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Discussion LITA Top Tech Trends microsite

by Bohyun Kim on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 01:54 pm

LITA Top Tech Trends microsite is located at http://www.ala.org/lita/ttt. Top Tech Trends committee may designate someone to edit this microsite or ask for help from the WCC. The read-write access is given by ALA ITTS unless it has been already assigned to all WCC members.

 

Event September Conference Call

by Margaret Heller on Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 10:49 am

September Conference Call. More detailed agenda to come.

Online Doc Open call to all LITA Members for Blog Editor role

by Margaret Heller on Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 09:47 am

LITA is searching for a savvy manager for its WordPress blog: http://litablog.org.

This is the perfect volunteer opportunity to get more involved with LITA outside of the committee structure.

The blog editor would work independently and collaboratively with the Web Coordinating Committee and Committee Coordinator (Communications) to plan, coordinate, solicit, and publish blog content of interest to the LITA community.

Responsibilities (in coordination with above committees and team you want to pull together):

LITA is searching for a savvy manager for its WordPress blog: http://litablog.org.

This is the perfect volunteer opportunity to get more involved with LITA outside of the committee structure.

The blog editor would work independently and collaboratively with the Web Coordinating Committee and Committee Coordinator (Communications) to plan, coordinate, solicit, and publish blog content of interest to the LITA community.

Responsibilities (in coordination with above committees and team you want to pull together):

  • Create policies for blogging and blog content. Tag and categorize existing and future content.
  • Schedule, proofread, and post new content.
  • Coordinate guest posts from content authors.
  • Ensure that the blog remains active and free of spam, and moderate comments as necessary.
  • Moderate comments posted to the blog.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current LITA member.
  • Experience with WordPress.
  • Experience or a strong interest in blogging.
  • Clearly communicate in writing and be proactive in soliciting and planning content.
  • Willingness to commit to a 1-year term.

This position has now been filled. Thanks for your interest!

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Online Doc Advocacy Mockup

by Margaret Heller on Fri, May 9, 2014 at 09:47 am

Note: We think it might be most useful if the subheadings reflected issues LITA members care about rather than the current divisions, but include general advocacy training as well. Digital Edge is advocacy training most specific to LITA.

Advocacy & Issues

LITA advocates for and participates in the adoption of legislation, policies, technologies and standards that promote equitable access to information and technology.

Note: We think it might be most useful if the subheadings reflected issues LITA members care about rather than the current divisions, but include general advocacy training as well. Digital Edge is advocacy training most specific to LITA.

Advocacy & Issues

LITA advocates for and participates in the adoption of legislation, policies, technologies and standards that promote equitable access to information and technology.

ALA Training and Tools

Reports and Resources

Issue suggestions (x denotes multiple people suggested):

transparency of how personal data are collected/used x

Opt-out of personal data X

Commitment to standards for data exchange

Security x

open source-ability

Diversity in technology

Surveillance x

Privacy x x

Net neutrality x

Broadband access

Filtering

Digital Rights Management

Open access/open research data

Copyright x

Right of first sale

CFAA reform (Computer fraud and abuse act)

ECPA reform (Electronic Communications Privacy Act)

DMCA reform (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

CIPA/COPPA reform (http://www.ala.org/offices/oif/ifissues/issuesrelatedlinks/cppacopacipa)

Digital Divide x

 

 

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Online Doc Agenda for LITA WCC Meeting at ALA Annual Conference

by Margaret Heller on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 02:49 pm
  1. Review of goals completed over the past year.
    1. Get Involved
    2. Education and Advocacy
    3. UX Review
    4. Jobs
    5. Anything else?
  2. Discussion of projects for year coming up: what worked? What didn't? What should incoming committee members be aware of? 
    1. Overview of ITTS Strategic Plan Report for relevant material.
  3. Selection of blog editor(s).

Event Web Coordinating Committee

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Web Coordinating Committee business meeting.

More information about this conference session

Online Doc Meeting Report September 9, 2013

by Margaret Heller on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

Action items in bold.

Present: Margaret Heller (chair), Megan Banasek, Andy Boze, Sai Deng, Melissa Prentice, Coral Sheldon-Hess, Berika Williams

Action items in bold.

