From: Thomas Dowling <tdowling@oh...> - 2004-10-12 15:06:58
[Posted to multiple lists. Apologies for duplication.]
2005 LITA National Forum: Call for Proposals
Due Date for proposals: December 15, 2004
The 2005 National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality
concurrent sessions at the 7th annual LITA National Forum to be held
at the San Jose Marriott, San Jose, California, September 29-October
Theme: The Ubiquitous Web: Personalization, Portability, and Online
Collaboration. Wireless connectivity and portable computing devices can
take the Web almost anywhere, from the corner cafe to Timbuktu. Fire
up a laptop or a handheld and you=92re online=97and not just online, but
in an environment where sites remember you and adapt to you. Now what?
Now that the technologies work, how do they work together? How do they
help us work together? What does a ubiquitous Web mean for libraries?
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
Possible proposal topics include, but are not limited to:
1. Non-Traditional/New Media (including Streaming media,
Electronic books and journals...)
2. Digital Libraries (Resource linking strategies, Creating and
sustaining digital libraries, Preservation of digital
3. Authentication and Authorization (Digital Rights Management,
Authentication/privacy, Services for remote patrons,
4. Portals/Federated/Meta-Searching (Design and management of
portals, Integrated access to resources, Search engines...)
5. Information architecture (Web application design and databases,
Web content management...)
6. Emerging Technologies (Wireless technologies, Assistive
technologies, New user services and new communities...)
7. Technology Management (IT Project Management, Forecasting,
budgeting, and managing technological change, Knowledge sharing
8. Internet Law (Filtering Technology, Privacy...)
9. Open source software
10. Distance education and courseware
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 2005 will also accept a limited number of poster session
proposals. Presenters should indicate their interest in a poster
session on their proposals. 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, PDF, or RTF format):
=95 Abstract and brief outline
=95 Level indicator (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
=95 Brief biographical information. Include experience as a
presenter and expertise in the topic
=95 Full contact information
=95 Could this be a possible poster session?
=95 How you heard about the 2004 Forum Call for Proposals
The 2005 Forum Planning Committee will review proposals at the ALA
Midwinter Conference in January 2005. You will be contacted about the
status of your proposal by the end of February 2005.
Submit proposals (in ASCII, PDF, or RTF) by December 15, 2004, to:
Mary Taylor, mtaylor@..., Executive Director, Library and
Information Technology Association.