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Join us at an informal reception hosted by UT Austin on Sunday evening. This is a great even to settle in to ER&L or to see colleagues and friends after checking in.
Insights and implications from studying the Google Generation’s use of information and libraries. Offers specific strategic and pedagogical recommendations for making a real difference in students’ lives through integration of information & technology skills, resources, and tools into library collections, facilities, and services.
Breaking up with an e-resource, whether it’s the provider, publisher, or librarian that decides to end things, is like most relationship endings: messy. This session will cover in gritty detail how to disentangle the resource from all your social circles — your tools, systems, and more.
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are popping up all over, offering opportunity and a lot of questions. Through personal exprience, exploring the work of others, and discussion with session participants, the presenter will strive to show how libraries can and should be part of the planning and implementation of MOOCs.
Data-informed design is key to meeting users’ expectations. This session explores how data mining of discovery service usage logs and analysis of user behaviors at individual libraries and at Web-scale, across hundreds of libraries and millions of users, provides new insights and opportunities to proactively improve the Academic research experience.
For many years, e-resources librarians have struggled with workflows hampered by shrinking staff and slow-to-evolve commercial tools. There are numerous free and low-cost tools available that can help to bridge the gap in staffing and technology. The presenters will share their own use of these tools in creating realistic workflows.
Last year, Duke University Libraries’ staff presented their analysis of their electronic resources workflow. This year, they led the Libraries in implementing recommendations and have assessed various workflow products. In their presentation, they will describe the process for identifying the team’s top priorities and the impact of these changes.
Traditional scholarly metrics and indexing are converging with social media, resulting in new approaches for measuring scholarly influence. There are also unprecedented possibilities for assessing impact in non-traditional publications across disciplines. Librarians from two universities will review selected tools and their points of integration with common library services and applications.
Susan Stearns, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for the Ex Libris Group, will discuss the impact of open access on scholarly publishing and communications generally with specific reference to the ramifications for e-resource management in libraries. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the discussion and comment on initiatives in their institutions as well as how they see increased access to open access resource impacting workflows and processes in libraries.
Today's library users demand access to an ever-wider array of published material, beyond the means of traditional collection practices and budgets. Libraries can fill this need through implementation of DDA, but with effects on policies and systems. The NISO Working Group on DDA will help with Recommendations for all stakeholders.
The concept of proactive deselection should be a part of our everyday vocabulary. Proactive deselection empowers libraries to ensure that subscriptions best meet current user needs. This session provides a checklist of how libraries might implement and integrate a regular review of subscriptions for possible deselection into their workflow.
Getting a discovery system implemented is one thing, but assessing it is another. Given that these tools are new and standards for them are in development, librarians at the Hesburgh Library decided to explore the use of web analytics to help measure the effectiveness of our new discovery tool, OneSearch.
This presentation will explore the keys to the development and implementation of our recently adopted rights-based Open Access Policy, the administration of our Open Access publication fund, and the collection development goals and financial contributions that support these initiatives.
TERMS (techniques for electronic resource management) began five years ago as a project to try to draft best practices for electronic resource management in today's library's environment. As libraries have changed and resources have expanded and grown, the project has taken on new aspects. Come learn what is new.
Constant changes in managing e-resource and print materials in libraries requires regular adjustment of workflow. This session presents a practical process for establishing a common set of workplace values, and determining how they can be practiced. Libraries can create a workplace which emphasizes treating others respectfully, ethically, and professionally.
Librarians at McGill University are trying to change a culture so that front-line colleagues can receive friendly help and timely guidance from behind-the-scenes librarians and staff. Learn when geekspeak is appropriate and when it’s not, so we can communicate effectively with people of all levels of knowledge and experience.
This presentation examines open access publishing as an emerging social economy, highlighting the social values of reciprocity shared among individual scholars and institutions. Green and Gold open access publishing, institutional repository requirements, and government mandated public access are presented as nascent social economic responses to an inefficient market economy.
Three universities will discuss assessment of discovery systems. Texas State University-San Marcos believed a discovery tool wouldn’t offer value beyond existing cross-platform searching tools. After two years of testing, we changed our minds and learned many lessons. We will present strategies and recommendations for conducting usability testing and surveys, testing and customizing interfaces, and post-implementation management. Florida International University and the University of North Florida have both implemented or trialed discovery systems in the past year and have been working on strategies to assess these systems. We will share what we have done so far, and then would like to open the floor to see what assessments attendees have planned or performed.
