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Here's something fun that I did for Prof. Taffy Raphael from the College of Education at UIC.

The idea was to present a series of (fake) Google searches that ultimately would reveal the winner of an award that Taffy would be announcing at the annual meeting of the National Research Conference in Albuquerque.

Since I had content of all kinds related to the winner (photos, video, bibliography, etc.), I just appropriated whatever corresponding Google interface there was. For example, for the bibliography I used something that looked like a combination of Google Books and Google Scholar; for the video I used something that looked like Google Video. I even managed to work in a Google Map or two.

Judging by the tittering in the audience during the presentation, it seems to have been a success.

Drupalcon Coming to Chicago in 2011

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/9/09 (10:10am)

DrupliconWow, the big Drupal Convention for North America is coming to Chicago in 2011. Here's the announcement from the Drupalcon North American Regional Organizing Group:

...the [Drupal Association] Board has preemptively made a decision on the location and team for the 2011 North American Drupalcon, tapping Chicago for Drupalcon 2011.

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Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA in Chicago (7/12) - Report

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 7/15/09 (9:30am)

I'm delighted to report that we had a wonderful Drupal4Lib BoF with maybe 25-30 people (agenda here). You know it's a good sign when after the thing is over, you wish it had lasted maybe another half an hour or more!

Round Robin of Participants

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Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Chicago - Final Location Information!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 7/10/09 (8:29pm)

Okay, it's official: thanks to the wonderful help of our friends at ALA, we have a meeting room for our Drupal4Lib BoF on Sunday, 7/12.

DATE: Sunday, July 12 (3:30p-5:00p)

LOCATION:
McCormick Place
West Building, Level 1
Conference Center Rm #11b
Chicago, IL.

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Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Chicago - We Have Sign-ups!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 6/29/09 (3:18pm)

I looked up the event listing for our Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Chicago (Sun. 7/11, 3:30p-5p) and was happy to see we have more than a dozen sign-ups!

That's a good sign.

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UIC Urban Forum

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 4/27/09 (10:37pm)

Actually it's really the 'Richard J. Daley Urban Forum' (hence the annual attendance of son, Richard M.

This year, the consistent theme seemed to be what to do during hard times.

Vice President Joe Biden gave the keynote address at the UIC Urban Forum this year which also featured Mayor Daley and a number of other mayors from cities around the world.

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Ideas for Drupal4Lib IG Event at ALA in Chicago?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 11/18/08 (1:31pm)

This is still a while off but I thought I'd put out an initial request before the holidays officially begin. It's a request for ideas and suggestions for the meeting of the LITA Drupal4Lib Interest Group at the 2009 ALA Conference in Chicago.

Feel free to leave comments either here or on the LITA Blog at: http://tinyurl.com/Drupal4LibALAchicago

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LAST JUNE/JULY IN ANAHEIM

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Drupal Camp Chicago: Wow!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 10/24/08 (3:57pm)

Hoo baby, they got a big crowd for the Drupal Camp Chicago. Easily over 100 attendees!

We had so many people at the Library BoF -- most of whom weren't librarians -- that I had to shift into "presentation" mode -- with a wonderful assist from PLA Webmaster Doug Dawson, Brian Smith from Palsnet.info, a librarian from Brookfield Public and the owner of a development shop creating a website for one of the regional library organizations in Washington State.

If I missed anyone, please forgive me. We really could have gone on for another hour.

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Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science 2008

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 10/2/08 (11:28am)

Registration is now open for 3rd annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) taking place on November 2–3, 2008 at U. of C.

This is an event I really enjoy attending. Last year, it was at Northwestern; this year it's at U. of C. It brings together all people interested in Digital Humanities with a scholarly bent. Unfortunately this year I'll be out of town. Darn!

In any case, you can register by going to: http://dhcs.uchicago.edu/

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2008 ILA Annual Conference

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/24/08 (3:51pm)
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The Annual Conference of the Illinois Library Association is in Chicago this year.

It runs the whole week and is located at Navy Pier. Here's a shot of the entrance to the exhibits.

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