LITA hosts Shibboleth preconference in Chicago

Contact: Rob Carlson

For Immediate Release

March 10, 2005

LITA to host Shibboleth preconference in Chicago

CHICAGO – The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) will host the preconference “Implementing and Integrating Shibboleth” on Friday, June 24, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago.

Shibboleth, a project of Internet2/MACE, is developing architectures, policy structures, practical technologies and an open source implementation to support inter-institutional sharing of Web resources subject to access controls and to allow inter-operation within the higher education community. This preconference will provide guidance for implementation and integration of Shibboleth into information resource management infrastructures. E-resource providers Dynix, Ex Libris, JSTOR/ArtStor, OCLC and ProQuest also will explain how their services integrate with Shibboleth.

Speakers include Keith Hazelton, Internet2/U of Wisconsin-Madison; Peter Murray, OhioLink; Mike Neuman, Georgetown University; Chris Zagar, Useful Utilities/EZProxy; and Deborah Ludwig, University of Kansas.

Registration fees are $195.00 for LITA members, students and retirees; $255 for ALA members; and $305.00 for non-members.

To register, please visit You may also add this preconference to your existing conference registration by calling ALA member and customer service at 1-800-545-2433. Press option #5 and ask to add event #LI2.

LITA is a division of the American Library Association.