Kuali OLE: Developing & Implementing a Community Source LMS
Partners from the Kuali OLE (Open Library Environment) project will demonstrate the latest release of OLE software, which will allow libraries to develop workflows breaking away from print-based models and reflecting the changing nature of library materials. Features include: a ‘format-agnostic’ document store that can include structured content (e.g. MARCXML) and unstructured content (e.g. PDF licenses); workflow tools (e.g. action lists, batch-processing tools); and integration tools. Partners will discuss migration and implementation plans.
Subjects: Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Emerging Technologies, Technology, Technical Services, Partnerships
ALSC and YALSA Joint Presidents’ Program: The Digital Lives of Tweens and Young Teens
This year ALSC and YALSA will offer a joint presidents’ program focusing on the digital lives of tweens and young teens, populations that both groups of members serve. This collaborative event will feature two dynamic speakers, Stephen Abram, MLS and Michelle Poris, Ph.D., followed by a video presentation.
Subjects: Technology, Youth Services, Children’s Services, Young Adult Services, Virtual Communities and Libraries
Train the Technology Trainer: Developing 21st Century Library Staff
One-on-one technology assistance and public computer classes have become essential instructional services in libraries, but it takes the right skills and knowledge to provide a true learning experience. Staff are often not equipped with the necessary experience to provide this level of service. The Colorado State Library delivers “Train the Technology Trainer” workshops to develop competent and confident library staff. Hear about their experience and learn how to implement similar staff training programs in your organization.
Subjects: Training, Technology
Virtual Faiths: Cooperative Digitization Projects
Digitization of collections of interdisciplinary and historical records related to a particular denomination or faith help researchers delve into contemporary questions of church and state boundaries, as well as the history of the development of local communities, regions and nations. Cooperative digitization and digital library projects that bring together these kinds of materials from different types of institutions that are geographically dispersed pose particular problems, including many copyright ownership questions that have not yet been answered. This program will feature several projects underway related to Methodism, Judaism and Catholicism. SPONSORED BY: ASCLA, ATLA, AJL, CLA and EMIERT’s Jewish Librarians Committee.
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