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Friday, June 7
 

10:40am

***CANCELLED*** Structural & Organizational Approaches to Discoverability and Design
Columbia University Libraries provides access to electronic resources through a number of interfaces provided through third parties that often do allow some level of library control over content, appearance, and functionality. In our e-resources and web services areas, we have deeply explored options and approaches to discoverability and design in an effort to improve our e-resource interfaces and enhance access to e-books, e-journals, articles, and more. This exploration of the relationship between e-resources and our virtual library environment became the focus of a working group eighteen months ago. The E-Resources Interface Working Group was established to help determine what content to expose and what services to implements, make decisions regarding the look and feel of e-resources interfaces, recommend policies effecting e-resources interfaces, coordinate the scheduling of significant changes to interfaces, and to communicate to staff about changes. The group is comprised of selectors from various disciplines, e-resources librarians, and the web services librarian, so the responsibilities of the group's participants are quite varied. We have encountered a range of collaboration challenges, including: members attempting to fit outside projects into their already existing workflows; determining how to motivate a working group to take on tasks outside of their normal job responsibilities; how to delineate between the responsibilities that are part of already-existing roles and job responsibilities but overlap with some of the decision-making in the working group's charge; and the challenge of designing by committee (usability suffers). Some of the issues we have explored range from ranking resources within large licensed databases to how to handle an ever-changing device landscape. We have explored how to design services for mobile and touchscreen devices, both within the committee and externally as part of our own responsibilities. We have been working on integrating our e-resource discovery tools more seamlessly into our library catalog to enhance our users' experience and increase consistency among our discovery interfaces. Having tackled several large projects, we are currently determining what the future of our approach to discoverability and design will be!

Friday June 7, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Delaware Suites 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

10:40am

From Print to Online: Revamping Technical Services with Distributed and Centralized Workflow Models
In order to improve patron access to the library's collection of electronic resources, upgrade staff competencies for working with electronic resources, and enhance workflow efficiencies, both the Technical Services Department of American University’s Pence Law Library and the Information Delivery Services division at American University’s Bender Library implemented reorganizations.  These two libraries, however, chose different organizational models.  The law library redefined itself through a distributed model using existing staff.  In contrast, the Bender Library formed a centralized Electronic Resource Management Unit to better manage access to and discovery of the electronic resource collection. The presenters will examine the successes and challenges of revising workflows, reassigning tasks, and redistributing print-based work to address the growing needs of electronic collections and diminished volume of print materials in both a centralized and distributed model.  This program also provides an overview of project management techniques and how these techniques were implemented and supplemented in order to evolve the skills of the staff at both libraries. The program will also provide an overview of how a new vision and new goals were crafted; how workflows were reviewed and revised; and how jobs were rewritten and reassigned. In addition, the presenters will address shared challenges with current workflows and organizational structures. The intended audience is librarians in smaller to mid-sized libraries who do not have a librarian or department dedicated to electronic resources but who need to tackle electronic resources workflows and evolve staff's print-based skills to accommodate the needs of electronic resources.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Korytnyk Dulaney

Christine Korytnyk Dulaney

Pence Law Library American Unversity
Christine Dulaney is currently Associate Law Librarian for Technical and Metadata Services at the Pence Law Library of American University in Washington, DC. In both her current position as well as in her previous position as Head of Technical Services in at the Congressional Research... Read More →
avatar for Kari Schmidt

Kari Schmidt

Electronic Resources Librarian, American University Library
Kari Schmidt is currently the E-Resources Librarian & Co-Interim Director for Information Delivery Services at American University Library in Washington, DC.  In these roles she is responsible for the the Electronic Resource Management Unit, Resource Description Unit, and Acquisitions... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Regency Ballroom AB 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

10:40am

From Record-Bound to Boundless : FRBR, Linked Data and New Possibilities for Serials Cataloging
As resources have become ever more complicated in a digital world, it is evident that cataloging practices and the metadata standards we use to guide these practices are becoming more constrained. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the cataloging of serial publications.  For librarians, serial publications have been a constant challenge due to issues such as the multiple version problem, frequent changes in title or issuing body and complex publication histories. For users, serial publications are challenging due to the fact that a boundary has been established in the library profession where serial publications are described by librarians while the articles contained within those publications are handled by indexing and abstracting services. Although web-scale discovery systems have attempted to bridge the gap by providing a single point of discovery, user access is far from seamless. Recent changes within the library community can have a significant impact on serials cataloging and may help improve information retrieval for the end user. The Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) holds great promise for alleviating some of the problems related to serials cataloging. While FRBR provides a useful mechanism for re-examining many of the problems with serials cataloging, the principles of Linked Data may further transform the way in which resources and the relationships between them are captured and presented to our users.  By taking description out of our current record constraints, serials librarians will better be able to express how a particular journal has changed over time and the relationships between multiple versions of the same publication. The Linked Data model also opens up many opportunities for the provision of value-added content to bibliographic descriptions.  Shifting description to a Linked Data model may not only help to alleviate many of the issues related to serials cataloging, it can also help users better understand and use bibliographic data effectively.

