A CD-ROM is available for purchase through The Digital Record (www.digitalrecord.org).
The CD-ROM features audio and supplemental materials (such as PowerPoint slides) for many of the sessions at Computers in Libraries.
Orders are shipped approximately 6 weeks after the event.
Jill Hurst-Wahl, President, Hurst Associates, Ltd., & Senior Instructor,
Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Digitization is much more than converting a physical or analog object into
its digital equivalent. It is about efficiently repurposing crucial information
resources to improve how these resources are used by staff, colleagues,
and end users. For libraries, it can open the collection to a much larger
user-base, whether that user-base is comprised of researchers, students,
or businesspeople. Most digitization programs are doomed from the start
because the focus is on the conversion process instead of other, critical
pre-scanning issues such as selection criteria, preservation of original documents,
metadata creation, software and hardware concerns, integration
into existing systems, and legal issues. These issues and more are discussed
in this workshop: digitization definitions; the five major steps in digitization
process; roles for project managers and team members; critical
success factors; copyright and other intellectual property issues; marketing
to colleagues, collaborators and users; funding; typical program stoppers
and inhibitors; and digitization trends.
Workshop 14 — Super-Charged Blogging: Delivering Innovative
Enterprise and Client Services 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sabrina Pacifici, Law Librarian, & Editor/Publisher of LLRX.com and
beSpacific.com & Connie Crosby, Library Manager, WeirFoulds LLP
Taught by experienced bloggers, this workshop looks at what communication
methods could be replaced by blogging, what manual or online processes could be replaced or supplemented by blogging, and how RSS
and news feeds from both local and enterprisewide, fee-based services or
free services can improve delivery and awareness of information. It illustrates
what can be done with blog applications (e.g., Blogger, TypePad,
WordPress, Movable Type); audio posts/podcasting; video posts; posting
from cell phones or PDAs; and other hot new features and/or gadgets.
With case studies and interactive discussions the following issues are considered:
enterprise blogging for certain departments or processes (e.g.,
getting a reference group or catalogers to create and share resources and
ongoing updates); marketing services within an organization and to an
organization’s clients; blogging ethics and guidelines; strategies for collaborative
blogging; getting nonbloggers to post; using blogs to create
RSS feeds; news aggregators; types of information suitable for blogging
(i.e., how to set up processes by which you can gather, analyze, compile,
and publish current content to your blog); selling blogging as a worthwhile
venture in your organization; and more.
Greg Notess, Montana State University, & Author, Teaching Web Search
Our expert presents proven techniques for teaching Web searching, not
just to beginners but also to those who think they already know everything
about Web search. Using practical examples and tips, Notess covers the
advantages, disadvantages, and techniques for hands-on training; demonstration
sessions; and online, self-paced guides for teaching others about
Web search skills and strategies. Anyone involved in teaching and training,
within any environment, will gain important insights and strategies for
teaching Web search skills.
The fair use clause of the Copyright Act of 1976 is perhaps the most difficult
copyright exception to understand. Given its broad application and
fact dependency, information professionals find it very difficult to make
business decisions about content use based on a fair use analysis, thereby
effectively rendering this exception useless to the information community.
This advanced workshop seeks to demystify fair use and restore it as a
viable copyright exception for information professionals. Using a fair use
checklist developed by IUPUI’s Copyright Management Center, an analysis
of contemporary case law, and elements of game theory, Dames, editor
of CopyCense, guides info pros through a strategic analysis of fair use
that will assist them in making prudent business decisions about using
protected works without a license or without receiving permission from
the copyright owner. This presentation builds on participants’ fundamental
understanding of U.S. copyright law as it applies to libraries, archives,
museums, schools, and universities.
David Free, Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur Campus Library David Lee King, Digital Branch & Services Manager, Topeka and
Shawnee County Public Library
Podcasting is one of today’s hottest social computing applications. But
what can this emerging technology do for libraries? What is a videoblog
and why use one on your library’s Web site? This in-depth workshop, featuring
two experts in the field of library podcasting and videocasting,
answers these questions and more. Come explore and discuss how
libraries are using podcasts and videocasts for outreach and learning
through a variety of case studies, including tips on what types of content
work best for different types of libraries. Detailed information on what to
consider when planning for and implementing pod/videocasting at your
library are provided along with an up-close and personal look at a variety
of creation tools. Gain some hands-on experience in making podcasts and
videocasts by producing content live during the session!
