Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) at 2007 ALA Annual Conference

Washington, DC June 21-27, 2007

LITA Happy Hour

The LITA Happy Hour will be held at Capitol City Brewing Company (Downtown DC, 1100 New York Ave NW, (202) 628-2222), on Saturday, June 23 from 5:30-8:00 PM.  Capitol City Brewing Company is located within walking distance of the Renaissance Washington hotel where the LITA Open House will be held from  4:00-5:30 PM.

LITA President's Program

Tag! Your IT! : Online Digital Audio Collections Meet PennTags

You are cordially invited to the LITA President?s program. The program will take place Sunday, June 24, 2007, 4-5 pm, following the LITA Awards Reception.

Historic sound recordings are an important part of our national heritage.  Digitizing historic recorded sound collections for use on the web requires extensive indexing and access points. Using social bookmarking and tagging in combination with standard subject classification and indexing terms to create folksonomies creates a rich networking of resources that greatly enhances access to the collection. Chuck Haddix (Marr Sound Archivist at the University of Missouri Kansas City) presents The Voices of World War II a case study of the creation of a digital library rich in historic sound recordings and the integration of digital library records into the online catalog for enhanced access. Michael Winkler (Director of Information Technology and Digital Development of the University of Pennsylvania) discusses PennTags, a social bookmarking system that enables the creation of personalized, shared annotated bibliographies of resources in the library catalog, licensed databases, digital libraries and other Web resources using a combination of subject headings, index terms, and personally assigned tags. PennTags is being enhanced to provide specialized capabilities for tagging sound recordings. This program mashes-up digital collections with Web2.0 social bookmarking and tagging.

LITA Programs and Events at Annual Conference