Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Google Apps and Sites for Education

presented by Katie Rose
The sixth, and last, in our series of Library Open Source Webinars on:
Tuesday December 16th, 2008, 2:00-3:00pm Central Time

Katie Rose will define what Google Apps and Sites are all about, specifically in the context of the selection and implementation of Google Apps for Education at the University of Notre Dame (ND). She will then present in more detail the applications and their features. Katie will also talk about how ND decided on Google Apps and the subsequent implementation process, following up with information on actual student and faculty use. Finally, she will go over the lessons learned at ND, which should assist others who are contemplating using Google Sites on their campus or in their library.

Katie Rose is Program Manager for Enterprise Initiatives and Special Projects lead for the University of Notre Dame. Her Notre Dame colleagues call her "Google Grrrl".

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Plinkit, Web sites for all

presented by Darci Hanning
This marks the fifth in our continuing series of Library Open Source Webinars on:
Tuesday December 9th, 2008, 2:00-3:00pm Central Time

Plinkit is based on Plone, an open source software content management system and is how Collaborative partner states/networks host and deploy dynamic, easy-to-maintain websites for small libraries throughout the US. This presentation will cover the history and background of the Plinkit project in Oregon, information about the Plinkit Collaborative, and will provide a live demo of a Plinkit site as well as a quick tour of various Plinkit sites being actively used by library patrons.

Darci Hanning brings 20 years of software and web application development experience to her position as the Technology Development Consultant at the Oregon State Library. For the past three years she has led the Plinkit project in Oregon and since Spring 2006, she has provided technical leadership for the Plinkit Collaborative, a multi-state cooperative to deploy Plinkit around the country. She has recently served as President of the Plone Foundation and was selected as a "2008 Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal.