ALA VRT Program - or else

Philip Fryer (
Tue, 03 Jun 1997 16:21:29 -0400

Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend: "When World's
Collide: Multimedia Resource Sharing and Cyberspace" featuring
multimedia guru, Rick Smolan, and a cast of thousands (virtually
speaking) this June 28th (Saturday) at 2-4 p.m. at the San Francisco
Hilton. The event promises to be state-of-the-art and bleeding edge,
while still maintaining a warm and fuzzy interface. Or so we hope.

For those not familiar with Smolan's work ("Passage to Vietnam"; "From
Alice to Ocean"; "A Day in the Life" series, and, most recently, "24 Hours
in Cyberspace") the program will provide a sense of media publishing
and resource sharing today, as well as a demonstration of the dramatic
convergence occurring between photography, video, audio, text,
graphics, multimedia and Web-access today. Smolan's work is renown
for its humanity and beauty, and well as its embracing of technology as
a means to an end, rather than the thing itself.

Included in the program is a fine (and relevant) panel including: Pat Lora,
Manager of Automation/Technical Services for the Toledo Lucas County
Public Library; Larry Gilbert, Director of Instructional Technology,
University of Nevada, Reno; and N.J. Wolfe, Associate Director of the
Ehrman Medical Library, New York University Medical Center. There will
also be a brief question-and-answer session for the audience.

PLEASE NOTE: Despite rumors to the contrary, Rick Smolan will not be
signing copies of his work in the conference area, VRT booth, although
the possibility exists that he may do some signings after the program.
We are still negotiating.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: This event is not the VRT pre-conference
workshop - which everyone should have registered for by now.
(although it is not too late!) The VRT program does not require
registration - but it is recommended that folks arrive early to avoid
standing room hassles.

See you in San Francisco!

Philip Fryer/VRT Program Chair
AV/Systems Librarian
Loyola/Notre Dame Library