Saturday, January 22, 2011

College of DuPage Library Futures Web Presentation

MCTC Library Information Technology Program presents...

"Free Content for Library Collections"

Broadcast date: Friday, February 4, 2011, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (bring your lunch and come for part or all, including a brief discussion following presentation) 

LOCATION: MCTC Science Blding, Conference Room S2140

To Register, please contact 

The Internet offers a treasure trove of free resources that can greatly expand the range of information and services that libraries can offer their patrons.  But it's not always easy to find the best information to meet users' needs.  In this program, Michael Galloway, Manager, Digital Collections for ipl2: Information You Can Trust, and John Mark Ockerbloom, editor of The Online Books Page, will give a tour of some of the millions of books, magazines, journals, and informative web sites that can be accessed online for free.  They will discuss how they evaluate and describe online resources to include in their directories, how readers can find what they need in these directories and elsewhere online, and how they can distinguish useful information from unreliable or irrelevant sites.   You'll find out how you can integrate free online resources with your local library offerings in ways that give patrons better service than either online or print alone can provide.   And you'll also learn how your library and your patrons can contribute to this growing corpus of knowledge.

Guest Speakers

Michael Galloway is Manager, Digital Collections for the Internet Public Library (now called ipl2) at Drexel University.  He instructs students in  ipl2 member school workshops in collection development and maintenance for the ipl2. 

John Mark Ockerbloom is Digital Library Architect and Planner at the University of Pennsylvania and editor of The Online Books Page, which lists over 40,000 books that are freely available for reading online or for downloading. He publishes the blog Everybody's Libraries