Friday, July 28, 2006

More Links to Presentations from the Conference

Adrift in a World of Information
Bringing the Information Highway into Your Library (PDF)

I'm OK, You're Not So Hot (PDF)

Security Incident Response
Shibboleth (PDF)

The Nuts n' Bolts of Blogs and RSS (PDF)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Technology and Innovation: The Librarian's Dilemma

Eric Schnell's presentation slides from his conference session can be found below:

Free / Open Source Software for Libraries

Daniel Chudnov's presentation slides from his open source software talk on day 1 of the conference can be found below:

Monday, June 12, 2006

Tech Cafe

The Tech Cafe will remain open until 7pm on Monday. Stop by and check your email or browse the web. If you have your own WiFi device, stop by the Tech Cafe to get the hotel's user name and password for their free wireless connection.

Jo Budler Opens TechConnections 7

Jo Budler, State Librarian of Ohio, kicked off the conference today. She gave a brief overview of the status of the Regional Library Systems and their upcoming changes.

Jo highlighted two points that libraries need to embrace, if they wish to succeed:

1) Libraries need to be among the results on search engines. Instead of treating Google like the enemy, libraries need to find ways to become more visible via the search giants. People want one-stop shopping and that's what Google does.

2) Libraries need to be available 24/7. Web sites were a good first step and services like KnowItNow take it further. LibrariesConnect is also helping by brining different types of libraries together to provide consolidated services. Finally, state-wide resource sharing is needed to make all of Ohio's collections available ever citizen.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Additional Meetings at the Conference

Two groups will hold meetings at the conference. TechConnections attendees may find both of them of interest:

The Central Ohio Chapter of ASIST will hold its Annual Meeting during lunch on June 12 at the Embassy Suites. TechConnections attendees are invited to come hear Patrick Losinski, Director of the Columbus Metropolitan Library speak about his recent trip to hi-tech libraries in China as part of a group from the Urban Library Council. Costs and additional information can be found on the day 1 schedule under the "Lunch" slot.

The Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) will hold its Technology Advisory Board Meeting on June 12 at 4pm. There is no cost to attend.

Who is Attending TC7?

Want to know what libraries and institutions are attending the conference? The registration page now has a link to those who have registered.

Is your institution on the list?

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Session Details Now Available

We have added to the web site the schedules for both days of the conference. You can now see list of sessions, times, presenters, and speaker biographies.

Links to the schedules and biographies can be found by clicking on "Sessions" on the TC7 menu or by going to

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Registration is Now Open

Registration for the conference is now open. Some sessions and presenters are listed with more to come soon.