promoting innovation and technology in libraries
Friday, February 4, 2000
Embassy Suites Airport Hotel
Geographic Information Systems at the Library
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Jennifer Stone, University of Washington
More and more libraries are adding GIS to the list of services that
they offer, and each library's services are as different as their
clientele. This presentation will focus on current GIS intitiatives
at the University of Washington Libraries, including GIS reference
services, data acquisition and provision, and the use of MrSID
compression software to make digital aerial photography available.
Jennifer Stone is Geographic Information Systems Librarian at the
University of Washington, Seattle.
Is Free Better? Comparing Search Interfaces for MEDLINE
Leslie Cable, Patty Davies, and Dolores Judkins, Oregon Health
This session will compare three search interfaces to MEDLINE: OVID, a
commercially available database, and Internet Grateful Med and PubMed,
free search interfaces offered by the National Library of Medicine.
It will include tips on more effectively using the free interfaces
and the difference in results when searching each.
Leslie Cable, MSLS, is a member of the Medical Library Association
and a distinguished member of the Association of Health Information
Professionals (AHIP). She has been a Reference Librarian at OHSU
Patty Davies is an Assistant Professor and has been a Reference
Librarian at OHSU since 1973. She is currently working in
Medical Informatics as well as teaching and providing reference services.
Dolores Judkins, MLS, is a member of the Medical Library
Association and a distinguished member of the Association of
Health Information Professionals (AHIP). She has been a
librarian at OHSU since 1981 and is currently the Consumer
Health Librarian and Web Manager for the OHSU Center for Women's
Library Services for Distance Education
Sharon Elteto, and David Moore, Portland State University
This session will discuss library services for distance education, with
a focus on Portland State University.
Sharon Elteto is Bibliographic Instruction Librarian, and Dr. David
Moore is Manager of Distributed Education, at Portland State University.
Managing Library Computer Use
John Donel, Oregon State University
The implementation of a large Information Commons in Oregon State
University's Valley Library resulted in an increase of public computers
from twenty to over one hundred. This session will examine the software
and policies that are employed to help manage these computer services,
including hard disk imaging, desktop security, printing, and laptop
Donel is the Electronic Services Librarian at OSU's Valley Library.
Usability Testing: How Effective is Your Library's Web Site?
Nicole Campbell & Karen Diller, Washington State
In recent years, librarians have invested great effort in developing
their library web sites. However, it has been difficult for librarians
to find the time to test the effectiveness of their web sites. This
session will cover the general principles of usability testing, the
planning involved in conducting individual usability tests and the
analysis and implementation of test results. Presenters will provide
an example of each test used, a short bibliography and a display of
design and organization changes made as a result of their usability
Nicole Campbell is a reference librarian at Washington
State University Vancouver and has been involved in creating web pages
for the past three years, including creating web pages for the Internet
Karen R. Diller is the assistant campus librarian at
Washington State University Vancouver where she created the Library's
first web site. Karen has been teaching library and technology
instruction classes for over eight years and manages the public
service areas of the WSUV Library.
Wednesday, 13-Dec-2006 09:32:49 PST