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Blog posts from August 2012

Time to Sign Up for the LITA National Forum

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on August 29, 2012 - 11:04am

The upcoming 2012 LITA National Forum, October 4-7, in Columbus, Ohio, is your opportunity to learn and network in a small, manageable conference setting. The programs cover technology with depth, specificity, and a project orientation. Conference planners emphasize the social too with the reception and network dinners. Plus they somehow swung wireless internet in the Hyatt Regency's guest rooms at no additional charge. Save money and register today. Early bird rates for registration expire this Friday, August 31. Housing deadline for conference rates is September 3. Read More »


New Executive Leadership at Innovative Interfaces

Submitted by Marshall Breeding on August 27, 2012 - 2:17pm

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. has appointed Kim Massana as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately (August 27, 2012). Jerry Kline continues as Chairman and Neil Block as President. Read More »


New RFID Standard Raises Prospects for Interoperability

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on August 24, 2012 - 7:33am

Below is an excerpt from Lori Bowen Ayre's Library Technology Report RFID in Libraries: A Step toward Interoperability (Vol. 48; No. 5). Subscribers can access Library Technology Reports on Metapress. The Introduction, from which this excerpt is taken, is available for free download. Purchase single copies in the ALA store.

In March 2012, NISO adopted RFID in Libraries (RP-6-2012) establishing ISO 28560-2 as the US Data Profile (see NISO report). The final adoption of a US Data Profile is one big step toward interoperability between libraries and between vendors. Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: Choosing an e-Book Platform that Works for Your K12 Library

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on August 8, 2012 - 8:21am

We just wrapped up the ALA TechSource Workshop Choosing an E-Book Platform that Works for Your K12 Library with Buffy Hamilton. The slides from the event, which contain some fantastic resources, are posted below.