Tomorrow I’m flying out to Hood River, Oregon, for the 2015 Evergreen International Conference.
I’ve learned my lesson from last year — too many presentations at one conference make Galen a dull boy — but I will be speaking a few times:
Hiding Deep in the Woods: Reader Privacy and Evergreen (Thursday at 4:45)
Protecting the privacy of our patrons and their reading and information seeking is a core library value – but one that can be achieved only through constant vigilance. We’ll discuss techniques for keeping an Evergreen system secure from leaks of patron data; policies on how much personally identifying information to keep, and for how long; and how to integrate Evergreen with other software securely.
Angling for a new Staff Interface (Friday at 2:30)
Jane in the Forest: Starting to do Linked Data with Evergreen (Saturday at 10:30)
Linked Data has been on the radar of librarians for years, but unless one is already working with RDF triple-stores and the like, it can be a little hard to see how the Linked Data future will look like for ILSs. Adapting some of the ideas of the original Jane-athon session at ALA Midwinter 2015 in Chicago, we will go through an exercise of putting together small sets of RDA metadata as RDF… then seeing how that data can be used in the Evergreen. By the end, attendees will have learned a bit not just about the theory of Linked Data, but how working with it can work in practice.
I’m looking forward to hearing other presentations and the keynote by Joseph Janes, but more than that, I’m looking forward to having a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues in the Evergreen community.
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