2002 LITA announces National Forum

Contact: Mary Taylor



For Immediate Release

June 2002

2002 LITA announces National Forum

Held October 10-13, in Houston at the Westin Galleria and Westin Oaks, the National Forum theme is
Making Connections and will focus on leading edge technologies in libraries.

Two general sessions, 36 concurrent sessions and three preconferences offer an amazing educational opportunity. Dedicated time for networking includes a reception, two breakfasts, lunch, breaks and informal organized dinners. This year the popular Sponsor Showcase will be offered during all of the scheduled networking opportunities.

Mark Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center will speak at the opening general session and Clifford Lynch, executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information will speak at the closing general session.

Topics for the concurrent sessions include digital archives; database driven Web content; Open Source Software; electronic journals; system migrations; adaptive technology workstations; digital reference; electronic licenses; images; metadata; XML; portal design; preservation; Open Archives Initiative; standards; the wireless Web; and Information Technology policy. presented by Howard Besser and Bernard Hurley; and "Technology Disasters: Planning for Them and Recovering from Them" presented by David J. Ives. Corporate sponsors help bring these programming and networking opportunities to participants. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Axonix; AWE; Fretwell-Downing; Gaylord; Tech Books; and Veicon.

LITA is a division of the American Library Association (ALA).