Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Register for the CARL North IT workshop

CARL North IT Interest Group presents:

Mashup the Library: A Workshop on Mashup Technology and the Art of Remixing Library and Information Resources

July 25, 2008
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The NEW Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library
St. Clare Room, Santa Clara University
Learn more about the center and view some photos taken during opening ceremony.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30-9:00: Morning Refreshments
9:00-10:30: 2008 Horizon Report: Key Emerging Technologies, Rachel Smith
10:30-10:45: Break
10:45-12:00: Web 2.0 Mashups: Making the Web Your Own, Raymond Yee
12:00-1:00: Lunch outside the Adobe Lodge
1:00-2:00 Information Visualization using Mash- ups and Web 2.0 Tools, Jill Tinsley
2:00-2:15: Break
2:15-3:15 "Cool Tools!" Demonstrations
3:15-4:00: Tours


Join us for a day of engaging speakers and cool demonstrations of mashups and information visualizations.

The 2008 Horizon Report: Key Emerging Technologies
Rachel Smith, New Media Consortium

The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression
within higher education. This session will introduce the six technologies covered in the 2008 Horizon Report, the fifth in the series. Participants will explore examples in each category and
contribute to the ongoing Call to Scholarship with their own ideas and suggestions. The 2008 Horizon Report is available online at no cost.

Rachel Smith is Vice President, NMC Services for the New Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of more than 250 world-class universities, colleges, museums, research centers, and technology companies dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate, and support learning and creative expression. She is recognized for her work in making new technologies approachable for higher education faculty and staff. She participates in the publication of the annual Horizon Report, which identifies emerging technologies that will have an impact on learning organizations.

Web 2.0 Mashups: Making the Web Your Own
Raymond Yee, Visiting Scholar, School of Information, UC Berkeley

The Web contains thousands of mashups that recombine everything including Google Maps, Flickr,, NASA, the New York Times, and Wikipedia with useful information about travel, finance, real estate, and more. By fusing elements from multiple web sites, mashups are often informative, useful, fun, and even transformative. This talk will show you about how to create and apply mashups to make sense of the web, especially in the context of libraries.

Raymond Yee is a data architect, consultant, trainer, and author of Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services (Apress, 2008). He is currently a visiting scholar at the School of Information, UC Berkeley, where he teaches the course "Mixing and Remixing Information". Yee is also the Integration Advisor for the Zotero Project. While earning a Ph.D. in biophysics, he taught computer science, philosophy, and personal development to K-11 students in the Academic Talent Development Program on the Berkeley campus. As a software architect and developer, he focuses on developing software to support learning, teaching, scholarship, and research.

Information Visualization Using Mashups and Web 2.0 Tools
Jill Tinsley, MLIS candidate, University of Arizona

Visual searching is a new way to search existing databases. A visual search displays the information in a visual format rather than simply text-based results. This presentation will demonstrate many visual search tools available on the Internet, including mashups for
web search engines, databases, news, shopping, music, photos, social networking, and more. Included will be discussion of learning styles relating to visual searching and educational application of visual search methods.

Cool Tools! Demonstrations

Bookshelf Visualization
A mashup student project, from UC Berkeley's School of Information, creates a virtual bookshelf display of the Internet Archive's Open Source Books.
Devin Blong, MS candidate, UC Berkeley School of Information

Google Visualization Tools
New releases from Google Labs include two visualization tools - Google Charts and Spreadsheet Gadgets. Experience some applications and uses of these two new Google releases.
Harrison Dekker, Coordinator of Data Services, Doe/Moffitt
Libraries, UC Berkeley

LibGuides can help share library information and bring together several Web 2.0 applications into the research guide environment. The system helps librarians publish and share information online, while highlighting and promoting library resources and services to the community.
Laura Moody, Librarian, San Francisco State University

Take a tour of Santa Clara University's new Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library. Explore the architecture, furnishings, and state-of-the-art technology this new facility uses to remix the traditional library with a futuristic collaborative learning environment. View some photos taken during opening ceremony.


Driving directions and a map

There is a $6 fee per car.

Enter Santa Clara University via the Palm Drive main entrance. Pick up a visitor parking pass at the attendant station. Be sure to let the attendant know you are coming to the CARLNIT workshop and they will direct to the 3rd floor parking area. More details about parking at SCU.

Cost includes all-day workshop, morning refreshments and lunch

CARL Members: $50
Non Members: $65
Students: $30

Registration details:
Advance registration required by July 11, 2008.
Download and print the event flyer and registration form

Registration Questions? Contact Pam Howard, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State at 415-338-7395 or
No refunds after July 14, 2008
In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to Terry Hingston at(408) 554-6830, or call TTY-California Relay, at1-800-735-2929 at least 72 hours prior to the

Workshop details also at the CARL North IT Interest Group webpage.

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At 9:46 AM, Blogger Dinah Sanders said...

Attendees will probably also be interested in Encore at Santa Clara University

SCU is a development partner and is one of the first sites to go live with 2.0 which will be in general release shortly.

Those interested in looking at a public library live with 2.0 should check out Scottsdale

I will be attending the workshop on the 25th and will be happy to answer questions from folks about Encore.

Dinah Sanders
(Senior Product Manager, Encore)


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