Presenters
avatar for Marlene van Ballegooie

Marlene van Ballegooie

Metadata Technologies Manager, University of Toronto
Marlene van Ballegooie is the Metadata Technologies Manager at the University of Toronto Libraries. She received her MISt degree from the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. At the University of Toronto Libraries, Marlene is responsible for managing the Metadata... Read More →
avatar for Juliya Borie

Juliya Borie

Metadata Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
Juliya Borie is a Metadata Librarian at the University of Toronto Libraries. She is responsible for managing resources description for serials and monographic materials in a variety of languages and formats. Starting this year, she will be serving on the NASIG Mentoring and Student... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Regency Ballroom C 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

10:40am

Realizing the Value of Non-purchased Content
Taylor & Francis would like to present on the challenges librarians face in helping their users to understand and realize the value of the increasing quantity of content that is freely available to read, including open access journals, repositories, blogs and wikis. On helping users to navigate this content, librarians often have no ‘ownership’ in the traditional sense of library acquisition and often no usage statistics by which to gauge relevance. The basis of this presentation would be a white paper, currently in progress, that investigates the issues and challenges that libraries have in realizing the value of the content that they do not purchase. The hypothesis of the research is that users are increasingly overwhelmed with content and find it difficult to navigate effectively through what is available and then apply it in their research, studies or teaching. We want to start a debate on next generation publishing activities to start solving some problems by, for example, providing content in more navigable, flexible, digestible formats. As a publisher, we want to provide help and support for librarians in the challenges that they face navigating non-purchased content.

Presenters
avatar for Elyse Profera Waller

Elyse Profera Waller

Regional Sales Manager, Central US, Taylor and Francis Group
I sell Taylor & Francis e-journal Library packages, primary source materials, and e-journal Archives to libraries and institutions in the Central U.S. region. 10+ years of industry experience and more than 13 years of professional experience, I love to engage with the academic library... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Roosevelt 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

1:10pm

Building a Better Knowledgebase: An Investigation of Current Practical Uses and Requirements
While knowledgebases have become essential tools for electronic resources management, little research has been done about how practitioners have integrated them into their everyday workflows. Inspired by a partnership with the GOKb project, which aims to build an open source knowledgebase, librarians at North Carolina State University set out to investigate the practical requirements, areas of improvement, and desired enhancements that librarians have for their knowledgebases. During this program, the presenters will describe the results of a survey about knowledgebase use sent to electronic resources managers across the country. The survey results will be supplemented by individual points of view gathered from in-depth interviews with selected respondents.The program will conclude with a look at how the findings of the investigation can be applied to the GOKb project. At the end of the session, the attendee should walk away with an understanding of trends in knowledgebase management, areas where the greatest improvement is needed, and ideas for enhancing knowledgebase functionality in an open source setting.

Presenters
avatar for Maria Collins

Maria Collins

Head, Acquisitions and Discovery, North Carolina State University
Maria Collins is the head of Acquisitions and Discovery at North Carolina State University Libraries.  The Acquisitions & Discovery department was formed through the merger of acquisitions and cataloging in June 2012.  Her other positions held at NCSU since 2005 include serials... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Hill

Katherine Hill

North Carolina State University
I am actually not a cat. I am a stereotype! Feel free to pick which one.


Friday June 7, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Roosevelt 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

1:10pm

Diversification of Access Pathways and the Role of Demand Driven Acquisition
The combined influence of rapidly changing technology and the economic downturn has forced librarians and publishers to reassess their respective roles in the delivery of information. Many are realizing that the costs of traditional collection management through journal subscriptions and particularly the 'Big Deal' are not only burdensome but unsustainable. The result of these forces will likely be continuing diversification in access models, with institutions acquiring content through subscriptions, aggregators, demand driven acquisition, document delivery, and repositories. Increased complexity in business models and the high cost of information, will bring increasing need for careful evaluation and analysis of financial efficiencies. The obvious place for such analysis to occur is in the Library. Demand Driven Acquisition offers inherent cost savings for libraries, as the library only pays for the content that is read. In this session, we will describe a trial of a demand driven service, designed by the technology company Labtiva, and executed in partnership between the University of Utah and Nature publishing Group. The goals of the project are to provide instantaneous access to content for patrons, while providing the means for just-in-time delivery, at a reduced cost per usage.

Presenters
avatar for Mark England

Mark England

Head, Collection Management, University of Utah Marriott Library
Mark England is currently the Head of Collection Management at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. He studied engineering at the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University and earned his MLS at Brigham Young University. He has worked in academic libraries... Read More →
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Phill Jones

Labtiva, inc
Phill Jones is the VP for Business Development at Labtiva, Inc. He came to Labtiva from the video journal JoVE, where he held the position of Editorial Director. Prior to that, he had a diverse academic career spanning bio-physics, microscopy, and atomic physics. In addition to his... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Delaware Suites 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

1:10pm

Model Licenses and License Templates: Present and Future
This program will first review standard model licenses we have available in the field, including models such as LicensingModels.org and LibLicense, plus institution-specific licenses available online (permission will be obtained). The licenses similarities and differences will be compared, and strengths and weaknesses will be highlighted. Next, the program will review steps and best practices for creating a License Template at your institution, with standard language that you can use in negotiation for your licenses. The last segment will be interactive, gathering feedback from attendees about where our model licenses have gaps, including what formats or kinds of purchases require new language that has not yet been standardized (such as ebooks and streaming media), and gather suggestions for developing these as a community for the future, creating a new model license that we all can draw from.