Present: Margaret Heller (chair), Megan Banasek, Andy Boze, Sai Deng, Melissa Prentice, Coral Sheldon-Hess, Berika Williams

  • Apologies for the technical difficulties! Hopefully we will get this sorted out in future calls.
  • This was a very informal meeting where we introduced ourselves and talked about what we’d done. Due to technical difficulties I don’t think everyone caught everyone else’s introductions, so respond to the conference call meeting event with an introductory comment.
  • Logistics:
    • Ideally we will schedule one conference call a month to check in on projects. Not everyone will be expected to be at every meeting, but we will do our best to make sure we can check in regularly. The smaller project groups can meet however they like; just make sure to check in with the larger group at the big meeting.
    • Most of the committee will be at Midwinter in January 2014; Margaret will be on maternity leave and won’t be there. Margaret will try to schedule a meeting room with internet so she can call in, but we need volunteer chair in person. Andy will represent the committee at the all-chairs meeting as he has in prior years.
    • Action item: In the next couple of weeks, get started or complete the ALA Drupal training—this will get us access to edit the LITA site: http://www.ala.org/support/drupal. (Coral has this already if anything happens in the mean time).
    • LITA Blog:
      • We are no longer responsible for content on this site. We continue to be responsible for on-going maintenance. I can get people admin accounts. Action item: If you are familiar with Wordpress and want to help with this, let me know.
      • Project planning:
        • There are few projects that continue from last year, but most of them are winding down.
        • By the next meeting in October, we should have a list of potential projects for 2013-2014. By the end of October (i.e. after the meeting and a little time to work) we should have a well-defined list of projects (2-3), as well as another list of 2-3 bigger long term projects that could be discussed further at Midwinter.
        • We can also define on-going maintenance or other tasks that need to be done on a regular basis but aren’t part of larger projects.
        • Action items: Margaret will create an online doc on Connect for brainstorming. All committee members should edit this by October 9 for further discussion at October 10 meeting.
        • We determined that Thursday, October 10 at 2:30 central time would be a good time for next meeting time. This will be a Google Hangout and/or Skype depending on attendance.

 

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Online Doc LITA Web Coordinating Committee Report 2013 Annual

by Margaret Heller on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 10:39 am

Summary

Apologies for the full postmortem approach to my reports.  Just read the summary to get the jist of what's been happening since January.  I'm supplying all of this (too much I think) to help with continuity and convey our progress on long-term strategic plan projects.  david 

The web committee is still chipping away at projects mapped from the LITA Strategic Plan.  These projects are worthy of the committee's time and should continue. All five projects are complete except for two: Project 5 and Project 1.

Summary

Apologies for the full postmortem approach to my reports.  Just read the summary to get the jist of what's been happening since January.  I'm supplying all of this (too much I think) to help with continuity and convey our progress on long-term strategic plan projects.  david 

The web committee is still chipping away at projects mapped from the LITA Strategic Plan.  These projects are worthy of the committee's time and should continue. All five projects are complete except for two: Project 5 and Project 1.

The project 1 team is still evaluating content in the LITA wiki.  They've made great progress in identifying classes of content.  Also from the project 1 goal area, another sub-project is complete.  Pathways to all interest group and public LITA email lists (16 total) were created on all sympa landing pages.  Each sympa page includes custom interest group descriptions and self-service instructions.  

Project 5 involves improving the LITA events webpages.  This involves integrating functionality from the ALA Scheduler into the ALA website.  The team sent plan to ITTS in March and is awaiting a response.  The proposed page template and functionality has the potential to be an events page template for all ALA organization websites.  The team may have to produce use case models to better articulate goals for ITTS.

Along with these projects, other things have cropped up.  The website was updated to improve access to committees and interest groups and the board.  The Get Involved page was reworked to be informative and as simple as possible.  The lita blog was purged of malicious code over the spring and brought back up with all content and media files saved (they were all lost at one point).  During the spring we also launched the new Top Technology Trends sub-site.  We also had sliding panel graphics for the LITA home page made for TTT and  interest groups.

