2011 LITA National Forum

Concurrent Session Abstracts (alpha by title)

Concurrent Sessions Full Descriptions [pdf]

Building a Habitat for the Digital Humanities: Adding Digital Project Support to the Library Services

Jason J. Battles, Thomas C. Wilson, Shawn Averkamp
Stepping beyond traditional research assistance, technology librarians are tapping into their existing tech expertise to offer a new level of consulting services to faculty in digital humanities.

Building library mobile web

Yongming Wang, Jia Mi
To demonstrate how to build the mobile web from scratch by using simple HTML/XHTML code.

Building the New Open Linked Library : Theory and Practice

Trish Rose-Sandler, Joel Richard, Keri Thompson,
What tools and services are necessary to build an open linked library and how can we move existing digital library content into an open linked data model and use those tools to repurpose our own content?

Changing Times: How mobile solutions provide a catalyst for expanded community reach and relevance

Greg Carpenter, Jim Loter
Changing Times: How mobile solutions provide a catalyst for expanded community reach and relevance

Cloudy in Malibu: Pepperdine Libraries' Migration to OCLC's Webscale Management System

Michael Dula, Grace Ye
An academic library's migration from their conventional ILS to OCLC's cloud-based integrated library system: why we did it, how we did it, and what we have learned to date.

Combining XTF and the cloud => powerful digital collections presence at a low cost

Al Cornish
A description and demonstration of how two tools - the XTF open source platform and Amazon Web Services' Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) - are used together to create an online, domain expert database.

Confluence: Bringing It All Together on OCLC's Cooperative Platform

Kathryn Harnish, Al Cornish
Learn how a new initiative from OCLC brings streams of data, technology and community together to support collaborative innovation within all library systems.

Crowd-sourcing the creation of "articles" within the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Bianca Crowley
An analysis of crowd-sourced "article" creation and user-generated metadata for a digital repository of biodiversity literature.

Data Management Services as a Foundation for Repository Growth and Integration

Wayne Johnston
Case study to illustrate the concept of building the institutional repository on top of data management services offered to campus researchers

Data visualization and digital humanities research:  a survey of available data sets and tools

Erik Mitchell, Susan Smith
This presentation will explore available data-sets and visualization tools and will discuss the skills, tools and opportunities that exist to leverage these resources in libraries

Drupal & Summon: Keeping Article Discovery in the Library

Ken Varnum
How building a Drupal module to bring Summon's article discovery system into our web site increased article searching, decreased direct database use, and maintained context for the library's patrons.

Easy In, Easy Out: Customizing Your Open Source Publishing Software

Tabatha Farney
A detailed comparison of two open source publishing platforms, Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Drupal's E-Journal module; covers out-of-the-box features and metadata export for discovery from each.

eBooks, Mobile Technologies, & Seamless Service Integration: 3 Emerging Models of Mobile Device Access to Academic Library Resources

Avril Cunningham
The presentation will answer the simple question "How do I get my university's eBook collection onto my mobile device and optimized for eReading?" We will demonstrate the 3 current access models for academic libraries eBooks collections and eBook annotati

eXtensible Catalog: Tools for the creation and use of RDA, FRBRized and linked data

David Lindahl
Learn how XC transforms your MARC and DC metadata into FRBR, RDA, and linked-data environments with incredible performance and includes a faceted-browsing discovery layer (built on Drupal) driven by the FRBR Group 1 entities.

Finding finding aids: bringing integrated search strategies to special collections

Marliese Thomas
In an effort to expand discover-ability of finding aids, librarians at Auburn University Libraries investigated how to share data between EAD, MARC, and Dublin Core for maximum effect and efficiency.

Getting a Handle on Learning Objects: An Object Repository and the Tutorial Remix Project

Scott Rice
In order to overcome a number of common problems presented by online learning objects, a repository for objects and an application to mix and match the objects into different tutorials was created.

Google Apps For Your Library

Robin Hastings
Learn how one library went from Exchange to Google-hosted email and applications - from the changeover to the way staff use the services now.

Improving the Single Sign On Experience: NISO's ESPReSSO (Establishing Suggested Practices Regarding Single Sign On) Recommended Practice

Heather Staines, David Kennedy
For access to an ever wider array of resources and services amd to ensure data privacy, more libraries are turning to Single Sign On solutions (Shibboleth, Athens), a transition which pushes the technology teams at publishers and aggregators to meet the v

Leveraging Student Data to Personalize Your Library Web Site

Ian Chan, Pearl Ly
By leveraging student data to incorporate personalization and generate intelligence within their web sites, libraries can emulate the successful user experiences on sites such as Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix.