The University of Houston has undertaken a project to examine copyright policies across ARL libraries and determine the visibility and accessibility of these policies to stakeholders. Our analysis will focus on finding ease of these policies, how substantial they are, and what type of guidance they provide to the user.
eBooks hosted on academic platforms have varying download capabilities. Knowing those download limits and which mobile devices will work with which platforms is not easily ascertainable to patrons. This presentation will provide strategies that will help librarians easily disseminate this information to patrons using library systems and tools including LibGuides, ERM, and more.
Cornell, Columbia and our 2CUL partnership have proactively looked for innovative ways to manage emerging e-resources needs. 2CUL representatives will present a series of lively lightning talks on some our recent efforts including: PDA+, e-preferred reserves, renewal calendars, Pre-Ordering Online Form (POOF!), collections strategies, and interface management.
Join us for our annual Vendor Reception filled with music, drinks, snacks and networking. Chat with vendors at an informal tabletop exhibit... and have a great time!
Dan Tonkery has worked in all facets of the information provision endeavor, serving in such varied roles as Associate University Librarian at UCLA, to founder of Horizon Information Services, to VP of Business Development at EBSCO, to his current "retirement" job leading Content Strategies, a business development consultancy specializing in STM publishing. He has experienced the best and worst of librarians, publishers, and intermediaries and is uniquely positioned to help us better understand the strengths, weaknesses, and pain points experienced by publishers and libraries in our dealings with each other. As the ER&L community attempts to stay in step with our broader community and encourage productive engagement between libraries and publishers, this session will be a conversation to tease out some of the things librarians don't know about publishers and vice versa, to help improve our communication and business relationships. Questions from the audience will be encouraged.
The Kuali OLE project is partnering with JISC Collections in the UK to develop an international, open knowledge base to support the full lifecycle of managing electronic resources in libraries. This session will give a project update on GOKb and get ER&L participant feedback on GOKb community development.
Using five years of data for a large e-book collection, we analyze the degree to which use of one format relates to the availability and use of the other format. Building on last year’s presentation, we dig deeper into e-book use to provide a more nuanced view of e/p usage.
Using free, open source geocoders, I will illustrate how to create interactive digital maps containing links to catalog query results that can be used to supplement primary catalog searches. Geocoded catalog maps create curated search results organized by geography; they are free, easy to make, edit, imbed, share and use.??
Focusing on the development of best practices for the management of streaming video collections at Columbia & Cornell University Libraries, where streaming collections are on the brink of rapid expansion. As these collections grow, the practices put in place are put to the test. Are they effective? Come find out.
The NISO/UKSG KBART working group has been working on enhanced recommendations in Phase II for the last two years and would like to present their new proposal. Phase II will include new recommendations for eBook, Open Access and consortia metadata and add to the already existing Phase I best practices.
At the University of Texas at Tyler Libraries we went from relying on proprietary software to implementing an open source ILS, ERM, and IR in less than two years. We did this without extra staff, money, or time. We will share our experiences learning from our mistakes and the community.
Librarians face many challenges related to managing metadata for e-book collections. Challenges such as managing and merging records from multiple sources, customizing URLs and managing ongoing updates and deletes are not supported by traditional cataloging workflows developed for record-by-record cataloging. New tools now help librarians save time and increase access to e-book collections.
Web-scale discovery systems promise to fulfill the dream that began with Z39.50 and federated search: one interface to instantly bring in all of the best content libraries have carefully cultivated, helping the user to transition from searching to exploring. In a Q&A with panelists from libraries using at least four different web-scale discovery systems, the session presents an opportunity to learn from your colleagues' experiences as they discuss implementation choices, best practices, and lessons learned with the systems.
E-resource management should occur within an ethical framework. Acquisition occurs within a complex ecosystem where each aspect requires ethical consideration. In this changing environment, ethics provide grounding for managing these resources. Technology demands flexibility and an adaptable ethical system to ensure professional conduct and responsible stewardship. Are current standards enough?
Google Books, HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg have been making headlines in the library world and beyond for years now. This session will provide an update on each of these open access large scale ebook digitization projects with a focus on their impact on libraries and collection development.
As the library budget crunch continues, librarians need to employ the most flexible and cost-effective methods for acquiring new content. This session presents a case study of an 18-month "paid trial" of Future Science Group journals at the University of Michigan and analyzes this model as a collection development tool.
Bringing the best content into the library collection while improving the library workflow. Come learn how the right content and management tools can change the library experience for end users and librarians alike.
User group meeting for libraries interested in or presently using the CORAL ERMS. CORAL is now managed by a multi-library steering committee. Come learn how it has entered the next phase as a community developed software.