Presenters
avatar for Liane Taylor

Liane Taylor

Continuing Resources Librarian, Texas State University-San Marcos
I have served as the Continuing Resources Librarian at Texas State University-San Marcos since 2009. During my tenure, I have created an institutional license template and begun work on new, standardized terms not currently found in our model licenses. I also negotiate system-wide... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Genesee 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

1:10pm

The End of Nostradamus: Killing Predictive Checkin Without Feeling Guilty
In the 1980s and 1990s, ILS software took the next step forward in serial checkin: fully-predictive checkin systems, that told you exactly what you were going to receive when. The idea was that checkin would take only seconds per issue, and the software would do almost all the work for you. Predictive data would be shared universally, eliminating duplicative work at each library. Standards work and new MARC tags would facilitate data interchange. In the 2010s, the next generation of ILSes is emerging, and predictive checkin isn't being included in most of them. What happened to dim the promise of prediction? What sort of systems are being developed to replace it?

Presenters
avatar for Young Moon

Young Moon

Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, Boston College
avatar for Bob Persing

Bob Persing

Kuali OLE Project Librarian, University of Pennsylvania Library
Bob Persing currently serves as Kuali OLE Project Librarian for the University of Pennsylvania Library.  He's worked at Penn for over 20 years, primarily in serials, which has kept him young at heart.


Friday June 7, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Regency Ballroom C 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

1:10pm

The Missing Link: The Evolving Current State of Linked Data for Serials
Linked data may hold the potential to solve some classic serials dilemmas like latest vs. successive entry, or single vs. multiple records for print and online. How do these hopes mesh with the evolving current state of linked data projects in the commercial and library sector as well as with LC’s Bibframe initiative? The speakers will provide three different perspectives. An “early experimenter” and member of the Bibframe group modeling serials will discuss her experiences and thoughts on future directions. A publisher from a company that has reorganized some of its infrastructure and processes to facilitate linked data will share the goals and provide examples of the benefits of that project. Finally, the head of the U.S. ISSN Center will take an ISSN perspective as well as compare international work modeling serials according to FRBR-OO (object-oriented) with the Bibframe serials modeling effort. Audience input will be solicited in order to provide an exchange of ideas and viewpoints. (moderated by Laurie Kaplan)

Presenters
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Nancy Fallgren

Metadata Specialist Librarian, National Library of Medicine
Nancy Fallgren is currently a Metadata Specialist Librarian in the Cataloging Section of the National Library of Medicine and member of the BIBFRAME Early Experimenters Group.   She is also fortunate to have been a consultant to the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Kaplan

Laurie Kaplan

Director, Editorial Operations, Serials Solutions
Laurie Kaplan has been working in publishing for over 30 years, first in legal publishing, then legal newspaper publishing, and then serials publishing. She has spent the last 9 years with a CIG company, and Serials Solutions for the last 5 years. She has an AB degree in Anthropology/Sociology... Read More →
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Michael Lauruhn

Disruptive Technology Director, Elsevier Labs
Michael Lauruhn began his career as a cataloger for the California Newspaper Project, part of the U.S. Newspaper Program. For the past 13 years, he has been working with large organizations in technical roles and as a consultant on projects related to integrating metadata and taxonomies... Read More →
avatar for Regina Reynolds

Regina Reynolds

Director, U.S. ISSN Center; Head, ISSN Section, Library of Congress
Regina Romano Reynolds is director of the U.S. ISSN Center and head of the ISSN Section at the Library of Congress. She was a member of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee and co-chaired the internal LC group that recommended LC projects based on the report of the Working Group... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Regency Ballroom AB 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

3:40pm

Getting to the Core of the Matter: Competencies for New E-Resources Librarians
As the amount of content created and acquired in electronic format continues to increase, establishing the knowledge and skills necessary for the job is essential for electronic resources librarians. New librarians are entering this emerging field, but are they well equipped to perform the duties of an electronic resources librarian? Two librarians share their experiences transitioning from the world of library school to applied work experience as electronic resources librarians. What gaps arose in their knowledge, and what training could have been useful? Using NASIG's Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians as a guide, the presenters will discuss what they learned in library school, what they learned on the job, and how library schools and organizations can better prepare e-resources librarians for the future.

Presenters
avatar for Roen Janyk

Roen Janyk

Web Services Librarian, Okanagan College
Roën Janyk is the Web Services Librarian and Library Department Chair at Okanagan College. She has a keen interest in improving and adapting library user services. Roën has independently and collaboratively presented and published on numerous occasions, discussing topics such as... Read More →
avatar for Emma Lawson

Emma Lawson

Electronic Resources Librarian, Langara College
Emma Lawson is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She earned her MLIS from the University of British Columbia and her MA in linguistics from the University of Toronto. She like coffee, cocktails, and well-organized data.


