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ITI Authors

Author Book Signing in the Exhibit Hall

The Monday evening reception in the Exhibit Hall featured appearances by five authors of books recently published by Information Today.  They are shown in the photo above, with their books: (L-R) David Lee King (Face 2 Face and Designing the Digital Experience), Don Hawkins (Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage), Michael Gruenberg (Buying and Selling […]

Jeff Wisnewski

Creating GREAT Content

Jeff Wisnewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh told us how to create compelling and interesting content.  You must recognize that your website is only a small piece of a very large landscape.  Nevertheless, it must all harmonize and be deployed strategically using appropriate platforms, and it must tell a story, entertain, inform, and, most […]

(L-R) Elizabeth Phillippi, Monica Babaian, Robert Cagna

The E-Book Effect in Communities

Liz Phillippi, Manager, Library Media Services at in the Houston School District, began the session by discussing a pilot program proposed by MyON, an e-book platform for K-12 grades, that was conducted for students when they were out of school during the summer.  MyON tracks the number of books read and number of minutes spent […]

This Way To the Exhibits

Exhibit Hall Opening

The CIL 2015 exhibit hall opened this morning (a welcome schedule change given that it will be open for only the first two days) to a good crowd. Here are a few photos of the event: Don Hawkins Conference Blogger

New Graph Searching

New Graph Searching

Greg Notess, Team Leader at Montana State University and author of Search Engine Showdown noted that a huge transition in web search is occurring: searching keywords and matching words on a page is moving to a focus on the semantic web and an emphasis on presenting more direct results instead of lists of abstracts, like this […]

Typical Persona

Data-Driven Personas

Joanna Widzer, Systems Librarian at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), described how NLM used data -driven personas in the selection of a new content management system (CMS). She began by reviewing the characteristics of personas, fictional characters that are realistic, evidence-based, goal-driven, and designed to encourage discussion. They are a tool for improving the user […]