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Friday, June 7
 

2:25pm

Blueprint for Collaboration: The University of Florida Storage Documents Project
Cataloging U.S. Government Documents is in and of itself a daunting task. When the University of Florida embarked on the “StoDocs” project to catalog pre-1976 Federal documents, they discovered additional challenges that increased the difficulty dramatically: Most staff doing the cataloging were unfamiliar with documents and had never heard of the Superintendent of Documents Classification System; the Government Documents staff who curate the collection and the indexes used to verify Superintendent of Documents call numbers were 5 miles away; the catalogers at GPO offer monographic and serial records for the same items; and all items, small and large, had to be barcoded to the specifications of a high-density storage facility. The StoDocs team came up with creative solutions to overcome these seemingly impossible difficulties and bonded in the process.

Presenters: Jan Swanbeck, Naomi Young, & Hank Young, University of Florida

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Building a Multidisciplinary Thesaurus for JSTOR
JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books, and primary sources. These holdings comprise a wide range of topics from the humanities to the sciences. There does not exist today one single thesaurus that holds the terms to cover all these subjects. JSTOR has a reputation for quality metadata and quality images. We bring many forces to bear on maintaining the quality of our content. So, we strive to have a JSTOR Thesaurus that will be a high-quality enhancement of our content. This presentation will cover the steps and the issues in creating our thesaurus.

Presenter: Nancy Murray, ITHAKA/JSTOR


Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Building Student Innovation through Technology at the Library
As SUNY Oswego has moved towards including projects like videos and digital stories into its curriculum, Penfield Library has had to increase its services to ensure students have the equipment and technology to succeed. This has included the addition of cameras, iPods, and more into our collection and supporting a Multimedia Production Room for editing. Most recently, we "got ahead of the curve" by purchasing a MakerBot Replicator 2 to ensure that our students have the most innovative technology. To the best of our knowledge we are only second academic library to offer 3D printing services to the general population.

Presenters: Emily Thompson and Kathryn Johns-Masten, SUNY Oswego Penfield Library

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Custom Interface for Ebsco A to Z List Maintenance
The current protocol for updating data in an institution’s Ebsco A to Z list requires manipulation of a large data file using Microsoft Excel; modifications, additions, and deletions to custom holdings are accomplished through an upload of a comma delimited text that adheres to the vendor’s specifications. The College of Saint Rose, which tracks approximately 77,000 titles in its A to Z list, has developed a front end interface to this data set using Microsoft Access. This interface allows staff to easily retrieve and modify data through multiple indexes, export changes made to the master list, and produce a file in a format acceptable for upload in Ebsco’s A to Z admin module. While this interface provides a way to simplify a complicated workflow, the inclusion of title information in an Access table allows for additional reporting, such as overlap analysis and unique title reports. Potentially this data can be linked to usage and budget data to provide even richer analysis on both the package and title levels.

Presenter: Peter Koonz, The College of Saint Rose

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Fish Where the Fish Are: Using 360 Link and Open WorldCat to Direct Students from Google Back to Your Library
Academic librarians know students use Google to do their research. How can we lure them out of the search box and back to their library’s high quality resources? Through its participation in OCLC’s Open WorldCat and Serials Solutions’ 360 Link, Edinboro University of PA’s Baron-Forness Library creates links in Google search results which redirect users to the library’s print and electronic collections. These services also work with Windows Live and Yahoo! search engines. Since the services were implemented, Reference logs show that researchers, both locally and nationally are finding their way to the University’s resources through the Web. This display covers the steps needed to generate links and examples of search results in Google Scholar.

Presenter: Christine Troutman, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

From Static Art to Dynamic Architecture: Using the OPAC to Generate Real-Time Lists of Departmental Acquisitions
This Great Idea uses the library’s catalog database to generate dynamic lists of new library resources for each academic department on its campus. It fulfills the desire by faculty and librarians with academic liaison assignments for up-to-date lists of new library resources in their assigned areas. This method simplifies maintenance of lists of new titles and aids academic liaison by providing a single, consistent access point to new resources. The dynamic pages are compiled by using the OPAC as a platform: connecting with a Z39.50 protocol, passing keywords and phrases along via the URL query string, parsing the data with PHP, and rendering the data on the web with a combination of PHP and JavaScript at http://www.edinboro.edu/departments/library/depts.dot. Analysis indicates the lists are used, and they have been well received.

Presenter: Barry J. Gray, Edinboro University of PA

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Getting the Word Out: (Re)Building Our Serials Cataloging Community Under RDA Through a Social Media Tool
Between February and March of 2013, CONSER/Library of Congress reached out to over 200 serials specialists from North America, Europe, and Asia with RDA CONSER Bridge Training. Using a multi-functional learning platform, CONSER established a central location to retrieve self-guided study materials, interact in discussion rooms, and find supplemental downloads, links to useful resources, and recordings of past webinars. The result is a single place where specialized learning communities in various locations and time zones can share questions, comments and concerns with one another, their trainers, and reviewers as they learn RDA. The site was used to support pre-workshop preparation for students attending face-to-face workshops and training as well as online sessions. It was used for attendees of a NASIG session in 2012, a day long face-to-face CONSER RDA Serials Bridge Workshop in 2013, and a pre-conference at NASIG 2013. The showcase for this idea will feature a demonstration of the site features with a laptop.

Presenter: Les Hawkins, Library of Congress

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Imagine More Space in Your Library! Weeding Bound Periodicals.
A university library was out of space and needed more, preferably in the prime area of the first floor. The decision was made to deselect bound periodical titles which were taking up huge chunks of that space. This poster will explain the criteria used to deselect and how the actual deselection was accomplished from start to finish.

