Heads of Library Technology Interest Group LITA

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Provides a forum and support network for those individuals with administrative responsibility for computing and technology in a library setting. Programs and discussions will explore issues of planning and implementation, management and organization, support, technology leadership, and other areas of interest to library technology managers and administration.

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HoLT Agenda -- 2015 ALA Annual

  • 1.  HoLT Agenda -- 2015 ALA Annual

    Posted Jun 25, 2015 11:51 AM

    Sunday, June 28th, 2014
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Marriott Marquis San Francisco - Sierra Suite B

    Introductions & Announcements (5 min)

    Chair: Hong Ma - outgoing
    Vice-Chair: Robert Nunez  (incoming chair)
    Incoming Vice-Chair: Paul Go 

    LITA & HoLT Business (10 min)

    Email list - mailto:lita-holt@ala.org
    ALA Connect - http://connect.ala.org/node/66223

    HoLT Programming at ALA Annual

    Data-Driven Libraries: Capturing Users’ Behavior across Library Platforms
    Date & Time:
     Monday, June 29, 2015 - 1-2:30 PM
    Location: Moscone Convention Center 1010(W)

    Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/28845

    Libraries are seeking solutions to track how patrons interact with libraries web resources to build data-driven services. The hard part is trying to capture users’ interaction across platforms (library discovery interface, library catalogs, subject databases, and others like social media). The LITA HoLT interest group will assemble a panel (Carli Spina, Megan Hurst, Robert Nunez and Win Shih) to discuss technologies and best practices to capture user’s interaction with web platforms, visualize the data in various ways.


    HoLT Presentations & Discussion

    Data-Driven Libraries: visualize web analytics data to help decision making

    Tabatha Farney ,University of Colorado ; Robert Newell, University of Houston Libraries

    This presentation discusses how to develop a tool that visualizes web analytics data to make this important data easy to find and interpret for content creators. We use LibGuides to demonstrate this process, but this approach can be applied to any content management system that allows Google Analytics tracking.

    (*Note: More discussion on this topic will be performed at panel discussion on Monday)


    Digital Preservation: challenges and opportunities

    Patrick Roth, Grand Valley State University

    This presentation will explore the GVSU Libraries' experience as we grew from no digital preservation program to having a full featured digital preservation suite, Preservica. I will discuss challenges faces, problems solved, and new issues that have popped up since implementation.


    Cut Costs, Demonstrate Value, and Improve User Experiences: Using Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Do It All

    Stephanie Walker, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
    Howard Spivak, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
    Alex Rudshteyn, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

    This presentation will share technology collaborations Brooklyn college developed to save the cost, demonstrate value and improve user experience.

    Other discussions (suggestions for HoLT IG)