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  1. Implementing user-centered experiences in a networked environment
    • Description: In this environment where disintermediation seems to be increasingly common, it is ironic people also expect personalized service. Libraries are experiencing dilemma when it comes to providing many of their services. On one hand fewer people are coming into libraries to access traditional reference services, and at the same time they are expecting interfaces to library content to be "smarter" and more user-centered. How can libraries meet these seemingly contradictory expectations? The answer is not too difficult as long as we: 1) learn how to take better advantage of computer technology to implement our ideas, and 2) re-examine the definition and purpose of patron privacy. This presentation will elaborate on these ideas and demonstrate a few ways they might be implemented.
    • Date: 2009-05-03
    • Source: This essay was never formally published, but it was created for Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) and a conference called 'The Human Face of Information (technology)' Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Wright State University
    • Subject(s): user-centered design; SOCHE; presentations; librarianship;
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  2. Technology Trends and Libraries: So many opportunities
  3. Next Generation Library Catalogs in Fifteen Minutes
  4. Next-Generation Library Catalogues: A Presentation at Libraries Australia
    • Description: The environment of globally networked and commodity priced computers has significantly altered the information landscape. Libraries, once a central player in this environment, have seen their "market share" dwindle. This presentation outlines one way this situation can be turned around, specifically, by re-inventing the definition of the venerable library catalogue.
    • Date: 2008-11-02
    • Source: This was never formally published, but it was presented at the National Library of Australia (October 21, 2008) and at Libraries Australia (October 23, 2008)
    • Subject(s): next generation library catalogs; presentations; laf2008;
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  5. Open source software for libraries in 30 minutes
  6. Open Source Software in Libraries: Opportunities and Expenses
    • Description: Open source software (OSS) is not a panacea; it will not cure all problems computer. On the other hand, it does provide the library profession with enumerable opportunities as long as we are willing to pay a few expenses. This essay elaborates on these ideas by: 1) outlining what open source software is, 2) describing how its principles are similar to the principles of librarianship, and 3) enumerating a number of open source software applications. By the end it is hoped you will be have a better understanding of what open source can and cannot do for libraries. You will be better able to discuss topics related to open source software with "techies". Finally, and probably most importantly, you will have learned the definition of "free" in the context of open source.
    • Date: 2008-12-01
    • Source: This presentation was never formally published, but is was written for the MLNC Speaker Series in St. Louis Missouri
    • Subject(s): MLNC Speakers Series; presentations; open source software; librarianship;
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  7. Mass digitization and opportunities for librarianship in 15 minutes
    • Description: Assume 51% of your library collections were locally available as full-text. How would such a thing change the processes of librarianship? We have only just begun to explore the possibilities for our profession if our content were freely available over a network. Imagine the existence of freely available, full-text versions of most of our books and journal articles. The things we could do and the services we could provide expand to fill the sky.
    • Date: 2009-05-19
    • Source: This was originally "published" as a part of the Hesburgh Libraries website and presented at a symposium on the topic of mass digitization. "Lot's of copies keep stuff safe."
    • Subject(s): mass digitization; presentations;
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  8. Portal implementation issues and challenges
    • Description: If you think librarianship is about the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information and knowledge, then implementing a library portal will be easy. On the other hand, if you think librarianship is about books, subscriptions, MARC records and AACR2, or integrated library systems -- the physical manifestations of traditional libraries -- then you will have a hard time. This essay outlines some of the challenges of creating a library portal, and in summary, the keys to overcoming the challenges are not technological. The keys are philosophical and interpersonal. Once you have a clear, shared vision of what the portal is intended to accomplish the rest falls into place.
    • Date: 2004-06-18
    • Source: This presenation was originally given at the American Library Association Annual Meeting, June 25, 2004. It was subsequently published in the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 31(1), October/November 2004.
