Internet Librarian International 2006


 
Discovering New Resources • Demystifying Web Technologies
Internet Librarian International 2006

16-17 October 2006 • Copthorne Tara Hotel, London
General Conference — Monday, October 16
Track A:
Web 2.0 & Library 2.0
Track B:
AM - Open Access, Open Source

PM - Digitisation Discoveries
Track C:
Case Studies

Danny QuahOPENING KEYNOTE: The Knowledge Glut
09:00 – 10:00 • Shannon Suite
Professor Danny Quah, London School of Economics (UK)

In a world replete with information and awash in data, our ability to use it productively is declining. A knowledge glut exists and this excess supply of knowledge does not bode well for the economy. What economic and historical forces have brought this about? What policies do we need to put in place to escape this bind? And what are the consequences if we fail to do so? Who are the front line shock troops in this situation? What roles have librarians historically played when facing similar challenges and what roles will they take up now? Danny Quah, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Director of the Andrew Mellon Programme on Information Technology and the Weightless Economy, provides his insightful answers to these stions.

Coffee Break and ILI Sponsor Showcase Opens
10:00 – 10:30 • Shannon Foyer
TRACK A — WEB 2.0 AND LIBRARY 2.0
• Shannon Suite
Session A101 – Setting the Stage for 2.0
10:30 — 11:30
Phil Bradley, Internet Consultant (UK)
Paul Miller, Technology Evangelist, Talis (UK)
Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, UKOLN (UK)
Michael Stephens, Dominican University & Tame the Web (USA)

The notion of Web 2.0, with its emphasis on new technologies and platforms, and the corresponding ideas surrounding its offspring, Library 2.0, has been widely discussed in recent months. This session will put some practicalities to the theories as Phil Bradley looks at some of the many emerging applications that fall under the general umbrella of Web 2.0 that are applicable to libraries, Paul Miller provides his viewpoint on library services outside the building itself and Brian Kelly talks about both the exciting possibilities of Web 2.0 technologies for libraries and the barriers that confront librarians trying to implement them. Michael Stephens will guide the discussion and encourage conversation.

Session A102 – Putting Library 2.0 into Practice
11:45 — 12:30
John Crosby,
Associate Executive Director, Communications & Marketing, SLA (USA)
Thor Dekov Buur, Developer, Copenhagen City Library (Denmark)
Fedja Kulenovic, Librarian, Peace Support Operations Training Center (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Each library and each librarian decides individually which parts of Library 2.0 are appropriate in their settings. Coming from very diverse library settings, these speakers present their implementations of Library 2.0 technologies. John Crosby will present case studies of successful podcasting, how podcasts can become a strategic resource for organisations and how information professionals can leverage the technology to enhance their services. Ågot Berger explains how a public library in a non-English-speaking country uses Library 2.0 concepts to make the physical library connect with users. Fedja Kulenovic uses Library 2.0 ideas to help peacekeepers have the information they need in a timely fashion.

Delegate Lunch
12:30 — 13:45 • Brasserie Restaurant

Join your colleagues, the conference speakers and sponsors for lunch. Enjoy the opportunity to get acquainted with other attendees and discuss the topics you’ve heard at the morning’s sessions. Many of the day’s speakers will host tables so you can talk with them about their work.
Session A103 – Wikis and Social Software
13:45 — 14:30
Marieke Guy, Interoperability Focus, UKOLN (UK)
Sara Jorgensen, Head of Development and IT Department, Herning Central Library (Denmark)


In “Wiki or Won’t He?” Marieke Guy considers the highs and lows of establishing a public sector wiki. Setting up a wiki might be seen as a “cheap and cheerful” way to get people talking and eventually arrive at consensus, but nothing worthwhile ever came easy. Social software is being explored at the Herning and Randers libraries in Denmark for their potential to develop library websites into open and interactive spaces for cultural debate, learning processes and information seeking.
Session A104 – Networking in the New Library Environment
14:45 — 15:30
Terence Huwe, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Katharine Schopflin, Chair, Association of UK Media Librarians (UK)

Special librarians are increasingly following their user communities wherever they go, whether in person by moving their desks closer to work groups or meeting online via social software, blogs, wikis and podcasts. Terence Huwe describes how his library became a digital publisher, talks about how each new platform contributed to existing content management strategies and evaluates the dynamics of communities of practice. Katharine Schopflin covers the nature and value of networking for information professionals, along with the pros and cons of networking virtually versus meeting people in person. She offers advice on how to make your own virtual or actual network work.
Coffee Break and ILI Sponsor Showcase
15:30 — 16:00 • Shannon Foyer
Session A105 – Real-World Information Delivery
16:00 — 17:15
Graham Spooner, Library Manager, The College of Nursing (Australia)
Gillian Wood, The College of Nursing (Australia)
Barbara Peacock, Knowledge Broker, Nedbank (South Africa)
Andrew Lewis, e-Services Officer, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (UK)

