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Thursday, June 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:30pm
Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2001 (W)
Description :

This full-day workshop provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data. Session topics include XML and XSLT for streamlining and scaling up metadata and cataloging workflows; RDF/XML for serializing MODS-RDF and BIBFRAME; XQuery for extracting, manipulating, and constructing library metadata; and PyMARC for accessing and manipulating MARC records. Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer with XML-aware and Python software as well as questions for group discussion.

The key audience for this preconference is cataloging and metadata librarians or paraprofessionals and information science students having some familiarity with metadata creation and/or descriptive cataloging practices, and at least one or two formats such as MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, RDF. This preconference may also be useful for digital scholarship librarians and library technology staff. Sessions are oriented towards those who have some familiarity with the technologies covered however it is not required.

To get the most out of the presenters' illustrations, examples, and hands-on exercises we recommend participants pre-install XML-aware, Python, and MarcEdit software on their computers prior to arrival. Current versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera are able to display XML files and will largely suffice for the first session, but in order to follow-along with the later examples and hands-on exercises participants will need to be able to do more than just view XML. We recommend installing fully-featured XML editing tools such as oXygen XML Editor (Syncro Soft), XML Spy XML Editor (Altova), Stylus Studio XML Editor or XML-compatible text editors such as Brackets, Notepad++ for Windows, and GNU Emacs as well as MarcEdit and the Python 3.4.1 shell. Instructions on installing these programs will be provided on the ALCTS Workflow Efficiency Interest Group ALA Connect page prior to the preconference.

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member

Friday, June 26 - 8:00am

8:00am - 1:00pm
BRASS Preconference: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

What are common misconceptions about intellectual property among entrepreneurs? Two IP attorneys will discuss disputes and challenges startups are facing. Librarians and entrepreneurs will also get tips from experts on effective patent and trademark searching, learn about Patent and Trademark Resource Centers, and get introduced to best practices in integrating your library into the local innovation ecosystem, including building partnerships with local organizations and collaboration with the university commercialization office.. Sponsored by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Cost :
EARLY BIRD Division Members: 129; ALA Members: 149; Non-ALA Members: 169; Students/Retirees: 119; ADVANCED Division Members: 159: ALA Members: 179; Non-ALA Members: 199; Student/Retirees: 179; ON SITE: Division Members: 209; ALA Members: 229; Non-ALA Memb

Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work? [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2016 (W)
Description :

Current discussion puts undue emphasis on the philosophy and technology of linked data. Yes, it's cool and demands to be played with. And yes, the library community is late to the party. But what is required for success besides an interesting idea?

Join us to explore ontology design and data modeling in the real world. Learn about the people, processes, metrics, and yes the technology, needed to succeed.

This preconference is intended for Non-IT library staff that have a general understanding of linked data, and are ready to engage further in learning and applying data modeling concepts that are central to using/creating linked data in a production environment. Some knowledge of XML and HTML will be assumed (although not required).

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Build a Circuit & Learn to Program an Arduino in a Silicon Valley Hackerspace: Panel of Inventors & Librarians Working Together [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite
Off Site
Description :

Computers have changed our lives, but what do we really know about them? Library/information centers can provide answers. Via this hackerspace hosted innovative and experiential session, attendees will learn practical skills. Soldering and learning the basics of Arduino programing leaving being able to create and adapt programs for their own needs. Following, this a panel of Silicon Valley insiders and librarians will share how their institutions programs on programming contribute to analytical thinking.

(An additional materials fee of $25, payable at the door, may apply for this session. )

Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Let's Hack a Collaborative Library Website! [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2009 (W)
Description :

In this hackathon attendees will learn to use the Bootstrap front-end framework and the Git version control system to create, modify and share code for a new library website. Expect a friendly atmosphere and a creative hands-on experience that will introduce you to web literacy for the 21st century librarian. Morning will consist of in-depth introductions to the tools, while afternoon will see participants split into working groups to build a single collaborative library website.

Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2014 (W)
Description :

The provision of streaming media services are a challenge for academic libraries. The preconference will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits. The program will include topics such as; selection, collection development, acquisition models, issues in acquisitions and workflow management, delivery systems and platforms, standard licensing models and scenarios for various types of digital media, distribution rights, and emerging digital resources.

Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Creating Better Tutorials Through User-Centered Instructional Design [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2008 (W)
Description :

Have you wanted to involve users as you design interactive e-learning, but aren’t sure where to start? In this unique, hands-on workshop, you will learn the core and emerging principles of instructional and user experience design and apply what you have learned to design, develop, and test a tutorial you create. Workshop facilitators will cover topics including design thinking, user-centered pedagogy, user interface prototyping, and intercept usability testing while providing hands-on practice in each area.

Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Learn to teach coding and mentor technology newbies - in your library or anywhere! [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2010 (W)
Description :

Black Girls CODE (BGC) is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and grow the number of women of color working in technology. LITA is devoted to putting on programs that promote, develop, and aid in the implementation of library and information technology. Together, BCG and LITA offer this full day pre-conference workshop, designed to turn reasonably tech savvy librarians into master technology teachers. The workshop will help attendees develop effective lesson plans and design projects their students can complete successfully in their own coding workshops. The schedule will feature presentations in the morning followed by afternoon breakout workgroups, in which attendees can experiment with programming languages such as Scratch, Ruby on Rails, and more.

Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member

Friday, June 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Building the New Nostalgia: Making the Case for Why Libraries Matter Program Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 09
Description :

The new book “BiblioTech” argues that libraries are crucial institutions for serving Americans’ 21st century information needs, but that they are also at risk. Librarians and their allies explore how we can best position libraries to thrive in the digital age by leveraging existing—and new—assets amid dwindling government support.

John Palfrey will be signing copies of BiblioTech during the ALA/ERT Exhibits Opening Reception at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation booth #3731 from 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
How Makerspaces and DIY Science Can Promote STEM Learning at Every Age Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
124 (N)
Description :

Long before atom-smashers and deep-space probes, there were no separate classes of people labeled scientists or inventors. Fundamental breakthroughs in science and technology were made by ordinary people who felt a passion to explore, build, and create with the tools at hand. Today, the economic importance of STEM is greater than ever, and devices like 3D printers and rich sources of scientific understanding online can empower individuals to new success—if they are properly motivated to engage with STEM subjects and if they have access to those resources. The role that libraries can play in making those connections has therefore never been more crucial.

John Rennie, editorial director of MHE’s AccessScience, will lead this panel of Makerspace innovators and leading librarians. They will discuss the best practices for libraries that want to encourage hands-on exploration and curiosity-driven learning of STEM subjects, with case studies from successful programs across a wide range of ages. They will also look at exciting new information resources that can help libraries and their users develop the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in a Maker-friendly world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Linked Library Data Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate A
Description :

Linked Data Love: research representation, discovery, and assessment

Kristi Holmes, PhD
Director, Galter Health Sciences Library
Associate Director of Evaluation, NUCATS
Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The explosion of linked data platforms and data stores over the last five years has been profound – both in terms of quantity of data as well as its potential impact. Research information systems such as VIVO (www.vivoweb.org) play a significant role in enabling this work. VIVO is an open source, Semantic Web-based application that provides an integrated, searchable view of the scholarly activities of an organization. The uniform semantic structure of VIVO-ISF data enables a new class of tools to advance science. This presentation will provide a brief introduction and update to VIVO and present ways that this semantically-rich data can enable visualizations, reporting and assessment, next-generation collaboration and team building, and enhanced multi-site search. Libraries are uniquely positioned to facilitate the open representation of research information and its subsequent use to spur collaboration, discovery, and assessment. The talk will conclude with a description of ways librarians are engaged in this work – including visioning, metadata and ontology creation, policy creation, data curation and management, technical, and engagement activities.

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VIVO and BIBFRAME: Understanding People through Linked Data

Steven Folsom
Discovery Metadata Librarian
Cornell University Library

Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) is a collaboration of the Cornell University Library, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and the Stanford University Libraries, and is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project attempts to illustrate the value of linked data through a number of use cases; the focus of LD4L Use Case 2 is to “See and search on Works by people to discover more works and better understand people”. To this end, LD4L has experimented with connecting university faculty profiling systems with library data about the intellectual output of the university. This presentation will describe a pilot to preprocess MARC records for Cornell theses for conversion to BIBFRAME with VIVO URIs, ultimately providing greater context to student theses and more fully reflecting faculty service to the university.

