS. Learn about free software available to do these transformations, see demos of live applications, and come away with an understanding of the power and utility of XML and XSLT. This instructive half-day workshop illustrates the tools and techniques necessary to take advantage of XML in the library world.
Workshop 17
Organizational Weblogs: Opportunities, Strategies, Tools
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Darlene Fichter, Data Library Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan & President, Northern Lights Internet Solutions

Many libraries are experimenting with Weblogs for marketing, staff development, knowledge sharing, and news. Hear about some of the ways Weblogs have benefited large and small libraries. Learn about Weblog software choices and features to look for when choosing blogging software. Discuss features such as RSS syndication, comments, permalinks, and editorial roles. Pick up some practical do’s and don’ts of blog publishing. Keep on top of this new software and its applications by listening to our experts who share real world case studies. Stay ahead of your users who are creating Weblogs at a furious pace and consider how your library can offer better services to Webloggers in the community who want to link and comment on information in library’s storehouses of licensed content.
Workshop 18
Finding Business Information Online: Super Searcher Strategies
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services

This half-day workshop tackles how to find reliable, high-quality information on business and financial topics on the Web. Bates, the author of six online research books, including Super Searchers Cover the World and Mining for Gold on the Internet, looks at issues related to conducting business research online efficiently and cost-effectively, validating sources, using Web-only information resources, and staying current on new business and finance information. The workshop provides practical, innovative ways to mine the Web—both the open Web and the Invisible Web. The focus is on the resources found exclusively on the Web, but it also covers unusual or unique resources from the traditional online services. Learn improved business research skills, ideas on new ways to drill for information, and take home a collection of links to the best business resources on the Web.
Workshop 19
Creating Customized Marketing Plans to Target Your Customers — CANCELLED
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Kathy Dempsey, Editor, CIL Magazine & Marketing Library Services (MLS) Newsletter

If you just can’t find the time or inspiration to start an organized marketing program, then this course is for you. It reviews the basic terms and definitions of marketing and focuses on the tools you’ll need for success. Then, through instruction, group discussion, and brainstorming, you’ll create a customized marketing plan to take back to work. Best practices, hot tips, and interesting ideas are sprinkled throughout the program.
Workshop 20
Harvesting Metadata Using OAI-PMH
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Roy Tennant, User Services Architect, eScholarship Initiative, California Digital Library

Over 3 million digital objects (research papers, historical photographs, digital maps, etc.) are available for anyone to use from open access repositories. Many of these repositories comply with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). This workshop shows you how to use free software to create your own searchable collection of these useful online resources. Also covered are practical tips and cautions about harvesting metadata, as well as future trends.
Workshop 21
Yahoo!: The Other Necessary Search Engine — CANCELLED
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Randolph Hock, Online Strategies, author, The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook

Experienced searchers know the importance of using more than one search engine, but many have not yet had time to discover why Yahoo! is now the other “required” search site. Yahoo! has changed radically in the last year and now has a Web database that rivals Google’s, plus more integration of more search-related tools than Google provides. This workshop explores Yahoo!’s search function in detail, plus the range of other features relevant to the professional searcher, such as groups, searching online with a distant client, portal and productivity tools, and Yahoo!’s news, image, and other searchable databases. Take this compressed learning seminar and understand why Yahoo! is an essential search engine.
Workshop 22
Federated Searching
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mary Beth Minick, Associate Librarian, &
Kathleen Hanna, Assistant Librarian, IUPUI University Library

This workshop explores the implementation of a federated search engine project in a medium-sized academic library. Presenters, one liaising with library staff as well as evaluating customization of the front end interface, and the other engaged on the technical side, discuss the process from selection of a federated search product through initial launch, including:

• What to consider when evaluating federated search products
• Identifying and incorporating stakeholders’ needs
• Pitfalls and challenges to expect in implementation
• Uses for federated search products beyond searching
 

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