OCLC Research Announces Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series
The goal of these webinars is to highlight specific innovative applications, often locally developed, that libraries, museums and archives may find effective in their own environments, as well as to teach technical staff new technologies and skills. The webinar series, titled Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI), will have two tracks: an instructional track and a product demo track.
Product Demo Track:
The product demo track will provide overviews and demonstrations of new and useful products for staff at cultural heritage institutions who are interested in increasing their general product understanding as well as in making informed purchase and use decisions. Webinars in this track will cover products such as Library a la Carte and Blacklight.
These webinars will be broadcast live online via WebEx. Attendance is open to all and participation is free but advanced registration is required. This series of webinars will be recorded and made available on the OCLC Research Web site and in the iTunes Store.
The first product demo track webinar in the series will cover Library a la Carte on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 from 11 a.m.-12 noon Eastern Daylight Time/8-9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Library a la Carte is software developed at Oregon State University that lets you build customized Web pages by choosing exactly what you want from a menu of choices. Jane Nichols, Oregon State University subject librarian, will demonstrate how to create course Web pages, assignment tip sheets and subject guides in minutes without writing a single line of HTML. This content management system makes it easy to integrate Web 2.0 features, chat and RSS feeds, etc. with traditional library content, such as catalogs and article databases, into Web pages. Kim Griggs, Oregon State University programmer, will discuss installing and customizing Library a la Carte and future developments.
More InformationRegister to attend the 26 August Library a la Carte Webinar