[Web4lib] WiLSWorld 2010
tzillner at wils.wisc.edu
Tue Jun 8 15:21:24 EDT 2010
(With apologies for duplication)
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 <http://www.wils.wisc.edu/wworld/>. To register, click
here <http://www.wils.wisc.edu/events/wworld2010/register.html>. To learn
more about WiLS, click here <http://www.wils.wisc.edu/>
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
--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)
Wisconsin Library Services------------------------------------------
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