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

Wednesday February 3, 2010

List of Programs:

  • Harvesting From Many Silos at Web-scale Makes E-content Truly  Discoverable
    George Boston, Western Michigan University
    For many years, libraries have been dreaming about a simple, easy, fast search solution that unifies all of the resources into a single repository. In the current model, the user is faced with the problem of dealing with multiple information silos and no-compelling starting place in implementing their search. Recently, the introduction of a “Web-scale discovery” layer, or Next-Generation Catalog, can provide this starting point for library patrons. This talk will discuss how these Next-Generation library discovery applications can go beyond the local library holdings and beyond federated search to offer a single Google like search service across all local and subscription resources. 

  • Developing a Methodology for Evaluating the Cost-effectiveness of Journal Packages
    Nisa Bakkalbasi, Yale University Library
    The purpose of this presentation is to share our experience in developeing a methodology for evaluating the cost effectiveness of journal packages. The presentation addresses a number of important issues and provides best practices that should be followed during review. Analyzing usage statistics data, costs er subscribes and unsubscribed titles, use of  subscribed and unsubscribed titles will be discussed. Practical guidance in demonstrating the value, or lack of value, of a deal will be provided. 

  • Encourage or Inhibit? An Examination of Institutional Copyright Policies
    Sherri Michaels, Indiana University
    Copyright and intellectual property policies of an institution can greatly affect the academic culture in which we operate. This presentation will examine various IP policies that affect the work of faculty, students, and librarians and suggest ways to advocate for better policies.

  • Recommendation and the Library
    Nettie Lagace, ExLibris
    Services recommending books = BibTip, LibraryThing, University of Huddersfield borrowing recommendations, and articles – bX from Ex Libris, PubMed, Synthese (CISTI) now exist in the academic context. JISC in the UK is sponsoring a major project, MOSAIC: “Making Our Shared Activity Information Count.” This session will provide an overview of these recommendation systems, describe their different approaches to data mining, and discuss their role in improving information retrieval and user experience in a now nearly fully online scholarly information world.

  • Evaluating and Marketing Electronic Resources: What are You “Really” Doing to Promote Your Electronic Resources?
    Marie Kennedy, Loyola Marymount University; Jia Mi, The College of New Jersey
    What are libraries doing to promote the use of electronic resources? This combination session will use a thorough literature review and a systematic plan to identify which are the most commonly used techniques and marketing strategy, and propose a suite of methods for evaluating and marketing electronic reference resources.
    a. Kennedy presentation / Kennedy supplement material
    b. Jia Mi presentation

  • E-Book Management — It Sounds Serial!
    Dani L. Roach, Carolyn J. DeLuca, University of St. Thomas
    Beyond the issues of how e-books are viewed or used by patrons, challenges exist for the library staff managing them. From acquisition to delivery, this hybrid may behave more like an e-journal or a database than a book. E-books make us stretch existing management tools to accommodate them.

  • E-Book on the Roll @ The University Alabama Libraries
    Mangala Krishnamurthy, Mildred Jackson, Beth Holley, University of Alabama
    A panel presentation on E-Books at the University of Alabama Libraries. The presentation will revolve around selection, acquisition, collaboration, promotion of e-books.

  • Living on the Bleeding Edge of Collection Development
    Diane Carroll, Washington State University; Kittie Henderson, EBSCO Information Services
    The easy decisions have been made; the formats have been flipped when possible. Now what? This program will discuss using the serials decision database to guide collection managers through realignments, interacting with agents and planning for the collection challenges yet to come.
    a. Spreadsheet supplement

  • Where have all the print journals gone? Adapting Print Collections to an E-centric World
    Kari Schmidt, Robert Reeves, American University
    American University Library recently relocated its bound journals to consortial storage because of space constraints. Presenters will explain how usage trends justified the relocation; how document delivery now provides more efficient access to the items in storage; and how SFX and the ERM facilitate discovery of journal titles in storage.