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Friday, February 28, 2003
CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Corvallis, Oregon

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

Securing Windows 2000/XP Computers Using the Free Public Access Computer Configuration Tool
Matt Crosby, Maria Aliza, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's US Library Program grants public access computers that include a highly customized security configuration. This security configuration helps keep these computers functional by restricting public users' access to key parts of the operating system and other software. Now, administrators can achieve the same type of security--consisting of customized user accounts, profiles, permissions and policy settings--on non-granted Windows 2000/XP computers using the free Public Access Computer Configuration Tool. This session will explain the capabilities of the tool, and will inform participants how they can locate, install and administer this free security configuration software.

Legal Issues of the USA PATRIOT ACT
Liza Rognas, Carlos A. Diaz, and Carrie Lybecker, the Evergreen State College

In this double session we will explore privacy issues and the act's effects on libraries along with responses from professional library organizations. Participants are encouraged to read Title II and Title V of the USA PATRIOT ACT before the workshop. Activities during the workshop will involve participants in the creation of a collaborative website for future use. Participants are strongly encouraged to share their insights, search strategies, information sites and institutional policies.

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The Subject Librarian's Role in Building Digital Collections: Where Information Management and Subject Expertise Meet
Ruth Vondracek, Oregon State University

As libraries become more involved in building digital collections, the need for subject librarians as content advisors grows. Subject librarians mediate between subject and technology experts in order to develop usable collections. Along with content selection, this requires librarians to identify existing thesauri or work with cataloging specialists to develop taxonomies and to advocate for the inclusion of controlled language in the database infrastructure. This presentation highlights how to build and apply this expertise to digital projects.

Does our Web Site Work?: Combining Orientation and Usability
Dolores Judkins, Laura Zeigen, and Janet Crum, Oregon Health & Science University

The Reference Department needed a new way to get basic library information to students during orientation.The Library Web Management team was looking at a way to get participants for a web usability test. The two groups decided to combine usability testing with library orientation. The result of this collaboration was that the orientation got high reviews, while the usability testing revealed that the Library Web site worked well for the majority of users.

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