Representatives from the NISO working group to create a Recommended Practice for Monograph DDA invite ER&L attendees to participate in focus groups in the areas of technical issues (profiling, loading, etc), access models (free/temporary/long term availability, etc.), and metrics (usage and predictions). Local experiences and viewpoints will be helpful in shaping the Recommended Practice document. All involved in DDA activities in any organization are welcome!
Interested in open access publishing? Curious how the library can support and/or supplement the university press?Wondering how to better help your faculty meet compliance guidelines with regards to their research? Join us for an afternoon unconference session on library publishing. We will only discuss what YOU are interested in - no sage on the stage here. Participation required (and the only way to really learn).
Amy Buckland is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University Library, where she is responsible for scholarly communication, online and print publishing initiatives, digitization of the library’s special collections, and other awesome stuff like digital humanities and data management. Prior to joining the library world, she worked in publishing for 14 years, including six years with the journals division of Cambridge University Press. Amy was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2008, and a SLA Rising Star in 2010. Elle est fière d'être Montréalaise, and thinks academic libraryland is ripe for a revolution.
Margy Avery has been working in scholarly communication and publishing for about ten years, a field in which she is a major advocate for change and reform. She works closely with the scholarly communities in STS, Information Science, Communications, and Internet Studies and these interactions inform her thinking as to the value of scholarly publishers as well as the severe limitations they place on rapidly changing models of scholarship. She’s especially interested to learn more about how scholars are thinking about their research, research objects, and publication.
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At the University of Michigan Library a small team spent six months analyzing e-resources workflows in Technical Services, culminating in a series of recommendations aimed at both short and long-term improvements. The presenters will report on the results, discuss the project's impact, and reveal key lessons learned about the process.
This presentation describes the process developed at the University of Michigan for monitoring the effectiveness of openURL link resolvers through quarterly testing allowing us to quantify successes and problems with linking over time. This report includes the testing results and lessons learned about testing the effectiveness of link resolvers.
Preparations and adapations to local conditions is key when it comes to succeeding with PDA. A Swedish project has develpoed a checklist with important factors to consider before starting. The checklist can help libraries to be aware of and plan for the many technical, profiling and workflow issues that arise.
A link to the English translated full paper and checklist is available here: http://bit.ly/X9sSSK
Come meet SCELC and TexShare at ER&L! SCELC is hosting a meet-up so you can learn more about the SCELC-TexShare partnership, and the licensing opportunities afforded by the efforts of two consortia working together. SCELC provides its licensing and other services to private academic and nonprofit research libraries, and SCELC and TexShare staff will be there to talk to you and explore how we might enhance your library acquisitions strategy in the electronic resource arena. SCELC specializes in providing access to unique consortial offers for e-journals, ebooks, databases and more. Please drop in and visit.
Sharing details of ER license breaches may feel like airing your dirty laundry, but there’s nothing wrong with sharing how you get your laundry clean! Join us to hear results of a survey of academic libraries on license breach trends, policies, and procedures, and a discussion of best practices.
Mendeley is the largest crowd-sourced research catalog with roughly 300 millon documents and 2 million users. Learn how it can be used as a discovery tool for both subscribed and open access content. Discover new ROI metrics (altmetrics) like readership and scholarly impact that complement standard usage statistics.
Presenters from Cornell and Columbia (2CUL) will describe expectations, requirements, and open questions in regard to e-resource management and troubleshooting in a cross-institutional environment. The information sharing and planning in this 2CUL partnership has aided both institutions in realizing efficiencies in managing problems. Now we are working to frame strategic objectives and tools required for unified e-resource management such as common workflows and a shared LMS.
Libraries are committing increasingly larger portions of their budgets to ebooks. Librarians have had little real data about the academic use of ebooks when making these decisions. Results from this 2012 survey show high rates of ebook use and acceptance, and provide insight into factors which might influence acceptance.
The University at Buffalo Libraries decided to change ERMs in late 2011. This presentation is the "what came next" following my Is the Bloom Off the ERM Rose?" session from ER&L 2011. I will discuss the transition process with practical tips for data conversion and assessment of what data to keep.
Troubleshooting, tracking, and communicating about access issues is a core responsibility for ERLs and others managing e-resources. There are often technical and communication challenges involved, yet the human element is of equal importance in maintaining effective relationships with users and colleagues. This two-part presentation addresses Montana State University’s user-centered approach to troubleshooting access issues and the University of Tennessee Chattanooga’s implementation of CRM software to better manage and communicate e-resource and other IT issues.
