Computers in Libraries '97

General Conference:
Tuesday, March 11

Track A
Digital Libraries

This track provides an opportunity to get the latest updates on tools, trends, projects and learnings in digitizing information collections. The day progresses from insights and case studies concerning current projects and developments, both large and small, to addressing the issues related to services, copyright and cost-benefit analyses.

Track Organizer: Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Digital Libraries: Preparing for the Tomorrow that Will Come!
Richard P. Hulser, Digital Library Consultant, Libraries and Museum, IBM Corp.
After a brief re-introduction to a description of digital libraries, examples and demonstrations will be used to provide an update on various recent worldwide implementations using IBM's approach to digital libraries. Projections on future applications of digital libraries, their effect on information services, and why it is important for us to care about such things will also be discussed.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Creating Digital Libraries: Two Case Studies
Erica Lilly, Coordinator, Electronic Information Services, Kent State University
Jana Stevens Richman, Director of Library Services, Polytechnic University Library
Jun Zhang, Assistant Director for Technical & Networked Services, Polytechnic University Library
Kent State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives is providing access to major portions of its collections via the WWW to expand the availability of unique resources and enhance interaction with their users. Their case study focuses on the criteria for selecting materials and the process for digitizing them. Polytechnic University in Brooklyn is using Endeavor Inc client/server architecture as the access point to documents "banked" in an image server and are exploring a charge-back system to publishers for document usage. Their case addresses security, charge-back protocol and copyright compliance.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Break--Visit the Exhibits

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Creating Digital Collections: Elsevier's Learnings with TULIP & University of Michigan
Karen Hunter, Senior Vice President, Elsevier Science
A discussion of the learnings from the TULIP Project and how these are being extended and applied at the University of Michigan and in other related projects.

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break--Visit the Exhibits

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Digital Services in the Academic Library: Issues in Development and Sustainability
C. Denise Stephens, Geographic Information Coordinator, University of Virginia Library
Movement toward specialized digital services has become clearly established in the academic library. Social Sciences numeric data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Electronic Text (among other digital initiatives), are desirable service strategies in a growing number of institutions. What are the issues involved in bringing these high-profile, technology-intensive programs into existing library services?

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Copyright Issues in the Digital Library
Laura N. Gasaway, Director of the Law Library & Professor of Law, University of North Carolina
Converting an existing work into digital form raises a myriad of copyright issues that must be addressed when considering a digital library project. These range from ownership of the copyright in the various literary and photographic works, locating the owner, seeking permission, licensing, rights obtained by the library when it acquired works in its collections and fair use.

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Coffee Break--Visit the Exhibits

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost-Benefits of Electronic Information: A Case Study
Greg Crawford, Head of Public Services & Gary White, Business Reference Librarian, Heindel Library, Penn State Harrisburg
Too often, the decision to acquire or use electronic information is made without a full understanding of the actual costs involved and without knowledge of whether the electronic resources are better economic choices than other, perhaps traditional, sources. This case study has two objectives: first, a cost/benefit analysis of Business PeriodicalsOnDisc and second, establishing a cost/benefit model for use when considering any type of electronic information resources.

Track B
Intranets & Library Webmasters

A successful intranet requires building a solid foundation or infrastructure; designing before you leap; adding meaningful content and keeping it fresh; building useful navigation and work tools; involving users; linking to external partners and the outside world; and above all, being flexible. This track presents case studies and highlights library webmasters, intranet developers and managers who will share their experiences and tips.

Track Organizer: Julia Peterson, AVP, Cargill Inc.

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Intranets VS Groupware: Definitions & Differences
Kimberly Allen, networkMCI Library
This session defines both intranets and groupware, describes their similarities and differences, discusses when to use which one or both, as well as the pros and cons. It also highlights some of the directions of the networkMCI Library.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Web Site Evolution: Controlling the Monster
Greg Notess, Reference Librarian & Associate Professor, Montana State University-Bozeman, Internet Columnist for Online and Database Magazines
Jan Zauha, Electronic Information Coordinator, Internet Services Group, and Reference Librarian at The Libraries of Montana State University - Bozeman
Library Web sites are evolving into major information and communication vehicles. Their growth brings a host of complex institutional issues. This presention covers the administrative, political, and technical side of managing the growing content of a library web site and explores some management options, including defining a clear mission, creating policies and procedures, and setting up multiple communication mechanisms to facilitate further development, relevance, and coordination of the site.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Break--Visit the Exhibits

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Acquiring Content for Intranets
Renee A. Massoud, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
Intranets are becoming a necessity in communicating and doing business in today's global environment. Content is the key to value with organizational intranets. KPMG, the world's largest professional services firm, has developed an intranet with international access and information sources for its professionals. A collaborative process between the firm's Global Technology Committee and the Global Information Network (libraries) was instrumental in the identification and implementation of external content for the intranet. Process development, resource evaluation, creative information provider relationships, and roles for information professionals will be discussed. It also looks at the administrative, political, and technical side of negotiating for and acquiring an organizations' internal material as well as external content for an intranet platform.

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break--Visit the Exhibits

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Intranet Case Studies: Managing Organizational Knowledge Assets
Carol J. Knoblauch, Product Manager, TECHLIB OCLC Online Computer Library Center/Information Dimensions
With the proliferation of Intranets, many corporate librarians are recognizing the potential of combining library management with document management to deliver comprehensive information services. These comprehensive solutions ensure that the corporate library is an integral part of the management of organizational knowledge assets. This first case study of the day examines information management and delivery in several corporate information centers (United Technologies, Corning, Boeing, Sematech, and Caterpillar) as well as appropriate OCLC cooperative projects.

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Intranet Case Studies: Microsoft
Katie Hover, Branch Operations Administrator, Library, Microsoft
Ever since Microsoft focused on Internet and intranet technologies, the Microsoft Library has been using the corporate intranet as the vehicle for information delivery. The Microsoft Library has also played an important role in developing a company wide internal web site which links together all Microsoft departmental information. This session focuses specifically on how the widespread use of the internal web at Microsoft has changed the services that the branch libraries provide their customers. The branch libraries now act as conduits between corporate information, site information and external information. Descriptions of specific services will be given and examples of branch web pages will be shown.

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Coffee Break--Visit the Exhibits

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Intranet Case Study: ICBC
Wendy Brennan, Insurance Company of British Columbia
This case study looks at an organization's ability to conduct information business on the intranet, with highlights of some of the glitches, the team effort, the client reaction, and experiences with --partnerships--. Brennan describes the ICBC library's efforts at developing, organizing, and maintaining an intranet for their organization.

Track C
Document Delivery and Web-Based Publishing

Ten years ago Richard De Gennaro wrote, "... it is now technically and economically feasible to capture large quantities of bibliographic, textual, and numerical data in machine-readable form and to manipulate it, replicate it, and make it easily accessible on personal computers." Today we deal with these data and information forms as well as digital pictures, sound, and video on everything from local to international networks. Learn about the latest document delivery and Web-based publishing techniques in this all day track.

Track Organizer: Eric Flower,University of Hawaii - West Oahu

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Integrated Information Environment: Possibilities and Problems
Kieth Wright, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Jack Harris, Information Services Associate, Mitchell Madison Group
A workstation accessing all forms and formats of information for the end user or librarian seems ideal. There have been a lot of promises moving us toward integration, but numerous problems stand in our way before such integration can happen. Wright's presentation outlines some of the problems, and highlights the potential for creating such workstations. Harris presents a case study of an organization moving towards Web-based technologies for electronic information delivery and communication. While it makes sense for individuals, teams, and departments to initiate this development, larger IT issues need to be addressed to successfully integrate these developments into the overall organization.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Document Delivery: An Old Game With New Rules
Martha Whittaker, Vice President, Academic Marketing, The CARL Corporation
Today's user expectations of document delivery are heightened by the availability on the Net of online, often real-time information. Today's knowledge seekers are demanding full text and images delivered to the desktop--and linked seamlessly to the tools they use for discovery. What does this mean to the traditional document delivery vendor, the producers of electronic databases and alert services, as well as the end user?

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Break--Visit the Exhibits

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Negotiating in an Open Access Environment: Maryland's Sailor Project
Denise Davis, Public Library Consultant with the Division of Library Development and Services, Maryland State Department of Education
Managing an Internet project is interesting enough, but attempting collection development on one is even more of a challenge. In the last year Sailor has gone from being a resource for state and regional information, pointing to resources maintained elsewhere, to licensing commercial full text databases and developing its own statewide community information database. The management issues surrounding such decisions are complex, the funding issues even more complex. The primary hurdles will be discussed in the context of two efforts--negotiating commercial database contracts for an open network and developing a unique community information resource.

