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Schedule Change

Posted by odyssey2007 on April 17, 2007

We regret to announce that David Fiander will not be able to present at Digital Odyssey this year. David’s experience with the Evergreen ILS is of great interest to libraries in Ontario, and his presence will be missed.

In his place we will be having Dan Scott from Laurentian University co-present with Art Rhyno. The topic of the session will remain the same. Dan is Systems Librarian at Laurentian, and a great contributor to the open source community, having worked on the development of PHP, Apache and Linux. Find out more about Dan at his Coffee|Code blog.


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Some Great Pre-odyssey Reads

Posted by odyssey2007 on April 16, 2007

Actually, this is good reading regardless of whether you plan to attend Digital Odyssey this year. Below are links to a couple of very relevant and timely articles.

The first is by Marshall Breeding, who due to a scheduling conflict was unable to present at Digital Odyssey this year. Marshall has an encyclopedic knowledge of the ILS industry, and presents an excellent overview of changes in the marketplace over the last year in his ‘An Industry Redefined’ article for Library Journal.

Read the article here.

The second is by Dave Pattern from the University of Huddersfield. Dave recent conducted a survey of librarians’ opinions of their institution’s OPACs in preparation for a presentation he is doing at the Library and Information Show. Over 700 people responded from a variety of library types in many countries.

Read the survey results here.

Enjoy the reading, and see you later this week at Digitla Odyssey.

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Tim Spalding Confirmed as Closing Keynote Speaker

Posted by odyssey2007 on March 30, 2007

We are pleased to announce that Tim Spalding, founder of LibraryThing will be presenting our closing keynote session this year. With the emergence of Web 2.0 and a new focus on social software, many libraries have looked to LibraryThing as an excellent model for connecting our users with both our materials and each other. Tim has been an active member of the library community in North America, making regular postings to the Next Generation Catalogues for Libraries listserv, and providing us with useful new tools.

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Registration now open!

Posted by odyssey2007 on March 23, 2007

Digital Odyssey 2007 – Building Our Future – April 20, 2007

Register Now! for the 2007 Digital Odyssey.

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Building Our Future

Posted by odyssey2007 on March 12, 2007

Several recent developments have brought libraries to a watershed in the way we provide access to our resources. Moving beyond traditionally vended solutions, many libraries are beginning to branch out either by building their own software solutions, or looking to vendors outside of the library world to improve the way we present our resources to users.

Join us on April 20, 2007 as we explore the practical ways in which the library community is responding to the challenges of information access.

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