Assessing your collection and proving the value of your library can be a daunting and dreaded task. In developing a collection analysis system in Intota web scale management, partner librarians and product managers discovered and defined unmet needs while defining a unified approach for for ERM and ILS based collections.
When the ERM module didn't offer options for tracking the progress of a large cancellation project, UNR library staff turned to SharePoint lists to create a workflow for tracking progress and facilitating communication with other library personnel. Using this model, they created other workflows for tracking changes, renewals and new purchases.
The sale of web-scale discovery services has taken the library market place by storm. Every library is trying to recapture theirs users by offering a Google like interface with a simple search of the institutions collection. Several vendors offer Web-scale discovery services but none of the systems work well with each other. The goal of this session is to look at a number of the current issues and get a first-hand response to transparency, indexing, usage reporting, and playing better competitors. How much system turning is available? What is the content coverage? How owns the usage data? What is the future with NISO ODI initiative?
E-books are on everyone’s mind these days. Yet, the very concept of “e-book” is confusing to many people. Does e-book mean a particular file? Is it a piece of software? Or does it suggest hardware? Get the basics and then move beyond and learn how all these aspects of e-book relate to one another. In this session you will learn about the most common file formats, digital rights management (DRM) schemes, reader software, reader hardware, e-book publishers, aggregators, and vendors. Methods of library acquisition and management will be explained. Whether you are responsible for acquiring e-books or simply answering reference questions from your library users, this session will help you understand what it all means for libraries and give you a foundation for further exploration.
The call has been made at ER&L and other venues for Electronic Resources Management instruction for future librarians. This session will focus on an Electronic Resources Management course recently developed for the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. Topics of this session will include the development of the course proposal, syllabus, lectures and class projects. Student feedback and instructor reflections upon completion of the course will also be discussed.
Librarian resistance to discovery tools often causes a disconnect between investments made and how tools are promoted to end-users. This session analyzes common objections librarians have to discovery tools and provides practical ways to overcome resistance through discussion of the opportunities discovery tools present to positively transform information literacy.
You have the best of the best e-resources but, to paraphrase Ranganathan, what's the point if they're not being used? This session focuses on what works when it comes to promoting e-resources. It features examples from campaigns run by colleges, universities and public libraries as well as a discussion of takeaways that you can use to promote your own resources.
Are you working with other libraries to expand your access to electronic resources? Come learn from the collaboration challenges overcome by NC LIVE, North Carolina’s state-wide online library consortium. We will share strategies for using data to develop shared collections and measure collaborative success.
Next-generation library services are transforming the way libraries operate. Moderated by Ex Libris, this presentation will feature two Alma customers and their experience using the system.
Digital resources, enterprise systems, and other networked library services provide unprecedented opportunities for librarians to collaborate, share resources, and to contribute local talent and expertise towards a broader community benefit. But it also calls into question the librarian’s role in the greater information ecology. This presentation will examine the concept of the networked librarian and how they can transforms library business operations, service offerings, and the library organization. To be an engaged and relevant in today’s networked world, librarians need to be thoughtful and intentional about the connections they make, the communities they engage and support, and how they contribute to their home institution's health and value by being a vested contributor to the greater library community. The value of the 21st librarian is not only based on how we link the communities we serve to relevant resources, tools, and expertise, but also how we support knowledge creation, teaching and learning. We need to take the hacker approach to our professional responsibilities, continually examining, breaking, rebuilding, connecting openly and honestly, in a shared community-based effort of striving towards improvement. Librarians need to engage the communities the serve through an agile process, creating on demand resources and services built through group contributions within the global library community. Libraries that take advantage and truly understand the network-effect and the impact of digital data, or better yet, those who develop software and services that engage crowd/ community-sourced opportunities will become hubs of expertise in the ever-increasing social network of scholarship.
Wondering how to get started on the path to innovation…and what challenges you might face as you build a coding skill set? At the conclusion of this workshop, you will have written your first computer program, and you will know about a number of resources for learning more.
This hands on workshop will offer participants the opprotunity to build a multi-media application for the iPad and most current web-browsers, using digitial content of their choice. Increase access to digital collections, promote a special collection or develop textbook alternatives with public domain content. No technical skills required. See http://biblioboard.com/creator/.
Social media marketing leverages multiple information channels to deliver content, engage with customers, and build community. This workshop will combine theory, case studies, real-time examples, and hands-on exercises. Be prepared to share examples from your own library and create a social media action plan.