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Friday, November 8 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Working Better Together: Library, Publisher and Vendor Perspectives

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In the rapidly evolving scholarly ecosystem, ‘working better together’ is increasingly important. This session will explore how collaborations between libraries, publishers, and vendors can produce new efficiencies in workflows for library staff and lasting improvements to discoverability for academic researchers. Cross-sector representatives will share sector perspectives and discuss interoperability issues, with a common focus on publisher content, research tools, and library systems.

Panelists’ introductory remarks will explore interoperability issues and implementation implications. To set the stage for cross-sector discussion, Maria Collins (NCSU, Head, Acquisitions and Discovery) will describe NCSU’s technical services reorganization and highlight vendor collaborations. Within this framework, panelists’ Nicole Pelsinsky (Serials Solutions, Manager, Implementation Services) and Aaron Wood (Alexander Street Press, Vice President, Systems and Data Architecture) comments will address such practical questions as these: 

  • Data – how to take advantage of publisher content to improve the research process via the discovery service?
  • Implementations – what to expect from vendors to ensure a smooth and efficient implementation?
  • Linking – how to ensure seamless access to content using data from the publisher?
  • Tracking – what services are available to help librarians improve workflow?
  • Maintenance – how can overhead associated with content maintenance be reduced?

Noting achievements and opportunities, panelists’ conclusions will consider high impact recommendations for improvements in library efficiencies and user experiences. The aim throughout is to better understand contemporary challenges and opportunities for ‘working better together’, with the aspirational goal of fostering cross-sector collaborations that enable libraries to deliver value-added research services. Therefore, Mary M. Somerville (lead author, SAGE white paper, Improving the discoverability of scholarly content in the Twenty-First Century: Collaboration opportunities for librarians, publishers, and vendors) serves as the panel moderator.

Speakers
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Maria Collins

Head, Acquisitions and Discovery, North Carolina State University
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Nicole Pelsinsky

Manager, Global Implementation Services, Serials Solutions, ProQuest
Nicole Pelsinsky as Manager of Implementation Services at Serial Solutions, Nicole Pelsinsky coordinates across all Serial Solutions product lines to effectively manage the Global Implementations Team. Before joining the company in her first role as Senior Product Manager, Nicole spent 15 years as a librarian in academic, government and corporate institutions with over three years of experience as a client of Serial Solutions. Her familiarity... Read More →
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Mary Somerville

University Librarian, University of Colorado Denver
Mary M. Somerville is University Librarian and Library Director at the Auraria Library, which serves the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver. Her research publications and presentations explore cross-sector collaboration opportunities within the scholarly eco-system.  
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Aaron Wood

VP, Systems and Data Architecture, Alexander Street Press


Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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