Friday June 7, 2013 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Regency Ballroom AB 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

3:40pm

LibX: The Small but Mighty Button for E-Resource Discovery and Access
LibX is an open source browser extension (project site: http://www.libx.org/) that pushes access to a library’s e-resources and services out to users wherever they are on the Internet (e.g. Amazon, Wikipedia, etc.). Once installed in Firefox or Chrome, LibX appears as a button in the upper-right corner of a user's browser window (http://screencast.com/t/BNuItuTGhWd) and its functionality includes: a search box for library resources, links to library services, dynamic links back to targeted library holdings’ information for citations and books found on freely web sites, and a “reload current page with EZ Proxy” option for easy off-campus authentication. In Fall 2012, University of Connecticut (UConn) Libraries unveiled their instance of LibX along with homegrown user guides and instructional materials as well as targeted marketing and promotion efforts such as ad campaigns, short promotional videos, flash drives, and a "How Has LibX Helped You" contest. For the contest, people were invited to submit a 100 word statement about how LibX helped them. The goal is to promote LibX, but also gain insight on how LibX is being used and what features users of LibX found most helpful. This presentation will describe the successes and challenges of UConn's LibX implementation and promotion, as well as an analysis LibX usage as self-reported by users.

Presenters
avatar for Galadriel Chilton

Galadriel Chilton

Director of Collections Initiatives, Ivy Plus libraries
Galadriel is the Director of Collections Initiatives for the Ivy Plus Libraries, a cooperative of 13 academic libraries. The Ivy Plus Libraries are Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and... Read More →
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Joelle Thomas

User Experience & Media Technologies Librarian, University of Connecticut


Friday June 7, 2013 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Regency Ballroom C 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

3:40pm

Scholar Commons @ USF: Sharing Knowledge Worldwide
Librarians and faculty members now have the opportunity, through open access publishing, to work together to make faculty-produced scholarly content available to the entire academic community, not just to those scholars or institutions privileged enough to afford it. The University of South Florida Libraries have been working with bepress’ Digital Commons platform to create a substantial institutional repository that includes open access journals, conference proceedings, and data sets, among other materials. Publication of open access journals at USF officially began in 2008 with the launch of Numeracy from the National Numeracy Network. Library staff members are currently involved in a variety of activities, including negotiating memorandum of understandings, loading backfiles, registering DOIs with CrossRef, designing layout, doing final publication steps, and assisting with technical issues. In 2011, our institutional repository, Scholar Commons @ USF, went live, allowing the library to pull fragmented collections previously hosted on other platforms into a single system with improved discoverability. This session will discuss some of these efforts, what is involved, how we have retrained existing and new staff, and plans for future directions.

Presenters
avatar for Carol Ann Borchert

Carol Ann Borchert

Coordinator for Serials, University of South Florida
University of South Florida
avatar for Julie Fielding

Julie Fielding

University of South Florida
Julie Fielding has been a Library Operations Coordinator at the University of South Florida (USF) since August 2011, working with electronic resources and open access journals. Before this, she was an Information Services Associate at Gale Cengage Learning. She holds an MLIS from... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2013 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Genesee 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

3:40pm

The Aggregator Database: Cornerstone or Annex?
With the goal of building a high quality academic library collection in mind, the presenters evaluated the value of journal content accessed through journal aggregator database(s). Data from aggregator provider(s) and data from UlrichsWeb was used to evaluate content with respect for quality, format, coverage and cost. In addition the presenters shared the analysis with library liaisons to inform them of “true holdings” to assist them with collection development.

Presenters
avatar for Beverly Geckle

Beverly Geckle

Continuing Resources Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University
avatar for Suzanne Mangrum

Suzanne Mangrum

Acquisitions Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University


Friday June 7, 2013 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Delaware Suites 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Saturday, June 8
 

10:40am

Creation, Transformation, Dissemination and Preservation: Advocating for Scholarly Communication
As the fight for research grants intensifies and the pot of money decreases, librarians need to ensure that the topic of scholarly communication remains on the forefront, regardless of funding. Affording researchers avenues to widely share and publish their work to make it widely available should be a mission both in the library and at the highest levels of the institution. How can libraries make an impact? In this presentation two librarians, a consortia officer and vendor, will discuss how consortia have and continue to play a primary role in advocating for dissemination of information and scholarly communication. Additionally, they will discuss other tools that libraries/researchers can use as a method of collaboration, whether regional or international, and why it is essential for libraries to become part of the solution before they are left out in the cold. Please come prepared to discuss how your library is making an impact on this topic.

