REPORTER: Rose Nelson
CURRENT ACTIVITIES: ETIG will be sponsoring a program on Institutional
Repositories for ALA in Chicago. The program will focus on policy issues
and best practices for implementing an institutional repository.
We will also be cosponsoring with Open Source Systems I.G. a preconference
and general session on Shibboleth and Internet2 for the upcoming ALA in
Recap of the Top Tech Trends
- Storage space-it's becoming cheaper and smaller. How do libraries respond
to patron's need to create better use of their external storage, whether it
be an Ipod or flash drive?
- frbr-functional requirements for biblographic records in OPAC.
- Blogs and other bubble up technologies such as RSS. What are the
implications for libraries? How are libraries making use of these
- Portability of data-with the proliferation of handheld devices, how do we
design interfaces to our library information databases that will work with
all types of devices?
- Digital Rights Management-sharing playlists? How does this affect content
creation or dissemination?
- Delicious Library-people creating their own libraries. How do we manage
the rights on this?
- Blogs seen as light weight content management systems. An example of this
is the New York Historical Society creating staff blogs.
FUTURE ACTIVITIES: sponsor a program on Google Print and Google Scholar for
Annual 2005 in Chicago; begin a concerted effort to build a robust online
community through forums that debate and promote emerging technologies;
begin development of a program on the creation, impact and uses of blogs in