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February 9, 2008

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The Ohio State University’s Knowledge Bank: An Institutional Repository in Practice

December 4, 2007

Featured Presenter: Maureen P. Walsh, Metadata Librarian and Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Libraries. Over the last several months, you’ve expressed a great deal of interest in The Ohio State University’s “Knowledge Bank”.  Maureen presented an overview of how decisions made in the implementation and on-going support of an institutional repository affect accessibility, interoperability,…

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Treat Users Well. Treat Them as if They are Human. Perhaps They Are.

June 20, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brenda Dervin For COASIS&T’s annual program we hosted Dr. Brenda Dervin who presented “Treat users well. Treat them as if they are human. Perhaps they are.” Dr. Dervin’s “Sense-Making” methodology and approach have been widely applied within libraries, information systems and numerous other fields. An active researcher, teacher, editor and reviewer, Dr. Dervin is…

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Web 2.0: Exploring Libraries — and our Information Users

April 19, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Brian C. Gray Program: The information world is becoming more user-driven and “social” in scope. As information professionals, we must understand this new wave of Internet customization and collaboration. Our users are developing new expectations in information delivery and interaction, but are we meeting or exceeding their needs? Some libraries and information providers…

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Why Not Libraries? Users Identify Their Information

March 6, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway Program: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc., Consulting Research Scientist,will discuss results from two IMLS-funded projects describing individuals’ preferences for finding and using information sources and services and why their first choices often do not include library sources and services. Presenter: Lynn Silipigni, Ph.D is…

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Virtual Reference in Ohio

February 6, 2007

Keynote Speakers: Kristen Pool, KnowItNow, Meg Spernova, OhioLINK, and Jeff Penka, OCLC Program: What is the future of virtual reference in Ohio? Panelists Kristen Pool (KnowItNow), Meg Spernova (OhioLINK) and Jeff Penka (OCLC) will discuss this question and more, as well as their own experiences and recommendations for change in virtual reference services. This program…

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Usability Assessment of Web Sites

December 6, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Cheng and Dr. Jason Holmes, Kent State University Program: You have a website – but how do you know if it is an asset to your organization, or a liability? Your users might like you, but hate your website. Can your users find what they need easily and efficiently? Do your…

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Digital Storytelling

October 17, 2006

Keynote Speakers: Karen Diaz and Anne Fields, The Ohio State University Libraries Program: Digital storytelling is the practice of telling a personal story using multimedia to combine images, music and the storyteller’s voice to create compelling, 3-5 minute videos. What might this have to do with information science? Why might technically minded people be interested…

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Sullivant Learning Commons at The Ohio State University

August 23, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Anne Fields and Todd Wulfhorst, The Ohio State University Libraries Program: The Sullivant Learning Commons provides students with a “one-stop center for learning and technical needs”. It features wireless access, individual and group workstations, and provides equipment & software for presentation practice. Join Presenters Anne Fields and Todd Wulfhorst and see how Ohio…

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Annual Luncheon Meeting of the Central Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology

June 6, 2006

CO-ASIS&T Annual Meeting and Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Pat Losinski, Executive Director, Columbus Metropolitan Library Program: Our guest speaker is Mr. Pat Losinski, Executive Director of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Mr. Losinski will be speaking on findings from his recent Urban Libraries Council trip to the new National Library in Singapore and the new Central Library…

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