Automation and Technology Round Table



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2014 TLA Annual Conference - April 8 - 11, Automation and Technology Round Table Sessions

Join us for the ATRT Business Meeting on Thursday, April 10 8:00 - 9:50am.
All ATRT members and those interested in becoming an ATRT member are welcome to attend!

Make a Makerspace (Preconference, ticketed event - register online only)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 9:00 – 11:45 am
Makerspaces are all the rage! This session provides ideas for creating makerspaces and implementing successful maker events in your library. Attendees will receive a course packet. Makerspace attendees are strongly encouraged to register for one of the special tours of Geekdom San Antonio (register online only).
Todd Humble, North Richland Hills Public Library.

Reservations must be made by Friday, March 21 through the preregistration process.


GEEKDOM San Antonio Tour (ticketed event - register online only)
Geekdom, 100 EAST Houston, San Antonio, TX
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 4:00 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:00 - 12:30pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Geekdom is more than a MakerSpace; it’s the place where startups are born. By collaborating and sharing space where entrepreneurs and geeks gather, people from different fields can come together and create innovative business ideas. It’s a community of over 700 people and growing by the day. Come join the tour and find out where the next great idea is coming from: Geekdom.

Reservations must be made by Friday, March 21 through the preregistration process.


Emerging Technologies Librarians Need to Know (Net Fair I)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1:00 - 1:50pm
Technology is constantly changing – so much so that it is difficult to keep up. What are the new technologies we are hearing about? What is right around the bend? Could any of them have an effect on your library and its services? Find out what’s coming – it may surprise you!
Christine Peterson, Amigos Library Services (Dallas).


Next-Generation Video Game Consoles Have Accelerated the Need for Archiving Digital Content (Net Fair I)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:00 - 2:50 pm
Review the status of digital preservation as it relates to video games and discover how new developments (hardware and software) in
the industry have only increased the need for better and more consistent archiving efforts. Preservation and access to these materials are further affected by digital-only distribution and DMCA restrictions.
Ryan Cassidy and Matthew McEniry, Texas Tech University Libraries, Texas Tech University (Lubbock).


Discovery Services: Enhancing the User Experience (Net Fair II)
Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:00 - 11:50 am
A panel describes what discovery services are and addresses the possibilities of using them. Learn ways librarians can use these tools to add value to their communities and how they have changed the landscape of library services.
Eric Frierson, EBSCO Information Services; Bennett Claire Ponsford, Texas A&M University Libraries (College Station); and Jason Thomale, UNT Libraries, University of North Texas (Denton).


50 Apps in 50 Minutes (Net Fair II)
Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:00 - 1:50 pm
There really is an app for that! Discover 50 apps – both old and new – that will change he way you use your mobile devices.
Laura Young, Research Department, Austin Ventures.


Top Technology Trends in Texas Libraries (Net Fair II)
Thursday April 10, 2014 2:00 - 2:50 pm
Join a review of the latest trends in library technology usage as revealed by the 2014 Top Technology Trends in Texas Libraries Survey.
Todd J. Humble, North Richland Hills Library.

Created on Apr 9, 2010 | Last updated February 13, 2014