[Libs-Or] Reminder: FREE Library Technology Workshops
darci.hanning at state.or.us
Thu Aug 24 12:44:32 PDT 2006
Good afternoon everyone!
This is a reminder that the deadline for priority registration from Oregon public library staff for the Library Technology Futures workshops is coming up very quickly. Starting on August 28th, staff from academic, school, and special libraries in Oregon may start registering for these workshops as well.
A brief reminder about when and where these worshops are being held is below. Complete information, including important registration information can be found at our website:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me (503-378-2527 or darci.hanning at state.or.us).
Locations and Dates:
* September 19, Salem (Oregon State Library)
* September 20, Roseburg (Douglas County Library)
* September 22, Bend (Deschutes Public Library, Administration Building)
* September 25, La Grande (La Grande Public Library)
All workshops will begin at 8:30am and end at 4:30pm with approximately 45 minutes for lunch.
LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY FUTURES WORKSHOPS
The Oregon State Library and Oregon Library Association are pleased to present a day-long workshop in four locations around the state that will provide library staff with the most up to date information available on emerging library technology and new technology trends for libraries. Joe Ford, an experienced library consultant and educator from Olympia, Washington, will conduct the workshops that will examine the technologies, the services they provide and support, and planning, preparation, and timing issues.
This course is a fast-paced 7-hour presentation conducted using MS PowerPoint, paper handouts, and supporting material. The course presentation and materials will be prepared no more than three weeks prior to the presentation, ensuring absolutely up-to-the-minute information on current, emerging, and future technologies.
Part 1: Emerging Library Technologies -- What's Hot and Available Now (morning session): Discussion of current and emerging trends in library technology, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Automated Materials Handling (AMH), e-commerce, NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol, new Integrated Library System (ILS) functions, and self-service features. All these products are in some state of availability at this time, and all are gaining ground in libraries as we move to reduce costs and improve services.
Public libraries will adopt some or most these technologies over the next 5 years, and need to be prepared to budget for them, purchase them, and then implement and manage them.
Part 2: New Technology Trends -- Potential Library Impacts (afternoon session): Discussion of technology trends such as Web Services, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Really Simple Syndication (RSS), WiMax, Mobile Services and other emerging technology trends that are likely to impact libraries in the future. We will examine these technologies, the services and support they will provide, and planning, preparation, and timing issues.
Library managers, technical support staff, and anyone interested in preparing for the next round(s) of library information technologies.
Technology Development Consultant
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
darci.hanning at state.or.us
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