Information Technology Committee
Tech Trends Series - 2010-2011 Events
Lecture and Journalism Classroom Presentations: First Amendment, Journalists and Blogging in the 21st Century, by Marcy Wheeler
Location : TBA
Marcy Wheeler is a researcher, author and blogger who specializes in examining archival material relating to the government. She has been called "one of the most thorough forensic examiners of raw data in the country." This event includes a presentation in the BTSU theater in the evening, focusing on the First Amendment and how it applies to journalists/bloggers/reporters in the 21st century and how her use of PACER, which allows electronic access to United States Court Records (http://www.pacer.gov/), has allowed her to access information remotely that would have formerly required actual archival visits and tremendous amounts of time.
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Journalism and Public Relations
Workshop: Making Peer Production, Open Standards, and the Open Document Format conducted by Louis Suárez-Potts, Chair of the Community Council for OpenOffice.org
Date: mid-April, 2011
The concepts Dr. Suarez-Potts covers are particularly relevant now, given the huge budgets cuts facing higher education and local governments, since Foss often represents a significantly less expensive investment than does proprietary software. Additionally, this event would serve as an extremely high-profile one. OpenOffice.org is likely the largest or one of the largest open source projects in the world. During a series of presentations, workshops and seminars, Dr Suárez-Potts shall investigate a) the necessary circumstances that enable the formation of peer communities producing, among other things, software for general use, b) the nature of that software (or other goods) that lead to both the communities' persistence and the product's general circulation, and c) the problems facing any such community.
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Dr. Paul Cesarini
Chair, Dept. of Visual Communication & Technology
Focus group, presentation, and discussion by Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries, and Amy Pawlowski, Web Applications Manager, Cleveland Public Library.
Date: March 14, 2011
Location: Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library
Sue Polanka is the moderator of No Shelf Required, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. She edited, No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries, from ALA Editions and is currently editing a title on eReference discovery and context with IGI Publishing. Sue is a frequent presenter and moderator for library and publishing conferences and webinars and enjoys the opportunity to connect librarians and publishers to discuss ebooks. Currently the Web Applications Manager at the Cleveland Public Library, Amy Pawlowski manages the development, implementation, and maintenance of web based library services and the CLEVNET eMedia collection for the Library and the CLEVNET consortium. Amy has held several different positions in the library field, including Manager of Partner Services for OverDrive Inc. where she assisted libraries with training, marketing, outreach, and collection development for their digital library platform.
2011 marked the year that Amazon sold more e-books than print books for the first time. What does that mean for academic libraries and academic readers? In the morning, hear a focus group of e-reader users -- undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty -- describe how and why they use their e-readers, how it has changed their reading habits, and what they want from campus in terms of e-book offerings. In the afternoon, Polanka and Pawlowski present on e-books in libraries and the changing e-book landscape, followed by a general discussion among the audience and participants about the shift from print to digital books and the implications for academia.
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Coordinator, Library Information & Emerging Technologies
University Libraries, Bowling Green State University
Building the New Academic Library Experience by Stephen Abram
Date: February 17, 2011
Time: 3:30 PM Presentation - Reception to Follow
Location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater, Room 206
Stephen Abram, MLS, is a Past President 2008 of Special Libraries Association (SLA) and the past-President of the Canadian Library Association. He is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning (Gale). He was Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. He has been VP of Corporate Development for Micromedia ProQuest and Publisher Electronic Information for Thomson. He ran libraries for Suncor, Coopers & Lybrand, Smith Lyons Torrance Stevenson and Mayer and Hay Group. Stephen has been listed by Library Journal as one of their first "Movers and Shakers", the 'key' people influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He has been awarded SLA's John Cotton Dana Award as well as being a Fellow of the SLA. He was Canadian Special Librarian of the Year and Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies. He was President 2002 of the Ontario Library Association as well as sitting on the SLA Board of Directors as Director and Secretary. He gives over 90 international keynote talks annually to library and information industry conferences and writes articles and columns for Information Outlook, Feliciter, Access, Multimedia & Internet @ Schools, and Library Journal. He is the author of ALA Editions' bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram. His blog, Stephen's Lighthouse is a popular blog in the library sector.
View the slideshare presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/stephenabram1/bowling-greensu
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Sara Bushong: 419-372-2856 or email@example.com
Hunter Grant Professional Animator Lecture and Interactive Workshop
Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Olscamp Hall Room 117
Hunter provides practical advise to students by describing what he did at BG while he was a student, how he entered the animation industry, and how he got to where he is today.
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Fine Arts Building Room 1030
Hunter conducts a workshop on animation covering professional work flow and instruction in animation techniques.
Hunter Grant is a professional animator and BGSU Alumni working in the animation industry for over 10 years. He is credited with such titles as Barnyard (film), World of Warcraft, and Starcraft 2 (games). Currently he works at Blizzard Entertainment under the title of Senior Cinematic Artist.