    • Subject(s): ALA (American Library Association); portals; presentations;
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  9. Building your library's portal
  10. Catalog Collectivism: XC and the Future of Library Search
  11. Implementing "Light-weight Reference Models" in MyLibrary
  12. All things open
    • Description: Things open abound. Open source software. Open access publishing. The open archives initiative. OpenURL. Some of these things are fundamental to the inner workings of the Internet. Others are a natural consequence of it. Some groups of people believe in things open with an almost religious fervor. At the other end of the spectrum are some people who see the same things as a drain on intellectual property. The key to progress lies in a middle ground. This presentation describes all things open in greater detail, elaborates on how they affect librarianship, and finally demonstrates some of their applicability in librarianship.
    • Date: 2006-03-28
    • Source: This file was never officially published, but the beginning is heavily based on another essay called Open Source Software in Thirty Minutes.
    • Subject(s): OpenURL; OAI (Open Archives Initiative); presentations; open access publishing; open source software; librarianship;
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  13. Introduction to Web Services
  14. Implementing SRU in Perl
  15. Indexing and abstracting
    • Description: This presentation outlines sets of alternative processes for traditional library indexing and abstracting practices. To do this it first describes the apparent goal of indexing and abstracting. It then describes how these things have traditionally been manifested. Third, it outlines how the goals of indexing and abstract can be implemented through the exploitation of computer technology. Finally, it describes some ways computers can be used even more to go beyond traditional indexing and abstracting to provide services against texts.
    • Date: 2010-03-25
    • Source: This presentations was created for an online library school class.
    • Subject(s): abstracting; presentations; indexing;
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  16. Next Generation Data Format
  17. Today's digital information landscape
    • Description: The main point of this lecture is to bring home a single idea, namely, the what of library and information science has not changed so much as the how. Libraries are still about the processes of collection, preservation, organization, dissemination, and sometimes evaluation of data and information. While the mediums, environments, and tools have dramatically changed, the problems and services the profession addresses remain the same. If we focus on our broader goals -- see the forest from the trees -- then the profession's future is bright offering us many opportunities. If we focus too much on the particulars, then libraries and librarians will be seen as increasingly irrelevant. The following examples will hopefully make this clear.
    • Date: 2007-12-01
    • Source: This essay was originally written for a lecture at the University of North Texas (December 4, 2007)
    • Subject(s): presentations; Denton, TX; librarianship;
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  18. Open access publishing
  19. DBMs and Web Delivery
  20. MyLibrary 3.x and a Next Generation Library Catalogue
  21. A few possibilities for librarianship by 2015
    • Description: The library profession is at a cross roads. Computer technology coupled with the Internet have changed the way content is created, maintained, evaluated, and distributed. While the core principles of librarianship (collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination) are still very much apropos to the current milieu, the exact tasks of the profession are not as necessary as they once were. What is a librarian to do? In my opinion, there are three choices: 1) creating services against content as opposed to simply providing access to it, 2) curating collections that are unique to our local institutions, or 3) providing sets of services that are a combination of #1 and #2. This presentation elaborates on these ideas and demonstrates some of the possibilities.
    • Date: 2009-11-18
    • Source: This is a keynote presentation for the 4th International LIS-EPI Meeting, Valencia (Spain), November 26, 2009.
    • Subject(s): presentations; librarianship;
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  22. Opportunities for technical services staff
    • Description: This presentation, made to the New York Technical Services Librarians Fall Dinner Meeting (Friday, November 4, 1994), first describes Mr. Serials, a process for systematically collecting, organizing, archiving, indexing, and disseminating electronic journals. Second, the presentation describes uses of World Wide Web (WWW) servers in libraries. Finally, the presentation describes how these two technologies can be assimilated into traditional library services and how technical services staff have an integral part in this assimilation process.
    • Date: 1994-11-04
    • Source: Originally entitled, "Mr. Serials and World Wide Web Servers: Opportunities for Technical Services Staff", and presented to the New York Technical Services Librarians, Friday, November 4, 1994.
