MLA '06: Program Planner
The OASIS Program Planner allows you to
Visit the Program Planner (offsite link)
1) Ways to Search
The search engine allows users to enter any search term and run a search on:
Each match the system returns presents the session name, presentation title, presenter name and affiliation, presentation time, and session start and end times.
Links from both the session name and presentation title open a separate window with complete session information, including the session name, number, title, type, start and end times, and location. Each presentation in the session is listed by author and title, in presentation order.
Clicking on a presentation name brings up another window displaying the abstract or summary of the presentation, including title, authors, affiliations, presentation number, and presentation text.
The system also allows users to search or browse information by session type or meeting day. Users can also customize the number of search returns per page with a dropdown menu. After executing these searches, users will see a list of sessions in chronological order with session name, start, and end times.
2) Create a Personalized Itinerary
However you view a list of sessions or presentations, you may add items to a personalized itinerary. The itinerary shows only the session information, but you can add individual presentations to a session that is already in your itinerary. If the session is not yet in the itinerary, the system adds basic session information along with the selected presentation. If you have already started an itinerary and run other searches, the system highlights any sessions you have previously added.
The itinerary page lists your selections in chronological order. The information includes session name, start time, end time, location, and lists of individual presentations, if selected. Session and presentation names are linked to more detailed information.
The itinerary page also includes two controls:
The system also allows you to select two events that occur at the same time on the same day, so you can make a final decision about which to attend onsite.
3) Logging In
The Itinerary Builder includes a login for creating an itinerary and returning to it. Users do not need this login information unless they wish to create and maintain an itinerary.
"Printable Itinerary" provides the complete itinerary formatted for printing. You can also copy-and-paste this version into a word processing program so you can add personal items—like lunch with a colleague—to the main itinerary.
Users can also transfer a copy of their itinerary to their personal digital assistants (PDAs) or Web-enabled phones.