Presenters
avatar for Anne McKee

Anne McKee

Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA)
McKee received her M.L.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington and has had a very diverse career in librarianship. She has been an academic librarian, a sales rep for two subscription agencies and now a consortium officer for the past 17+ years. A former President of NASIG, McKee... Read More →
avatar for Christine M. Stamison

Christine M. Stamison

Senior Customer Relations Manager, Swets
Christine Stamison, Senior Customer Relations Manager for Swets, has worked in various positions in the subscription agent industry for the past 20 years. Previously, she worked for 13 years in academic libraries, primarily in Serials, at both the University of Illinois at Chicago... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Delaware Suites 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

10:40am

Discovering Music: Small-Scale, Web-Scale, Facets, and Beyond
Many libraries are implementing or developing web-scale discovery interfaces or other faceted browsing interfaces. There is exciting potential for new discovery interfaces to ease the difficulties users face when searching for music materials. However, the specialized discovery needs arising from unique characteristics of music materials are often overlooked. This session will examine how to meet the special demands for music discovery while improving access to materials that pose similar challenges, such as law, literature and religious studies, and video collections. The session will provide an overview of the topic, based on the Music Library Association’s Music Discovery Requirements document, and explore aspects of music discovery as realized through specific interfaces.

Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Belford

Rebecca Belford

Music Cataloger/Reference Librarian, University at Buffalo
Rebecca Belford is Music Cataloger/Reference Librarian at the University at Buffalo, where she also teaches an annual course in music cataloging in the Department of Library and Information Studies. Her activities with the Emerging Technologies and Services Committee of the Music... Read More →
avatar for Tracey Snyder

Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. Currently, she serves as the Chair... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Niagara 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

10:40am

Preparation Is Key: Lessons Learned from an ERMS Implementation
In 2001, the University of North Texas Libraries developed their own Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS) to track their online resources and contracts. Over the past decade, the programming and upkeep for the homegrown system had become too much of a burden, and the decision was made to move to a vendor-supported ERMS. In the summer of 2012, UNT began the implementation of Innovative's ERM module. This presentation will cover the steps involved in that implementation, and the lessons learned on how best to prepare for a radical shift in workflows and procedures.

Presenters
avatar for Todd Enoch

Todd Enoch

Head of Serials and Electronic Resources, University of North Texas
Todd Enoch obtained his MLS in 2005 from the University of North Texas while working in their library as a staff member, first in Cataloging and later in Serials. In February 2006, Todd was hired as a librarian at UNT, and has been working as the Head of Serials and Electronic Resources... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Regency Ballroom AB 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

1:10pm

Adopting and Implementing an Open Access Policy: The Library’s Role
The faculty at Allegheny College are on the verge of adopting an open access policy.  The library has been influential in its creation and will be integral in its implementation.  The first part of this presentation will introduce the College’s open access policy.  It will discuss the faculty’s concerns and final decision making process.  The library’s role in the formation of this policy will be analyzed.  The second part of this presentation will focus on implementation, especially the library’s institutional repository (IR).  Allegheny’s IR is a ‘dual-purpose system’.  It includes content available to all users (e.g., digitized manuscripts) and content available only to Allegheny affiliated users (e.g., classified administrative documents).  This approach has been beneficial, affirming the importance of IRs to the campus and scholarly communications.  Such duality, however, may pose new obstacles for carrying out Allegheny’s open access policy.  Additional implementation issues will be considered.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Kern

Brian Kern

Associate Director of Libraries, Allegheny College
Brian Kern is Associate Director of Libraries at Pelletier Library, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. He is responsible for overseeing the print and electronic collections procurement and management. Brian helped create Allegheny's DSpace institutional repository, including The D... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Regency Ballroom C 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

1:10pm

Building a foundation for collection management decisions: two approaches
Salisbury University and the University of Maryland both undertook projects to evaluate the effectiveness of EBSCO Information Service's Usage Consolidation product and the usefulness of the data extracted for collection development decisions. The goals of implementation were to centralize the collection and analysis of e-resource usage data and to allow collection management librarians easy access to usage and cost per use data to aid in their decision-making. The presenters will discuss how staff at each institution populated Usage Consolidation and presented usage reports to collection managers; how collection managers responded to the data; and how they used the data to inform collection management decisions.

Presenters
avatar for Leigh Ann DePope

Leigh Ann DePope

Serials/Electronic Services Librarian, Salisbury University
Leigh Ann DePope is the Serials/Electronic Services Librarian at Salisbury University. She is responsible for all aspects of serials and electronic resource management. She has serials experience in both public and academic libraries. Leigh Ann has earned her MLS from Clarion University... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca K Goldfinger

Rebecca K Goldfinger

University of Maryland, College Park
Rebecca Kemp is Continuing Resources Librarian at University of Maryland, College Park. She has served as a continuing resources librarian since 2004, has served on national library association committees, and has participated in a variety of state and national conferences.
avatar for Mark Hemhauser

Mark Hemhauser

Systems Librarian, University of Maryland
Mark Hemhauser has 18 years of experience managing serials acquisitions and is currently the Systems Librarian for the Aleph Acquisitions and Serials module at the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions. He also serves on the e-Acquisitions Team of the Kuali OLE... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Regency Ballroom A 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

1:10pm

E-Resources Acquisition Checklist: an indispensable tool for managing the electronic resource life cycle
One of the core functions of the Electronic Resources Librarian consists of managing various stages of the electronic resource life cycle. In order to do this effectively, it is extremely helpful to have a detailed guide on hand. An E-Resources Acquisition Checklist can assist the librarian in covering all aspects of evaluation, acquisition, renewal, and cancellation of e-resources such as databases, e-books, e-journals, and more. Such a tool can be indispensable, especially for new ERLs attempting to get a grasp on the logistics of electronic resources management.

