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Learn how to socialize your library: Phil Green and Mark Patrick present at CIL 2010

ROAD WARRIOR: Revs Institute has 1 million auto archives
The Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference starts Monday in Arlington, Va. Our own Phil Green will be presenting on social libraries with one of our customers, Mark Patrick, Managing Librarian for the Revs Institute for Automotive Research.

Their presentation, From OPAC to SOPAC: Steps to a Social Library, will cover the basics of socializing your library, including best practices and potential drawbacks. Phil and Mark will also cover how Social Knowledge Networks can provide a unique framework for managing and enhancing library collections, resulting in an information exchange that transforms the library into a true collaboration center.

The Revs Institute is an educational organization focusing on the history of the automobile. The organization houses over 1 million historic items, including highly specialized research books, documents and images. It uses Presto for Social Libraries to help support this initiative.

If you are attending CIL, and interested in learning how to socialize your library, mark your schedule for Phil and Mark's presentation on Tuesday, April 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Also, we'd love to have you stop by our booth, #220. Meet our team, talk shop, ask questions. We'll be there with resources and answers o'plenty!

There are a lot of interesting sessions on the show agenda this year, including several from Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research at Vanderbilt University. He'll be presenting on Sunday, April 11 at the pre-conference workshops, and twice on the 13th.

If you haven't registered yet for CIL, you can still sign up online. If you're unable to attend, you can follow all the show news at #CIL2010. We'll also bring back our feedback from the show here on the blog.

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