    • Subject(s): New York Technical Services Librarians; presentations; cataloging;
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  23. Cataloging Internet Resources: A Beginning
    • Description: This presentation (given to the Tennessee Library Association, April 12, 1996, Knoxville, TN) shares the beginnings of the NCSU Libraries attempt to catalog Internet resources and make them available through a WWW interface. The presentation will share how we integrated Tim Kambitsch's' "unnamed" scripts into one of our WWW server enabling us to search our OPAC through a WWW interface. The presentation will describe SID (Simple Internet Database), a program we use to create and maintain the majority of the HTML files on our WWW server. Additionally, a description of how these pieces of software are being integrated into the Alcuin database, a database of Internet resources. Finally, philosophic issues will be raised concerning the cataloging and classification of Internet resources
    • Date: 1996-04-12
    • Source: This presentation was originally given at the Tennessee Library Association, April 12, 1996, Knoxville, TN.
    • Subject(s): presentations; TLA (Tennessee Library Association); cataloging;
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  24. Using World Wide Web and WAIS technologies
  25. Web-scale discovery indexes and "next generation" library catalogs
    • Description: This essay outlines a definition of "Web-scale" discovery indexes and describes how they are interrelated with the ideas of "next generation" library catalogs. It was originally created for webcast called "Returning the Researcher to the Library: Defining Web-Scale Discovery" sponsored by Serials Solutions and Library Journal. A subset of these remarks are also available as a set of Powerpoint slides.
    • Date: 2009-08-13
    • Source: These remarks originally appeared on the University of Notre Dame's website at, and they were a part of a webcast called Returning the Researcher to the Library: Defining Web-Scale Discovery sponso
    • Subject(s): presentations; indexing; librarianship;
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  26. Pointers 4 searching, searching 4 pointers
    • Description: This, Pointers 4 Searching, Searching 4 Pointers, is an annotated bibliography (webliography). Its purpose is to provide you with starting points for methods and strategies for using the Internet to find academic information as well as become familiar with the advantages/disadvantages and strengths/weaknesses of Internet searching.
    • Date: 1997-10-21
    • Source: This text was originally created for a Appalacian College Association annual meeting in Kingsport, TN, in late October, 1997.
    • Subject(s): presentations; information retrieval; ACA (Appalachian College Association);
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  27. Introduction to the Catholic Research Resources Alliance
  28. Introduction to World Wide Web Servers
  29. So you want a new website
    • Description: This text outlines the process the University Libraries of Notre Dame used to redesign its website. It includes a presentation of the various assessment activities utilized (surveys, focus group interviews, usability studies). It also includes a description of how the libraries articulated a vision for the website and a strategic plan. Finally, the text describes some of the retrospective conversion processes we had to implement in order to make things usable and consistent.
    • Date: 2005-03-29
    • Source: This presentation was given at the 2005 Indiana Library Federation annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN, March 24, 2005
    • Subject(s): Indian Library Federation (ILF); presentations; information architecture;
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  30. Open source software in libraries
    • Description: This short essay, originally prepared for a presentation at the 2001 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, describes my personal experience with open source software and enumerates a number of ways open source software can be used in libraries to provide better library service. The essay does this in three ways. First, it reflects on the similarities of gift cultures, open source software development, and librarianship. Second, it describes the present evolution of email.cgi, an open source software application I support, and MyLibrary@NCState, a portal application designed for libraries. Third, it summarizes very recent comments from the OSS4Lib mailing list calling for more proactive activities in the library community.
    • Date: 2001-06-08
    • Source: Prepared for a presentation at the 2001 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco.
    • Subject(s): open source software; presentations;
    • URL:
  31. Open source software at the Montana State University Libraries Symposium
    • Description: This one-page essay outlines what open source software (OSS) is and how it can be applied to some of the computer-related problems facing libraries. In short, it characterizes open source software as a community-driven process, describes it as free as a free kitten, compares it to the principles of librarianship, and finally, outlines how it can be exploited to develop next generation library catalogs.
