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

Session Three
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Salem Photo Database: Making the Move to the Web (Again)
Abigail Elder and Becky Clark, Salem Public Library Salem
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Salem Public Library moved its database of Oregon photographs from Questor to CONTENT, which provides new options for storing, indexing, and managing images. In addition, CONTENT offers new features for searching and linking within the database.

Becky Clark is the Network Support Technician at Salem Public Library and Technical Support Supervisor for OPEN.ORG, the library/city Internet service.

Abigail Elder is a Senior Librarian and the Online Coordinator in the Adult Services Division at Salem Public Library. She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin in 1997.

Using Database-Driven Web Sites to Design New Search Tools for Your Catalog
Eileen Llona, Central Washington University Library
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Locally-developed databases can add flexibility to web page design. Types of data that can be incorporated from library catalogs to develop user interfaces will be demonstrated using PHP and MySQL.

Eileen Llona is a Systems Librarian at Central Washington University.

Tech Support: Who Are We Supporting?
Carol McGeehon, Douglas County Library System
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Is computer support focused on the needs of the users or the technology? Take a look at the different interests and expectations of the end user, library computer support staff and computer services support staff.

Carol McGeehon has been Technical Services Manager at Douglas County Library System for the past 12 years. Her position involves computer systems, wide area network, and PC management. Previous to this, she spent 9 years on the public floor including reference, circulation and ILL. Carol presented at Online Northwest 1998 on technostress. In her spare time she is an amateur astronomer.

The Electronic Information Desk: Communication Made Virtual
Jessica Albano, Lorena O'English, and Adam Hall, University of Washington Libraries
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LibQuest is a one-stop-shopping information and referral service for library patrons. E-mailed questions are answered, or referred to the appropriate specialist or library unit. This presentation will show the evolution, structure, and future of LibQuest.

Jessica Albano received her MLIS from the University of Washington's School of Library and Information Science. She is currently the Communications Studies Librarian at the University of Washington's Suzzallo and Allen Libraries. As one of the first librarians to manage LibQuest, Jessica helped to shift the focus to incorporating electronic reference as well as electronic information services.

Adam Hall has been the Manager of Operations for Reference & Research Services in the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries since 1997, and Coordinator of Information Services since 1992. He was Assistant Head of Circulation in the Berkeley Public Libraries for 5 years, prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest and joining the UW Libraries staff. Adam was one of the originators of the Libraries' LibQuest email information service and has continued his involvement with it to this day. He also has a masters degree in counseling psychology.

Carole Svensson received her MLIS from University of Washington's School of Library and Information Science. She formerly held the position of Business Librarian at Elon College in North Carolina, and is currently Technology Services Librarian at the University of Washington-Tacoma. As the newest member of the Libquest team, Carole hopes to participate in the technological evolution of the service.

So Many Standards, So Little Time
Kyle Banerjee, Oregon State University

MARC, Z39.50, XML, TEI, SGML – are you confused by the alphabet soup of standards? This session provides an introduction to important standards that librarians face and what you need to know about them.

Kyle Banerjee, chair of this year's Online Northwest conference committee, is a cataloger and self-proclaimed library "geek" at Oregon State University. Recently he moved from Eugene to Monmouth, which cut his commute time in half. When asked how he uses all of the extra time created by the move, he responded with, "Entertaining Keiko, my wonder-puppy, daydreaming about the joys of acronyms, and perfecting the cloning process in my basement lab so that I can create the perfect cataloger, and have lots of time to work on tracking down all those standards." Yeah, Kyle!

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