Site updates

Get Involved, Email List & Policy Pages

The new Get Involved page went live in March.  It's a list of actions the user can take to engage with LITA.  Beneath the Get Involved page we have the new email list page as well as the email list policy -- crafted to apply to all LITA email lists.  (Vess)

Drop Menus

Drop down menus were added to the site to highlight and provide speedy access to committees, interest groups and the Get Involved page.  (Vess)

LITA Board Contact Form

The board contact form went live a few months ago. This form will distribute to the LITA board email list.  It's linked off the Contact page and the board's own page under the Resources heading.  The form will send in submissions with the subject heading 
http://www.ala.org/lita/about/board/contact  (Vess)

Blog Problems

  • Removed spam (Blake Carver and david vess)
    • The wonderful Blake Carver (at our hosting service) finally removed all the spam from the blog.
    • We lost all media files in the fray but we restored them all
    • Repaired the database that powers the media files stats (Vess)
    • Removed many dormant accounts (Vess)
    • We need to send Blake a present of some kind -- I'll pay for half of it! (david v)

Top Technology Trends Website Soft Launch

Bohyun Kim and Vess worked to launch the new TTT subsite this spring.  Only the current TTT event is noted on the site at this time.  The site will host TTT content going forward with a blog like post metaphor.  Older content should perhaps be migrated to the site from the LITA Blog.  The media should be preserved somewhere, hosted elsewhere and embedded on the new TTT site.  A sliding panel was also developed for the TTT site to display on the LITA home page.  The text on that slide can be changed to make it relevant year-round.
http://www.ala.org/lita/ttt/

Sliding Panel Graphics

Developed one and borrowed another:

Strategic Projects Status

Project 1
Status: Ongoing
Addressing Communication Channels - wiki migration to Connect, Connect promotion, email lists, social networking

WCC Volunteers: Lead: Andy; Megan; Jodie; Sai;

Project 2
Status: Complete
LITABlog Renewal

WCC Volunteers: Lead: Holly; Members: Kathryn; Bohyun; 

Project 3
Status: Completed November 2011
Web Site Migration

 

Project 4
Status: Complete - WCC voted to table project
LITA as Sandbox (Experiment—become a hive for innovation.  Provide an environment to experiment with new technologies.)

  • Background:
    • WCC voted to table/drop this item from the list during WCC meeting at 2012 Annual considering lack of resources, complexity of goals, and other services available online.  Board liaison Pressley was in favor of this.   
    • Original Plan (on this page)

Project 5
Status: Ongoing - Waiting for response from ALA's ITTS sent in March 2013.
LITA Events web page planning

WCC Volunteers: Patrick and Jessica

Future Committee Work

  • Project 1 Work -- See above
  • Project 5 Work -- See above
  • Ask ITTS to turn on the blog like post functionality on the TTT site.  It isn't clear that this is available but verify this with ITTS Sherry in ITTS.
  • Address content on LITA blog since it will be a publications home in the future.  The content on the site will have to be evaluated and either migrated, saved or deleted.
    • The Top Tech Trends content on the blog can be moved to the new TTT site.  The media also needs to be preserved as well as hosted elsewhere and embedded on the TTT site.
  • The LITA Contact page could use some work.  There's other contact pages around the association that are quite good.  Could use those as a starting point.
  • Send Blake Carver of lishosts presents and thank you cards all the time.
  • Look into making larger, block graphics for the right side bar on the home page.

Special Thanks

Lauren, you’ve been a great board representative to WCC in spite of your impossible schedule.
Andromeda, you’ve tirelessly pushed us to get our acts together and strive for the best answer -- not the easiest answer to a problem.
Web Committee Team, you all have been great considering I've been so checked out while I've been: in the second year of my new job, chair of the GLBT Round Table 10-15 hours per week, and a poor member of an ACRL-ULS committee.

 

Update

2013 Annual Conference Meeting Notes LITA Web Coordinating Committee

David Vess

A full report of WCC activities and a recap of projects related to the LITA strategic plan, view this

document: http://connect.ala.org/node/209057

Project 1 Action Items

• Group will send copies of all wiki content from groups you’ve not heard from.

• Group will contact remaining leaders of committees and interest groups and give them about a

month deadline.

• Group will send one reminder

• DV will get WCC docs out ASAP [Done, 9-2013 and sent to Melissa to add to Connect space]

• Melissa will verify that the pre-2001 committee reports were migrated into Connect spaces

New Projects

• ITAL Board wants usage stats from old ITAL site (Andy Boze)

• Talk of new navpods emerged from this meeting but no actions items formed.  If the committee

is interested in developing new nav pods, talk with Melissa.

