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January 27, 2016 By Chris Berliner Leave a Comment I once headed a team of engineers who was making a small demo of a new technology for a consumer electronics product. Filed Under: Business Development, Leadership, Personal Growth, Product Development, Professional Development The exciting nerdiness of neuroplasticity! A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another. Senior Product Development Officer (Personal Care & Skin Care) (JHK100003004402562) is no longer available. The LITA Forum is a highly regarded annual event for those involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field.
The 2016 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 19th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association in Fort Worth Texas, November 17-20, 2016 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.
The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a job posting. Learn about the open source digital repository, Islandora, from experts, in this afternoon of diving into the framework.
This Islandora for Managers workshop will empower participants to manage digital content in an open source, standards-based, and interoperable repository framework.
Stephen Perkins, an official agent and consultant of discoverygarden, is Managing Member of Infoset Digital Publishing.
After spending a good amount of time playing with RDF technologies, reading authoritative literature, and engaging with other linked data professionals and enthusiasts, I have come to the conclusion that linked data, as with any other technology, isn’t perfect. Over the past few years I have dedicated a fair amount of research time developing my knowledge of linked data. Don’t miss these amazing speakers at this important LITA preconference to the ALA Annual 2016 conference in Orlando FL. Learn strategies on how to make you, your librarians and your patrons more secure & private in a world of ubiquitous digital surveillance and criminal hacking. Jessamyn has given presentations, workshops, keynotes and all-day sessions on technology and library topics across North America and Australia. Blake has presented widely at professional conferences talking about open source systems, Drupal, WordPress and IT Security For Libraries. After several months of training attempts I took a step back after finding inspiration in the bible. In order to construct a pyramid for the Reference Services department, we held a brainstorming session where I asked my co-workers what they feel they need to know to work at the reference desk, followed by what they want to learn.
I have failed at grant writing many times because I started writing a list of “toys” I wanted.  I would begin browsing stores online and pictured awesome technology I wanted.
To remove the daunting feeling you may have of writing a proposal, find community partners or colleagues that can assist in making the process enjoyable.  For example, a library can participate in grant proposals spawned by others. Ensure that outcomes and objectives are SMART, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound.  How will you know if the project is succeeding or has been a success? Begin Transmission will provide another channel for you to learn from your fellow LITA members. If you can’t tell, I’m on a research data services kick of late, mostly because we’re in the throes of trying to define our service model and move some of our initiatives forward all while building new partnerships. What I didn’t mention in my previous post is all the lead-up work we’re doing to lay the groundwork for those awesome services I discussed. If you want to publish or share your results, get Institutional Review Board (IRB) clearance first. Interviews are great if you want to gather qualitative data and don’t mind reaching smaller numbers, but having more in-depth information might be more useful for your purposes. Have all your materials ready ahead of time, especially if they involve asking specific questions, or having participants walk through a set of prescribed activities. Schedules are tough to organize even for internal meetings, let alone with others on campus, so having a form where participants can designate their preferred time or fill in one of their own is much easier than playing email ping-pong in nailing down a date and time. I won’t get too much into the weeds of how to analyze the data you collect, except to say that you will need to set aside ample time for this activity. Don’t miss this repeat of the highly popular how-to guide for creating high-impact instructional videos without tearing your hair out. Have you ever wanted to create an engaging and educational instructional video, but felt like you didn’t have the time, ability, or technology? Help LITA celebrate the kick off to its 50th year by participating or nominating a Top Tech Trends panelist. The LITA Top Technology Trends Committee is currently seeking nominations for panelists to participate in their popular panel discussion session at ALA Annual 2016.
Have someone you’d love to hear share their thoughts about current and future trends in technology? A Moodle based web course with asynchronous weekly content lessons, tutorials, assignments, and groups discussion.
Universal Design is the idea of designing products, places, and experiences to make them accessible to as broad a spectrum of people as possible, without requiring special modifications or adaptations. Given the success of Apple (and how everyone followed their lead), I knew that thin was sexy.
In 1980, however, a young doctor named Ian Robertson was puzzled by the improvement of people with recent strokes. Please send your proposal submissions here by May 13, 2016, and join your colleagues in Fort Worth Texas. Collaborative and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions or short talks followed by open moderated discussions, are especially welcomed. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees; a discounted registration rate will be offered.

Islandora combines Drupal, Fedora Commons and Solr software together with additional open source applications.
Since 2011, Erin’s been involved in the Islandora project; a community supported framework of open source technologies for digital repositories. Infoset provides content and technology solutions for institutions, publishers, and businesses.
Joining me for today’s discussion is none other than Brianna Marshall, our fearless leader here at the LITA Blog.
Modularity is a huge advantage RDF modeling has over modeling in other technologies such as XML, relational databases, etc. During this time I have formed some thoughts for moving forward with linked data in the LAM community.
