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Saturday, July 14
 

8:00am CDT

Taxonomy and Information Architecture for SharePoint

PRICE: $299.00 Member/ $199.00 Student Member/ $399.00 Non-Member

Many organizations struggle to organize content and are often unaware of the options available for creating successful information architectures. This course is designed to provide participants with the basic skills necessary to leverage taxonomy and metadata to improve navigation and search within a SharePoint environment. Techniques for implementing a taxonomy and metadata using native SharePoint functionality will be discussed, as will the tool’s limitations and potential solutions for the integration and management of complex taxonomic structures. Additional topics include faceted search, custom development and third-party add-ons.

SPEAKING:
Jeff Carr, Earley & Associates; Seth Earley, Earley & Associates

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/TaxInfoArchitectureSharePointJCSE.pdf


Saturday July 14, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E261
 
Sunday, July 15
 

8:00am CDT

Website Analytics and Usability

PRICE: $299.00 Member/ $199.00 Student Member/ $399.00 Non-Member

This course will provide foundational instruction for both Web analytics and Web usability studies, the quantitative and qualitative methods for measuring the effectiveness of your organization’s Website.  The workshop will use Google Analytics as the sample tool for Web analytics, including a basic overview and detailed training as time permits. A key focus will be identifying and interpreting relevant insights from the vast amount of data that Web analytics programs offer.  The second portion of the session will focus on the creation and process of a Website usability study.  At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use these tools to target a variety of actionable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of your library’s vital Website presence.  Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops for hands-on access to practice sites.

SPEAKING:
Kate Marek, Dominican University

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/WebsiteAnalyticsUsabilityKMarek.pdf

http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/WebsiteAnalyticsUsabilityKMarek2.pdf

 

 


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E261

1:00pm CDT

IT Board Meeting

IT Board Meeting


Sunday July 15, 2012 1:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E255

8:00pm CDT

Karaoke Party

Join fellow SLA members as they sing their way into Chicago!  This fun-filled party will have more than just the blues—there will be music for all, from show tunes to 1980s to Lady Gaga.  So, come out and show us your talents or lack thereof.  No singing skills are required!


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room
 
Monday, July 16
 

8:00am CDT

Using Scenario Analysis to Predict the Future of the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is a set of technologies that will change the Internet and Web as we know them. Scenario analysis is an established method for strategic planning in uncertain situations. In this session, we'll develop four distinct scenarios for the future of the Semantic Web. We'll apply proven methods and identify the developments and milestones that will tell us which of our scenarios are most likely to come to pass. From these scenarios we'll predict the implications of the Semantic Web for news media, social networking, location-based services, search and telecommunications. This session will be a must-attend for anyone who is interested in the Semantic Web or who represents an industry likely to be disrupted by this emerging technology. 

MODERATING:
Emily Rushing, Haynes and Boone LLP

SPEAKING:
August Jackson, Ernst & Young


Monday July 16, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E270

10:00am CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: The New Knowledge Services - Next Steps for Career Professionals

In the modern organization, groups of workers lead knowledge development and knowledge sharing (KD/KS) services. In this follow-up presentation, Guy St. Clair will describe how career professionals support an enterprise-wide and unified approach to KD/KS.

SPEAKING:
Guy St. Clair, Columbia University


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

10:00am CDT

Vendor Speed Dating

All FAN and IT division sponsors are invited to participate in this fast-paced vendor product information session. Division attendees will visit vendor tables in small groups to discuss their institution's needs and profile, collecting prizes along the way. A business card raffle rounds out the fun!


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E262

4:00pm CDT

Updates from the World of Cloud Computing

Despite being overhyped, misappropriated and misunderstood, cloud computing is changing everything from library information services to personal computing.  As many technology suppliers peddle their wares to you and tout the attractiveness of ?being in the cloud,? a critical part of the discussion is missing ? ensuring end user happiness.  This presentation will focus on how information management professionals can evaluate the impact of cloud-based solutions on end user satisfaction and will provide a (document delivery) case study for building a ?cloud above the clouds? to ensure visibility into end users? interactions with suppliers.

SPEAKING: 
Peter Derycz, Reprints Desk


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E260

4:00pm CDT

Web-scale Discovery Implementation with the End User in Mind

Web-scale discovery products represent the latest one-stop approach to searching library resources. Every stage of the implementation, from selection through the set-up phase to the use of the products, presents key challenges that need to be addressed to ensure the best research experience for the end user. This presentation will focus on some critical points along the way: the importance of a selection criteria grid and user experience studies;  implementation issues in relation to the ILS, e-resource holdings knowledge base, and other library tools; and OpenURL linking problems in the Web-scale environment.

