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Report of the Information & Technology (IT), Academic Libraries, & Special Libraries ; Special Interest Groups (SIG) ; ACURIL XL – June 6-12, 2009, Santo Domingo, DR

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Microsoft Word - SIGreport2010.doc Report of the Information & Technology (IT), Academic Libraries, & Special Libraries Special Interest Groups (SIG) ACURIL XL – June 6-12, 2009, Santo Domingo, DR Chair, IT SIG– Judith Rogers (University of the Virgin Islands) The work of the IT-SIG for the past year began with the web conference held August 4, 2009, in which 16 persons participated from Guadeloupe, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Florida and the U. S. Virgin Islands. The topic: Using a Course Management System (CMS) as an Information Literacy Hub for the Academic Community: report of the Blackboard CMS Pilot at the University of the Virgin Islands presented by Tanisha Mills & Elroy Richards, University of the Virgin Islands, had been planned for the ACURIL conference 2009, but could not be accommodated. The webinar was a successful demonstration of the possibilities for continuing education for ACURIL members throughout the year. It was presented in English with translated materials and translators on-hand to allow Spanish and French attendees active participation. Based on lessons learned, future web sessions will be presented to each language group separately for increased benefit. Presentations of the IT-SIG continued with a two-part workshop on Monday, June 7, 2010 under the Theme: Administration of Information Units. The first workshop presented by Mark Sullivan, University of Florida, covered the topic: Research on Metadata standards including Dublin Core, METS, MODS, VRA Core, and open-source metadata creation tools such as the dLOC toolkit. There were 19 participants at this session where they had an opportunity to understand the requirements, differences and similarities of each standard for managing digital information. The second workshop presented by Laila Miletic-Vejzovic, University of Central Florida, covered Metadata research and application in the management of digital collections. There were 31 participants at this sessio

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