[greenstone-users] FW: [LITA-L:6338] LITA Forum 2004 -- Call for proposals

From Laura Sheble
DateThu, 11 Dec 2003 09:44:32 -0500
Subject [greenstone-users] FW: [LITA-L:6338] LITA Forum 2004 -- Call for proposals
Has anyone thought about a Greenstone-related presentation at LITA? A look
over the example collections from the Greenstone web site really speaks to
the flexibility and adaptability of this software. It would be really neat
to have a panel of Greenstone users from several different organizations and
organization types speak about their implementations of Greenstone.
Perhaps one of the developers could be involved as well, in person or

The deadline for proposals is just around the corner, however.

Laura Sheble

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Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 2:35 PM
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Subject: [LITA-L:6338] LITA Forum 2004 -- Call for proposals

(apologies for cross postings)

2004 LITA National Forum: Call for Proposals

Due Date for proposals: December 15, 2003

The 2004 National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality
concurrent sessions at the 7th annual LITA National Forum to be held at the
Sheraton Westport Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, October 7-10, 2004.

Theme: 10 Years of Connectivity: Libraries, the World Wide Web, and the
Next Decade

Over the last 10 years, libraries have established a significant presence on
the Web, and have developed new methods for delivering expanded and
innovative services using new technologies. Over the next decade, libraries
will continue to expand their reach, redefine their roles, and face emerging
issues that are radically different from traditional library issues of the

The Forum Committee is particularly interested in presentations that
highlight specific technology implementations in any type of library.
Proposals on all aspects of library and information technology are welcome.

Possible proposal topics include, but are not limited to:

? Standards, markup and metadata
? Emerging Technologies
? Creating and sustaining digital libraries
? Preservation of digital records
? Digital Rights Management
? Authentication/privacy
? Design and management of portals
? Customization/personalization
? Search engines
? Information architecture
? Web application design and databases
? Web content management
? Wireless technologies
? Assistive technologies
? Forecasting, budgeting, and managing technological change
? IT Project Management
? New user services and new communities
? Knowledge sharing applications
? Distance education and courseware
? Streaming media
? Services for remote patrons
? Resource linking strategies
? Integrated access to resources
? Electronic books and journals
? Open source software
? Internet Law and Filtering Technology

Presentations must have a technological focus and they must pertain to
libraries and/or be of interest to librarians. Concurrent sessions are
approximately 75 minutes in length.

Forum 2004 will also accept a limited number of poster session proposals.
Presenters should indicate their interest in a poster session on their

Presenters are required to submit handouts one month in advance for the
Forum notebook, and handouts will be made available on the Web site after
the event.

Your proposals are welcome and much appreciated! To submit a proposal, send
the following information via email (in ASCII, Word or RTF format):

? Title
? Abstract and brief outline
? Level indicator (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
? Brief biographical information. Include experience as a presenter and
expertise in the topic
? Full contact information
? Could this be a possible poster session?
? How you heard about the 2004 Forum Call for Proposals

The 2004 Forum Planning Committee will review proposals at the ALA Midwinter
Conference in January 2004. You will be contacted about the status of your
proposal by the end of February 2004.

Submit proposals (in ASCII, Word, or RTF) by December 15, 2003, to: Mary
Taylor, mtaylor@ala.org, Executive Director, Library and Information
Technology Association.

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