Presenters
avatar for Nate Hosburgh

Nate Hosburgh

Electronic Resources Librarian, Montana State University, Bozeman
In June 2012, Nate Hosburgh transitioned from managing Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne to Electronic Resources Librarian at Montana State University, Bozeman. Along with a dramatic shift in latitude, this was a shift into a different... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Delaware Suites 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

1:10pm

Sailing the Digital Serial Seas: Charting a New Course with CONTENTdm
The State Library of North Carolina is legally mandated to facilitate public access to publications issued by State agencies and manage the depository system. With the increase of born digital documents and the demand for electronic access, the State Library needed to find a way to support the systematic collection, preservation, and access to state information in digital formats. Focusing on finding repository solutions for digital state publications and based on comparisons among leading products, the library found CONTENTdm to be the best overall fit. With the continuing need to create MARC records for digital documents, CONTENTdm offered functionality to create compound objects for single documents as well as structured serials, providing one permanent URL either way.  Working with born digital and digitized serials still presents certain challenges with workflows, providing access, and compensating for the differences between born digital and digitized formats. This presentation discusses the ups and downs of managing digital serials in CONTENTdm, how we do it, and why we do it from the perspective of a mid-size state government library.

Presenters
avatar for Francesca Francis

Francesca Francis

Assistant State Documents Cataloger, State Library of North Carolina
I assist in the cataloging of original publications created by the state agencies of North Carolina, metadata/class schema/authority creation and management, and catalog problem-solving with a small side of reference desk work at the Government & Heritage Library. Prior to my time... Read More →
avatar for Eve Grunberg

Eve Grunberg

Documents Cataloger, State Library of North Carolina
I have been working at the State Library of North Carolina as a documents cataloger since 2006. I am responsible of cataloging everything published by state agencies regardless of the format. Working with differnet publications has given me a great deal of knowledge and experience... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Niagara 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

2:30pm

DIY ERM (Do-It-Yourself Electronic Resources Management) for the Small Library
Are you a lone electronic resources librarian at a small institution? Are you unable to implement an electronic resource management (ERM) system due to lack of financial or technical resources? Is your administrative information for e-resource subscriptions still recorded in a variety of physical print-outs, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, staff wiki pages, etc., and you would like to organize it in one central location? Then this is the session for you! This program will describe the presenter's step-by-step approach to creating a homegrown electronic resources management (ERM) system using Microsoft Access 2010. The topics covered will include use-case analysis, data analysis, card sorting for database design, tables and relationships in databases, and how to use forms in Access to make the ERM database user-friendly. The presenter will also refer to free, online Access 2010 documentation that was referenced in the creation of her local ERM system.

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Sarah Hartman-Caverly

Electronic Resources Manager, Delaware County Community College
Sarah Hartman-Caverly has managed serials and electronic resources in academic libraries for five years. She completed the MS(LIS)/MSIS dual-degree program at Drexel University's iSchool in June 2011 and assumed the new position of Electronic Resources Manager at Delaware County Community... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Regency Ballroom C 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

2:30pm

Library Reorganization, Chaos, and Using the Core Competencies as a Guide
Starting in the fall of 2012, the University of Texas at Arlington Library began planning a massive reorganization that would ultimately affect all areas of the library. This reorganization would change not only staffing levels, departmental structures, and job descriptions. During this time of change, the librarians and staff who worked with electronic resources used the Core Competencies document as a guide, both for training new staff and for making sure that the existing e-resources team didn’t lose direction as change swirled around us. In our presentation, we will discuss how the team functioned prior to the reorganization, how we used the Core Competencies document as a guide to help ensure the team that emerged on the other side of the reorganization process was staffed with members who possessed all or most of the core competencies listed, and how the Core Competencies helped us guide the new team in developing needed skills and abilities. We will document the process, assess staff about e-resource competencies both before and after the reorganization, and present our findings.

Presenters
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Clint Chamberlain

Coordinator for Information Resources, University of Texas at Arlington
Clint has been an active member of NASIG since he was a student travel grant recipient in 2000. He has been the Coordinator for Information Resources at the University of Texas Arlington since 2010, where he oversees collection development, acquisitions, and preservation units.
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Derek Reece

Continuing Resources and Information Content Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington
Since earning his MS in Library Science from the University of North Texas, Derek has been a librarian at UT Arlington. He started as a Metadata Librarian in the cataloging department before moving to Information Resources, where currently his title is Continuing Resources and Information... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Delaware Suites 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

2:30pm

Losing Staff: the Seven Stages of Loss and Recovery
During the past 12 months, the University of Victoria Libraries said good bye (due to retirement) to both of our serials catalogers. Due to impending budget cuts, we were not able to advertize either one of these vacant positions. This session will address the approaches taken and the strategies implemented in coping with the loss of these two highly experienced and highly trained staff members. By applying the skills and abilities in the "Supervising and management" core competency, we are implementing changes that will, in the long term, allow us to continue to provide high quality service to users.

