[Neasis-l] Register Now For NEASIST Buy, Hack or Build: Optimizing your Systems for Your Users and Your Sanity (November 15)

bpulliam at postoffice.providence.edu bpulliam at postoffice.providence.edu
Wed Oct 5 11:00:17 EDT 2005


REGISTER NOW for another timely New England Chapter of ASIST


Buy, Hack, or Build:
Optimizing your Systems for Your Users and Your Sanity

Tuesday, 15 November 2005, 9:45am-4pm (registration/breakfast 8:30-9:45am)
E15-070 (Bartos Theater) MIT, Cambridge, MA

In a world where a limited amount of "out of the box" information systems
are used to meet millions of unique information scenarios, some people have
learned how to customize their systems to meet their individual needs.
OPACs, search engines, and many other information systems have been altered
to behave and function in ways specific to supporting the needs of
individuals and institutions.

The New England chapter of the American Society for Information Science and
Technology is pleased to bring three creative problem solvers to Cambridge
in November to show you how existing systems can work better – legally,
efficiently, and brilliantly. Speakers:
- Joshua Porter
  Director of Web Development, User Interface Engineering  (Middleton, MA)
  Contributor, Brain Sparks (http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/) and Bokardo
  (http://bokardo.com/) blogs
     Topic: "Web 2.0 for the Rest of Us"

 - Matt Eichner, Director of Strategic Business Development, 
   Endeca Solutions (Cambridge, MA)

     Topic: "Findability and the power of hierarchical facets"

- Casey Bisson, E-Learning Application Developer, Lamson Library, Plymouth
  State University (Plymouth, NH)
  Author, MaisonBisson blog (http://www.maisonbisson.com/blog/)

    Topic: "OPAC Hacks"

The day will conclude with a panel discussion with the speakers.

$60 ASIST Members  -  $80 Non-Members  -  $40 Student/Retiree/Between
Jobs (Continental Breakfast and Lunch and refreshments included)

Register via Program Web site:

Questions about Registration?:(caryn.anderson at simmons.edu)
Questions about the Program?: (bpulliam at providence.edu)



Beatrice R. Pulliam
ASIST, New England Chapter Program Chair & Chair Elect

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