Making Smartphones Smarter in the Library: Reaching Mobile Users with QR Codes

Benjamin Rawlins, Anne Morrow, Nancy Lombardo
This interactive presentation will demonstrate how QR codes can be used to connect library users to information on their mobile devices; additionally we will analyze what statistical output tells us about the use of QR codes by library users at the Univer

Making Waves: Library IT as a Disruptive Force

Erin White, Thomas McNulty
This session will address special challenges and opportunities that Library IT departments face as they take a larger role in initiating change within an organization.

Managing the data flow: from the spring of ideas to the pool of knowledge

Robert Olendorf, Zoe Chao, Amy Jackson
This session will provide an overview of the emerging data management cycle at our institution, including our approach to managing the flow of data and making it available to others through the institutional repository and other outlets.

Open Web Analytics: A Case for Sharing Website Use Data

Tabatha Farney
Discover how to identify and mine essential website use data and how to effectively share customized web analytics reports with your LibGuides or library website's content creators.

Out of the Box versus API: A Tale of Two Primo Implementations

Michelle Frisque, Stu Baker
This presentation explores why two libraries at the same school chose different paths when implementing a new federated search tool, Primo. Learn the pros and cons of choosing the out of the box vendor solution versus using the API.

Outside our Comfort Zone:  The Library as Publisher

Nicole Sump-Crethar, Robin Leech
This presentation will demonstrate the process of soliciting content, recognizing opportunities and acquiring technical skills required to publish open access serials as demonstrated by the Oklahoma State University Libraries experience with Open Journal

Perpetual Access to Digital Assets: Preservation Strategies at Colorado State University Libraries

Beth Oehlerts, Shu Liu
This presentation of an academic digital archive's structure and data preservation policy and procedures, will highlight the importance of following the principles of risk management, loss prevention, and archival organization when building a digital arch

Practical Approaches to the Cloud in YOUR Library

Edward M. Corrado, Heather Lea Moulaison
This session builds on your understanding of cloud computing and helps you envision practical uses for the cloud in YOUR library through Google Apps (Free edition) and other cloud-based technologies.

Re-purposing OpenURL data to create OPAC journal holdings:  Taking fuzzy data from a black box, crossing your fingers and putting it in your OPAC.

Tim Ribaric
This will take a look at a very unconventional way of adding data to a catalogue using questionable metadata from an OpenURL system.

Social Networking the Catalog: A Community Based Approach to Building Your Catalog and Collection

Margaret Heller, Nell Taylor
Theoretical and practical discussion and demonstration of a unique community-based cataloging system that illuminates and builds connections.

Subject Snapshots: Using Data to Create a Picture of Collection Use

Cindi Trainor, Cristina Tofan
A medium-sized, academic library details how to create a "collection snapshot" for subject librarians, department faculty and appropriate accrediting bodies by bringing together institutional data and use data from disparate library systems.

Swimming Upstream: Assessing the Library's Role in Managing the River of Data on Campus

Anita Riley, Christie Peters, Robin Dasler
This proposal documents a library assessment of the data management practices of NSF and NIH grant-funded projects across 12 science departments on a large, decentralized university campus

The Risk of Choosing Technology: How we decide what technologies work best in our libraries.

Tim Daniels
This session will provide you with the tools to assess how risk adverse your institution is and how to use that information in deciding which technologies to endorse and which technologies avoid.

The RUresearch Data Portal: Providing Customized Access for Specific Types of Data and Primary Users

Mary Beth Weber
Overview of the RUresearch Data Portal, which provides provides a place for Rutgers researchers to share their research data with the global scholarly community.

Think Big, Start Small: Getting your mobile web presence off the ground

Kathryn Frederick
This session will explore practical solutions for developing a mobile web site.

Trends at a glance: A management dashboard of library statistics

Emily Morton-Owens, Karen Hanson
Wanting a dashboard for trends on circulation, website visits, response times, etc., we discussed strategic information needs and studied data visualization to present meaningful data points, interpretable at a glance.

Two Approaches to Preserving Data at the St. Louis Fed

Adrienne Brennecke, Pamela Campbell 
Learn about two different ways a special library helps preserve data, including the history of the projects, problems and solutions, and a quick demo.

VIVO: Enabling the Discovery of Research and Scholarship

Colleen Cuddy, Paul Albert
An introduction to VIVO, an open source, semantic web application that enables discovery of research and scholarship across institutions and one library's role in its implementation and development.

Using artificially intelligent conversational agents to extend library services

David Newyear, Michele McNeal
This presentation will demonstrate the creation of a virtual agent using .aiml markup language for the purpose of enhancing library services and user experience.