For immediate release | November 29, 2011

LITA is offering two full-day workshops in Dallas

CHICAGO - LITA is pleased to offer two full-day workshops, to be held Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

Mark Phillips of University of North Texas Libraries is presenting Digital Curation at the Command Line. Curation of digital content for long-term preservation seems like an impossible challenge, but many core tools for this work are available at the Linux command line. This workshop will provide a hands-on review of basic file system structure and navigation, permissions and ownership and other tools for bit-level preservation. Attendees should have basic computing knowledge and some experience with Linux. Participants will need to bring a laptop; Ubuntu Live USBs will be distributed in the session.

Nina McHale of Arapahoe Library District, Colo., and Rachel Vacek of University of Houston will present Getting Started with Drupal. This workshop will provide a thorough introduction to the Drupal content management system. Presenter will guide attendees as they create Drupal sites in a sandbox environment, covering the basics of content creation, themes, modules and user management. Demonstrations of innovative Drupal sites, including library sites, library intranets and an electronic journal will be provided. Previous Web experience is helpful, but not required. Participants should plan to bring a laptop.

More information on these workshops and other LITA events at Midwinter can be found at the LITA website.

Visit the ALA Midwinter Meeting registration page to register for these events. Please note: you do not have to register for the ALA Midwinter Meeting in order to attend these workshops. You may register for the workshop only or add a workshop to your existing Midwinter registration by calling ALA Registration at 1 (800) 974-3084 or through the online registration form in the “Your Events” section. Online Registration for workshops is available through January 16 or you may register onsite in Dallas.

About LITA

Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of over 3,000 systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. For more information, visit, or contact the LITA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4268; or e-mail:


Melissa Prentice