This session starts with Graham Spooner’s “Cooperating Librarians and Health Clinicians,” detailing the innovative CIAP (Clinical Information Access Program) that shows librarians can powerfully influence outcomes of information projects, even those aimed at clinicians. Barbara Peacock discusses how Nedbank provides centralised information distribution over a huge geographic area. Moving to a very different model and setting, Andrew Lewis champions the use of computer games technology in public libraries in his “Shock, Horror: Computer Games are Good for Public Libraries.”
Networking Reception for Conference Delegates
17:00 — 18:00 • Shannon Foyer
TRACK B — OPEN ACCESS, OPEN SOURCE
• Liffey 1 & 2
Session B101 – Building Institutional Repositories (IR)
10:30 — 11:30
Cokie Anderson, Associate Professor & Director, Electronic Publishing Center, Oklahoma State University (USA)
Richard Jones, Web & Information Technology Specialist, Imperial College (UK)
Kondwani Wella, Assistant Librarian, Kamuzu College of Nursing (Malawi)

As more institutions embrace the open access movement and look to become a part of it by implementing institutional repositories, they face two major challenges: how to build it and how to populate it. Richard Jones will demonstrate that Open Source Software (OSS) is the only reasonable choice to support an Open Access Archive. Cokie Anderson will present strategies for getting faculty to support and contribute to an IR. Kondwani Wella discusses the first steps towards open access at a constituent college of the University of Malawi.
Session B102 – Open Source in Public Library Environments
11:45 — 12:30
Bente Jensen, IT Library Assistant, Copenhagen City Library (Denmark)
Joan Larsen, Copenhagen City Library (Denmark)

Bente Jensen moves the discussion to the public library environment, talking about the open source content management system Plone, which is built using Zope, an object-oriented application server. The scripting language of Zope and Plone is Phyton. Since Plone is connected to a large, international developers’ community, there are many add-on products for it that add new features and content types, as Copenhagen City Library is learning.
Delegate Lunch
12:30 — 13:45 • Brasserie Restaurant

Join your colleagues and the conference speakers and sponsors for lunch, and enjoy an opportunity to get acquainted with other attendees and discuss the topics you’ve heard at the morning’s sessions. Many of the day’s speakers will host tables so you can talk with them about their work.
TRACK B — DIGITISATION DISCOVERIES
• Liffey 1 & 2

Session B103 – KM and the Success of Collaboration Tools
at the London Development Agency

13:45 — 14:30
Boyd Hendriks, Informationland (UK & The Netherlands)
Jonathan Gordon-Till, Knowledge Manager, London Development Agency (UK)

The London Development Agency is restructuring and relocating this autumn. Processes have been redesigned to improve performance further, strongly supported by extended knowledge and information management. Pilots ran with Web 2.0 collaboration tools (Blogs & Wiki's) supporting the knowledge processes have been very promising. The new position of knowledge management and its related km-impact business case will strongly contribute towards the performance enhancement. The speakers will discuss how they introduced collaboration tools successfully and how they made the km-impact business case.

Session B104 – Virtual Services in Research Environments
14:45 — 15:30
Martie van Deventer, Project Manager: VRE Enablement, SCIR (South Africa)
Adéle van der Merwe, CSIR (South Africa)
Gina Cybulska, Environment Agency (UK)

The South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is refocusing its activities to stay relevant and make a difference in the lives of ordinary citizens, while participating in the global research environment. The first six months of enabling a virtual research environment is described by Adéle van der Merwe. Establishing a virtual library for the UK Environment Agency to meet the needs of 13,000 users is the topic of Gina Cybulska’s presentation. She will focus on the importance of the user and the role technology plays in the development of a virtual service.
Coffee Break and ILI Sponsor Showcase
15:30 — 16:00 • Shannon Foyer
Session B105 – Digitising Collections
16:00 – 17:15
Bonny Tan, Reference Librarian, National Library Board (Singapore)
David Alsmeyer, Information Services Manager, BT (UK)
Lilia Bayabos, Senior Lecturer, University of the Philippines Diliman (Philippines)

According to Bonny Tan, Singapore is a relatively young country, but the National Library Board’s collection dates back to 1824. She will present on Singapore InfoPedia, a digital encyclopaedia comprising short entries on Singapore’s history, people and culture, which is part of a larger component, the Singapore Pages. David Alsmeyer has managed the transition over the last 12 years of BT’s library from a large paper-based collection to an integrated online resource. The EU’s SEKT project uses BT’s digital library to incorporate semantic web technologies to enhance the way users search for, use and share information. The Philippines eLib, discussed by Lilia Bayabos, provides a framework for successful library networking and is the first public electronic library in the country to represent its evolving culture and modernity.
Networking Reception for Conference Delegates
17:00 — 18:00 • Shannon Foyer
TRACK C — CASE STUDIES
• Liffey 3 & 4

Learning from others is indigenous to the culture of librarianship. Information professionals appreciate the real-world experiences recounted by their colleagues from around the world. They can take these case studies and apply the “lessons learned” to their own work situations. These short, informative presentations are designed to provide insights about resources, technology and management techniques.
14:15 – 14:30

Session C101 – Coping with Copies on the Web: Investigating Deduplication by Major Search Engines
Wouter Mettrop, Information Professional, CWI, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (The Netherlands)

Duplicates and near-duplicates create problems for users. This investigation into how the major search engines cope with the problem and how users are impacted by it, shows the complexity of very similar files and the transient nature of search results.