Linked data is not inherently “open”, meaning data providers have to make the effort to put the “open” in Linked Open Data.
It’s not perfect, but it is an upgrade to existing technologies and will help the LAM community promote open and shared data.
She studies and writes about the digital divide and solves technology problems for schools and libraries. She has been speaking and writing on the intersection of libraries and technology for over a decade. It was published as part of LITA’s Tech Set series back in 2010 and acts as a no-nonsense guide to technology training for librarians. In her chapter on planning, Houghton discusses the idea of developing a Technology Needs Pyramid similar to the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs (originally proposed by Aaron Schmidt on the Walking Paper blog). What better way to represent our profession than to become the researcher for a grant group.  Research is our secret weapon. Every two weeks your host (that’s me) will sit down with a guest to talk about libraries, tech, the state of the profession, and their thoughts on LITA.
And there is quite a bit to do in that regard, so I thought it would be helpful to provide some tips on what you can do to set the stage for a successful launch of these types of services. This can take many forms, although we tend to rely on the tried and true (and often dreaded survey). This is a pain, and it often falls in the Exempt category, but because there are people involved in your research project, it’s best to get the green light from the IRB board so you don’t have to worry about it later. As with surveys, IRB will require that you have a clear script in place and that you ask the same questions every time so you will need to make sure you have this information ahead of time. This can also take various forms, everything from asking questions, to leading participants through a design process as part of a design thinking activity, or simply asking for feedback in reaction to a prototype of some sort. Instead of simply asking a question, you are letting your audience tell you what they want or expect for a specific service. This may be everyone in a specific unit or department, a handful of people, or even just one person. Make sure you have instructions clearly spelled out and provide handouts for anything that requires a deeper explanation. Once the results are compiled and you have your action items identified, make sure you share the results back with the participants so that you can show them the product of their involvement no matter how small. There’s nothing worse than collecting valuable (hopefully) information only to have it sitting dormant for months on end because this wasn’t high on someone’s priority list. We are looking for a diverse panel of speakers ready to offer insights into a range of technology topics impacting libraries today and into the future.
This course will present an overview of universal design as a historical movement, as a philosophy, and as an applicable set of tools. She is currently the Digital Services Librarian at Gardner-Webb University where she manages the university’s institutional repository, and teaches the library’s for-credit online research skills course. The Moodle-developed course site will include weekly new content lessons and is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructor.
Click image to get bigger picture, and if you find Jobs Migration For Development interesting, you might pin it to Pinterest. And in every case, whether they were correct or not, this hubris caused one or more underestimations that ended up costing them a lot of time & money, if not failing outright. At the end of the project kickoff meeting I challenged the team to make the demo a specific thickness which was very thin.
We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBT community and people with disabilities. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The framework delivers easy-to-configure tools to expose and preserve all types of digital content.
In that time, Erin’s been involved in more than 40 different Islandora projects ranging from consulting, custom development, and data migrations. Stephen has more than 20 years experience directing small-to-medium scale IT projects, specializing in digital asset management solutions for the Humanities. First, you’re not bound to a single vocabulary, such as Dublin Core, meaning you can describe a single resource using multiple descriptive standards (Dublin Core, MODS, Bibframe). The ability to link data is great for the LAM community, because we’re able to link our respective institutions’ data together without the need for cross-referencing. URIs help us uniquely identify every resource we describe, making it possible to link resources together. To maximize linked data, and to follow the “open” movement in libraries, I feel there needs to be an emphasis on data providers publishing completely open and accessible data, regardless of format and publishing strategy.
We’ll tackle security myths, passwords, tracking, malware, and more, covering a range of tools from basic to advanced, making this session ideal for any library staff. Jessamyn has been speaking on the intersection of libraries, technology and politics since 2003.
Before I started my current position, implementing a technology training model seemed easy enough, but I’ve found that there are many layers, including (but certainly not limited to) things like curriculum development, scheduling, learning styles, generational differences, staff buy-in, and assessment.
Necessary skills and competencies make up the base and more idealistic areas of interest are at the top.
The results were a mix of topics (things like data visualization and digital mapping) paired with specific software (Outlook, Excel, Photoshop).
I hope that this pyramid will act as a guideline for our department, but more than anything it will act as a guide for me going forward.
Which is great if you want to collect a high amount of data that may or may not lead to follow-up questions. This will entail filling out forms describing your project, how you will collect and manage the data, and how you will ensure compliance with human subject research protocol such as confidentiality.
Sending teams of two to each interview might be helpful so that you have two sets of note-takers who can catch different things and can cover for each other if something unexpected comes up. You will have to make sure you recruit a representative group, have a location, a clearly established process, and a way to guide the conversation as it unfolds in addition to capturing what was said.

