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Lightning talks are scheduled on all three days of the conference. A lightning talk is a fast-paced 5 minute talk on a topic of your choosing.

Mark Jason Dominus has a nice page about lightning talks, which includes this summary of why you might want to do one:

Maybe you've never given a talk before, and you'd like to start small. For a Lightning Talk, you don't need to make slides, and if you do decide to make slides, you only need to make three.

Maybe you're nervous and you're afraid you'll mess up. It's a lot easier to plan and deliver a five minute talk than it is to deliver a long talk. And if you do mess up, at least the painful part will be over quickly.

Maybe you don't have much to say. Maybe you just want to ask a question, or invite people to help you with your project, or boast about something you did, or tell a short cautionary story. These things are all interesting and worth talking about, but there might not be enough to say about them to fill up thirty minutes.

You might also like Mark Fowler's's Advice for Giving a Lightning Talk

Note to presenters: Projector resolution is 1024x768

Tuesday, 4-5pm, Alumni Hall [12 slots]

(changed to actual order)

  1. NEW CORRECTED NUMBERS 5 minutes of OPAC stats that might surprise you, or maybe not. -- Bill Dueber
  2. Social Networks and Archival Context Prototype slides- Brian Tingle
  3. AjaxyDialog jquery-ui widget jonathan rochkind
  4. 2 little EAD gems - Jason Ronallo
  5. LYRASIS' Open Source Software Efforts - Peter Murray
  6. UC San Diego Mobile Apps - Esme Cowles
  7. Blacklight and Hydra at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Adam Wead
  8. HathiTrust Large Scale Search update. - Tom Burton-West
  9. Open data and the Biodiversity Heritage Library experience - Trish Rose-Sandler
  10. NDL Search slides - Kosuke Tanabe
  11. Making integrated search system which your choice - primo central index or summon?slides - Takanori Hayashi

Wednesday, 3:50-5pm, Alumni Hall [14 slots]

(changed to actual order)

  1. Edward Corrado - EPrints (was: Small Scale Koha)
  2. Summa/Summon: Something, something (merging search results) - Mads Villadsen, Toke Eskildsen
  3. Tracy Seneca. (Web) Archiving the oil spill – UI changes driven by context
  4. Andreas Orphanides - User interaction patterns on a touch-screen kiosk (Slides)
  5. Haruki Ono - Two Engineering Projects of LIS at Tsukuba in Japan: Project Shizuku and Project Lie (Slides)
  6. Stephen Meyer - Better Subject Browsing
  7. Cory Lown - Mobile Web Apps for Library Exhibits - Exhibit Page - Project Page - (Slides)
  8. Eric Lease Morgan - Beyond full-text indexing in "next-generation" library catalogs
  9. Theodor Tolstoy - Experiences from implementing Ebsco Discovery Service through their Web Service.
  10. French Electronic Theses : having oracle & solr working together. Aurélien Charot, ABES
  11. French Electronic Theses : edit an (complex) xml into a form. Olivier Martinez, ABES
  12. Hillel Arnold - Asian/Pacific American Documentary Heritage Archives Survey
  13. Ryan Eby - Does anyone else hate this shit? (metadata and what not)
  14. Bess Sadler - let's build a code4lib curriculum A Guide for the Perplexed

Thursday, 10:15-11:00, Alumni Hall [9 slots]

  1. Alex Berry - Scherzo, a FRBR based music search tool
  2. Shian Chang - Build Mobile Library on Drupal with Library Website
  3. David Uspal - Generating a Sitemap from a Solr Index
  4. Chick Markley - Your next language
  5. Ranti Junus - Something that web designer/developer would need to consider
  6. Dot Porter - Text Image Linking Environment, an editing tool for scholars
  7. Andrea Schurr - Freshmen, Zombies, and Libraries

[9 slots only]