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

Tuesday February 2, 2010

List of programs:

  • Library as Publisher
    Tim T. Strawn, University of Texas Libraries; Wendy Robertson, University of Iowa
    Part 1: Collecting for Digital Repositories. The traditional role of libraries as aggregators, curators, and disseminators of resources has been profoundly challenged by the notion of libraries as publishers of content. This paper will explore the idea of publishing in the context of new models of library sponsored resource delivery and the challenges faced in content curation.
    Part 2: The Library as E-Journal Publisher. Libraries are beginning to enter the workd of e-publishing/ The Library can work with small societies and faculty wishing to move to online publis=cation of their titles. This presentation will focus on practical tips and considerations for moving a pront title online and also for starting new e-journals.

  • Digging for Buried Treasure: Strategies for Promoting Institutional Repository
    Julie Arendt, Jonathan Nabe, Andrea Imre, Southern Illinis University Carbondale; Tara Baillargeon, Beth Turtle, Kansas State University
    This session will highlight successful strategies at two institutions for gaining participation in institutional repositories. Librarians from Southern Illinois University Carbondale will discuss their experience in designing and implementing an effective marketing program, recruiting content and expanding collections. Librarians from Kansas State University will describe their best practices focusing on the pivotal role of library liaisons and value-added services in ensuring the success of the institutional repository. 
    a. Arendt/Nabe/Imre presentation
    b. Baillargeon/Turtle presentation
  • Patron- Driven Selection of eBooks: Three Perspectives on an Emerging Model for Acquisitions
    Lee Hisle, Connecticut College; Ellen Safley, University of Texas at Dallas; Nancy Gibbs, Duke University
    Librarians at three different types of academic libraries will provide perspectives on their patron-driven ebook acquisitions programs. The shared collection development of ebooks at the CTW Consortium (Connecticut College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University) will be discussed as well. In their remarks, panelists will discuss the virtues and shortcomings of patron-driven selection, the vendors/systems offering this acquisitions option, and key issues surrounding ebook acquisitions generally.
    a. Gibbs presentation
    b. Hisle presentation
    c. Safley presentation

  • GoogleSweet: Leveraging Google’s Suite of Free Resources
    Amy Dumouchel, Beth Fuchs, Moravian College
    Smaller public and academic libraries never seem to have enough funds to accomplish everything we’d like. Google provides free access to a sweet asuite of services that allow smaller libraries to do more with less. With little or no technological experience, these tools allow easy collaboration, enhanced communication, and nifty innovation. Discover how to make the most of Google tools, like Google Docs, Picasa, and Google Wave, in the areas of reference, outreach, and staff communication. 

  • Exposing Library Content with the NISO Metasearch XML Gateway Protocol
    Elizabeth German, William H. Mischo, Joshua E. Bishoff, University of Illinois
    The University of Illinois uses a locally developed metasearch service, “Easy Search”. We have recently added the ability to query the metasearch program as RESTful web service, allowing library content to be promoted to external web pages such as departmental web presences or courseware.

  • Beyond Log-ons and Downloads: Meaningful Measures of E-resource Use
    Rachel Anne Fleming-May, University of Tennessee
    Although efforts like Project COUNTER have made strides towards systematizing numeric measures of database access, does the data standardized by COUNTER really help libraries to understand “how information they buy… is being used”? This presentation will introduce a typology of library resource use that provides a framework for assessing use in a more meaningful way. 

  • Fostering Learning and Technology Development in Technical Services
    Jennifer Leffler, Rick Kerns, Caroline Norton, University of Northern Colorado
    In this blended presentation, we will cover two different but related topics: The reorganization or Technical Services at the University of Northern Colorado and the launch of a homegrown MS Access application to proactively check our e-journal holdings. In 2008, the University of Northern Colorado created a task force to re-configure Technical Services into a new model. The genesis of this decision was the awareness that electronic resources in all their variety were here to stay and knowledge about how to acquire, license, mount, maintain, afford, and renew these resources should not reside with a single E-resource librarian but should be shared across the department.
    a. Procedures for proactively checking e-journal holdings

  • Adventures at the Article Level
    Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, Kansas State University Libraries
    From interlibrary loan to openURL link resolvers, for years libraries have implemented and maintained services that deliver articles to users who need them. The article is increasingly the primary entity of scholarship. New services, standards, and research are emerging daily – all concerned with the article as an individual  item. Libraries are often unaware of these article-related efforts. Join me for a provocative session that will examine the past, present, and possible near – and long-term futures of the articles as a scholarly entity in its own right.
    a. Suggested Readings
  • Aggravation Aggregation: A Sweet Story About Statistics
    Lauren Fancher, GALILEO, University or Georgia
    Galileo, Georgia’s Virtual Library, has been capturing usage data from its system since 1995 and eggregating data from vendors since 2002. The history of GALILEO’s engagement with providing meaningful data for meaningful purposes is full or adventure, hope, set backs, and opportunities. Learn how one consortia has braved the impossible to deliver the adequate, and hopes for a more a-COUNTER-able future.

