Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Oct 18, 05 Meeting via OPAL

Attendees:
Charlene (SWKLS), Joe (SEKLS), Brenda (NEKLS), Richard (NCKLS), Rhonda (State Library)

KS Tech Conference
Charlene and Brenda had a meeting to brainstorm session topics and partners. Charlene is going to talk to Kan-Ed. Brenda is going to talk to Roseanne with KLA and Eric at the state library (and also someone at the Gates Foundation).

KanEd Grants
Is anyone applying? Charlene is going to apply for a grant for web cameras and headsets for each of her libraries (at least 1 per library). The initial goal is to get librarians comfortable using this as a continuing education format. In the future, there may also be patron usage. Are other systems interested in doing this, too? The deadline for these grant aps is Nov 18th, but they would like notices of intent to apply ASAP.

Marratech, Click-to-Meet, and OPAL
It's important for us (the tech consultants) to be familiar with these mediums. We have now used OPAL for two meetings. Let's try Click-to-Meet next time and then maybe Marratech at a future meeting. Several people are attending the Marratech training at ESSDACK in Hutchinson on December 5th.

New Stuff?
Joe has been working on setting up a Z39.50 server. An important component of our tech consultant meetings could be sharing "what's new" in our systems.

NEXT MEETING OF THE TECH CONSULTANTS
10:00 AM
NOVEMBER 1ST
VIA CLICK-TO-MEET
INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT

1 Comments:

At 4:34 PM, Blogger rjmill said...

Charlene, What flavor of Kan-ed grant are you considering? Does Kan-ed have additional info on their web site that I can't seem to find?

-- Richard

 

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