Presenters: Susan Andrews & Sandy Hayes, Texas A&M University-Commerce

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Is This Electronic Resource Accessible?
Patrons want immediate access to electronic resources in the library’s collection. Librarians spend a great deal of time selecting, purchasing and ensuring flawless operation of the electronic resource collection to meet this need. Patrons with disabilities also desire immediate access, but sometimes face inaccessible interfaces, unsearchable documents, and a myriad of access issues. This session will showcase my research in the area of ADA compliance and library acquisitions.

Presenter: Angela Dresselhaus, The University of Montana

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Keeping 'Tabs' on the Situation: Using Tabs to Track Usage of Unbound Periodicals
Just over one year ago, Vassar College instituted a policy of using tabs (like those found on various circulars, newsletters, etc.) to seal all unbound periodicals before shelving them in our reading rooms. In order for a patron to use the periodical, they must break the tab. We are now in the process of collecting our first round of usage data as part of an annual serials review. While we realize the tabs aren't a perfect method, they have given us an idea of how used (or under-used) certain titles are. I am hoping that this assessment of unbound periodical usage will inform decisions about cancellations; our institution has been slow to cancel print resources due to faculty pressure. In the current environment of budget constraints, it is no longer feasible to always keep the print when online access is available. A realistic picture of periodical usage will assist librarians in justifying cancellation/format change decisions. This session will showcase how this data was used by librarians in our serials review and how we discovered problems and refined the tab procedure along the way.

Presenter: Heidy Berthoud, Vassar College Library

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Now, Next, Later: A Planning Model for Technology Initiatives
There is nothing worse than pouring your resources, staffing and budget (not to mention your heart and soul) into a new technology initiative only to have it meet with opposition or - even worse - indifference. This session offers a planning model using a “now, next, later” procedural method. Sample planning documents will be shown, and also made available for download after the session.

Presenter: Laura Francabandera, Credo Reference

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Palgrave Pivot - Breaking Boundaries
The evolution of the digital age has led to significant developments within the publishing industry. We have seen new products, metrics and business models impact on scholarly content. But what other changes should take place? Palgrave Macmillan has undertaken a number of surveys to explore publishing consumption behaviours of the market. In examining the survey results, we started to question the traditional - from the dominance of the widely-accepted formats of articles and monographs, to interdisciplinary research, publication times, pricing flexibility, and beyond. This presentation will discuss these issues in detail, looking at the different elements that make up the publishing landscape. It will ask what else we could and should be changing, and encourage the conference delegates and all stakeholders to work collaboratively in breaking more of the boundaries of publishing and scholarly research together.

Presenter: Denise De La Rosa, Palgrave Macmillan


Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Pulling Back the Drapes: How to Use Excel and Access to Create an Effective Spreadsheet for Package Review
The University of Kentucky Libraries need to review its Wiley Package in Fall 2012. Collection Management identified the key information to provide to collection managers. The Director of Acquistions working with her Electronic resources unit using Excel and Access created a spreadsheet that collection managers could use to identify core titles during the review.

Presenter: Kate Seago, University of Kentucky

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Round ERM Up: Corralling E-Resources Using Google Sites
E-resource management systems (ERM) are used to manage and monitor the life cycle of e-resources, particularly e-packages. Doing so requires keeping track of large amounts of information that involves ordering, invoicing, enabling access in OpenURL & ILS software, licensing, renewals, changes in platforms & vendors, and troubleshooting problems. These tasks need to be done effectively and in timely fashion to help ensure happy, satisfied patrons. Smith College Libraries has developed an e-resources management system using Google Sites. Google Sites provides an easily customizable platform to organize, utilize and archive this information and make it readily accessible. This presentation will highlight key features of Google Sites that Smith College Libraries have employed and how this has provided opportunities for improving workflow.

Presenter: Rosemarie Reynolds, Smith College

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

SIPX: Maximize Digital Content Access with No Copyright Frustration
Developed from Stanford University research, SIPX (pronounced “sip-ex”) is a unique web-based technology, bringing together libraries, university management, educators, students, creators, publishers / content owners and rights agents in the first end-to-end system designed to manage, distribute and measure the use of course materials and copyright usage within higher education. SIPX continues to explore the new, complex copyright and content challenges that arise from the rapid growth of digital and online education.

Presenter: Franny Lee, SIPX, Inc.


Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

The Little Event that Could: The Amazing Success of Stress Busters at McConnell Library, Radford University
In 2005 McConnell Library experimented with holding its first stress buster event as an outreach to students before final examinations, a bold or foolhardy project considering a lack of space and funds. From its roots as a small, sparsely-funded event crammed into one small room, the stress buster has grown and become a wildly popular regular event during fall and spring semesters. Positive feedback has contributed towards stable funding and partnerships with student groups, faculty, therapists, and the local public library. McConnell Library’s success in transforming a small cozy one-room stress buster to an event that includes massages and therapy dogs is one that can be replicated in any library. We will describe the transformation of the McConnell Library stress buster and inspire you to hold or expand your own stress buster events.

Presenters: Kay Johnson & Beth Johnson, Radford University

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

2:25pm

Tracking Perpetual Access: A Survey of Librarian Practice
Librarians may be committed to securing perpetual access in license agreements for electronic resources, but that is only half the battle. The work necessary to track perpetual access entitlements and provide appropriate access in the event of cancellations or other triggering events is often complicated. What’s more, it may be unclear when an access situation has changed. In addition to journal content, libraries are also securing perpetual access to eBooks, streaming video and interactive resources, adding yet more complexity. In February of 2013, the presenter surveyed librarians to determine whether they were tracking perpetual access entitlements, and what systems they were using to handle these tasks. This session reports those findings and provides insight into the handling of perpetual access after the license agreement is signed.

Presenter: Chris Bulock, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

Friday June 7, 2013 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Foyer Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202