VRT Events at ALA Annual 2006

ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 24-27, 2006
To find out more about the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans,
visit ALA's official conference site

Schedule of VRT's meetings at the ALA Annual Conference 2006.


Are We There Yet?
Digital Delivery of Motion Image Media in Libraries

Just think of it!

Library patrons and instructors streaming dvd quality video into the home or classroom with access thanks to their library!

High quality networked video streaming has been a topic of interest for libraries since before broadband Internet access had a foothold in the U.S. marketplace, and digital media delivery for libraries and the classroom grows closer to being a reality each year. Join the Video Round Table for a panel discussion of the technologies that make digital media delivery possible. The technological, infrastructural and institutional hurdles we face will be discussed along with expert presentations of digital media delivery initiatives happening today.

Where: Morial Convention Center, Rm. 298-99

When: Sunday, June 25th 1:30 - 3:30

Panel Moderator: Claire Stewart, Digital Media Services, unit head, Marjorie I. Mitchell, Multimedia Center and Coordinator of Digitization Projects, Northwestern University Library.-- Ms. Stewart will speak about digitial collections projects, integration with courseware for reserves/instructions, digital formats and standards.

Allan Rough, Univ. Md., College Park or Jeff Clark, Director of Media Resources, Carrier Library, James Madison University -- Mr. Rough will present on facilities and network infrastructure for Digital Video, licensing from media vendors and changes in this over recent years, experience with delivering online video, formats/standards.

Taylor Surface, Product Manager for Metadata Harvesting, OCLC will cover OCLC projects and digital video metadata.

Judith Thomas, Robertson Media Center, University of Virginia Library -- Ms Thomas will present on delivery issues related to a centralized distribution model.

A short bibliography for digital video and digital rights management
Streaming Video Vendor Grid (html), compiled by Monique Threatt
Streaming Video Vendor Grid (xls), compiled by Monique Threatt


Membership and Executive Board Meeting
Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Astor Crowne Plaza, Toulouse 1

Notable Videos for Adults
Monday, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Morial Convention Center, 269

For other media-related meetings, see the  VRT Pocket Guide to New Orleans

Other Information of Interest to VRTers

VRT Sunday Night Dinner (at Mulates)
Sunday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
201 Julia Street (Just across the boulevard from the Morial Convention Center)

Visit VRT at booth #3453 in "The Stacks"
(see the interactive map of exhibit hall)