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break--Visit the Exhibits

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Automating Document Delivery: NLM Case Study
George R. Thoma, Chief, Communications Engineering Branch
Susan E. Hauser, Rosalie Stroman, and Glenn Ford, National Library of Medicine
Recognizing that ILL and document delivery are labor intensive activities, automating every function is expected to reduce costs and increase productivity. With this goal in mind, WILL (Workstation for InterLibrary Loan) was developed as a prototype and placed in beta test. This session describes how WILL automatically retrieves ILL requests received online and uses the information in the request to channel the images and automatically send them out.

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Librarian's Toolkit: Building and Maintaining Large Document Web Sites
Tom Tyler, Associate Director for Budget and Technical Planning, University of Denver
Librarians who wish to create and maintain value-added web sites from large data files must be able to acquire and manipulate data in a variety of formats. The use of common utilities plus some programming skills permit the development of tools that can create and maintain useful and unique web sites. This session focuses on a few of the more important tools including those that sort and reformat data, automatically add HTML coding, and create/control links within and among files.

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Coffee Break--Visit the Exhibits

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Creating a Dedicated Web Server in a Library Setting
John Small, Electronic Resources Librarian, Central Missouri State University
Creating a WWW site located on another organization's Web server is relatively simple. Creating a library hosted WWW site is a rather more complicated undertaking. This presentation will discuss some of the political and technical ramifications involved in choosing this path, as well as some of the more practical considerations involved in creating a separate server for the library. Server requirements and connection strategies will also be covered.

Track D
School Libraries

Track Organizers:
Susan Veccia, Editor, MultiMedia Schools
Pamela Spencer, Coordinator, Library Program Services, Fairfax County Public Schools

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
The Big Picture: Connecting with Teachers
Mary Alice Anderson, Media Specialist, Winona Middle School
This session focuses on connecting with teachers by relating the media/ technology program to the big picture, providing significant staff development opportunities, and by giving up practices that don't really matter. Information about the successful and technology-rich Winona (Minnesota) Middle School media/technology program and the Minnesota inquiry graduation standard that correlates with media/technology will also be shared.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
CyberBee's Internet Adventures
Linda C. Joseph, Library Media Specialist, Columbus Public Schools
Fly with CyberBee on a whirlwind Internet adventure. You will visit several destinations that will include travel tips, curriculum ideas, cool sites, and new technology. Book your flight now and let CyberBee show you how to harness the power and energy of the Internet.
The Road to the White House
Debbie Abilock, Librarian, Nueva School and Leni Donlan, Director of Technology Development, Town School
This collaborative project conducted in the Fall of 1996 involved 25 classes from schools around the country.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Break--Visit the Exhibits

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Networking CD-ROMs: Basic Considerations in a Cyberworld
Howard McQueen, McQueen Consulting
As more and more schools move towards local area networks, media specialists need to consider not just Internet access, but how to network their CD-ROMs and other options to enable them to be used in other locations throughout the school.

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break--Visit the Exhibits

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m
School News Goes Hi-Tech
Dawn Vaughn, Library Program Specialist
Lin Oakerson, Teacher Outreach, Fairfax County Public Schools
Explore the techniques of video applied to computer applications such as Hyperstudio and ClarisWorks slide shows to enhance multimedia presentations, especially school-based news shows. The presenters will demonstrate techniques, which can easily be applied to any multimedia presentation with equipment available in most schools.

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Internet Filtering
Larry Buchanan, Technology Coordinator, Poudre School District R-1
The Internet has greatly expanded access to information for users of all ages. Should libraries and schools filter what can be accessed on the Internet or rely upon the responsibility of the user? Learn about filtering technologies that are available and the issues surrounding their use.

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Coffee Break--Visit the Exhibits

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Internet in the K-12 Classroom
Moderator: Pam Spencer, Coordinator of Library Services, Fairfax County Public Schools
Panelists: Ann Monday, Principal, Robinson Secondary School
Carol Franz, Principal, Bailey's Elementary School
Nancy Bard, Head Librarian, Thomas Jefferson High School
Joyce Giuliani, Librarian, Forestdale Elementary School
Scot Bryant, parent
A panel discussion examines Internet access in K-12 schools from a number of different perspectives -- administrators, librarians, teachers, students, and parents. User expectations, supervision and access, and the Internet's value to instruction are just a few of the issues that will be considered.

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