MODERATING:

Rafal Kasprowski, Rice University

SPEAKING:
Rafal Kasprowski, Rice University; Debra Kolah, Rice University; Harry Kaplanian, EBSCO Publishing

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: 
http://www.slideshare.net/rkaspro/webscale-discovery-services-sla-2012-13745957 


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E265
 
Tuesday, July 17
 

10:00am CDT

NISO's IOTA Initiative: Fixing OpenURL Links Using Data Analysis

NISO'S IOTA initiative (http://www.openurlquality.org/) is working to eliminate the major remaining problems with OpenURL linking. A public reporting tool is available on the IOTA site for users to compare link structures between OpenURL providers and to identify areas for improvement. Vendors and libraries have been contributing millions of OpenURLs for use in the reporting tool and in a scoring system being developed to rank providers by their OpenURL quality. Both IOTA tools could guide  link resolver vendors and libraries in adjusting their OpenURL setups, knowing that Web-scale discovery systems, for example, rely heavily on successful OpenURL linking. This presentation will explain how full-text linking evolved into OpenURL, what IOTA does to measure and improve OpenURL quality, and how institutions are using IOTA's work to solve OpenURL problems.

MODERATING:
Rafal Kasprowski, Rice University

SPEAKING:
Rafal Kasprowski, Rice University; Susan Marcin, Columbia University Libraries; Oliver Pesch, EBSCO Information Services

SPEAKER HANDOUTS:
http://www.slideshare.net/rkaspro/nisos-iota-openurl-quality-initiative-ala-sla-2012-13745941 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E351

2:00pm CDT

DITE Business Meeting

PRICE: $15.00 Member/ $0.00 Student Member/ $15.00 Non-Member

IT Division Annual Business Meeting to present the Grieg Aspnes Outstanding Member Award, the Outstanding Chapter Technology Programming Award and the Joe Ann Clifton Student Award.


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E267
 
Wednesday, July 18
 

8:00am CDT

KIIE Breakfast Meeting

PRICE: $20.00 Member/ $15.00 Student Member/ $25.00 Non-Member

The World Computer Exchange – SLA strategic alliance is bolstered through activities delivering educational resources to youth in emerging countries, including donating computers, refurbishing donated computers, securing content for use in schools and libraries in developing nations, training teachers and computer personnel to maintain the computers and recycle electronic equipment appropriately. Join the discussion and consider how your unit can participate in the effort, whether at home or as part of an eCorps trip.

MODERATING:
Barbie Keiser, Barbie E. Keiser, Inc.

SPEAKING:
John O'Donnell, World Computer Exchange


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E266

8:00am CDT

Social Media: #IKnowTheBasicsWhat'sNext?

So you've created your organization's Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube accounts. Everyone is patting themselves on the back...but what's next? Before you rest on your laurels, here are some great tactics for propelling your social media strategy from mediocre to fabulous.

MODERATING:
Joan Axelroth, Axelroth & Associates

SPEAKING:
Cheryl Yanek, Catalyst


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E265

10:00am CDT

Impact of Technical Standards on Metadata and Controlled Vocabulary Projects

Standards are part of our daily lives.  When embarking on a vocabulary or metadata project, we often turn to standards to guide our decisions to structure items a certain way or determine how detailed to be with different metadata types.  Panelists will discuss how technical standards played a part in developing features based on user requirements, accessing vendors and implementing their vocabulary and metadata projects.  They will also provide tips on how to traverse technical standards documentation.

MODERATING:
Janel Kinlaw, NPR

SPEAKING:
Paulette Hasier, ARTI; Hannah Sommers, NPR; Marcie Zaharee, The MITRE Corporation

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/ImpactTechStandMetaContVocabProjPHasier.pdf

http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/ImpactTechStandMetaContVocabProjZaharee.pdf

 


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E258

5:45pm CDT

Architectural Boat Tour of Chicago

PRICE: $55.00 Member/ $55.00 Student Member/ $70.00 Non-Member

Join your colleagues in LMD, DITE, MAHD, DTRN and the Architecture Caucus as we take an evening boat tour of the architectural highlights of Chicago. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase on the boat. 

Attendees should meet in the 8th street lobby of the Chicago Hilton at 5:45 p.m. Please contact On The Scene prior to the event with questions at 312-661-1440 option 0.

MODERATING: 
Rebecca Vargha, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


Wednesday July 18, 2012 5:45pm - 8:45pm CDT
Meet in the 8th Street Lobby of the Chicago Hilton