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Elena Romaniuk

University of Victoria Libraries
University of Victoria Libraries


Saturday June 8, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Regency Ballroom A 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

2:30pm

Using Computing Power to Replace Lawyers: Advances in Licensing and Access
Students and researchers need access to more content than ever before. However, the demise of the big deals and the rise of new purchasing models have added complexity to licensing and legal frameworks. The iTunes model has shown that most users prefer an easy purchase/access method to piracy, and advances in computing power are using smart rules-based systems to replace lawyers. Learn how to get the most out of your licensed content and how to provide simplified access for coursepacks and library reserves. Learn how to reduce your legal liability through license integration with your LMS. Let’s get the lawyers out of the picture, so that professors and students can access content quickly and efficiently.

Presenters
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Tim Bowen

Director, Academic Products & Services, Copyright Clearance Center
Tim Bowen is the Director of Academic Products & Services at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) in Danvers, Massachusetts. He joined Copyright Clearance Center in 2003 and is responsible for the development and management of CCC's pay-per use and annual licensing services for academic... Read More →
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Mimi Calter

Deputy University Librarian, Stanford University
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franny lee

GM and VP SIPX (Co-Founder), SIPX (ProQuest, Ex Libris)
Franny Lee is GM and VP ProQuest SIPX and leads the team.  Franny is dedicated to harnessing technology to make content, copyright and education more accessible and affordable. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the emerging issues at the intersection of campus needs, libraries... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Regency Ballroom B 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

3:50pm

Designing user-centered discovery-and-access services for enhanced virtual user experience
Building user-centered discovery-and-access services to help users find their way through the information landscape is primarily a question of design. In 2010 the Technical Services at the University of Nevada Reno Libraries established its top strategic direction to understand users’ workflow and strive to build seamless information access services around their workflow. To advance this strategic direction, we implemented an innovative reorganization within Technical Services through creating a Knowledge Access and Discovery (KAD) Librarian from a vacant position and forming a new Design and Discovery (DD) department from existing staff. The KAD Librarian is responsible for leading library-wide efforts to optimize the power of the library’s suite of discovery and retrieval systems, and for leveraging relevant technologies to provide user-centric services for information access and discovery, with assistance from the staff in the DD department. This session will discuss the roles of the KAD Librarian and the new DD department, their projects and initiatives, and how they work with the library-wide cross-departmental Virtual User Experience Committee to advance Technical Services’ top strategic direction to meet the Internet-fueled do-it-yourself (DIY) mindset of today’s library users.

Presenters
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Molly Beisler

Head, Discovery Services, University of Nevada, Reno
Amalia (Molly) Beisler is the Knowledge Access & Discovery Librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno. In this position, she works to tie the work of technical services staff to the needs of users, working closely with public services and co-coordinating assessment initiatives in... Read More →
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Paoshan Yue

Head of Electronic Resources & Acquisitions, University of Nevada, Reno
Paoshan Yue is the Head of Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Services at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.  She has worked in the library profession for more than 20 years in the area of technical services, with a focus on serials, e-resources, and acquisitions.  She is... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Delaware Suites 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

3:50pm

EXPO-nential Success Redux or If You Plan It they will Come
An important aspect of the life cycle of electronic resources is disseminating the arrival of new resources on campus and reminding the campus of currently subscribed materials. A database page accessible by subject or topic or format, training sessions by vendors either live or via the web, information literacy presentations for one-shot classes or where the entire campus is invited are standard marketing strategies. However, even with clear and comprehensive presentations, demonstrating awareness of the strengths and limitations of subscribed resources, if only a handful of the 15,000+ users show up, the program may feel like an exercise in futility. Another route to disseminate this important information is the Library EXPO or Vendor Fair. Vendors set up booths for three to five hours to meet with users. They provide give-aways and help with door prizes to lure students, faculty and administrators to the fair. Users can spare a short time to browse the booths between classes and meetings to learn about new resources and ask questions about their old favorites. This program will provide insights in the planning, marketing and assessment of the Library EXPO's held at IUP.

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Joann Janosko

Collection Development / E-Resources Librarian, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Joann Janosko is Associate Professor and Collection Development/Electronic Resources Librarian at Indiana University of Pennsylvania [IUP] where she was awarded tenure in 2005. She holds and M.L.S. from University of Pittsburgh (1990). She was inducted into the University of Pittsburgh’s... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Niagara 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

3:50pm

Preserving Content from Your Institutional Repository
Between institutional repositories and hosting journals, many libraries are becoming responsible for scholarly content in new ways. While PDFs are the most common format today, the unique, local, serial content may be in variety of formats. These items may be digitized text, born digital text, audio, video, or images. This presentation will discuss formats that will remain accessible through time (PDF/A, txt, xml) so that content is not locked in proprietary formats. It will also discuss options for backing up items and associated metadata, including simple back-ups, off-site storage of files, LOCKSS, Private LOCKSS Networks, and Portico. The presenters will offer suggestions for how to ensure your local content is being preserved properly.

