Saturday, June 12, 2010

Conference - WiLSWorld

Want to catch up on library technology? Come to WiLSWorld!. Our conference will take place in Madison, WI on July 21st and 22nd. Take a look at the entire program here. To register, click here. To learn more about WiLS, click here

We have two outstanding keynotes: Tim Spalding and Eric Lease Morgan.

Tim Spalding founded LibraryThing in 2005 as a personal project. LibraryThing is a social cataloging and social networking site for book lovers around the world. LibraryThing also provides catalog enhancement software to libraries, including widgets and a mobile OPAC.

Eric Lease Morgan, Head of the Digital Access and Information Architecture Department, University of Notre Dame, is perhaps best known for creating MyLibrary, a set of software modules implementing a digital library framework. Eric is also the author of Alex, a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

It's time to start planning now! Among the topics:

--Social Cataloging and the Future (Tim Spalding's keynote)
--Electronic Texts and the Evolving Definition of Librarianship (Eric Lease Morgan's keynote)
--The iPad
--Writing Google Gadgets
--The National Broadband Initiative
--What is Resource Discovery, Really?
--Using Open Source Tools: the University of Michigan MLibrary
--The System Architecture of the Forward Resource Discovery Experiment
--Library Software Development for the Solo Developer
--Conversations With Tim Spalding and Eric Lease Morgan

There's something for everyone at WiLSWorld. And don't forget the schmooze factor--a chance to get together and meet new friends and veteran colleagues. There is al first-day reception and second-day member breakfast (that is open to all), both free to attendees.

See you there!

Tom Zillner Telephone: 608/262-0047 (Voice)
Research Coordinator 608/262-6067 (FAX)
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