Latest From All Groups

View:   Faces | List | By Group

Discussion Agenda for May 4 Virtual Meeting (11a-12p PST)

by John Jackson on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:34 pm
in ALA Website Advisory Committee

Dear WAC Members,

Our May 4 Bi-monthly meeting is coming up next week! Currently, our agenda consists of two discussion items, but please let me know if you'd like to add anything:

1) The first is the current RFP process for the new Connect platform. By now, you should have seen Jenny's post and have hopefully had a chance to weigh in with your thoughts. We'll use the first part of the meeting to discuss the project as it stands at that point (which, as you can see, is a quickly moving one!)

Dear WAC Members,

Our May 4 Bi-monthly meeting is coming up next week! Currently, our agenda consists of two discussion items, but please let me know if you'd like to add anything:

1) The first is the current RFP process for the new Connect platform. By now, you should have seen Jenny's post and have hopefully had a chance to weigh in with your thoughts. We'll use the first part of the meeting to discuss the project as it stands at that point (which, as you can see, is a quickly moving one!)

2) Additionally, please be prepared to give an update on your subcommittee's work. We'll use this time to identify any final action items for each subcommittee to accomplish before we meet at ALA Annual.

Virtual Meeting Room: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/wac14/ 

I know some of you are unable to attend. If no one from your subcommittee is able to attend, please post your update in the comments below.

Liza or Sam: could I ask one of you to take notes? (the session will be recorded, so you can do this post-meeting if necessary)

Thank you, everyone! =)

-John

More...

Discussion Need your input to write an RFP for a new ALA Connect ASAP

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 02:34 pm
in ALA Website Advisory Committee

Hi, WAC --

I just posted on the ITTS News blog that we're going to be migrating ALA Connect from its current Drupal-based environment to an externally-hosted community platform. We have a very tight timeframe to work through this migration, and we're trying to get as much groundwork as possible done before Annual.

Hi, WAC --

I just posted on the ITTS News blog that we're going to be migrating ALA Connect from its current Drupal-based environment to an externally-hosted community platform. We have a very tight timeframe to work through this migration, and we're trying to get as much groundwork as possible done before Annual.

Internally, we've started a discussion with a group of staff to determine required features versus desired features. I need this same input from you in order to write a draft RFP for this week. Please take a look at this initial document and comment here on this Connect thread with anything you think needs to be added to either column or moved from one column to the other.

Note that the lists are in no particular order, although ADA-compliance will remain at the top of our list of requirements.

Because we need to issue the RFP next week, I need your feedback in the next 48 hours, ideally by Wednesday. I'll integrate it with the staff feedback, post a draft version of the RFP, and then ask you for another round of feedback on the draft. Our goal is to release the RFP on Monday, May 4th.

Thanks for your quick attention to this,
Jenny

More...

Discussion Reference & User Services Association Strategic Plan 2015-2018, DRAFT as of March 31, 2015

by Joseph Thompson on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 07:27 am
in RUSA Board of Directors (Reference and User Services Association)

Hello RUSA Board members!

The RUSA Strategic Plan Coordinating Task Force has had several telephone meetings since our big strategic planning day on Friday, January 30 during ALA Midwinter in Chicago. Our most recent was yesterday, March 30.

Hello RUSA Board members!

The RUSA Strategic Plan Coordinating Task Force has had several telephone meetings since our big strategic planning day on Friday, January 30 during ALA Midwinter in Chicago. Our most recent was yesterday, March 30.

We are at a point where we feel ready to share a draft document for review by the board.  Please see the attached document.  Comments are very welcome.  Please share right here in this ALA Connect thread. This draft comes as a result of taking the documents that came out of our full day session, then incorporating member priorities that had been already identified in the RUSA Review survey and report back in summer/fall 2014.

