2011 Conference - Sub-themes

  1. Individual information needs
  2. Users have individual information needs: they want in-depth research or quick answers; they are physically in the library or a hundred kilometres away; they have PCs, e-book readers or mobile devices -- or they may prefer to have everything on paper. How do we provide services in all those different user contexts?

  3. Serving users in specific library contexts
  4. Different kinds of libraries-- public, academic, special -- function in different information ecosystems. How do we take these different contexts into consideration when we construct user interfaces or when we draw information from massive data sources or centralised indexes?

  5. Context sensitive relevance ranking
  6. Google has created the world's most successful search engine by ranking information based on the context of the web itself. Most library information is still published in the context of traditional book and journal publishing. How can we use that context to ensure relevance in our discovery interfaces?

  7. Blending the Library Management System
  8. Modern library systems are being developed in the context of a service-oriented architecture. How do we ensure interoperability when we pick “best of breed” systems and try to blend them together?

  9. Library services in the cloud
  10. The new paradigm of cloud computing offers a highly distributed computing environment. In this new technical context, can we provide information more quickly or more efficiently to more places or will we see our information slowly disappear in the fog?

  11. Libraries and Linked Data
  12. Linked data initiatives encourage the use of data and information beyond the virtual or physical walls of the library or even library networks. What is the potential of these initiatives, and how can we ensure that our data will be useful outside a traditional library context?

  13. Product specifics: Sharing your implementation experiences
  14. Do you use a particular product in your library? Would your experiences be useful for others? We would welcome proposals on the specific subjects such as 'mobilise your data with Boopsie', 'using WorldCat API to enrich your catalogue', 'how we implemented Summon in our library’, ‘how we use VUFind to index our ebooks’.

Perhaps you have another library technology topic that you would love to tell us about, but it doesn’t fall neatly into one of the sub-themes. Don’t be shy; tell us anyway!

Editor: Milan Janíček
Last modified: 6.1. 2011 15:01  
Contact: +420 232 002 515, milan.janicek@techlib.cz