Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) at 2003 ALA Annual Conference


eBooks -- After Hype and Death, What Really Works?

Thursday, June 19, 2003, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Metro Toronto Convention Center, Room 716A

Many highly publicized eBook ventures have ridden the wave of public acclaim and commercial endeavor from the heights to the pits. Meanwhile there is a base group of eBook services that are slowly, successfully and increasingly producing good useable products, products that libraries can make available to the benefit of their partons. This Institute will give attendees a "state of the business" overview of eBooks. Particular emphasis will be first and foremost on library usability of eBooks. We'll cover what librarians can actually use and do with eBooks now. What they can expect to happen, and not happen in the near future, including practical applications and many "buyer beware" warnings. We'll look at business models for eBook providers as indicators of the viability of that provider both in the open market place and for libraries specifically.
Presented by: LITA Program Planning Committee

Technology Disasters: Planning for Them and Recovering From Them

This preconference was cancelled.

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Breaking Free: Recreating Your Library Web Site from A - Z

Friday, June 20, 2003, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Metro Toronto Convention Center, Room 713A/B

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LITA President's Program and Reception

Monday, June 23, 2003, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Westin Harbour Castle - Metro Ballroom Centre

Join LITA President Pat Ensor as she welcomes Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian, Internet Archive.

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LITA Happy Hour

Friday, June 20, 2003 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monarchs Pub - Delta Chelsea Hotel - 33 Gerrard St. West

Join all your LITA friends and make new ones.