LITA Programs at ALA 2005 Annual Conference

Chronological list of LITA Programs at Annual Conference.

Access, Preservation, and Interchange: Digital Imaging with JPEG 2000

Saturday, June 25, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

JPEG 2000 in Archives and Libraries Interest Group

JPEG 2000 represents an evolutionary progression of image file formats and revolutionary jump of best practices for access, preservation and interchange of digital images. To date, libraries and archives have built complex systems to track images with associated metadata and custom applications for public access. In the 1990s the Joint Photographic Experts Group created an open standard providing more efficient compression (including two lossless compression) as well as bundling of technical and descriptive metadata with multiple resolutions of the same image into one file. This program provides an overview of the JPEG 2000 standard and an example of its application across library fields.

Speakers: Peter Murray, OhioLink; Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Princeton University

Radio Frequency Identification Technology in Libraries: Meeting with the RFID Experts

Saturday, June 25, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

International Relations Committee

Panel discussion- RFID in Libraries. Get to the crux of the issue as you hear panelists debate the merits of RFID as an enabler of improved quality and reduced cost in today's library operation. Is RFID a technology in search of a solution? Is bar-code technology adequate?

Speakers: Vinod Chachra, VTLS, Inc.; Pat Harris, NISO; Nancy John, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lawrence McCrank, Chicago State University; Shai Robkin, Integrated Technology Group; Lynne Jacobsen, Warren Newport Public Library

Searching Digital Resources: How do people search? How do we know what they want? How do we know when they find what they need?

Saturday, June 25, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Electronic Publishing/Electronic Journals Interest Group

There are nearly as many types of search engines as there are families of databases to search. Some, like Google, are exceptionally simple. Others are far more complex and difficult but return data with higher precision. What are the pros and cons of these two approaches and how do you assess the success of a particular search and the satisfaction of the searcher? In particular, how do you measure whether people are actually finding some reasonable set of the information for which they are searching?

Implementing a Federated Search Tool

Saturday, June 25, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Internet Resources Interest Group

Federated searching brings the promise of offering the Google generation a single search box to simultaneously search multiple sources. Gain insights into the phenomenon of federated searching, and learn how a large library consortium, an academic library and a public library have implemented this technology.

Speakers: Peter Webster, St. Mary's University; Marvin Pollard, California State University; Robert Sathrum, Humboldt State University; Joseph Fisher, Boston Public Library

Project Shibboleth Issues and Answers

Saturday, June 25, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Open Source Systems Interest Group

Shibboleth, a project of Internet2/MACE is developing architectures, policy structures, practical technologies, and an open source implementation to support inter-institutional sharing of web resources subject to access controls. In addition, Shibboleth will develop a policy framework that will allow inter-operation within the higher education community. This panel will present issues and answers for those considering integrating Shibboleth into their information resource management infrastructures.

Speakers: Keith Hazelton, Internet2/U of Wiconsin-Madison; Peter Murray, OhioLink; Mike Neuman, Georgetown University; Chris Zagar, Useful Utilities/EZProxy; Deborah Ludwig, University of Kansas

Science Fiction: The Literature of Ideas

Saturday, June 25, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Imagineering Interest Group

Three distinguished science fiction and fantasy authors -- Catherine Asaro, Mel Odom, and Gene Wolf -- will discuss the visionary nature of their craft, how speculative literature suggests new ideas and technologies, and the possible impacts these developments could have on society in the future. The discussion will be followed by a short meeting for Imagineering IG members and those interested in joining.

Speakers: Catherine Asaro; Mel Odom; Gene Wolf

LITA Open House

Saturday, June 25, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

LITA Open House is a great opportunity for current and prospective members to talk with LITA leaders and learn how to make connections and become more involved in LITA activities. Attendees will get a chance to hear from LITA President. LITA Membership Development Committee will be present to connect attendees with the right people.

To Save or Not to Save? Strategies for Protecting Patron Information Revisited

Sunday, June 26, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Technology and Access Committee

A major challenge for public and academic libraries is to protect their patrons' anonymous access to information while retaining enough data to continue to provide and develop existing services. This program will give an update on issues surrounding safeguarding patron privacy, and present strategies for identifying and minimizing the potential risks of saving data. A one hour business meeting will follow the program.

Greenstone Digital Libraries: Installation to Production

Sunday, June 26, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Open Source Systems Interest Group

Greenstone digital library software is a comprehensive, multilingual open-source system for constructing, presenting, and maintaining digital collections. Greenstone developer Ian H. Witten will introduce Greenstone and demonstrate installation and collection building. Washington Research Library Consortium and University of Chicago Library representatives will discuss Greenstone implementations at their organizations, including software requirements and selection, collection and interface customization and use of METS-encoded metadata. Laura Sheble will present results from the 2004 Greenstone User Survey.