    • Date: 2007-09-29
    • Source: This is a presentation for the Montana State University Libraries Symposium, October 4, 2007.
    • Subject(s): next-generation library catalogs; presentations; open source software;
    • URL:
  32. Open source software and libraries: A current SWOT analysis
    • Description: After more than ten years of listening and watching the library-related open source software, a number of things have changed. This presentation outlines some of those changes as well as outlines some of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of open source software. The presentation ends some ideas for a "next generation" library catalog -- services against texts.
    • Date: 2010-04-04
    • Source: This essay was written as the closing keynote speech for the 2nd Annual Evergreen Conference (April 23, 2010), Grand Rapids (Michigan)
    • Subject(s): next-generation library catalogs; presentations; open source software;
    • URL:
  33. Open source software: Controlling your computing environment
    • Description: Open source software (OSS) -- free to use, reuse, study, modify, and distribute -- is quickly being adopted by libraries today. From office productivity suites such as OpenOffice to library-specific applications such as an integrated library system, "next generation" library catalogs and Firefox extensions. Open source software has a lot to offer libraries. This session looks at the many types of OSS available, how libraries are making use of it, and how it can be exploited in order to control your local computing environment.
    • Date: 2009-03-28
    • Source: This essay was written for a presentation at the Computers in Libraries Conference, March 31-April 2, 2009.
    • Subject(s): open source software; presentations; Computers in Libraries;
    • URL:
  34. MyLibrary workshop
    • Description: The goals of this workshop are to describe the functionality of MyLibrary, demonstrate a number of ways it can be used, and make participants more aware additional venues for creating and maintaining digital libraries. At the end of the workshop participants will be able to: describe what MyLibrary can and can not do, design a faceted classification system, understand how to use the MyLibrary API to create digital library collections and implement digital library services, outline a process of harvesting OAI content into a MyLibrary instance, as well as outline methods to syndicate MyLibrary content.
    • Date: 2006-03-12
    • Source: This workhop was originally given in Zagreb (Croatia) in March of 2006.
    • Subject(s): presentations; MyLibrary;
    • URL:
  35. "Next-Generation" Library Catalogs
    • Description: This presentation outlines some of the possibilities for "next-generation" library catalogs. Specifically it describes the technology behind these applications, enumerates ways they can exploit sets of globally networked computers, and posits opportunities for new and improved services within and around them. Librarianship has traditionally been about collection, preservation, organization, and re-distribution. These over-arching goals are still relevant in today's environment, but the methods the profession can use to achieve them is changing. The venerable library catalog and the thing it seems to be morphing into is just one example. This presentation brings together the how's and why's of this issue.
    • Date: 2009-03-25
    • Source: This presentation was written to be given at the libraries of the Purdue University on March 27 as well as an IOLUG meeting on May 15, 2009
    • Subject(s): Purdue University; next generation library catalogs; Indiana On-Line User's Group (IOLUG); presentations; librarianship;
    • URL:
  36. Becoming a World Wide Web server expert
    • Description: Through a series of presentations, demonstrations, group exercises, handouts, and video interviews, this one-day workshop will address the issues surrounding the initial development and ongoing maintenance of useful World Wide Web (WWW) servers.
    • Date: 1997-02-23
    • Source: This workshop was originally presented at William and Mary College, March 14, 1997, and sponsored by LITA/ALA. It was also given Florida International University (FIU) on May 16, 1997, and finally at University of Illinois at Chicago, March 17, 1998.
    • Subject(s): presentations; Web servers; HTML (Hypertext Markup Language);
    • URL:
  37. Usability in less than 60 minutes

Creator: Eric Lease Morgan <>
Date created: 2000-06-20
Date updated: 2010-05-01