Category Archives: LITA

You will find creation, collaboration, and community at the next LITA Forum

Registration is now open for the LITA Forum: Creation, Collaboration, Community. The conference will run from November 7-10 in Louisville, KY.

Keynote Sessions anchor the event; Travis Good, contributing editor for MAKE Magazine, will kick off the Forum with the Opening General Session, “Making Maker Libraries.” Saturday, Nate Hill, Assistant Director at the Chattanooga Public Library (TN) will present the general session. Emily Gore, Director for Content at the Digital Public Library of America will close the Forum on Sunday with “The Digital Public Library of America: A Community Effort.”

More than 30 concurrent sessions and a dozen poster sessions will provide a wealth of practical information on a wide range of topics. Two preconference workshops will also be offered; choose from Managing Projects. Or, I’m in charge, now what? presented by Rosalyn Metz of Wheaton College (IL) or IT Security for Librarians, presented by Blake Carver of LISHost.

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Some sessions at the LITA National Forum

The 2010 LITA National Forum is going on right now in Atlanta, Georgia. Here are some good sessions and a poster paper dealing with collaboration.

SATURDAY, October 2, 2010
CONCURRNT SESSION 4
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
From Static & Stale to Dynamic & Collaborative: The Drupal Difference
Susan C. Perry, Ann Hubble and Deborah Murphy

POSTER SESSIONS
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Riding the Wave: Using Google for Library Committee Collaboration
Teressa M. Keenan

SUNDAY, October 3, 2010
CONCURRENT SESSION 6
9:00 – 10:10 a.m.
Crowdsourcing the Archive, Cloudsourcing the Capture: Using Omeka for Collaborative Digital Archives and Exhibits on Campus
Gwen Evans

LITA – The Cloud and the Crowd

LITA National Forum: The Cloud and the Crowd
Sept 30 – Oct 3, 2010 — Atlanta, Georgia

The next LITA national forum has several program dealing with cooperative technology.

Cloudy with a Chance for Cooperation: Cloud-based Library Management.  -Andrew Pace
Panel presentation/discussion of a pilot project to move library management services and cooperative intelligence functions to the cloud.

Crowdsourcing the Archive, Cloudsourcing the Capture: Using Omeka for Collaborative Digital Archives and Exhibits on Campus.  -Gwen Evans
Using open source Omeka software and a variety of cloud-based tools and methods, we built a collaborative digital archive involving campus, community, and alumni to celebrate the University’s Centennial.

From Static & Stale to Dynamic & Collaborative: The Drupal Difference. -Susan C. Perry
An academic library’s experience moving from a static HTML site to a dynamic website using the open source CMS Drupal, and how this new crowdsourced, collaborative environment is impacting staff and users.

Promoting Open-Source Software Through Cloud Deployment. -Michael B. Klein
Providing low (or no) cost, one-click installation and hosting services can lead to easier evaluation and more widespread adoption of locally-developed open source software applications.

2010 LITA National Forum

There are a number of programs on cooperation at the 2101 LITA National forum,  “The Cloud and The Crowd,” will be held September 30 – October 3 at the Downtown Hilton in Atlanta.
Registration now open for 2010 LITA National Forum

“Cloudy with a Chance for Cooperation: Cloud-based Library Management
Andrew Pace
Panel presentation/discussion of a pilot project to move library management services and cooperative intelligence functions to the cloud.

Crowdsourcing the Archive, Cloudsourcing the Capture: Using Omeka for Collaborative Digital Archives and Exhibits on Campus
Gwen Evans
Using open source Omeka software and a variety of cloud-based tools and methods, we built a collaborative digital archive involving campus, community, and alumni to celebrate the University’s Centennial.”

Collaboration at the Next LITA Forum

The upcoming LITA Forum has several program on collaboration.
http://www.lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/litaevents/forum2009/index.cfm

12th Annual LITA National Forum: Open & Mobile
October 1-4, 2009
Hilton City Center, Salt Lake City, UT

C2: Collaborating on Collaboration
Thomas C. Wilson (University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa)

Starting in late 2007 the University of Alabama Libraries with a growing instruction program indentified a need for a more intimate setting for smaller groups of faculty and graduate students. At the same time, the University’s Faculty Resource Center needed additional space for its expanding program, particularly in a central campus location. Thus, a marriage of convenience was born. In the midst of planning and repurposing space in the Gorgas Library, a new VP-CIO arrived with a vision to expand the services available in this space. Needing a similarly sized space to institute an Access Grid node on campus, he recommended that we build out the room appropriately to add this capacity. This presentation will focus on the planning, specifications, implementation, and collaboration pay-off in other similar projects underway.

Collaborating In The Cloud
Robin M. Hastings (Missouri River Reginal Library)

This presentation will discuss the ways in which libraries can use free accounts at various social networking sites (like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr) and social groupware sites (like Gr.ou.ps or Google Docs & Spreadsheets) to work collaboratively with others either in their libraries or around the world. A number of services will be profiled and examples of real-world applications will be highlighted in the presentation