Speakers: Ian Witten, University of Waikato; Allison Zhang, Washington Research Library Consortium; Tod Olson, University of Chicago Library; Laura Sheble, Wayne State University

Tiny Trackers: Protecting Privacy in an RFID World

Sunday, June 26, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

OITP/OIF/Technology and Access

This program will be a follow-up to the successful RFID program held at the 2004 Annual Conference in Orlando. Panel members will discuss recent developments in RFID technology and the policy environment, privacy concerns, RFID issues specific to libraries and more.

Top Technology Trends - An Ongoing Discussion with Library Technology Experts

Sunday, June 26, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This program features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library technology by a panel of LITA technology experts. The panelists will describe changes and advances in technology that say see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to to take advantage of these trends.

XML and Authority Control

Sunday, June 26, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Information traditionally stored in MARC authority records in library catalogs is increasingly being used in interesting ways in XML environments. This program will look at standards that have emerged to facilitate the XML uses of authority data, projects that have begun to implement these standards, experimental research being conducted in the field, and general issues surrounding the use of controlled vocabularies in metadata descriptions.

Speakers: Sally McCallum, Library of Congress; Diane Boehr, National Library of Medicine; Louisa Kwok, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology; Kevin S. Clarke, Princeton University Library; Thomas B. Hickey, OCLC; Joanna Yi-hang Pong, City University of Hong Kong

LITA Awards Reception

Sunday, June 26, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LITA thanks Blackwell's Book Services for their sponsorship of the LITA Awards Reception

LITA President's Program - Digital Searching to Digital Reading: Helping Users in an Online World

Sunday, June 26, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the LITA President's program featuring Michael Lesk. Michael Lesk is best known for work in electronic libraries, and the second edition of his book Understanding Digital Libraries was published in December 2004 by Morgan Kaufman. Michael Lesk has worked in the computer research group at Bell Laboratories. He managed the computer science research group at Bellcore, then joined the NSF as head of the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems. In 2002 he joined the Internet Archive and since 2003 has been a Professor in the Library and Information Science Department of Rutgers University. He was recently elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of his contributions to UNIX applications, information systems, and digital libraries.

Speaker: Michael Lesk, Rutgers University

LITA thanks Blackwell's Book Services for their sponsorship of the LITA President's Program.

Policies and Practices of Institutional Repositories

Monday, June 27, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

As universities implement institutional repositories (IR), not only do they have to consider technical and training matters, but they must also think about how to develop policies for submitting items to the IR, digital rights management, and similar issues that affect management of this knowledge base. This program will look at how policies and practices shape IR's by examining copyright issues, collection development policies, best practices, and lessons learned in implementing an IR. Business meeting will follow program.

Speakers: Catherine Jannik, Georgia Institute of Technology; Marcy Rosenkrantz, Cornell University; Robert McDonald, Florida State University; Rose Nelson, Colorado State Library; Sandra Kerbel, University of Pennsylvania; Susan Gibbons, University of Rochester

Google and Libraries: What's in Store for Google Print and Google Scholar

Monday, June 27, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Emerging Technologies Interest Group

In December 2004, Google released Google Print, a massive, multi-year project to digitize millions of books and make them fully searchable online. The announcement made waves in libraries as well as the media. Key players from Google and the libraries involved in the project will demystify it, providing context, clarification, and insights.

Speakers: Adam M. Smith, Senior Business Product Manager, Google Inc.; John Price Wilkin, Associate University Librarian, University of Michigan; Dale Flecker, Associate Director for Systems and Planning, Harvard University Library; Catherine Tierney, AUL for Technical Services, Stanford University Library; John Balow, Google Scanning Project Leader, New York Public Library; Ronald Milne, Acting Director of University Library Services & Bodley’s Librarian, Bodleian Library

MODS, MARC, and Metadata Interoperability

Monday, June 27, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

MARC Formats Interest Group (LITA/ALCTS)

Libraries face challenges in integrating descriptive metadata for electronic resources with traditional cataloging data. This program will address the repurposing of MARC data and metadata interoperability in a broader context. It will then introduce the Library of Congress' Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) and present specific project applications of MODS. Finally, the program will offer scenarios for coordinating MARC and non-MARC metadata processes in an integrated metadata management design and introduce tools for simplifying interoperability.

Speakers: Dr. William Moen, University of North Texas SLIS; Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress; Ann Caldwell, Brown University; Marty Kurth, Cornell University; Terry Reese, Oregon State University