7 July 2012

IFLA IT Section programme - Helsinki 2012

By Frank Cervone

The Information Technology standing committee has a number of events planned for the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress at the 78thIFLA World Library and Information Congress11-17 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland. You are welcome to join us at any of these meetings, programs, or special interest group (SIG) meetings.


Information Technology – Standing Committee meeting I

11 August 2012 09:45 - 12:15 | Room: 208 (Session 16)


Information Technology – Standing Committee meeting II

15 August 2012 08:00 - 09:30 | Room: 203 (Session 158)Programs


Usability and accessibility – the mobile challenge 

(Information Technology with Library and Research Services for Parliaments)
13 August 2012 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: Session Room 4 (Session 103)


Using LibGuides to track and deliver mobile access

Optical character recognition software in library mobile apps
JIM HAHN and NATHANIEL RYCKMAN (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA)

Global village, library anywhere - mobile access to library resources
JINGRU HOIVIK (National Library of Norway, Oslo, Norway)

Evaluation of the functionality and accessibility of E-readers for individuals with print disabilities: phase one
STEPHANIE L. MAATTA (Wayne State University, School of Library & Information Science, Detroit, MI, USA) and LAURIE J. BONNICI (University of Alabama, School of Library & Information Science, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA)

Complex legislative repository - Parliament of Thailand: development of mobile access
ADISAK SUKUL (King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok Thailand), CHARAE PANPRUANG, NISA LUANGTHONGKUM and SIRIPORN HOTHARAPAVANONT (The House of Representatives, Parliament of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand)

House of

Lords Library - looking to a mobile future

SHORAYNE FAIRWEATHER and ANNE MASKELL (House of Lords Library, London, United Kingdom)

The influence of new developments of information technology on professional development in libraries (Information Technology with Education and Training)


14 August 2012 16:00 - 18:00 | Room: Session Room 4 (Session 150)·

Librarians' attitudes towards mobile services
NOA AHARONY (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel) ·

Watching the library change, making the library change? An observatory of digital influence on organizations and skills at the Bibliothèque nationale de France
MARIANNE CLATIN, LOUISE FAUDUET and CLÉMENT OURY (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France) ·

A case study of changing management: how we radically evolved library processes from information technology impact
RICHARD DARGA and SHARON HU (Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois, USA) ·

The IT factor in LIS jobs: a South African perspective
MZWANDILE M.SHONGWE and DENNIS N. OCHOLLA (University of Zululand, Empangeni, South Africa) ·

"23 Things" as transformative learning: promoting confidence, curiosity and communication via library staff professional development
MICHAEL STEPHENS (San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science, San José, California USA) ·

Librarians 2.0: IT literacy of librarians in China
ZHANG LEILE and HAO JINMIN (National Library of China, Beijing, China)


Continuity in the face of digital disasters: Disaster planning and recovery for digital libraries

Information Technology
16 August 2012 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: Session Room 3 (Session 216)

Providing continuity of service during 10,000 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand
MOIRA FRASER (Moira Fraser Consulting, New Zealand) ·

The Iowa flood of 2008: putting the disaster response plan to the test
PAUL A. SODERDAHL (The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa, USA) ·

Converged infrastructure as a strategy for disaster recovery and organizational continuity
FRANK CERVONE (Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, USA) ·

Safety in numbers: distributed digital preservation networks
AARON TREHUB (Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA) and MARTIN HALBERT (University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA) ·

A model for digital preservation repository risk relationships
ANDREW MCHUGH (University of Glasgow, Glashow, Scotland, United Kingdom) ·

Bibliotecas digitales: seguridad en el modelo de referencia OAIS
BÁRBARA MUÑOZ DE SOLANO Y PALACIOS (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain), JUAN JOSÉ PRIETO GUTIÉRREZ and LUIS FERNANDO RAMOS SIMÓN (Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain) ·

Disaster planning and business continuity goes virtual
WIN SHIH (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA) SIG Meetings


A global perspective on RFID - a qualitative and quantitative insight into the world of wire-contactless and automatic identification of media — Radio Frequency Identification Special Interest Group

15 August 2012 11:45 - 13:45 | Room: Session Room 5 (Session 176)·


The 2012 survey of RFID use in the Library. Lessons learned and indicators for the future
MICK FORTUNE (United Kingdom) ·

Experience with RFID in Finland
EEVALIISA COLB (Helsinki University Library, Helsinki, Finland) ·

Development of security concepts for in-use RFID library-systems, concerning the potential of NFC capable smartphones
SEBASTIAN KRAUTZ (AutoID/RFID competence centre, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Wildau, Germany) ·

Talk about RFID in Egypt and Arab region libraries
MAHMOUD SAYED ABDOU (Library of Congress - Cairo Office, Cairo, Egypt)


Tutorials and progress reportsSemantic Web Special Interest Group

15 August 2012 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: Session Room 6 (Session 185)The session will be organised around a series of semantic web related short talks, and reports on libraries activities in that area



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