8:30am - 10:00am
OCLC Search Engine Visibility, Knowledge Cards and Works: Library Linked Data in Action Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

Description: Libraries can now provide topical insights into resources in their collections rather than simply a list of possible sources. Hear how libraries use Linked Data to improve search engine visibility for their collections, connect searchers with libraries on the websites where they begin their research, and give users context for library resources identified in search results. See Linked Data “in Action” in knowledge cards and Works-level entries in a popular discovery service.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
When Text Isn't Enough: An Exploration into the World of Multimodal Scholarship in the Digital Arts, Sciences and Humanities Program Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

Increasingly, scholars are producing works in non-traditional genres and mediums, published using alternative platforms. This presentation will describe some of the trends and unique affordances of multimodal scholarship across the digital arts, sciences and humanities domains, with an emphasis on the video format. Examples discussed include innovative multimodal digital art scholarship, a recent study on science journal digital video abstracts, and multimodal digital humanities publications. We will also discuss the potential implications of these emerging areas of scholarship on librarians and library services, illustrated by two case studies of multimodal digital humanities projects in libraries - Community Voices at the University of Washington (Bothell) and Immigrant Stories at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities).

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental 1
Description :

The ACRL Copyright Discussion Group reviews and discusses legislative, judicial and regulatory developments related to copyright and libraries in higher education.

10:30am - 11:30am
Collect Building Census Without Effort Program Moscone Convention Center
3002 (W)
Description :

Through careful analysis of wireless ("wifi") controller logs it is possible to understand a great deal about patron locations and visit times in a Library building(s). The exact types and numbers of wireless devices carried can be known, as well as the nature of their use. The data are available on demand, do not harm patron privacy, and can replace manual headcounts.

10:30am - 11:30am
Don't Freak Out: Fracking the Customer Data Goldmine Program Moscone Convention Center
2002 (W)
Description :

Borrower privacy is a “third rail” for most librarians. Is it time for a change? Customers have come to expect highly-personalized service based on past use; they get recommendations now for everything from shoes to music. Is it time for libraries to leverage their “big data” to provide personalized service? How can we do this without compromising our principles? In this panel discussion, we will recap privacy concerns; outline opportunities for customizing service; and share concrete examples from libraries that have repurposed borrower data to provide value-added services.

10:30am - 11:30am
EBooks Made Easy with Library Simplified Program Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
Description :

Discover library ebooks. Borrow immediately. Read anywhere, anytime. All in three clicks or less. Introducing Library Simplified, a nationwide project led by New York Public Library to employ technology and innovation in library policies and deliver a customized eBook experience for your library patrons. The Library Simplified team will give you an update on the progress of their IMLS-funded project as well as a demo of this exciting, open source tool.

10:30am - 11:30am
Executive Perspectives: a candid look into the Library Technology industry; anticipating next moves Program Moscone Convention Center
3020 (W)
Description :

Libraries in the US collectively invest almost half a billion dollars annually in the platforms that manage and provide access to their collections and services. Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, will assemble and moderate a panel of executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries. Breeding will give a brief introduction and will then lead a lively discussion to probe at the technology and business trends currently in play, including industry consolidation, differing approaches to opening software to library programmers, and the shift toward cloud-based technologies. The panel is scheduled to include: Kim Massana, Chief Executive Officer Innovative Interfaces; Matti Shem-Tov, President and Chief Executive Officer Ex Libris; Bill Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer SirsiDynix; Kurt Sanford, Chief Executive Officer ProQuest; Skip Prichard, President and Chief Executive Officer OCLC; Annette Harwood Murphy, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President The Library Corporation.

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Innovation in Action Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 04
Description :

The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. Join library leaders and thinkers Ben Bizzle, John J. Huber, Anthony Molaro, Steven V. Potter, and Leah L. White as they present concrete examples of innovation in action that can be applied at your institution.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Lightning Presentations Program Moscone Convention Center
2011 (W)
Description :

Get up to the minute updates organized by LITA from your colleagues in this series of 5 minute presentations about the usage of technology in libraries.

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