• Top Tech Trends Website: http://www.ala.org/lita/ttt/

o Ask ITTS about missing sub site Training on the ALA Tech Support site (DV)

o Ask ITTS about turning on a post like interface for the TTT site. (DV)

o Reorder Nav bar on TTT site, place LITA on top (DV)

ß Note about this from my talking with ITTS staff at the ALA Web Cmte meeting

ß Much of the AV material on the LITA blog is from TTT group.  That material the following day:  This whole project should change directions.  Each sub site we add to the ala.org, creates a burden on the system.  It appears that we shouldn’t make the TTT site be a sub site the system.  Rather, it should be a blog.  ITTS runs a wordpress server. Needs to be migrated out into a TTT site (WP blog) if that’s the direction you go in.

Roster

  • David S. Vess (Chair, December 7, 2011, to July 22, 2013)
  • Megan Banasek (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Mr. Andy D. Boze (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Matthew M. Calsada (Member, July 1, 2011, to July 22, 2013)
  • Mr. Patrick Confer (Member, July 1, 2011, to July 22, 2013)
  • Sai Deng (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Mrs. Jodie Gambill (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Jessica Harris (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Ms. Rebekah Kati (Member, July 1, 2011, to July 22, 2013)
  • Bohyun Kim (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Tara Lannen-Stanton (Member, July 1, 2011, to July 22, 2013)
  • Ms. Kathryn Stine (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Lauren Pressley (Board Liaison, July 1, 2011, to July 22, 2013)
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Online Doc Strategic Plan Project List

by David Vess on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 09:31 am

Project List

Project List

  • Project 5
    • LITA Events web page planning (DSV: I feel like this is really somewhat accomplished with our work in Project 3, but there's always room for improvement.)
    • WCC Volunteers:
      • Patrick and Jessica
    • Background:
    • Activities from January to June 2013
      • Jessica and Patrick shared proposal (see Oct. 2012 update link above) with Jenny Levine in ALA's ITTS in March.  No word back yet on integration ideas.

Completed Projects

  • Project 3 Web Site Migration
    • WCC  Volunteers:
      • David Vess
      • Holly Nguyen 
      • Patrick Confer

 


 

Project 1

Project 1 Strategic Plan Mapping

Goal Area:

THE ORGANIZATION

Anticipated Date of Completion: TBD

Objective:

Create a culture of communication and collaboration among all LITA entities.

Strategy:

1.1.1 Identify and support tools needed by membership, committees and interest groups e.g. ALA Connect.

 

Goal Area:

INNOVATION

Anticipated Date of Completion: TBD

Objective:

2.3.3 Embrace innovations in information, communication, learning, and scholarly technologies.

Strategy:

Establish best practices for use of ALA-wide communication tools and technologies.

 

Project 1 Plan

Implementation Steps

(What will be done?)

Roles & Responsibilities

(Who will do it?)

Resources
(What’s needed?)

A: Resources Available

B. Resources Needed

Timeline

(When will it get done?)

Communication Plan

(Who are we going to tell and how are we going tell them about it?)

Emerging Leaders Project O, LITA communications channels

  • Transfer the LITA Wiki content to ALA Connect.
  • Add a description, purpose, and intended audience of each LITA listserv to ALA connect.  This can be accomplished by asking listerv owners to add an entry.
  • Identify point person/people for Twitter and Facebook.
  • Make sure the blog is pushing to Twitter and that Twitter is pushing to Facebook.
  • Predominately feature ALA Connect on the LITA website.

 

Emerging Leaders Project O, LITA communications channels

Technology Subcommittee -- investigate automating content import

This would make an ideal project for a graduate intern or others looking to gain experience with LITA.

Communications Subcommittee - Identify a point person for social media, more regular contributions to LITA.org

 

 

Emerging Leaders Project O, LITA communications channels

No additional server or software requirements, but it requires someone to evaluate the best method for importing Wiki content, and then moving it to ALA Connect.

 

Emerging Leaders Project O, LITA communications channels

 

TBD; depends heavily on other LITA projects. Could push through some of this fairly quickly. Migrating content from the wiki to connect could take a while.

 

Emerging Leaders Project O, LITA communications channels

Communication consists of three parts:

1.      Informing LITA membership of the changes to the wiki (and perhaps blog).

2.      Reinforcing that ALA Connect is the de facto tool for interactive LITA communications.

3.      Provide regular virtual training on how to use ALA Connect (both basic and advanced)

4.      Publishing the outline of what container is for what information on all channels and maintaining it in a FAQ section of the website, listserv documentation, blog, and ALA Connect.

