Open Source Preconferences at ALA Annual

LITA Preconferences: Friday, June 25 

Migrating to open source library systems, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Hilton, Monroe

Speakers: Terry Reese, Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services, Oregon State University; David Lindahl, Web Initiatives Manager, University of Rochester; Brenda Chawner, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington

A number of libraries have successfully migrated to open source ILSs and digital repository systems such as Duraspace, Evergreen, and Koha.  But how did they get from point A to point B?  During the pre-conference, members of the LITA Open Source Software Interest Group and invited speakers will share practical tips and tricks for performing migrations and managing the migration process.

LITA Member $235
ALA Member $350
Non-Member $380

Open Source CMS Playroom, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Hilton, Embassy

Speakers: Karen A. Coombs, Product Manager for Developer Network, OCLC; Amanda Hollister, Web Applications Specialist, LISHost

Open source content management systems present an opportunity for libraries to distribute content creation and maintenance and add Web 2.0 features to library websites. This workshop will provide an overview of several content management systems, compare and contrast system functionality and features, and demonstrate how open source CMSs can be used to enhance library websites. Bring your laptop to explore and compare basic installations of WordPress, Joomla, Silverstripe, and Drupal CMSs.

LITA Member $235
ALA Member $350
Non-Member $380

Advertisements

Comments are closed.