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Friday, January 20 - 8:00am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Libraries, Linked Data and the Semantic Web: Positioning Our Catalogs to Participate in the 21st Century Global Information Marketplace [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Omni Dallas Hotel
Dallas A
Description :

The web is evolving from a global information space for storing individual documents into a highly diverse information network in which pieces of data interlink and work synergistically together to create meaning. Speakers will introduce the Semantic Web and the basics of linked data. Particular attention on library linked data will include a review of the state of the art and some practical experience in linking library data to the greater linked data cloud.

Target Audience: Librarians, developers of web applications, information architects, and others interested in the basic concept of the semantic web, linked data and how libraries can take a leadership role in creating linked data solutions.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
Advance: $269 ALA Member; $219 ALCTS Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member

Friday, January 20 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
2012 ALA Midwinter Unconference Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D165
Description :

An unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for our profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 4:30pm
Getting Started with Drupal [$] Preconference/Institute Magnolia Hotel
Akard
Description :

This preconference will provide a thorough introduction to the Drupal content management system. Presenter will guide attendees as they create Drupal sites in a sandbox environment, covering the basics of content creation, themes, modules, and user management. Demonstrations of innovative Drupal sites, including library sites, library intranets, and an electronic journal will be provided. Previous web experience is helpful, but not required. Participants should plan to bring a laptop.

Interests :
Cost :
$235: LITA member; $350: ALA member; $380: non-member

Friday, January 20 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 3:30pm
Board of Directors Meeting (LITA) Governance/Membership Meeting Dallas Convention Center
C144

Friday, January 20 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study Advisory Committee Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A119
Description :

Advisory Committee Meeting for the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS)

Friday, January 20 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 5:00pm
RMG Consultants - 22nd Annual Presidents' Seminar Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update, Other, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
A201/202
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 20 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
LITA 201 Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D172
Description :

LITA 201 is a general orientation to involvement in LITA. Join us, and learn how active involvement in LITA can help you better meet the challenges of today and troubleshoot the challenges of tomorrow. -Learn more about LITA and where you fit -Become or find a mentor -Form your own interest group -Network with tech-savvy library colleagues

Saturday, January 21 - 9:00am

9:30am - 11:30am
Internet Resources and Services Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D220 Table 5
Description :

The Internet Resources and Services IG will discuss exciting current technology trends. At this meeting, the group will review past programs and plan future activities. We will prepare, for one of LITA’s big events, the seventh annual Ultimate Debate titled “Cloud Computing: Liberation or Big Brother.” Join us and become a member of LITA’s Internet Resources and Services IG. Help plan for the ultimate excitement -- the Ultimate Debate.

9:30am - 11:30am
Open Source Systems Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D220 Table 11
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Saturday, January 21 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Top Technology Trends Committee Meeting (LITA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A110
10:30am - 12:00pm
Vendor / Library Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
A303
Description :

This will be the inaugural meeting of the reconstituted Vendor/Library Interest Group. The purpose of the meeting will be to finalize the name and charge of the interest group as well as a substantive discussion of the key issues in play between the vendor and library community related to technology, and to plan activities for the Annual Conference.

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Saturday, January 21 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
ALA Masters Series: Dallas Public Library on Re-imagining the Public Library in a Post-Recession Economy Forum/Update, Speaker series Dallas Convention Center
A2
Description :

Dallas Public Library is rethinking everything as it transitions out of the Great Recession of 2008. Mobile technology allows staff to deliver service at point of contact; an innovation incubator provides opportunities for assistance to those wanting to start a micro-business; and a renewed commitment to library services in a digital age has staff focused on the customer’s experience.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 21 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:00pm
OCLC Workflows Transformed: Libraries Share Experiences with OCLC Web-scale Management Services Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
C141
Description :

Join library panelists as they share current and planned efficiency savings achieved with OCLC Web-scale Management Services by replacing rote tasks with higher-value, higher-priority projects. This session will be led by an OCLC workflow consultant who has been on-site at these implementing libraries to assess the impact of Web Scale services on cataloging, discovery and delivery.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Drupal4Lib Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
A310
Interests :
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Hot Topics Discussion Group (ACRL STS) Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Houston Ballroom C
Description :

Meeting of STS Hot Topics Discussion Group

1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Edge Initiative: Where People Connect, Communities Achieve Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update Dallas Convention Center
A130/131
Description :

A forum and group discussion on the Edge Initiative, a national effort to introduce benchmarks for high quality public access technology in libraries.

Sponsors :
ALA
Affiliate Organization
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Future of Emerging Technologies in Library Residency Programs Focus Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update, Other Sheraton Dallas Hotel
San Antonio Ballroom A
Description :

What do we mean when we talk about ‘emerging technology’ and being a ‘technology catalyst’ in libraries? How is emerging technology integrated effectively into library operations and services via residency programs?
The SJSU SLIS and its grant partners are conducting a planning grant to explore a new residency model for recent MLIS graduates, focused on integrating emerging technology into libraries. We will share our findings and insights to date, and then open it up to participants to solicit their experiences, thoughts and best practices. If you’re interested in emerging technology in libraries and residency programs, we encourage you to attend!

Saturday, January 21 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Atlas Systems - Ares Users Group Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
A124
Description :

A forum where users can communicate experiences, ideas and technical expertise related to the use of Ares reserves automation software.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D161
Description :

Join us for an opportunity to discuss issues of common concern for anyone involved in digitization projects. This discussion group is open to everyone from experienced project managers to those new to digitization initiatives. Each meeting includes guest speakers and opportunities for project updates from discussion group attendees. Final program details in Connect Community at: http://connect.ala.org/node/151439

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Standards Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D226