2003 ASIST Chapter
Member of the Year Award Winners:
Yin Zhang, Northern
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October 29 , 2003
Co-Sponsored by Cleveland SLA
George Mandel Technology Lecture
at The Dolan Center for Science and Technology
John Carroll University, 20700 North Park Blvd.
University Heights OH 44118
Innovations in Technology: Has the Future Arrived?
Experts' Views of Today's Spaces,
Technologies for Intuitive Learning,
& Internet Treasures!
Director of the John Carroll Collaborative with Industry
Faculty Liaison to the Dolan Center Project
James A. Barker
President, Aptigent LLC, Software Services and Solutions
Media Vision Metadata Project, Case Western Reserve University
Diane K. Kovacs
Kovacs Consulting, Internet & Web Training
Adjunct Faculty, Author; Visiting Lecturer UIUC
Our evening begins as David Ewing takes us on a special tour of
the new Dolan Center for Science and Technology, and then opens
the evening's meeting by talking about the marriage of mission and
planning to enhance information sharing and teaching. We'll have
an inside track on an exciting new space, with an expert to guide
"...it is live, fascinating instruction.""Movies make it easier
to learn." Find out just when those words were printed (long before
we were born) and why you,too,can become addicted to watching science
videos! James Barker talks about 'addictive learning' in his newest
project to use video in ameaningful way, and to apply metadata strategies
to make searching more intuitive. Jim tells us what works, what
should have but didn't,what's next, and where else the project would
work best. Jim's expertise is from business and academe, and he
has been an invited presenter at SLA Annual Conferences. Formerly
the Interim Vice President of Information Technology Services, Jim
has a wealth of stories about project expectations past and future--expect
him to share news bites of other projects he's working on, as well.
A SLA Internet guru, Diane Kovacs hears about all of those "out
there" tools years before others do, and she applies them. This
is our newest meeting feature--a "mindbreak," where she'll share
and show the best/most productive of today's technologies, in small
doses you can use immediately. This feature will appear regularly
(ideally one item at each meeting) and is guaranteed to have you
dashing back to your computer to try out the latest one! (Trust
me, I've sen and used the next one.) You never know when she'll
open a meeting, be the "intermission segment"or close the meeting,
so make sure you're in the audience so you don'tmiss out!