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Friday, January 26, 2001
Embassy Suites Airport Hotel
Portland, Oregon

Session One
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Evaluating Stock Web Sites: A Database Development Project
Corey Murata, University of Washington
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This session will examine the design and development process of the Stock Research Sites on the Web site, including the creation and maintenance of the back-end database, building the interface and the site evaluation process.

Corey Murata is the Business Computer-based Services Librarian at the University of Washington, Foster Business Library. He has been a business librarian for eight years and spent the last five years at UW. In addition to special projects like the Stock Research Sites on the Web and the Financial Ratios Calculator, Corey also does the general maintenance and development for the Foster Business Library web page and is part of a team of business librarians at the Foster Business Library providing reference and research services to students and faculty of the Business School and the greater UW community.

Panel: Creating the Perfect Technology Classroom
Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon and Roy Bennett, Western Oregon University; Sharon Elteto, Portland State University
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Planning, installing, and operating the "ideal" training classroom is a very difficult proposition. This session is a panel presentation by several libraries that have faced the challenge of designing and running a technology-based classroom.

Roy Bennett is Computer Services Librarian at Western Oregon University. Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon is the User Education Librarian at Western Oregon University. Sharon Elteto is Bibliographic Instruction Librarian at Portland State University.

After Google, What?
Dale Vidmar, Southern Oregon University
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Google has recently become one of the most popular and fastest growing Internet search tools. But is Google the "be all, end all" for information professionals? This presentation explores Internet searching beyond Google.

Dale Vidmar is the Electronic Resources and Instruction Librarian at Southern Oregon University Library. His interest in Internet searching and search tools led to an obsession that has become a daily part of his working life.

Coming Unglued, Getting Unwired
Teresa Landers and Amanda McKeraghan, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
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Staff from the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will describe their two-year struggle to connect their Bookmobile for online catalog and Internet access in rural areas of Benton County and the City of Corvallis.

Teresa Landers is currently the Deputy Director for Public Services for the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. She has been a librarian for 22 years and has served in a variety of capacities in special and public libraries. Before coming to Corvallis she spent 15 years in the Phoenix Arizona area and the 5 years before that in Washington State in Seattle and Yakima. She received a Master's in Organizational Management in 1999.

Amanda McKeraghan is currently the Extension Services Librarian at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. She received her MLS in June, 2000, and has just completed her first year as a librarian after driving the bookmobile for two years. She also has a Masters in Rural Social Anthropology and has worked in rural community development.

Using PHP to Build Dynamic Web Sites
Mark Dahl, Central Oregon Community College
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PHP is a flexible server-side scripting language that runs on free software. Learn how to use it to write dynamic web pages and to provide web-access to database content in an SQL database.

Mark Dahl has been Systems and Technical Services librarian at Central Oregon Community College since December 1997. He has masters degrees in European History and Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His professional interests include web development and the Linux platform.

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