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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)

Friday, January 20 - 12:00pm

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

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 - 8:00am

8:30am - 10:00am
OCLC The Power of Cooperation at Web-scale: OCLC's Strategy for Academic Libraries Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
C155
Description :

Learn how your library will benefit as libraries worldwide collaborate to create a shared future through OCLC Web-scale solutions. Moving library operations to the cloud enables transformational shifts in resourcing that help meet end users’ changing needs, and the new cooperative platform will create opportunities for sharing data and locally-created applications with libraries locally and globally. Hear how OCLC’s Web-scale solutions are changing every step of the library’s workflow: acquisitions, circulation, electronic resource management, resource sharing, discovery, metadata management and more. This session will include updates on recent publications from the OCLC Office of Research.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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.

Saturday, January 21 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Information Commons Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Dallas Hotel
San Antonio Ballroom A
Description :

Come meet with the Information Commons Discussion Group to discuss issues related to Commons implementations.

10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC The Power of Cooperation at Web-scale: OCLC's Strategy for Public Libraries Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
C155
Description :

Learn how your library will benefit as libraries worldwide collaborate to create a shared future through OCLC Web-scale solutions. Moving library operations to the cloud enables transformational shifts in resourcing that help meet end users’ changing needs, and the new cooperative platform will create opportunities for sharing data and locally-created applications with libraries locally and globally. Hear how OCLC’s Web-scale solutions are changing every step of the library’s workflow: acquisitions, circulation, electronic resource management, resource sharing, discovery, metadata management and more. This session will feature updates about advocacy programs for public libraries.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 12:00pm
Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D174
Description :

Perpetual Access: Peaks and Pitfalls

We know that we want to have perpetual access clauses in our licenses and we know that publishers will provide them, but what are we actually getting with our perpetual access rights? In this informal group setting, we will discuss the results of our examination of perpetual access clauses from 20 of the Texas A&M University Libraries’ licenses for our major journal packages, including the impact on our electronic resources and serials workflows; the potential impact on the acquisitions and cataloging staff; and how perpetual access affects our current and/or future functions as technical services librarians. We will present a chart comparing the perpetual access rights offered by the 20 publishers and we will then open the discussion to the audience to learn how librarians at other institutions deal with perpetual access.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Top Technology Trends Committee Meeting (LITA) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
A110

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
Digital Conversion Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D171
Description :

Meeting of the PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group to present topics on interest. Preservation professionals are increasingly charged with varied and complex collections that include a growing amount of moving image material. Furthermore, limited resources and technical learning curves contribute to the challenge of preserving these materials.

This session will provide practical information on the preservation of moving image materials. A panel comprised of experienced professionals will address such topics as standards and technical specifications, file formats, codecs and wrappers, metadata, data storage, and delivery for access. The session will provide equal parts theory and application, with an eye to what small to mid-sized institutions can do to implement these strategies.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about general technical matters surrounding these complex challenges, as well as an opportunity to bring specific questions and success stories to what will be a mostly “town hall” style meeting.

Time will additionally be allotted at the end of the program for discussion of the Annual Meeting’s agenda.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Hot Topics Discussion Forum (RUSA MARS) Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D223
Description :

Join us for a lively discussion of the latest hot topics in emerging technologies for reference.

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
OCLC E-resources at Web-scale: Simple Solutions for Management, Discovery and Delivery Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Dallas Convention Center
C156
Description :

Centralize e-resource management with Web-scale services from OCLC. A new License Manager works with the WorldCat knowledge base to consolidate discovery, fulfillment and management of your licensed resources. The knowledge base also streamlines sharing of articles and e-books, enables full link resolution in WorldCat Local and integrates with Web-scale acquisitions to consolidate all parts of e-resource management for the first time.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
4:00pm - 5:30pm
UX + VR FTW: Virtual Reference Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
A304
Description :

Join Courtney Greene, Head of Digital User Experience (DUX) at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, to talk about what happens when user experience meets virtual reference. Courtney will share how she & her team have worked to balance the advantages of centralized management of VR services with the importance of staying closely connected to librarians in the field, on the ground and at the desk. She will also discuss how the mobile redesign increased access to research apps and how users have responded to the changes. After Courtney's presentation we will discuss other emerging technologies for virtual reference.

Sunday, January 22 - 7:00am

7:00am - 8:00am
OCLC Update Breakfast Exhibitor session, Vendor demonstration/activity Omni Dallas Hotel
Dallas EFG
Description :

Join OCLC and fellow members for breakfast and an update on OCLC strategy from Jay Jordan, President and CEO. Then, share roundtable conversation with colleagues who share your interests, hosted by OCLC staff. Choose your roundtable topic when you register:

• Cataloging and collection development: Connexion, WorldCat Cataloging Partners
• Developer community: EZproxy, WorldCat APIs
• Dewey
• Digital collections: CONTENTdm, WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway and the Digital Archive
• Discovery services: FirstSearch, WorldCat Local, WorldCat.org
• Electronic resource management: WorldCat knowledge base, License Manager
• OCLC Strategy
• Research and Advocacy
• Resource sharing
• Virtual reference
• Web-scale Management Services

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 22 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Imagineering Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
C156
8:00am - 10:00am
Metadata Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
C155
Description :

Meeting of the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group to present issues for discussion.
This year’s meeting will feature presentations on metadata guidelines for digital video, including streaming services such as Kaltura. The exact presentation lineup is being finalized.