Exploring trends, technologies, e-resource management, and digital services in libraries.

Monday February 1, 2010

List of Programs:

  • Usage Statistics for E-Resources: Is All That Data Meaningful?
    Justin Clarke, Harrassowitz; Sally R. Krash, Southwest Research Institute; Benjamin Heet, University of Notre Dame
    Usage statistics with cost per use have become an important factor in evaluating an electronic resource. This session will consider the ways to gather usage statistics and also look at the other points of considerations in e-resource evaluation. Discussion will also cover the value of usage statistics and whether we are just being overwhelmed by numbers.
    a. Clarke/Harrassowitz presentation
    b. University of Notre Dame’s Statistic Philosophy
    c. e-Stats @ SWRI

  • The NISO ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review
    Tim Jewell, University of Washington
    Electronic Resource Management Systems and services have developed rapidly since the Digital Library’s Federation’s 2004 publication is the “ERMI Report”, on who much ARM development has been based. However, many implementation, management, and data standard issues remain, and NISO recently appointed a working group to fast track a “gap analysis” of ERM-related data, standards and best practices. This session will review the project’s goals and plans, and provide opportunities to attended to help shape its work over the coming months. 

  • Image Reviews Tags and Recommendations: Do Enhanced Contents and User Contributed Contents Improve Access to Library Resources in Academic Library?
    Ya Wang, San Francisco State University Leonard Library
    This presentation allows San Francisco State University to share our information about patron usage of catalog enhanced services and a journal article recommendation service. The presentation looks at features offered by Syndetic Solutions and LibraryThing added to our online library catalog. We also evaluate the bX article recommendation service from Ex Libris. A summary of usage statistics is included.

  • We’ve Got the Data – Now What Do We Do About It? Applying Quality Standard to Assess Information Resources
    Mary Feeney, Jim Martin, Ping Situ, University of Arizona
    Searches, sessions, article requests – have access to data, but what’s the next step? Learn how the University of Arizona Libraries’ Spending Reductions Project analyzed usage of different types of resources to assess them against quality standards and make cancellation decisions. Tools, challenges, and organizational approaches will also be discussed. 

  • A Study of Licence Terms for Electronic Resource Management
    Mingyu Chen, University of Houston; Jeannie Downey, Emory University
    Searches, sessions, article requests – we have access to data, but what’s the next step? Learn how the University of Arizona Libraries’ Spending Reduction Project analyzed usage of different types of resources to assess them against quality standards and make cancellation decisions. Tools, challenges, and organizational approaches will also be discussed.
    a. Survey Findings

  • Innovative Tools for Access: Enhancing Digital Collections with Emerging Technologies
    Carolyn F. Runyon, Amanda A. Hurford, Ball State University
    Implementation of emerging technologies and interactive use interfaces generates digital collections that appeal to increasingly technologically savvy researchers. This presentation will present an overview of emergin technologies incorporated in Ball State University Libraries digital collections. 

  • Electronic Access and Research Efficiencies – Some preliminary findings from the University of Tennessee Library’s ROI Analysis
    Gayle Baker, Ken Wise, University of Tennessee
    This project addressed academic librarian’s growing need to demonstrate the return on investment (ROI) and value of the library to various stakeholders of the institution (faculty, students, policy makers, etc.) and to guide library management in the redirection of library funds to important products and services. 

  • Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Federated Searching
    Sarah Baker, Alisa Gonzalez, New Mexico State University
    If you build it, hey will come, but will a federated search help students to find the information they need? In this presentation we will discuss federated searching after the implementation honeymoon is over, to see how graduate students use this tool and what conclusions we can draw from their experiences. 

  • Marketing Open Access to Everyone
    Emma Cryer, Karen Grigg, Pat Thibodeau, Duke University Medical Center
    For two years Duke University has celebrated Open Access Week with a series of awareness-raising events. Familiarizing our various patron groups with open access and its impact on scholarly research is crucial to ensuring its acceptance. Hosting Open Access Week events is a simple and affordable way for any library to inform patrons of the importance of open access. 

  • ERMS Success: Harvard’s Experience Implementing and Using an ERM System
    Abigail Bordeaux, Harvard University
    Harvard University migrated from a local electronic resource management system to a vended ERMS in July 2009. This presentation will discuss Harvard’s implementation of the new system. factors that led to a successful conclusion, and ongoing work to improve and extend use of the system.
    a. Supplement: Questions to Ask Before And During ERM Implementation

  • Institutional Identifier Standard: Yes, We Need It!
    Tina Feick, Harrassowitz
    After two surveys and transactional analysis, NISO’s I2 Working Group is ready to move forward to finalize the metadata required to define the indentifier, consider options for other identifier standardsm ensure legacy systems are addressedm and explore possible registries and maintenance agencies. Next steps for the identifier standard will be discussed along with the need for support for testing and plans for implementation within the e-resource supply chain, insitutional repository sector, and library resource management (ILL). 

  • The Third Heat: Faculty, Digital Repositories, and Unusual Bitstreams
    Charlie Bennett, Georgia Tech Library
    How can an academic library increase faculty awareness of, and investment in, the digital repository? One strategy is to create searchable and citatble items out of digitally captured events and artifacts. These unusual bitstreams can entice faculty to use the repository when articles and technical reports don’t draw them in. 

  • Redundant Journal Access: Why Pay More than Once?
    Jared Howland, Brigham Young University
    Libraries now get access to journal content from many different places: individual print and electronic subscriptions, aggregators, databases and from institutional repositories. BYU undertook a project to eliminate redundant access and thus reduce costs without reducing access to content. This project resulted in over $160,000 in annual savings. 

  • Finding Their Way: Electronic Resources Librarians’ Education, Training, and Community
    Rachel Anne Fleming-May, University of Tennessee; Jill E. Grogg, University of Alabama
    How do electronic resources librarians learn to perform the tasks necessary for their work? This presentation will discuss a recent survey of over 300 academic electronic resources librairans findings of which may improve understanding of workflow issues and ways to improve LIS education for prospective entrants into this relatively new —  but steadily growing — area of librarianship. 

  • Promoting Use of EResources in Bangladesh: A Developing Country Perspective
    Nafiz Zaman Shuva, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    This article examines the existing status of use of electronic resources in different types of libraries of Bangladesh. An attempt has been made to identify the constraints that hinder the use of electronic resources in libraries of Bangladesh. Finally it proposes some solutions to promote the use of electronic resources in libraries of Bangladesh.