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Why We Need to Encrypt The Whole Web… Library Websites, Too | LITA Blog

Authentication, encryption, and integrity work in concert to protect the data you send out over TLS/SSL enabled websites. In this age of widespread criminal computer hacking and overbroad surveillance from government entities like the NSA, encrypting the web against interception and tampering is a social necessity. Unfortunately, most of the web is still unencrypted, because enabling TLS/SSL can be confusing, and often some critical steps are left out.

Source: Why We Need to Encrypt The Whole Web… Library Websites, Too | LITA Blog

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LITA guide to WordPress for libraries

From ALA:

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More than just an easy-to-use blogging platform, WordPress is in fact a flexible, open source content management system, making it ideal for many libraries’ websites. “The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, introduces the basic principles of WordPress and then shows how to implement them.

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this guide shows:

  • how to make an informed decision about whether WordPress is the right platform for a library’s needs;
  • options for hosted and self-hosted platforms;
  • Nearly two dozen WordPress sites, drawn from a wide range of different libraries and organizations;
  • how to choose the best WordPress theme for the website’s content;
  • succinct explanations of every element in the Administrative Dashboard with advice on library applications;
  • quick tips on user experience, information architecture and analytics;
  • effective ways to use images, audio and video.

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Source: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/01/lita-guide-wordpress-libraries

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There’s still time for LITA proposals

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is still accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2014 Annual American Library Association Conference. Proposals are due by August 25, 2013.

We’re looking for programs that can scale to all library types, inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

Some successful topics in 2013 included Gamifying Your Library; Makerspaces; MOOCs. Some topics we are interested in are: Data Management & Curation; Responsive Web Design; Homegrown Technology Tools.

How do you submit? Click here!

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