Sunday, February 17, 2008

SCELC-Net: A Model Online Social Consortial Network

SCLEC Colloquium III

SCLEC- The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) seeks to explore issues related to electronic and digital information and to promote the creation, access, use, management and maintenance of this information for the benefit of faculty and students in the member institutions.

This year its Colloquium will feature sessions on open source federated search and catalog solutions, social networking and libraries, and the future of cataloging.

SCELC Colloquium III Schedule / Wednesday / March 5 2008 /

9:00-10:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast & Registration

10:00-10:50 a.m. - Next Generation Discovery: An Alternative to Traditional Federated Searching (Tracy Thompson, NELLCO)

11:00-11:50 a.m. - Do You Really Get What You Pay For? A Comparison of Open Source and For-Purchase Next Generation Catalog Products (Cindi Trainor, Eastern Kentucky University, and Jezmynne Westcott, Claremont College)

12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m. - The Future of Cataloging (Karen Coyle, Digital Library Consultant) Karen Coyle

2:00-2:15 p.m. - Coffee Break

2:15-4:15 p.m. - Digital Citizenship: Library Engagement in Online Society

Participatory citizenship is a requirement for true democracy. Citizenship in today's society requires digital engagement. How does the Library facilitate this process? How does an academic library connect with its modern community?

Social Networks: SCELC-Net: A Model Online Social Consortial Network (Gerry McKiernan, Iowa State University Library)

Over the past several years, online social networking sites have become pervasive within a variety of personal and professional communities. In this presentation, we will provide an overview and analysis of key features and functionalities of Facebook, one of the more popular social network services among academic communities. [snip]

We will conclude with speculation on the potential application of online social networking services such as 2collab,, and the Nature Network, as the framework for the creation of SCELC-Net, the next generation Web presence of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium.

Moving Forward: Tools and Trends for Today's (and Tomorrow's) Libraries (Cindi Trainor, Eastern Kentucky University)

Librarian as Avatar: A Second Life for You? (Marsha Schnirring, Occidental College)

SCELC Member Institutions




SCELC Colloquium III / Abstracts and Speaker Biosketches


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