Presenters
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Carol Ann Borchert

Coordinator for Serials, University of South Florida
University of South Florida
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Wendy Robertson

University of Iowa
Wendy Robertson, Digital Scholarship Librarian has worked as a librarian at The University of Iowa Libraries since 2001. Her previous work positions include Electronic Resources Systems Librarian in Enterprise Applications, Electronic Resources Management Unit Head in Technical Services... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Regency Ballroom B 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

3:50pm

Textbook Affordability: Is There a Role for the Library?
Try searching the library catalog, as many students do each semester, for the latest version of the textbook being used in a class at many universities and you will likely come up empty-handed. Many academic libraries – due to high prices, frequently-issued new editions, and a tendency to go missing from the collection – have justifiably chosen to play only a marginal role in the provision of textbooks on campus. However, the dynamics of the textbook market are changing rapidly and this presentation will explore the question: should libraries reconsider the roles they play in the provision of course materials on campus? This session will focus on the issue of affordability in the context of the rapid evolution and increased availability of e-textbooks (electronic versions of textbooks). Topics covered will include: --an overview of the e-textbook market. --purchasing options and outlets for e-textbooks. --new business models for institutional access to e-textbooks. --potential savings from e-textbook adoptions. --information on negotiating with publishers and platform providers. --why the library is well-positioned to play a prominent role in the provision of e-textbooks.

Presenters
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Dean Hendrix

Dean of Libraries, University of Texas at San Antonio
As Dean of Libraries, Dean Hendrix provides leadership, strategic direction and vision for the UTSA Libraries. Working with librarians, staff, faculty, students and the broader UTSA community, Dean aligns the libraries' services, spaces and expertise with the research, educational... Read More →
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Charles Lyons

Director, Butler Library, State University of New York College at Buffalo
Charles Lyons is Library Director at Buffalo State College. Previously he served as Associate University Librarian for Discovery & Delivery at the University at Buffalo, worked in the corporate library at Lehman Brothers, and in the Science and Engineering Libraries at the University... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Regency Ballroom A 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Sunday, June 9
 

10:40am

Collaboration in a Time of Change
The landscape of libraries' print collection has changed significantly over the past decades. On an institutional level, libraries need to evaluate available resources, local researchers' needs, and find the right balance between print and electronic material in order to support parent institutions' development and growth. On a national level, we have seen different schemes being developed in several countries to support libraries' activities in a time of change. There is no doubt that print materials are being disposed of at an industrial level. When more and more libraries are transitioning into E-only, what's the impact of losing print? Collaboration and coordination regarding print disposal tend to take place on a regional level (e.g. peer-to-peer network) or nationally (e.g. repository libraries, UK Research Reserve), but what about working on an international level? Through my presentation, I'd like to explore relevant issues and share our experience so far.

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Daryl Yang

UKRR Programme Manager, Imperial College London
Daryl Yang is the UK Research Reserve Manager based at Imperial College London, UK. UK Research Reserve (UKRR) is a £10m national collaborative scheme that aims to tackle issues surrounding low-use print journals and Daryl works closely with a range of stakeholders, partners, and... Read More →


Sunday June 9, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Regency Ballroom C 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

10:40am

The Fundamentals of E-resource Licensing
This program will explore the role of license agreements in the e-resource environment, and detail best practices for creating agreements that protect the rights of users and libraries. Following a discussion of the legal framework for licensing, the session leader will walk the attendees through a typical license agreement and discuss the issues that various sections and clauses may present, including those that might be encountered in a consortial vs. single institution environment. The “Florida Virtual Campus Guidelines for E-Resource Licensing”, developed in conjunction with an intellectual property specialist lawyer at the University of Florida, will serve as a backbone to this discussion. The session will close with some practicalities for reviewing and editing license agreements, creating schedules and addenda that cover additional terms and requirements not generally part of a standard agreement, and tips for successfully negotiating terms with vendors.

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Claire Dygert

CDygert Solutions, LLC


Sunday June 9, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Delaware Suites 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

10:40am

The Great Transition of Scholarly Communication at the Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Many factors are changing the ways academic libraries are disseminating scholarly communication. Libraries must meet new expectations of how scholarly information is communicated and delivered to students and faculty. Due to shrinking budgets, Florida universities' libraries are tasked with providing information within a defined monetary amount. Open access journals, institutional repositories, and libguides are a way to offset the cost of expensive subscriptions. We would like to present how the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida contributes to the UNF community by providing and presenting alternative electronic resources while remaining within a limited budget.

Presenters
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Alice Eng

E-resources librarian, University of North Florida
Alice Eng is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North, Florida. She has a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has an Masters Degree in Library Science and Information Studies from Florida... Read More →
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Cynthia J. Jordan

Coordinator of Media Services, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Cynthia Jordan is the Coordinator of Media Services at the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida. She holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from the University of West Florida. She holds a Masters Degree in Library Science and Information Studies from Florida State... Read More →


Sunday June 9, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Regency Ballroom B 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202