2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Using Open Source Software to Create a Digital Library
Pam Osborne and Jared Potter, Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is an international relief and development
organization based in Portland that reaches 5 million people in over
thirty countries. Their librarian used Greenstone, a suite of open-source
software, to create a digital library containing important internal
documents and web resources and made it accessible to the worldwide
staff via a web browser and CD-ROM. Information can be found in the
collection by keyword searching or by looking in any of the specialized
browsing indexes--donor, geography, sector, and subject.
Hocus-Pocus: (Un)veiling the (In)visible
Dale Vidmar, Southern Oregon University
In recent years, much ado has been made about the Invisible
Web--searchable databases and content in non-HTML formats. However,
more and more content is moving from invisible to visible. While content
still lurks beneath the surface of a typical search tool query, it is
neither too deep nor too difficult to find. This presentation will having
you singing, "You can't always get what you want. But if you try real
hard, you just might find you'll get what you need".
Dale Vidmar is Library Instruction
Coordinator/Education and Communication Librarian at Southern Oregon
Accessible Information Technology in the Library
Charles Davis, Northwest ADA & Information Technology Center
This session will include an overview of accessible
information technology in the library setting. Accessible websites,
streaming video, and software will be demonstrated. Laws related to
accessible information technology will also be reviewed in light of
requirements in the library setting.
Copyright and Electronic Resources
George Pike, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
This program will look closely the contemporary interaction
between new and existing copyright principles and electronic resources
in libraries and academic environments. The program will discuss copyright's
fair use doctrine, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, contracts and
licensing of e-databases, content ownership, new trends in Digital Rights
Management and the latest actions of Congress and the courts. Participants
will come away with a clearer understanding of how to maximize the value
of their electronic resources and services without running afoul of
their legal obligations.
12/19/02 @ 2:58:30 PM