  • Serials Assessment Comes of Age
    Susan Golden, Serials Solutions; Diane Carroll, Washington State University; Tim Jewell, University of Washington
    Using data to change the conversation with subject selectors and publishers.
    a. Serial Review
    b. Sample SDD

  • We’ve Got Issues: Issue Tracking and Workflow in the Digital Library
    Erin Thomas, Biodiversity Heritage Library; Grace Duke, Smithsonian Institution
    Everyone loves feedback but too much of a good thing can result in chaotic communications and a haphazard workflow. In a digital library, the feedback “button” doesn’t filter; it collects patron response regarding everything from missing pages within a particular scan to technical difficulties regarding the delivery of the digital book. The Biodiversity Heritage Library is implementing software designed to streamline the processes involved in collecting and responding to patron feedback.

  • E-book MARCeting: How Do Your E-books Look?
    Elizabeth Babbitt, Doralyn Rossman, Amy Foster, Montana State University
    The growing e-book market raises questions regarding access. Many libraries use their catalogs as a conduit to e-books because of user expectations and because vendors offer free MARC records. This presentation explores the challenges associated with these records including information quality, user expectations, and cataloging workload. A checklist regarding these issues is provided. 

  • Can We Build It? Yes We Can! Building an ERM Solution at the University of Notre Dame
    Benjamin Heet, Robin Malott, University of Notre Dame
    The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame have committed to building a custom ERM system after several years of investigating vended solutions. This presentation will include the reasons for our decision, the approach we are taking to building a custom solution, and why we think this is the best option available. 

  • Step Right Up! Planning, Pitfalls, Performance of an E-Resources Fair
    Noelle Marie Egan, Nancy G. Eagan, Drexel University
    Learn the process and evaluation methods of holding an event to raise awareness of Electronic Resources available through your library.

  • Surviving Budget Reductions and Solving Space Problem by  Using Electronic Access Strategies: The Case at UNC Greensboro
    Stephen Dew, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    During the last three years, the University of Carolina at Greensboro has undertaken three separate de-duplication projects that involved the de-selection of resources based on their availability through certain methods of electronic access. This presentation will cover criteria, priorities, and procedures used in planning and executing these three projects. 

  • Comparison Complexities: The Challenges of Automating Cost-per-use Data Management
    Jesse Koennecke, Bill Kara, Cornell University 
    Cornell University has had mixed results obtaining accurate cost-per use data for e-journals. In many cases, it is a simple feat of comparing the subscription cost to the COUNTER comliant usage data, but as we look deeper, and we continue to attempt to automate this process as much as possible, we uncover complexities that make this a considerable challenge. We will share our experiences and help attendees to better understand the complexities involved.

  • Transparent and Scalable OpenURL Quality Metrics
    Adan Chandler, Cornell University
    Description of a method for creating transparent and scalable openURL quality metrics. This system compares metadata quality across content providers. The reports can be used to inform acquisition decisions when evaluating content providers that offer openURL linking from their sites. 

  • Remember Three Weeks Ago When You Couldn’t Access…?
    Liz Babitt, Montana State University
    As electronic resources become more prevalent in Academic Libraries, communication between Electronic Resources Librarians and other departments such as Reference or Interlibrary Loan becomes increasingly important. The results of a survey of Academic Librarians regarding interdepartmental communication shall be presented along with a demonstration of the Intranet used by Montana State University Libraries.  

  • Scaling Organizational Capacity to Meet E-Resources Needs: Centralize or Decentralize?
    Denise Pan, Auraria Library & University of Colorado Denver; Ric Lugg, R2 Consulting LLC
    As emphasis shifts from print to electronic, a library’s organizational capacity or ability to manage workloads with sufficient numbers and levels is strained. R2 Consulting comments on the most salient trends and recommendations regarding library operations. University of Colorado Denver Auraria Library provides local examples or reinventing staffing and workflow. 

  • Data Clean-up: Is There A Better Way?
    Margaret Eileen Hogarth, University of California, Riverside Libraries
    Moving data about library resources among systems often engenders data cleanup processes. What is the best way to clean up data? Which tools and skills for non-programmers can help? See how University of California, Riverside Libraries tackle this issue, then share tips and techniques in an open forum. 

  • Collaborating with IT to Deliver E-Reserves Using Drupal and Zotero
    Susan J. Kimball, Amherst College
    In 2007, Amherst College launched a new web site using the open source content management system, Drupal. Since then, the Library has worked with IT’s Web Services Group to build several web-based tools including a database locator, course guide builder, and dynamically generated new book lists. During the Summer of 2009 we embarked on another collaboration project to improve electronic reserve management and access from course web pages.