 

Additional Comments:

Potential Barriers and how they will be addressed: The largest barrier is ensuring that new communication technologies are evaluated for their appropriateness and sustainability before being adopted as official LITA communication channels.

It will also be a challenge to inform everyone of this more standardized approach. People are used to using different tools in different ways, and this approach will not be what everyone is used to.

Final Results: A more consistent and up to date LITA web presence, clearer channels of communication for those interested in learning more about LITA

Completed Date: TBD

 

 

 


 

 

 

Project 2

Project 2 Strategic Plan Mapping

Goal Area:

THE ORGANIZATION

Anticipated Date of Completion: March 2011

Objective:

Develop and promote the LITA brand.

Strategy:

1.2.1 Broaden and promote knowledge of LITA services and programs.

 

Goal Area:

THE ORGANIZATION

Anticipated Date of Completion: March 2011

Objective:

Develop and promote the LITA brand.

Strategy:

1.2.2 Identify and prioritize LITA's technology strengths to determine our niche within the greater community.

 

Goal Area:

INNOVATION

Anticipated Date of Completion: March 2011

Objective:

Embrace innovations in information, communication, learning, and scholarly technologies.

Strategy:

2.3.4 Apply mobile access thinking to all LITA communication, marketing, and publishing activities.

Project 2 Plan

Implementation Steps

(What will be done?)

Roles & Responsibilities

(Who will do it?)

Resources
(What’s needed?)

A: Resources Available

B. Resources Needed

Timeline

(When will it get done?)

Communication Plan

(Who are we going to tell and how are we going tell them about it?)

LITABlog Renewal

1. Move (future) posts that are primarily intra-LITA on to ALA Connect

 

2. Create an editorial team with at an editor to manage each of the categories

-- establish formal

relationship with every Interest Group, ITALICA, BIGWIG, etc.

 

3. Establish post conventions that follow specific categories highlighting LITA members'

knowledge and appeal to people with a general interest in library technologies.

 

4. Create a way of decision-making on categories or features that is inclusive but agile enough to not require waiting until next physical meeting to incorporate

 

LITABlog Renewal

Technology Subcommittee will maintain the server space, software patches, upgrades, new plugin requests, etc.

Perhaps Chair of Technology Subcommittee should sit in with BIGWIG?

 

Communications Subcommittee will recruit and manage editorial team.

 

Members of Communication Subcommittee work with IGs, reach out annually to encourage editor recruitment.

LITABlog Renewal

A. We have the blog hosting space.

B. Editorial time and talent needed

 

Regular maintenance window for blog and server

 

Commitment from WCC Chair and/or Board Liaison to mediate transition from older format to new content model

LITABlog Renewal

1. Immediately, already in progress

 

2. Recruitment has begun and will be ongoing

 

3. A team established and posting by Midwinter or soon after

 

4. Discussion at Midwinter can define initial categories, further refinement should be ongoing

LITABlog Renewal

Communicate with frequent and longstanding contributors to share the vision of the new direction of LITABlog

 

Announcements via LITA-L, LITABlog, ALA Connect, and American Libraries calling for editors of specified categories

 

Communications Subcommittee members contact IGs to invite their participation

 

Explore opportunities to announce to other relevant communities not under the ALA structure e.g. Code4Lib, LISNews, other blogs, etc.

Additional Comments:

Potential Barriers and how they will be addressed: 

Final Results: LITA Blog content will evolve to appeal to people with a general interest in library technologies

A completed event site within the LITA site that addresses work flow issues.  This would be implemented with an eye towards maintaining this information the site indefinitely and would require minimal edits and/or moving of pages/content.

Completed Date: March 2011 for LITABlog, July 2011 Conference Portal

 

 


 

 

Project 4

Project 4 Strategic Plan Mapping

Goal Area:

INNOVATION

Anticipated Date of Completion: July 2011

Objective:

Experiment—become a hive for innovation.

Strategy:

2.4.1 Provide an environment to experiment with new technologies.

Project 4 Plan

Implementation Steps

(What will be done?)

Roles & Responsibilities

(Who will do it?)

Resources
(What’s needed?)

A: Resources Available

B. Resources Needed

Timeline

(When will it get done?)

Communication Plan

(Who are we going to tell and how are we going tell them about it?)