If you weren't with us in Chicago in January 2015 for the board's strategic planning session, I've tried to provide some helpful context by writing an overview of what took place there in the most recent RUSA Update (March 2015). See the President's Column, Strategic Planning Update:

http://www.rusa.ala.org/rusaupdate/2015/03/30/from-the-president-9/

Thank you all on the RUSA Board for the time and energy you've already committed toward making this a strong plan that will guide our association for the next 3 years (at least)!  We're not done yet however, so please do share your thoughts.

I'm feeling very good about the progress that we've made thus far, and absolutely must thank again the task force members: Anne Houston (chair), Chris Le Beau, Erin Rushton, Jennifer Boettcher, Liane Taylor, and Kathleen Kern.

-Joe

 

More...

Discussion PLA Spring Board Meeting 2015

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 04:40 pm
in PLA Board of Directors (Public Library Association)

 

Public Library Association

Board of Directors Meeting

Spring Meeting

12:30-5 p.m. (lunch served at 12), Sunday, May 3, 2015

Washington, D.C.

 

Public Library Association

Board of Directors Meeting

Spring Meeting

12:30-5 p.m. (lunch served at 12), Sunday, May 3, 2015

Washington, D.C.

Meeting Location

Martin Luther King Jr.  Memorial Library, Executive Office Board Room, 4th Floor

901 G St NW

Washington, DC 20001

Board Room: Upon arrival guests can see the Special Police Officers in the lobby. They will “key” the guests to the 4th floor and the Executive Office boardroom. Staff may direct the guests into the meeting room.

PLA Board of Directors and NLLD 2015 Schedule:

Sunday, May 3

  • Lunch served at 12:00 noon
  • PLA Board meeting 12:30 - 5 pm
  • Board dinner 6:45 pm at: Zaytinya, 701 9th St NW (Cross Street: G St.) (202) 638-0800

Monday, May 4, all day

  • Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, reception on Capitol Hill

Tuesday, May 5

  • meetings with legislators/Congressional offices schedule TBD by ALA WO

 

More...

Discussion Meeting at ALA Annual San Francisco

by Elizabeth Marshak on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 03:45 pm
in ASCLA Membership Promotion Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Our next committee meeting will be at ALA Annual in San Francisco on Sunday June 28th from 4:30-5:30pm at the Westin St Francis in Elizabethan B.

Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see added to the agenda.

Discussion Goals Update April 2014

by Laura Haines on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 03:16 pm
in RUSA RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee

1. Complete the document Health and Medical Reference Guidelines.

1. Complete the document Health and Medical Reference Guidelines.

Update: The Guidelines are currently under review by the RUSA Board. The Committee hopes they will be completely accepted and added to the RUSA web site by ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco. However, whether they are online or not, they will be presented in a Discussion Forum entitled "Get to Know the New RUSA Guidelines for Health and Medical Reference Services" on Sunday, June 28th, from 3-4 pm.

2. Promote and develop the Medref-L listserv in order to provide a discussion space for workers in all libraries who provide health or medical reference to talk about the special issues arising from those types of reference questions.

Update: Committee member and former Chair, Karen Vargas is writing a scope note and promotion plan for the list, which will then be implemented by the entire committee.

3. Develop a web page to communicate helpful resources for those in the field providing health or medical reference.

Update: Committee member Ann Glusker has developed a draft of a web page of health and medical reference sources that features 2 sites for a variety of categories such as consumer health, scholarly research, online tutorials and more. The Committee is discussing this draft via email, will make any necessary changes, and upload the content to the Health and Medical Reference Committee's web space on the ALA site by fall 2015. 

4. Programming: contribute a Webinar, discussion forum or program for ALA Annual Meeting and/or other venues.

Update: The Committee will offer a discussion forum about the new Health and Medical Reference Guidelines: "Get to Know the New RUSA Guidelines for Health and Medical Reference Services" on Sunday, June 28th, from 3-4 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura Haines, Chair

More...

