2011 LITA National Forum

Poster Session Abstracts (alpha by title)

Poster Session Full Descriptions [pdf]

"But I'm not a graphic designer!"

Jennie Sizemore
This poster will present information, resources, and advice for Web Services librarians who feel unprepared when they're expected to fill the role of graphic designer.

60% E-Books

Elliot Polak
One library decided to go all in with E-Books by implementing a patron driven acquisition system that swayed the balance of the collection to include more electronic books than physical monographs.

Communicate openly: managing project development with available and open-source tools

Marliese Thomas
Development of an open-source discovery layer led to utilizing a number of available communication tools, culminating in an open-source, "one-stop-shop" ticket tracking system for ongoing project management.

Conducting usability studies with budget-friendly web-based tools

Emily Symonds
Results of research into the effectiveness of specific web-based tools for a usability study of an academic library's digital collections website

Data Management Policies of U.S. Government Scientific Research Funders

Trisha L. Adamus, Alison Tubini Miner
An overview of data management plans and policies for selected U.S. government agencies that fund scientific research.

Developing Meaningful Data Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, Jessica Adamick, Steven McGinty, Maxine Schmidt
Understanding the current research environment at the research institution locally and in research libraries more generally enables the development of meaningful data services for faculty and graduate students. 

Encouraging Technology Exploring & Use Through Peer Learning

Chanitra Bishop
This poster will demonstrate how workshops presented by library staff were used to keep librarians abreast of new technologies.

Experiences with User Text Correction at the California Digital Newspaper Collection

Frederick Zarndt, Brian Geiger
Web usage statistics at an online digital newspaper collection before and after the addition of user text correction.

Fulfill Your Digital Preservation Goals with a Budget Studio

Yongli Zhou, Colorado State University Libraries
As digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera technologies advance and their prices drop quickly, it is time to consider using a DSLR camera to digitize your valuable collections.

Leveraging the cloud for nimble web project management

Erin White
This session will explore nimble methods and lightweight, cloud-based technologies that can be used to manage projects, people, and priorities, and streamline workflows for library web projects.

Linking library users to information through data

Rebecca Thompson, Heather Moulaison
Results of a transaction log analysis of personal name queries in a library catalog are manually mapped to the semantic web, to evaluate the potential for enlarging the patron's search of vetted resources through linked data.

On-The-Fly: Building a dynamic mobile web-app on a (small) budget and in a (big) hurry

Courtney Greene, Bret Davidson
With practical strategies for a quick turnaround, this session describes the redesign and relaunch of a library mobile site, focusing on user-centered methods and integration of dynamic data sources.

Walking the Grid: Profiling Online Instructor Use for Easier Assessment and Improvement

Mr. Terry Cottrell, Ms. Jane Siron
The presentation will allow participants to witness and interact with the University of St. Francis Online Instructor Dashboard-a proprietary data system developed for assessment of faculty use of USF's Academic Information Support Services.