Sandbox

1.      Explore needs of LITA members for platform

2.      Explore different platforms available

3.      Write up report making recommendation of platform

4.      Work with ITTS to determine where and how to implement

5.      Implement Platform

6.      Provide documentation on how to request access and capabilities available

7.      Assess success

 

 

 

Emerging Leaders Group?

 

ITTS

 

Matthew Hamilton and Tech Subcommittee members

 

BIGWIG?

 

A. Server space from ITTS, Technical Assistance from ITTS staff, Technical skills on WCC

 

B. Need to define what would be useful in a Sandbox server

 

1. By end of March 2011

 

2. April 2011

 

3. May 2011

 

4. May 2011

 

5. June - July 2011

 

6. July 2011

 

7. November 2011

 

1. Create a survey and send out to LITA-L list, post on LITABlog, ALAConnect, etc.

 

3. Email to board liaison, Mary Taylor, Melissa Prentice,  ITTS, and ALA's WAC

 

4.  ITTS - TBD

 

6. Make announcements on LITA-L, LITABlog, ALA Connect

Additional Comments:

Potential Barriers and how they will be addressed: 

Final Results: A Sandbox environment for use by members of LITA for innovation and learning

Completed Date: July 2011

 

 


 

 

Project 5

(DSV: I feel like this is really somewhat accomplished with our work in Project 3, but there's always room for improvement.)

Project 5 Strategic Plan Mapping

Goal Area:

COLLABORATION & OUTREACH

Anticipated Date of Completion: June 2011

Objective:

Actively engage members, both virtually and in person, throughout the year.

Strategy:

4.1.1 Implement virtual tools that will allow LITA to reach out to and engage more of its existing and potential members.

Project 5 Plan

Implementation Steps

(What will be done?)

Roles & Responsibilities

(Who will do it?)

Resources
(What’s needed?)

A: Resources Available

B. Resources Needed

Timeline

(When will it get done?)

Communication Plan

(Who are we going to tell and how are we going tell them about it?)

Emerging Leaders Portal Project P

 

1. Establish naming conventions of web page files; establish the index page contents of the “Programs and Events” directory in consultation with LITA staff needs.  (will index page always lead to the top-level event page?  If it does, it will help us keep all this material long term and reduce time moving things)           

 

2. Implement template into the existing Programs and Events node of the LITA site             

Emerging Leaders Portal Project P

 

Tara Lannen-Stanton (Emerging Leader Project Participant); ask Tara who of the Group might be good people to ask to work on this? ; member2; member3;

 

This work overlaps with the work of the Links & Structure group.  Some members of this group will assist with this endeavor.

Emerging Leaders Portal Project P

Available: Collage training for new volunteers;

 

1. Needed: volunteer training in Collage;

 

2. Needed: more volunteers; Access and training for new Drupal site.     

Emerging Leaders Portal Project P

 

 

 

Feb 21, 2011

 

May 16, 2011

Emerging Leaders Portal Project P

Email:

* Matthew Hamilton, WCC Chair;

* Louise Gruenberg lgruenberg@ala.org, ALA Usability Officer; LITA personnel; LITA-L to announce test of new approach and call for feed back after Annual?

 

Additional Comments: WCC will need to establish (perhaps) always have a small group of members volunteer to manage this website within our website?

Potential Barriers and how they will be addressed: 

    * Needs/input from LITA staff are unknown currently.  Will establish a liaison working on this project to work with LITA staff on identifying their needs and expectations.

    * Timely maintenance of such pages is idea.  Old LITA events pages are the worst at having broken links.  Will explore documenting what links can be removed from event pages after conferences/forums/meetings are over. (Create reminders in a calendaring system?)

Final Results: A completed event site within the LITA site that addresses work flow issues.  This would be implemented with an eye towards maintaining this information the site indefinitely and would require minimal edits and/or moving of pages/content.

Completed Date: June 2011

 

 


 

Completed Projects

Project 3 (Migration of LITA Website into new content management system)

Project 3 Strategic Plan Mapping

Goal Area:

THE ORGANIZATION

Completed June 2011. Site migration competed Nov 2011.

Objective:

Develop and promote the LITA brand.

Strategy:

1.2.3 Develop a strong online presence.

 

Goal Area:

COLLABORATION & OUTREACH

Completed June 2011. Site migration competed Nov 2011.

Objective:

Actively engage members, both virtually and in person, throughout the year.