Discussion Need feedback by end of Wednesday, April 29th

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 03:13 pm
in New ALA Connect Platform

Welcome to the New ALA Connect Platform community. This will be our central repository for documents and discussion about our upcoming migration to a new platform for the Connect service.

I'll be adding members of the ALA Website Advisory Committee (WAC) soon, so we'll have one big group of staff and members as we discuss the RFP and go through the selection process.

Welcome to the New ALA Connect Platform community. This will be our central repository for documents and discussion about our upcoming migration to a new platform for the Connect service.

I'll be adding members of the ALA Website Advisory Committee (WAC) soon, so we'll have one big group of staff and members as we discuss the RFP and go through the selection process.

The first part of our timetable is pretty tight, so I need your input about required features versus desired features by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 29th, at the latest. I'll finish writing the draft RFP and ask you for feedback on it by the end of the week so that we can release it on Monday, May 4th.

If you haven't already given me feedback about the list of features below, please comment as soon as possible. I'll be using the final list in each column to write the RFP, so please let me know if you think anything should be added to either list or moved from one list to the other. Note that the items in each list are in no particular order.

Required Features

  1. All basic functionality available via email
  2. iMIS integration
  3. Ability for non-members to participate (need to define)
  4. Ability to make content public or private
  5. Polls
  6. Shibboleth Single Sign-on
  7. Member directory functionality
  8. Member matching
  9. Group matching
  10. Strong security for data
  11. Accessible, meaning ADA-compliant
  12. Ability to set group membership to open, moderated, or closed
  13. Document storage
  14. Collaborative documents
  15. Group calendar
  16. Ability for members to create their own communities
  17. Discussion forums
  18. Subject headings and/or tags for content
  19. Granular privacy settings on profiles
  20. Networking to add friends
  21. Private messaging to individuals
  22. Full-text, robust searching, including in content of files, that respects permissions
  23. Responsive design
  24. Mobile apps
  25. Ability to like/favorite/bookmark content and comments
  26. Robust statistical activity reports
  27. Ability to upload and embed multimedia files (images, audio, video, animated gifs)
  28. Revision history
  29. Unlimited number of groups
  30. CE history in individual profiles ("My CE")
  31. Robust file folder management, including moving folders (not just files)
  32. Easier poll creation
  33. An explanation area on polls
  34. Ability for any user to suppress notifications when updating content
  35. Integrated text-based chat for groups
  36. Ability to import content from Drupal

Desired Features

  1. Surveys
  2. Ability to share content with multiple groups at once
  3. Include in an email notification a link to unsubscribe from a thread
  4. Autosave while typing
  5. Ability to drag and drop files to upload and move them
  6. Option to “follow” a group you’re not a member of
  7. Mentor matching service
  8. Database of volunteer opportunities
  9. Ability to import profile data from LinkedIn
  10. Customizable group home page templates
  11. Badges and leaderboards
  12. Social login (e.g., Facebook login, Google login, etc.)
  13. @ mentions of people with notifications to those people
  14. Subscribe to email notifications from an individual node
  15. Upvoting/Ratings on content
  16. Ability to endorse people
  17. Historical CVs of past ALA participation for members
  18. Aggregation of content across groups by topic/tag
  19. Forms + database functionality
  20. Social sharing into the site
  21. Ability to import external content (blogs, news feeds, etc.)
  22. Draft mode when creating content
  23. Ability for group admins to enable/disable individual group tools on a group-by-group basis
  24. Group-based advertising with reports
  25. Foreign language support
  26. An intermediary level of sharing permissions beyond just group member/public
  27. Ability to log when an email notification is sent to a particular user to confirm receipt
  28. Possibility of replacing Sympa mailing list with community groups
  29. Integration with the ALA Institutional Repository for easy archiving
  30. Ability to allow members to go through a self-assessment quiz for elearning options
More...

File 20150428_DCIGAgenda

by Megan Toups on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 03:07 pm
in ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

PDF File, 91.73 KB

Pages