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[Koha-devel] Re: [Koha] LITA national forum

From: Pat Eyler
Subject: [Koha-devel] Re: [Koha] LITA national forum
Date: Thu Aug 14 09:11:02 2003

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, paul POULAIN wrote:

> Hi all,
> I think the LITA forum can be interesting for readers here playing with
> Koha.
> We are a part of "collaborative projects in the digital age" aren't we ?
> It seems that yes, as I read in the program :
> http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/LITA/LITA_Events_and_Programs/LITA_National_Forum_2003,_Norfolk,_VA/Programs1/Programs.htm
> :
> *Open Communication for Open Source Software Development:   The Koha
> Experience*
> /Presenter: / Brenda Chawner, Senior Lecturer, School of Information
> Management, Victoria University of Wellington
> Does anyone from Koha project know who is Brenda ???

Brenda has been involved with the project for a while, and has made
presentations about us (and written articles for library magazines)

Other members of the Koha community have been asked for feedback on her
planned presention.

On a related note, Steve and I are supposed to be making a presentation
about Koha at the 2003 Access conference  ...


> Does anyone from Koha mailing lists intend to go to forum ?
> PS : i'm on vacation... now, and be back in Sept, 2.
> ORIGINAL MAIL posted on PERL4LIB mailing list :
> =============
> 2003 LITA National Forum
> "Putting Technology Into Practice" is the theme for the sixth annual
> Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) National Forum,
> to be held October 2 - 5, 2003 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside,
> Norfolk, VA.
> Three exciting general sessions anchor the event.  R. David Lankes,
> Executive Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse and
> Assistant Professor at Syracuse University's School of Information
> Studies, will speak on the current state of digital reference
> services.  Liz Bishoff, Executive Director of the Colorado
> Digitization Program, will discuss collaborative projects in the
> digital age.  The closing session features David Seaman, Director of
> the Digital Library Federation, speaking on major trends in digital
> libraries.
> More than 25 concurrent sessions provide a wealth of practical
> information.  Topics include virtual reference consortia, digital
> library collection management, database-driven websites, metadata
> standards (including OAI), XML databases, open source portal
> management, cross-database search projects, managing access to GIS
> repositories, usability studies, and much more. In addition, for the
> first time, the 2003 Forum includes poster sessions, presenting
> unique technology applications that solve specific problems, such as
> digital rights management in the academic environment, PDA use in
> health sciences libraries, and link maintenance and repair.
> Add to the Forum experience with a choice of preconference workshops,
> a full day on "The Library as a Place in the Digital Age," or a half
> day on either "Handheld Library Programs:  New Levels of Service" or
> "Creating, Managing, and Using Open Source Software in Libraries."
> Corporate sponsors of the LITA Forum help to bring the programming
> and networking opportunities to attendees.  We gratefully acknowledge
> the support of Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., Veicon Technology,
> Inc., and Swets Blackwell.
> An opening reception, generously sponsored by Endeavor Information
> Systems, Inc., will be held in the Grand Promenade of the Sheraton
> Norfolk Waterside, overlooking the picturesque Norfolk Harbor. Other
> networking opportunities include Saturday lunch, continental
> breakfasts and refreshment breaks, as well as Saturday evening dinner
> groups
> organized by LITA leaders.
> Registration is limited to 500.
> Advance registration closes Friday, September 19 at 2pm CST.
> Register by August 29, 2003 to save $40!
> For complete details, visit http://www.lita.org/forum03.
> LITA is a division of the American Library Association
> http://www.ala.org
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