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Friday, February 4, 2000
Embassy Suites Airport Hotel
Portland, Oregon

Session Two
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Dynamic Web Development using Cold Fusion
Bill Cupps, DevTech, Inc.

This session is a replacement for "Building Dynamic Web Pages: An Overview," (see below) and will cover similar topics, including database design, query design, web page templates, and techniques.

Bill Cupps is president of DevTech, Inc., and a certified trainer for Allaire (e.g., Cold Fusion) products.

Building Dynamic Web Pages: An Overview *** CANCELLED ***
Jim Kraft, Cascade Small Business Development Center

In static Web pages, the content is tied into the page along with the HTML coding. To change that content, the whole page must be changed. Dynamic Web pages, on the other hand, draw their content from a database, such as Microsoft Access. The information is pulled from this database and displayed on the Web using template pages. Each time a page is called up it may be different, depending on the information requested. To change content, only the database needs to be changed.

This session will examine database design, query design, web page templates, software and techniques, in particular Allaire's Cold Fusion and Microsoft's Active Server Pages, with examples of how these are used in community and economic development. The session will demonstrate how to put together a simple dynamic web page using off-the-shelf software, and give you an understanding of just how easy it is to create powerful dynamic web pages.

Jim Kraft has been active in Internet applications since 1993. He was one of the first to test e-commerce in eastern Oregon and has spent the last two years developing a virtual entrepreneurship center using dynamic web technology. He is currently the Director of the Cascade Small Business Development Center in Redding, CA.

Current Awareness Resources
Donna Cohen, D L Cohen Information Services; Alexey Panchenko, Hewlett-Packard Research Center

The web provides a variety of free current awareness and customized (or personalized) news services to selectively tap into news and developments related to various areas of knowledge. In the workshop we will examine some useful websites. The emphasis will be on free resources; however, in order to have perspective for choosing the most appropriate resource for a given circumstance, we will also discuss some distinctions between free and fee-based sites. Our analysis will include commentary on options for depth and breadth of content, and delivery methods.

Donna L. Cohen, MLIS, MEd, Information Specialist, of D L Cohen Information Services assists businesses, non-profit and government agencies and individuals by providing library and information center development, training and guidance in online resources, online research, and web organizational design.
Alexey Panchenko, MBA, MLIS is a Research Analyst at Hewlett Packard Research Center in Corvallis, OR, specializing in competitive intelligence. His previous experience includes providing business reference in academic libraries and teaching business research courses at the University of Oregon College of Business.

Delivering Government Information Virtually: The GILS Movement among the States
Gayle Palmer, Washington State Library; Susan Westin, Oregon State Library

States are making progress in delivering local and state government information virtually. Find out how Washington State's Government Information Locator Service (WAGILS) became a national leader and a model program whose methodology and design is being adopted by the states of Oregon, New Hampshire, Illinois, New Mexico. Learn about the GILS movement involving sixteen states to create an interoperable, collaborative national GILS.

Washington State's Government Information Locator Service (WAGILS) includes a web search engine called Find-It! Washington™,, that offers easy and powerful access to state and local government information and services. The WAGILS program provides services to participating governments in the form of workshops, consultation, and training in the development of content for web delivery.

WAGILS applies the principles of information organization found in librarianship to the world of web publishing, using a novel approach to creatively embed a metadata index in Web pages to improve discovery and minimize effort for citizens. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has funded an effort to disseminate the WAGILS model in four states. Through the IMLS project more than sixteen states are engaged in an effort to collaborate in the development of GILS efforts throughout the nation. See the project web site "Exporting Washington State's GILS" at

Gayle Palmer is a Consulting Librarian and WAGILS program coordinator at the Washington State Library. She serves as a statewide resource for electronic government information. She is consulting librarian for Washington State's Collaborative Digital Images Initiative.
Susan Westin is an Information Specialist and ORGILS Program Coordinator at the Oregon State Library. She received her degree from the University of Denver and has been with the Oregon State Library since July 1999. Prior to coming to Oregon she was the Head of Reference Services at the North Dakota State Library.

Mix and Match: User Support Techniques in an Integrated Information Services Environment
Leslie Wykoff, Washington State University-Vancouver

Vancouver Information Services (VIS) includes the library, information technology, media services, and telecommunications at the branch campus of Washington State University at Vancouver. WSUV, a commuter campus, provides upper division and graduate-level education to 1400 full-time students. VIS provides a wide variety of user support programs for faculty, staff, and students, including workshops, documentation, one-on-one instruction, course integrated computer and library instruction, web development, desktop vidoeconferencing, email and phone-based consulting, and professionally staffed student computer labs. Staff members from all VIS departments team up to provide user support at WSUV.

Leslie Wykoff is the Campus Librarian and Director of Information Services at WSU Vancouver. She was formerly the Head of Research and Reference Services at the Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC) at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

A Multi-media Approach to Library Instruction for Distance Education Students
Betty Ronayne & Debbie Rogenmoser, California State University-Sacramento

Effective delivery of library instruction to students in locations remote from the campus must address several variables: learning styles, technological abilities, and access to resources. This session will include methods of publicizing, delivering services and information, and teaching, with a particular focus on Web page design and course related library instruction as part of a live-broadcast cable television course. It will include tips for effective videotaped instruction, and discuss successful collaboration with university media services and classroom faculty. Information presented in this session is based on a recently concluded pilot project to implement new library services for distance learners. Tip sheets and guides will be provided. The URL for this project is

Betty Ronayne, Distance Education Librarian, California State University, Sacramento holds a bachelor's degree in English from San Diego State University and an MLS from Kent State University.
Debbie Rogenmoser, Reference Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, holds an MA degree in History from CSU, Hayward and an MLS from San Jose State University. She is an adjunct History Instructor at American River College.

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