This will go a long way towards ensuring that they will actually use the bright, shiny new services you create based on their input. Make sure you have the commitment and resources you need before you begin the project so that you can implement the ideas that emerge as a result in a timely manner. In this session, Anne Burke and Andreas Orphanides will help to demystify the process, breaking it down into easy-to-follow steps, and provide a variety of technical approaches suited to a range of skill sets. Students will learn about the diversity of experiences and capabilities that people have, including disabilities (e.g.
Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. I was immediately met with a chorus of vehement exclamations that my request was impossible. The Islandora for Managers workshop will provide an overview of the Islandora software and open source community. He has extensive experience in architecting solutions for cultural heritage institutions, reference publishers, and documentary editing projects. Eventually, when there’s enough linked data in the LAM community, it will be a way for us to link our data together across institutions, forming a web of knowledge. However, RDF and linked data has been around for a while (a public draft of RDF was presented in 1997, seen here).
As always, I’d like to hear your thoughts, and please feel free to reach out to me in the comments below or through twitter. She is the author of Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide, and has written the Practical Technology column for Computers in Libraries magazine since 2008.
He is currently the Senior Systems Administrator for LYRASIS Technology Services where he manages the servers and infrastructure that support their products and services.
It’s a prickly pear and one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced as a professional librarian. Most of my research has pointed me towards creating a list of competencies, but the pyramid was much more appealing to a visual thinker like me.
I’ve already printed it and pinned it to my bulletin board as a friendly daily reminder of what my department needs and what they’re curious about. But the drawback is that you cannot ask for clarification, participants have a limited number of choices (especially if you have a lot of multiple choice questions), and you have to design your questions very carefully so that they are clear, and are asking what you really need to know, otherwise the results could be skewed or meaningless, or both.
If you plan to record a conversation, this will need additional clearance from IRB and you will have to make sure you have a clear process in place for starting and stopping the recording and letting participants know they are going to be recorded or taped. Nancy Fried Foster is an expert in this area, and I highly recommend looking at her work if you’re interested in this methodology. You will also want to think about any training the group will undertake as part of these activities.
Make sure you explain the purpose of the research and make it as easy to indicate willingness to participate as possible. They will cover choosing and scoping your topic, scripting and storyboarding, producing the video, and getting it online. Olin received her MLIS from Simmons College in 2003 and an MAEd, with a concentration in Adult Education, from Touro University International. Since finishing her MLIS, she has done several presentations at local and national library conferences on implementing universal design in libraries with a focus on accessibility for patrons with disabilities.
The course web site will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly.
After letting everyone go a little crazy on me, I said that I understood it was a challenge but thought it was both doable & important, and laid out why on both counts (I had thought through the number I gave them so it would be defensible when it was questioned).
However, creating a URI for every resource and maintaining stables URIs (which I think will be a requirement if we’re going to pull this off) can be cumbersome for a data provider, as well as rather costly.
As such, the larger linked data and semantic web community has formed established best practices for creating RDF data models and linked data.
While I’d like to recommend the Technology Needs Pyramid to everyone, I don’t have the results just yet!
Having participants draw a picture of their “ideal” space or service can lead to some fun conversations! Especially if you’re collecting data in a more qualitative format, you will want to ensure that everyone is doing this in as uniform a fashion as possible and you may need several training sessions to prepare. The source of the message counts as well-an email from a generic library account may not garner much attention, but a forwarded message from a department head might do the trick. The class will also give students the opportunity to redesign specific products or environments to make them more universally accessible and usable.
Her first position in higher education was at Landmark College, a college that is specifically geared to meeting the unique needs of people with learning differences.
The course site will remain open for 90 days after the end date for students to refer back to course material. Participants can choose to follow along using a virtual machine or an online Islandora sandbox. Well, you can create a more specific “date” term and assign it as a sub-property of DC:date.
Even though both institutions are pulling from the same vocabularies, they’re using different terms. In order to seamlessly integrate into the larger community we will need to adopt and adhere to these best practices. I don’t want to force the impossible, but I want to know specifically *why* it is impossible before we stop trying.
In the meantime I can tell you that whether it’s a list, graphic, or narrative; collecting (and demanding) feedback from your colleagues is vital.
This means that not only can you describe resources, you can describe existing and new vocabularies, as well as create complex versioning data for vocabularies and controlled terms (see this ASIST webinar).
I still see consortia such as the Open Archives Initiative forming their own requirements for data sharing. She has since taught an undergraduate course for both the education and the entrepreneurship departments at Hiram College on the subject. Finally, with SPARQL and reasoning, you can perform metadata cross-walking from one vocabulary to another without the need for technologies such as XSLT. This can be seen now in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana data models (here and here, respectively).

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