Session C102 – Desa Informasi: A Virtual Village of New Information Resources
Toong Tjiek Liauw, Head of Library, Petra Christian University (Indonesia)

Desa Informasi (Information Village) is a web-based platform used by the library to development new information resources. It utilises local content as a new species of learning resources for the campus communities.

Session C103 – If You Build It, Will They Come? Institutional Repositories and Faculty Participation
Myoung C. Wilson, Information Services Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries (USA)
Ronald Jantz, Digital Library Architect, Rutgers University Libraries (USA)

This paper examines the content of selected institutional repositories that are based on DSpace, DigitalCommons and Fedora. What are the faculty contributions to, and participation in, digital repositories? The evolutional trajectory of institutional repositories and their significance as a novel intervention into scholarly discourse will also be mapped.

14:45 – 15:30

Session C104 – Libraries as Publishers
Jens Bang Petersen, Project Leader/Music Librarian, Gentofte Public Library (Denmark)
Susanne Buus-Pedersen, Copenhagen City Library (Denmark)

Danish public libraries have been in the forefront of developing online music services. Small pilot projects have resulted in Netmusik.dk, a national music distribution network offering legal online downloads. In collaboration with Mymusic.dk and the independent digital distribution network DIGIDI, the libraries have entered a new era as music publishers. This presentation will include information on collaboration, legalities and a model for and flow of the online acquisition model.

Session C105 – Access and Identity Management
Phil Leahy, Eduserv Athens (UK)

The Athens Access Management System (AMS) controls access to web-based subscription services. The speaker will introduce Shibboleth and Athens and explain their interoperabilty. As Athens expands beyond the UK, this session will center on migrating from exisitng systems to Shibboleth/Athens depending on requirements, advantages to users/administrators of the change, and implications of federations.

Session C106 – Digitisation in the Developing World
Neelam Sharma, Deputy Librarian, and
Mritunjay Kumar, Assistant Archivist, Panjab University (India)


Panjab University has taken a giant step to digitise its holdings. The first step is digitising its 1500 old manuscripts and 20,000 rare books, which represent a rich historical text of India in pre-partition days and reflect multiple languages (Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Hindi, English and several regional languages). This presentation will include an explanation of the basic techniques and technology guiding the digitisation process.

Coffee Break and ILI Sponsor Showcase
15:30 — 16:00 • Shannon Foyer
16:00 — 17:00

Session C107 – A Map is worth a Thousand Words
Aimee Ellis, Manager, Departmental Library, Yukon Energy, Mines and Resources Library (Canada)
Gerald Burla, Technical Services Librarian, Regina Public Library (Canada)

The Yukon Energy, Mines and Resources Library has created a GIS interface that enables clients to search the Library’s catalogue graphically by selecting GIS layers and relevant locations on a map as an alternative to traditional textual queries. The spatial information recorded with MARC records is limited and cumbersome to search, so a GIS interface enhances the user experience.

Session C108 – NARCIS: Integrating Dutch Research Information and Research Results
Arjan Hogenaar, Editor, KNAW (The Netherlands)
Marga van Meel, Head, Research Information Department, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (The Netherlands)

NARCIS (National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System) is a totally new portal that gives access to both current research information and research results. The latter mainly appears in publications, while the former includes descriptions of scientific research, researchers and research institutes. It combines already-existing information sources into one virtual database using harvesting and spidering techniques.

Session C109 – Unlocking the Mysteries of Online Resources for an International User Community
Susan Flanagan, Senior Reference Librarian for Electronic Resources, Getty Research Institute (USA)

This presentation will provide an overview of the efforts of a major cultural heritage research library to reveal to an international user community new and varied resources that use a variety of web formats and technologies, including commercial relational databases, linking software and online finding aids. Issues of findability and navigating a digital image repository are thoroughly explained.

Session C110 – The Challenges of Implementing Electronic Resources in the UHI Millennium Institute
Elizabeth McHugh, Electronic Resources Manager, UHI Millennium Institute (Scotland)

The challenges of developing and implementing an electronic resource policy and collection in a distributed, federated higher-education institution are discussed, with a view to explaining what worked.

Networking Reception for Conference Delegates
17:00 — 18:00 • Shannon Foyer
 

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