Frank Cervone, Assistant University Librarian for Information
Technology, Northwestern University
Have you ever wondered what a subnet or DNS cache is? Have you ever
wondered just how all that digital information flies around the Internet? If
so, this is the workshop for you! This broad introduction to networking concepts,
specifically for librarians, covers the basic terminology of networking,
glimpses the infrastructure behind the Internet, illustrates how information
travels across network access methods and how wireless access
works, and examines the hot topics related to network security. This workshop
provides a solid foundation for doing your own basic network troubleshooting,
and with a better understanding of how networks are constructed,
both at home and in the workplace, you will be able to deal with
the techies in your world.
Workshop 19 — Mining the Internet for Business Intelligence 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Barbie Keiser, President, Barbie E. Keiser Inc.
Discovering new sites on the Web is not a problem; thousands exist for
every topic under the sun. Identifying those to which you should link when
time and money are a consideration—not to mention comprehensive nature,
timeliness, and accuracy of the data—is the key. This how-to half-day workshop
focuses on using the Internet/Web as a source for business intelligence.
This practical primer, by an experienced researcher, acquaints attendees
with the vast array of business and management information sources
that reside on the Internet today, where and how to access “the best,” and
how to improve your business monitoring efforts, deepening your organization’s
knowledge of markets (global, regional, national, and local), industry
sectors, and company-specific activities and strategies. Methodologies
for performing research on the Web are presented and many resources
Workshop 20 — Mining Blogs & RSS for Research 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sabrina Pacifici, Law Librarian, & Editor/Publisher of LLRX.com and
beSpacific.com & Connie Crosby, Library Manager, WeirFoulds LLP
This workshop focuses on leveraging the best of free and low-fee Web sites
as well as Web-related services to support research services. It includes
“best of the Web” for CI (competitive intelligence), legislation, news, public
services, government documents, and information—sites you need to
know about and incorporate in your daily work routine.
Workshop 21 — Creating Online Tutorials in Less Than 30 Minutes 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Greg Notess, Montana State University
Online tutorials used to be extremely time-intensive to create. With the
increase in reference and instruction to distant users in all types of libraries,
as well as the need for just-in-time learning in many organizations, we need
quicker ways to create tutorials to transfer information and demonstrate
online library resources. New tools make it quick and easy to create online
demonstrations and tutorials with a minimum of effort, to record screen
actions, and to add a voice commentary. Explore using software such as
Camtasia, Captivate, and Wink to quickly create online tutorials for your
Workshop 22 — Search Engine Optimization for Library Web Sites:
Get Found By Search Engines! (Cancelled) 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Erik Arnold, Vivisimo Search,& Barbie Keiser, President, Barbie E.
Ranking high in the search results of major engines is obtainable for all
library Web sites. This workshop covers the strategies, tools, and techniques
that search marketing pros use to increase visibility and traffic for
their clients’ Web sites. It focuses on site design and content considerations
that will naturally attract traffic from search engines to your site. This
workshop helps you understand how search engines work and how they
rank your site, design search-engine-friendly sites and pages, apply search
engine optimization techniques to your site, and more.
Workshop 23 — Utilizing the New Multimedia Web 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ran Hock, Online Strategies, & Author, The Extreme Searcher’s Guide
to Web Search Engines
Among current Web trends, one of the most significant and exciting is the
growing importance, quantity, and searchability of multimedia content —
images, audio, and video. This session explores the new sources and interfaces
that are out. The session provides attendees with an increased awareness
of the possibilities and also the skills, techniques, and tricks for most
effectively accessing this multimedia material. It discusses the increasing
role of XML, RSS, speech recognition, and other technologies in providing
extensive metadata, searchable transcripts, improved relevance, and other
valuable features that can accompany these important resources.
Workshop 24 — From Thesaurus to Ontology: Advanced Taxonomy Course 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Marjorie M.K. Hlava, President, & Jay Ven Eman, Ph.D., CEO, Access
This advanced taxonomy workshop covers what it takes to make the switch
from a thesaurus to an ontology. Moving from a well-formed, standards-compliant
thesaurus to a W3C OWL ontology is a straightforward process.
The workshop outlines the process and discusses the pros and cons of
the switch such as what can you do with one that you cannot do with the
other, what search implementation options you have with each, application
to actual text or information objects, and more. Experience with thesaurus
construction or knowledge of the NISO Z39.19 standard is useful.