SMART sponsored program at the 2006 New York Library Association Annual Conference

November 1-4, Saratoga Springs, New York. Take a look at the SMART programs for this year’s NYLA Annual conference!

Electronic Resource Management Systems: Hope or Hype?
Thursday, Oct 27, 1:30 p.m. ~ 2:40 p.m., Slot 1, Broadway 3
Librarians implementing an ERM will discuss factors impacting their decision, choice of system, and how they envision the system assisting with resources management.
Speaker: Susan Davis, University at Buffalo; Mark Sullivan, SUNY Geneseo

Rudi Weiss Lecture: Jenny Levine
Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:00 p.m. ~ 5:15 p.m., Slot 2, Broadway 3
The lecture will address new and emerging technologies and their impact on the library, its users, and its patrons in the coming years.
Speaker: Jenny Levine, author The Shifted Librarian and Internet Development Specialist to ALA Publishing and ALA’s Information Technology and Telecommunications Unit

Keep your Collection Intact: NYS Preservation GrantsCo-sponsored w/GIRT
Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:15 p.m. ~ 6:00 p.m., Alternate Slot 1
Learn about the resources available through NYS for assistance with conservation and preservation efforts.
Speaker: Barbara Lilley, NYSL

Keeping your Batteries Charged: Equipment Loan and Management Best Practices
Friday, Oct 28, 8:00 a.m. ~ 8:45 a.m., Alternate Slot 2, Broadway 2
Learn from veterans in equipment loan and management as they share their successes, failures, and best practices for creating and maintaining a successful equipment loan program.
Speaker: Sara Greenleaf and Kathryn Frederick, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Nancy Greco, SUNY Geneseo

More Visibility for your Digital Collections through Metadata
Friday, Oct 28, 9:30 a.m. ~ 10:45 a.m., Slot 3, Broadway 2
Add value and improve access to your digital collections with metadata.Learn the basics of such metadata schemes as Dublin Core, EAD, VRA, and METS.
Speaker: Lynne Graziadei, NYLINK
Also: E-Rate Update: News on Technology PlansCo-sponsored w/GIRT
Obtain guidance and clarification on obtaining federal E-rate discounts and the new requirements for E-Rate Technology Plans.
Speaker: Win Himsworth, E-Rate Central

SMART Membership Meeting
Friday, Oct 28, 4:15 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m., Alternate Slot 3, Travers
The membership meeting will conduct official business and planning for the 2007 conference.

Talking without Jargon
Saturday, Oct 29, 11:30 a.m. ~ 12:45 a.m., Slot 6, Broadway 4
The speakers will discuss what is needed for a good working relationship with your institution’s IT staff and how that relationship can improve library service.
Speaker: Kimberly Bolan and Rob Cullin, authors of Technology Made Simple

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