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Published in Technical Services Quarterly 28:4 (2011), pp. 438-442 doi: 10.1080/07317131.2011.598065


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The LITA Emerging Technologies Interest Group meeting was conducted as a large roundtable discussion by the Interest Group Chair Jason Griffey with approximately 30–40 attendees. The purpose of the meeting was two-fold: (1) To discuss and share information about emerging technologies, and (2) to come up with potential topics and ideas for the Interest Group’s program for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans in June 2011.

In closing Mr. Griffey informed attendees that LITA was in the process of forming a Linked Data interest group to study trends, implications, and potential impact of Linked Data with an emphasis on the work being done with new authority files by the Library of Congress. Griffey also reminded the group that this interest group has led to growth in LITA—the Mobile Computing Interest Group was also created as a spin off from this group, demonstrating the significant role the Emerging Technologies Interest Group plays in predicting future technologies of interest to LITA.