LITA Regional Institute:

Dan Schweer writes \"The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and Nylink are please to present \"A LITA Regional Institute: Proxy Web Servers & Authentication.\" This one-day program from the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, provides instruction on the theory of proxy servers and their use in library situations. This institute is being offered nationally on a limited basis. Seating is limited so please register early. Register before April 1 and be entered into a drawing for an O\'Reilly technology book!


Click below for the Workshop description:
Date and Time:
Friday, May 12, 2000; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(8:30 a.m. registration)
Location:
Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy
Amphitheatre, 7th Ave. at 27th, New York City
Registration fees:
$150 Nylink and METRO Members
$195 Non-members

This one-day program from the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, provides instruction on the theory of proxy servers and their use in library situations. Practical implementation examples are included.


The background of proxy servers as defined in the HTTP protocol specification will be outlined, followed by a discussion of the application of proxy servers for library uses:


-- conserving bandwidth on your Internet link
-- providing access to IP address-restricted resources to patrons outside your local network
-- only allowing access to resources you specify, or denying access to resources you do not want available from your workstations

Example implementations of these applications will also be provided. Special emphasis will be placed on using proxy servers to access IP address-restricted resources, including a discussion of alternatives to proxy servers for solving this particular problem.


Audience:
Systems librarians and computer professionals with a background in providing Web services. Some technical knowledge about the management of Web servers, such as installing CGI programs, assumed. Knowledge of C and/or PERL recommended.


Presenter:
Peter Murray was recently the Library Systems Manager at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and is now Computer Services Librarian at the University of Connecticut School of Law Library in Hartford. He has served as Programs Committee Chair (1999) and Chair (1999-2000) of the Innovative Users Group. In 1999, Peter was awarded the \"Highly Commended Award\" by MCB University Press for his article \"World Wide Web Technologies in CWRU Libraries,\" published in _New Library World_.


Register online at http://nylink.suny.edu/forms/litaprox.htm.


Cancellation/refund policy: full refund minus $10 handling charge through April 21; 70% refund April 22-May 5; no refund if canceling after May 5. For cancellations and other inquiries, please contact Carol Donato at Nylink by phone at 800-342-3353 or by e-mail at donatoc@nylink.suny.edu.


Registration deadline: April 21. Register before April 1 and be entered into a drawing for an O\'Reilly technology book!

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