Strategy:

4.2.2 Increase engagement with ALA Information Technology & Telecommunication Services (ITTS).

Project 3 Plan

Implementation Steps

(What will be done?)

Roles & Responsibilities

(Who will do it?)

Resources
(What’s needed?)

A: Resources Available

B. Resources Needed

Timeline

(When will it get done?)

Communication Plan

(Who are we going to tell and how are we going tell them about it?)

LITA.org Update

1. Evaluate all links on LITA web site.  Repair broken links and links pointing to incorrect destinations.

2. Analyze site structure.  Note the section’s structure is acceptable or offer a new structure in our model site noted above.  (Acceptable site structures and recommended structures will all be captured in mock site.)

3. Submit the mock site for approval to WCC Chair and/or LITA Board ?

4. Implement site structure per approval of WCC Chair, (Do we need LITA Board approval?)

 

 

 

 

LITA.org Update

David S. Vess

Holly Nguyen

Patrick Confer

LITA.org Update

Permissions to change the left Navigation bar for team members.  (David has permissions and over a year of experience editing the GLBTRT’s site navigation.)

LITA.org Update

1.      5 January, 2011

2.      15 February, 2011

3.      15 February, 2011

4.      20 June, 2011

LITA.org Update

Email: 
* Matthew Hamilton, WCC Chair;

* Louise Gruenberglgruenberg@ala.org, ALA Usability Officer; other ALA personnel?

Additional Comments: The LITA Website Redesign Basics June 27, 2010 document notes that the website directories and actual page names should be shortened so that urls are shorter and neater.  After the above work is done, team members will likely be able to suggest the renaming of all the structures on the site.  While the above work is proceeding, it may be practical to rename directories and pages.  It might be good to consult with ALA staff.  Louise Gruenberg lgruenberg@ala.org, ALA Usability Officer and others?  Normally creating redirects for changed pages is ideal but the scale of this work is impractical.

Another matter and future goal concerns cleaning up code.  If all the above can be accomplished, we may be able to set goals for cleaning up code so that documents are marked up with proper headings, paragraph tags, etc.

When LITA’s site has to be imported into the new Drupal site will be important.

Potential Barriers and how they will be addressed: 
* Confusion, scale, number of people involved – the group will use the mock LITA site to share with each other, LITA members and ALA staff.  The intention of the site is only to illustrate structure, not to edit text.

*  Most work will be done virtually; meet online; use email.

 

Final Results:

* repair all broken links and links that are pointing to incorrect destinations.

* recommend, seek approval for and implement a new site structure beneath all top-level navigation buttons. (crumb menus will work).

* shorten/rename verbose names of directories and files so that URLs are shorter (will improve crumb menus).

Completed June 2011. Site migration competed Nov 2011.

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Online Doc LITA Web Coordinating Committee Meeting Agenda/Report 2013 Midwinter Meeting

by David Vess on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Eagle Boardroom[This doc will be used as an agenda and then as a report.]

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Eagle Boardroom[This doc will be used as an agenda and then as a report.]

  • talk about projects, logistics, updates
    • Assignments and action items from 2012 October conference call:
      • http://connect.ala.org/node/191364
      • Project 2 - LITABlog Renewal
      • Project 5 - LITA Events Web Page Planning
      • Project 1 - Communication Channels - (wiki migration to Connect, Connect promotion, email lists, social networking)
  • Report on moving all the sub-pages under the "Get Involved" area of the site to the "About" area
    • Done over Thanksgiving holiday (david)
    • Next steps, drop down menus a la ACRL: http://www.ala.org/acrl/
      • Ideas: Directory of Leadership; Related Sites; IGs;
  • David's Further To Do:
    • Establish a monthly conference call schedule, we don't have to meet each time but good to have on our calendars (will use the WCC's connect space calendar for this)
    • Follow up with members not in attendance at the October conference call and see what what they can volunteer to do
    • Beginning in February, contact each group between monthly meetings for progress updates and needs assessment (will use the WCC's connect space calendar to schedule these)
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In cooperation with the Web Manager, LITA Board, LITA staff, and the committee and interest group chairs, the Web Coordinating Committee coordinates the updating and posting of material to the LITA website. The committee also handles routine maintenance task such as link checking, and makes policy recommendations to the Board on issues such as page appearance, standards and technologies used on the site, and the use of outside contractors.

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