2012 LITA National Forum: Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session Abstracts (alpha by title)

Concurrent Sessions Full Descriptions [pdf]

11 Digital Publishing Trends to Watch This Year and Their Potential Impact on Libraries

Aaron K. Shrimplin, Eli Sullivan
We reviewed the websites of 148 digital publishing start-ups and identified 11 trends that are transforming publishing and have the potential to radically alter library collections and services.


An Update on the New Open Linked Digital Library

Joel Richard
Following up on our discussion at the LITA Forum 2011, we are presenting on challenges, technology and best practices in building our new linked open data digital library.


Building a better e-books search: Challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing landscape

Kathryn Frederick

Skidmore’s new e-books search platform, built using open-source software, allows us to include collections we did not previously provide access to while giving our patrons a better experience using the types of devices we think are most compatible with electronic print media


Building Collections in IR from External Data Sources

Sai Deng, Susan Matveyeva
This presentation will address the experiments of building research publication collections from external data sources such as PubMed, IEEE Xplore and Web of Science in the DSpace based institutional repository.


Collections Amplified: Exhibiting data using DSpace, Viewshare and Google Fusion Tables

Meghan Frazer
This session will demonstrate how to successfully manipulate data from existing DSpace collections in order to take advantage of two data visualization tools, Viewshare and Google Fusion Tables.


Connecting systems to enhance the discoverability of  hidden collections

Hong Ma, Cheryl Gowing
This presentation will address how multiple tools and technologies were utilized to integrate Archon, Aeon,CONTENTdm and Library Catalog to increase the discoverability of hidden special collections.


Creating Web Applications for Data Collection Easily and With the User in Mind

Margaret Heller
Learn how to develop simple but highly functional web applications for data collection and dissemination.


Data Mining the Twitter API

Jason Paul Michel
Presentation will illustrate how to programmatically access and display the Twitter stream based on your location and defined set of keywords for unique insight into, and platform from which to interact with, your user base.


Data Visualization Walls: Building Visualization Displays with Open Data, Freeware & APIs

Lisa Santucci, Jason Paul Michel, Jen-chien Yu
Presentation will discuss Data Visualization displays in an academic library setting, from user input to data manipulation and visualization tools to alternative content.


Data-driven design decisions for discovery interfaces

Erin White, Joseph Gilbert, Jimmy Ghaphery
Several presenters will discuss ways they have used data from heatmaps, user research and search logs to inform design decisions to refine the interfaces of discovery tools.


Digital screenmedia: Merging technologies, unifying content

May Chang, Michael Blake
A presentation on local implementations of digital screenmedia systems, and approaches to unifying the creation and distribution of content.


Doctoring Strange Results (or, how I learned to stop worrying and love my Discovery tool)

Josh Petrusa, Courtney Greene
If implementing your discovery tool sometimes felt a lot like a black comedy, join us for this session, in which two panelists will discuss their experiences with two commercial discovery tools, focusing on practical tips and strategies for resolving technical issues (importing MARC records, customizing displays) and for ensuring success in the roll-out both for end-users and for staff.


Faculty Perceptions of Federated Search Tools

Michelle Frisque
Results of a study conducted to discover how different types of medical faculty groups perceive federated search tools.


"Human Factors" in Library Resource Discovery Systems: A Study of Information Seeking Patterns in a Modern Academic Environment

Haihua Li, Jason Battles
As it becomes increasingly important to understand how people process information and make decisions while searching in library resource discovery systems, our presentation looks at the theoretical foundations for user behavior as well as the empirical conclusions of two years of user research as we progress towards a dynamic, post-MARC, mixed-data environment.


Increasing the level of Openness in Academic Research

Robert Olendorf, Steve Koch, Yan Wang, Lori Townsend
We explore increasing openness in research through the use of open manuscript, collaborative platforms and use game theory show how increased openness can benefit researchers and how to change academic culture to foster a greater level of openness.


Is Anybody Actually Using This? Gaining Insight to Technology Ownership and Use for Planning and Purchasing

Elizabeth German, Anita R. Dryden
Presentation will discuss strategies for using data about technology ownership and use to inform planning and purchasing decisions.


JQuery Mobile Framework: an easy and professional way to create a mobile website

Don Kim
Developing a mobile website is not an easy project because there are different interfaces and formats on smartphones and tablets. In November 2011 jQuery Mobile 1.0 was released. This user interface framework enables users to build a mobile web more simply and easily including professional and functional design. I would like to present on how to utilize this technology.


Library Analytics Toolkit

Carli Spina
This session will present the Library Analytics Toolkit, an open-source software tool that visualizes key library data, and facilitate a discussion about the use of this tool in various libraries.


Library Favorites and Resource Modeling

Ken Varnum
Designing, building, and mining data from an academic library's "favorite resources" tool.


