LITA at 2001 ALA Annual Conference

Preconference: HANDHELD COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES: the Technologies and Their Applications

Thursday, June 14, 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.
Moscone Convention Center, Room 133
PDA's and handheld computers are evolving beyond e-book readers. Yesterday's digital organizers are becoming indispensable library appliances. Speakers will discuss; handheld computing technologies, specific library applications, and the future for handheld computing in libraries.

Preconference: THE FUTURE OF SERIALS CONTROL: Implementation of the MARC21 Holdings Format

Friday, June 15, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Hilton & Towers, Continental BR 5
Experts will interpret the MARC21 Holdings Format in the context of contemporary ILS Serials. Control systems to show how the format is employed to facilitate next expected issue prediction, claiming and the posing of holdings to OPACs and union lists.

Preconference: PORTABLE E-LIBRARIES: Reading Re-invented and the Library Patron

Friday, June 15, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Hilton & Towers, Continental BR 4
A series of expert speakers covering digital rights management, e-book standards, and library experience to date will address how electronic books and e-book devices contribute to the library's mission and what challenges and benefits both library and reader experience. The day will culminate with practical library implementation guidelines and responses from e-book vendors including hands-on opportunity.

LITA President's Program and Reception

The Distributed Digital Library: Putting the Pieces Together
Monday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., reception immediately following 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Palace Hotel, Grand Ballroom
A panel of distinguished speakers from the digital library field will discuss the issues that a distributed model involves including discovery of collections, linking between resources, and authentication among others. Join LITA President Randall for a reception immediately following the program in the Ralston Room of the Palace Hotel.

The program/reception made possible with the generous support of Blackwell's Book Services.

LITA Mentoring Program at ALA Conferences

Would you like to have a mentor at the ALA conferences, someone to talk to or to help you acclimate? Are you a seasoned conference attendee who would like to share your experience with a student or new member? If yes, check out LITA's Mentoring Program web page.

LITA Meetings & Program Schedule

Meeting locations and program descriptions. You don't have to wait until you pick up your program!


Please use this form to describe your proposed 2002 ALA Annual Conference LITA program, make 15 copies and turn them in for review at one of the two LITA Program Planning Committee meetings at ALA Annual in San Francisco.