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LLNE Spring Meeting, April 30, 2004 : Finding the Information  Needle in the Haystack


8:30
- 10:00
Registration & Continental breakfast
8:30
- 10:00
Executive Committee Meeting
Map Room
10:00
- 10:30
Welcome
Colleen A. Khoury, Dean and Professor, University of Maine School of Law
Casco Room
10:30
- 11:15
Improving Your Search Effectiveness with the Right Strategy, the Right Tool
Ran Hock, Online Solutions
This will be a fast-paced look at how your effectiveness (and efficiency) in finding needed answers on the Internet can be improved by the following: A simple collection of strategies; Awareness of a few of the more "advanced" options in search engines; Knowing when and where to look other than in search engines (especially by having a collection of good "resource guide" sites); and, Having a basic collection of Internet "reference tools" at hand. Time will be allowed for questions and attendees will be provided with a webpage that contains links to all sites covered in the session.
Casco Room
11:15
- 11:30
Break
11:30
- 12:00
Ran Hock (Cont.)
12:00
- 1:00
Lunch:
Chicken Pot Pie;
Spinach, Artichoke & Ricotta Cheese Lasagna
Stevens & Dining Rooms
1:00
- 1:45
LLNE Business Meeting
Susan Sullivan
LLNE President

Nina Platt
Faegre & Benson
Minneapolis, MN
AALL Guest Speaker
Casco Room
2:00
- 2:45
Lists, Catalogs and Portals : Models and Tools for Electronic Resource Access
Karen Calhoun, Assoc. University Librarian, Cornell Univ.
In the quest to provide convenient user access to a growing number of networked electronic resources,  libraries have responded in innovative ways.  Access tools in use at libraries generally exist at one of three levels (although there are many variations at each level).  The first level offers users Web-accessible lists, often arranged by broad subject area, of the networked databases and (sometimes) full text journals offered by the library.  The second level supplements and improves upon the first by offering access to the library's networked resources via the online catalog.  A third level expands users' ability to discover and connect to the library's e-resources through what have come to be called "portals."  Such portals offer federated searching (the ability to search more than one database at the same time) and reference linking (the ability to link from one object to another; for example, from a citation to the full text of the article). 
Casco Room
2:45
- 3:00
Break
3:00
- 3:45
Electronic Information: Preservation Problems and Options
Jim Henderson, Maine State Archivist
Information in electronic form is seductively appealing and useful in the short term.  Long term, or permanent, access will be expensive.  Careful consideration of how the information is produced, what will be selected for use, and the full costs associated with selected information is essential to planning for access.  Standards and careful documentation, along with non-electronic options can limit costs and extend the useful life of these records.
Casco Room