Metadata Manipulation and Repurposing Workflows for Institutional Repositories and Digital Projects

Maureen P. Walsh
This session will present an overview of automated metadata workflows for digital projects including the repurposing of MARC metadata, embedded image metadata, and printed text metadata for batch loading into a DSpace repository.


Mobile Library Catalog using Z39.50

James Paul Muir
A talk about putting a new spin on an age-old technology, creating a universal interface, which exposes any Z39.50 capable library catalog as a simple, useful and universal REST API for use in native mobile apps and mobile web by James Paul Muir from University Libraries at the Ohio State University.


Next-Generation Collection Management: Using Augmented Reality Mobile Applications to Automate Shelf Reading and Inventory Control

Stacy Brinkman, Dr. Bo Brinkman
Discover how libraries can utilize Augmented Reality in a smart phone application to automate shelf-reading and inventory control.


Persona Most Grata: Invoking the User from Data to Design

Alexa Pearce, Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit
In this presentation we will discuss a project at New York University Libraries to construct personas out of service generated data.


Preserving Faculty Research: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Data Repository

Kiyomi Deards
Data curation is integral to fulfilling requirements by funders; the presenters will demonstrate the Libraries’ Data Repository and provide detail regarding researchers’ options for retention, access, rights, and metadata.


Primary Source Corps: Leveraging Gamification & Crowdsourcing to Improve Findability & Context in Digital Collections

Holley Long, Thea Lindquist
This presentation introduces Primary Source Corps, an online game that leverages gamification & crowdsourcing to meet user needs for improved findability & contextualization of digital collections.


Read/Write Web Services: Let the Great Data Remix Begin

Alice Sneary, Andrea Schurr, Kathryn Harnish
A new breed of library web services can read and write a variety of library data—from acquisitions information to item availability. Learn how developers are experimenting to streamline staff workflows and improve user experiences.


Remote Usability Testing:  Methods and Tools to take your Testing outside of the Library

Jenny Emanuel, Charlotte Roh
How to collect usability testing data using remote methods and tools


Seeing the Forest by Counting the Trees: Using a Variety of Data Sources to See the Big Picture

Susan Hurst, Andy Revelle, Aaron Shrimplin
Much time and effort is currently put into the gathering and analysis of various library statistics and data; are any of these data points leading indicators for future service point or circulation activity?


Stewarding Research Data with Islandora

David Wilcox
Islandora is becoming a major platform for the stewardship of research data in all disciplines: this session will provide an update on the system, including some best-practice examples of its use in major research institutions.


Student/Library Collaborations for Mobile Application Development

David Ward, Jim Hahn, Lori Mestre
The program will discuss a student/library collaboration to design mobile applications that link and present library data in a variety of innovative ways based on student preferences and needs.

The Alchemist's Guide to Research Data: ensuring data usability

Wayne Johnston
This presentation explores data transformation strategies (reasons for transforming data, desired data formats, tools and methodologies) for data with optimal usability by researchers in the future.


The Dream of Data Integration

Kara Reuter, Stefan Langer
Integrating online services--from your website to the ILS to event calendars to fine payment systems--can be a nightmare.  Is a consistent online user experience a pipe dream, or can we take steps to make our dreams come true?


The Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE): A Model for Deep Library Collaboration and a Demonstration of our Latest Software

Robert H. McDonald, Michael Winkler, Kristin Antelman, Brad Skiles
This concurrent session explores the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) project, its long-term impact on deep collaboration among its library members, and a demonstration of the latest Kuali OLE software candidate release.


Understanding data services in distributed and collaborative research settings

Erik Mitchell, Jeffery Loo
This presentation will define the elements of a successful collaborative research projects by exploring the technologies, processes, and literacies required to conduct distributed and collaborative research.  These areas will be connected with current programs in libraries and discussed in terms of potential impact for library-based research initiatives.


Web Scale Discovery: A Content-Side View

Theodora Hein, James Mouw
We will present a deep dive into usage statistics and patterns over time as they relate to discovery


What Do You Mean "Get Up to Speed on Data"? Self Educating on the Fly

Abigail Goben
Learn and share ways to teach yourself to better understand data, help researchers discover data and manage their own, and use it to support your library work.


What Public Library Patrons Want and How to Deliver It On Your Web Site

Nina McHale
A public library district collected over 400 patron and staff survey results in two weeks, then shaped the responses into five recommendations for back- and front-end improvements that better integrated the district's web tools and provided a better user experience to patrons and staff.


Where's that Book? Transforming Bib. Data into Item-Level Collection Maps in the Web PAC.

Geoffrey Timms, Jeremy Brown
Learn how we developed dynamically-generated item-level maps in the Web PAC to assist patrons with item location in the physical library.


WorldCat Library Finder:  the Front and Back-Story: a practical application of responsive web design and Hadoop data storage

J.D. Shipengrover, Jeremy Browning
This presentation will explore the practical application of two of today’s most cutting-edge web design and development techniques; front-end design methodology Responsive Web Design will be examined and for the back-end, the practical use of Hadoop will be investigated.