Palinet recently posted audio and slides from their 2008 conference. I was there for one of the days, and I can definitely recommend checking out the sessions. The full run-down is pasted below (from the Palinet website) or you can view 2008 and past conferences here.
Keynote Address, Roy Tenant
Libraries, Archives+Museums (LAMs)Wide Open: Cultural Heritage Institutions in a NetworkedWorld
In a highly interconnected world, libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) have the best chance of being valued and adding value to society by being open. Being open can take various forms, from providing open access to digitized content, to collaborating openly with others, to creating and using open source software. Strategies for becoming more effective and valued in a society that increasingly expects content and services delivered in open and personal ways will be highlighted in a talk that will seek to both challenge and inspire.
Laurie Gemmill, PALINET
Building a Regional Collaborative Digitization Program
Kristen Yarmey-Tylutki, The University of Scranton
Jennie A. Levine, University of Maryland Libraries
The PALINET Mass Digitization Collaborative is a project supported by PALINET members and funded in part by a grant from the Sloan Foundation to support free and open access to the rich cultural heritage materials of PALINET member institutions. PALINET members are encouraged to participate in the project and the Open Content Alliance. The new digital assets created through the service will be available through the Internet Archive as well as through participating institutions’ own digital collections. Session attendees will learn more about the project and how they can participate including selection guidelines, costs, and digitization details. Representatives from participating cultural heritage institutions will discuss their experiences.
Scherelene Schatz + Casey Confoy, Jersey Cat+
Using ISO Messaging for Resource Sharing
The New Jersey State Library serves as a broker for libraries for interlibrary loan requests that are placed outside of the state of New Jersey through our JerseyCat+ service. In July 2007, the JerseyCat+ service began to use ISO messaging between our statewide interlibrary loan system, JerseyCat, and OCLC. This has saved the amount of time staff at NJ State Library spent on searching for items, placing requests, and updating request statuses. It has greatly improved delivery times as well. This session demonstrates how the system works.
Gregg Silvis, University of Delaware
The Impending Demise of the Local OPAC, 3 Years Later
program is a follow-up to the program given at the 2005 PALINET Annual
Conference, "The Impending Demise of the Local OPAC." In the
intervening 3 years, OCLC has significantly developed the WorldCat
program resulting in WorldCat Local. An overview of these developments
will be presented as well as a discussion of the outstanding issues
that still need to be resolved.
Grace Agnew + Mary Beth Weber, Rutgers University Building a Digital Cyberinfrastructure for NJ Education
This presentation will describe the scaffolded development of a digital cyberinfrastructure for New Jersey, through a collaboration of the state’s educational and cultural heritage institutions. The cyberinfrastructure development began with a statewide IMLS funded cultural heritage portal, New Jersey Digital Highway, which developed a Fedora-based repository architecture and a digital object ingest and METS-based utility, the workflow management system. Development continues with the IMLS-funded NJVid statewide digital video portal, which will provide statewide multimedia streaming and a Shibboleth authentication and authorization architecture to increase the types of information, including licensed commercial resources as well as collaboration with statewide Internet2 provider, NJEdge. The project culminates with Rutgers/VALE involvement in OLE, open library environment, which will seamlessly blend analog and digital collections and services.
Tom Clareson, PALINET -
Communities of Digitization
Janet McNeil Hurlbert, Lycoming College
Julia Maserjian, Lehigh University
Marilyn McKinley Parrish, Millersville University.
Heather Tennies, Lancaster County Historical Society
In the PALINET region and across the country, cultural organizations are banding together to develop digital projects and programs to highlight the history and treasures of their communities. How can we reach across borders to begin building these partnerships? How do we build on each others’ strengths? Where are the resources to fund these types of programs? This session will highlight regional and national models for community cooperation in digitization.
Stephen Marvin, West Chester University
Copyright Issues for Libraries in a Web 2.0 + Web 3D World
Daily, libraries are faced with questions concerning copyright and fair use. Libraries are barely keeping current with podcasting, cell phones, text messaging, wireless connections, and other forms of computer mediated communication. Information delivery has transformed in numerous ways, not only facilitating the speed and
ease, but redefining and reshaping norms. We value the social dimension of computing to provide collaborative interaction. This program will explore copyright applicable to libraries with emerging use ofWeb2 andWeb3D and the growing mobile software movement.
Doreen Herold + Tim McGeary, Lehigh University
Come to the Fiesta–Join the OLE Project
Led by Duke University, the OLE Project intends to build a design document for an open source library management system which will be based on the software design philosophy of service oriented architecture (SOA). SOA is becoming a dominant trend in technology as early adopters have shown that it provides the benefit of an agile
system, one that is flexible in response to information demands. Lehigh’s Doreen Herold and Tim McGeary will present the status of the OLE Project, its process, its goals, and how other PALINET members can participate.
Amy Begg DeGroff, Howard County Library System Hidden Downsides and Possible Future Directions of Open Source Software for Libraries
Howard County Library has deployed and continues to deploy open source / free software wherever it is feasible. Join Amy Begg De Groff, Director of IT for Howard County Library to talk about what "feasible" means and learn about the work flow used in the deployment of a collaboration product (DeskNow) and an integrated library system (Koha).
Open Source Round Robin Presentations
Participate in this engaging session with PALINET members who have implemented open source initiatives at their institutions. Hear how John Brice and Cindy Murdoch of the Meadville Public Library integrated open source solutions such as the Linux Terminal Server Project and the Koha ILS. Other presenters include Andrew Nagy, the lead developer for vuFind and Drexel University’s Gabriel Farrell, who shared information about Helios, a Drexel Library developed discovery tool.