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

Session Three
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 Web
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 University Library.

Accessible Information Technology in the Library Setting
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.

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