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

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

CONTENT: A Model for Collaborative Image Database Building
Trevor James Bond and Alan Cornish, Washington State University
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This session will describe the CONTENT software and its application in collaborative database building. Issues such as scanning practices, metadata creation, costs, and the technical infrastructure needed to support image databases will be discussed.

Trevor James Bond, Special Collections Librarian, oversees the Historical Photograph Collections and Printed Materials in Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections at Washington State University.

Alan Cornish works as a Systems Librarian at the Washington State University Libraries.

Practice What You Preach – and Deliver the Goods!: A Comparison of Instructional Technology Systems for One Course, Two Groups
Cynthia Akers, Emporia State University

The nature of distance education programs offered by the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia (KS) State University, and a changing student populace have created opportunities to re-examine course delivery systems, learning outcomes, and methodologies.

Cynthia Akers is currently Assistant Professor and Head of Access Services at White Library, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. She also serves as a National Faculty member of the School of Library and Information Management, ESU. Her research interests include distance education library services and information literacy.

Planning For Public Training Success
Mary Stillwell and Kara Hannigan, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation partners with public libraries to provide access to technology in their communities. We'll discuss the elements of successful public training programs and share examples from programs around the country.

Mary Stillwell has worked in interlibrary loan, reference and circulation in both public and academic libraries and received her MLIS at the University of Pittsburgh. She was a User Services Consultant for the Electronic Information Network in Pittsburgh, PA, where she was responsible for training the staff and patrons of a public library consortium on the DRA system and other technology topics. Mary was employed by the Washington State Library in Olympia as a traveling trainer and consultant for the Public Library Internet Connectivity Project. She was recently chosen to become certified by the Public Library Assocation as a trainer for the "Managing for Results" program, which helps libraries allocate and manage resources. She has been with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a trainer since July of 1998.

A Telecommuter's Center in a Small Public Library
Randy Collver, Molalla Public Library

This presentation will examine the rationales, plans, problems and solutions in locating a facility for telecommuters in a small rural public library. We also look at available software, policies, and how it is used.

Randy Collver, currently City Librarian at the Molalla Public Library in Molalla, has spent the better part of his 28 year library career working with computer and communications technologies and how they can become and effective and efficient elements in the suite of programs offered by small libraries.

Cheap is Good, Free is Better: An Introduction to Application Service Providers
Frederick Reenstjerna, Douglas County Library System
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Application Service Providers (ASPs) offer a variety of software on the Internet for accounting, database management, and productivity. Find out how ASPs work, selection considerations, and how you could use them in your library.

Fred R. Reenstjerna is Cataloging Librarian at the Douglas County Library in Roseburg, Oregon. His education includes an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, an M.Ad. from Lynchburg College, and an Ed.D. from West Virignia University. Fred has worked in public, museum, and academic libraries, as well as the Library of Congress. Fred is a "geekosaur," having worked with computers in libraries for the last 3 decades of the previous century. In the past year, he has developed web-based library applications for Acquisitions management.

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