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Saturday, November 9


3D Printing, Copyright, and Fair Use: What Should We Know?
If the library is more than its collection, then use of 3D printing to create knowledge is a good fit – but 3D printing in library makerspaces can also provide greater access to collections by transforming 2D images into 3D tactile informational objects for use by blind or visually impaired patrons.

Will new negotiations between libraries and publishers of journals, images, maps and other visual resources now include access to files for 3D printing tactile objects for on-demand creation of 3D prints for tactile use? Is a 3D print of a 2D photo or digital image a derivative work? Will the treaty recently passed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) positively impact the making of tactile learning objects? What must faculty and students know about copyright and fair use before beginning to make things with 3D printers? Will libraries be responsible for providing makerspaces and staffing to assist in the production of tactile informational objects?

ADA expectations for compliance change with availability of new technologies such as 3D printing, which has been shown recently to be capable of producing tactile learning objects so blind or visually impaired students can sense through touch and feel what sighted students can see with microscopes and telescopes (www.nextgenemedia.com/ELDpres/assets/fallback/index.html). Whose responsibility is it to be sure that visual information contained in digital or 2D form is made accessible to the blind patron? Does copyright stand in the way of making 3D printed informational objects for use by visually impaired patrons?

The impact of making 3D printed informational objects will be discussed and 3D prints of microscope and telescope informational objects will be available for a touch and feel experience by attendees. It is expected that attendees will become more knowledgeable about how 3D printing and related copyright issues can impact future library services and staffing.


Posie Aagaard

Assistant Dean for Collections and Curriculum Support, University of Texas at San Antonio
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Michael Kolitsky

Online Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
I have been retired for 10 years but still teach online for The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) courses in Histology and also Anatomy and Physiology from our home in Ocean City, NJ. I have participated in training faculty to teach online at UTEP and also recently at The University... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Magnolia Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


An Alternative Mechanism for the Delivery of Scholarly Journal Articles: ReadCube Access at the University of Utah
Traditional collection management of serials through site licenses and subscriptions is increasingly unsustainable due to rising costs and steady or falling library budgets. The ensuing gaps in access have led to widespread illicit file sharing, resulting in the disintermediation of libraries and the devaluing of publishers. It has therefore become essential to explore alternatives for the delivery of journal literature. We report on the exploration of a new mechanism for the provision of scholarly articles using patron driven acquisition. During the 2012-2013 academic year, the University of Utah Marriott Library, ReadCube, and Nature Publishing Group collaborated on the development and testing of ReadCube Access, an article delivery service designed to allow researchers to immediately access individual articles at a cost lower than traditional interlibrary loan, pay per view or document delivery.

The goal of this session is to explore the economics of collection management from the perspective of supplying needed scholarly articles, and discuss how new technologies like ReadCube Access and patron driven acquisition can support that aim. The session will involve a frank discussion of the effects of and attitudes toward illicit file sharing, from which the audience will learn about the scale of file sharing and how it affects the perceived value and therefore funding of libraries. An interactive workshop on cost per use assessment for various acquisition mechanisms will elucidate how the economics of acquisition mechanisms change with demand and under which conditions patron driven acquisition will save libraries money while increasing patron engagement and satisfaction.

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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

Vice President for Business Development, Labtiva, Inc

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Electronic Resources Management: Functional Integration in Technical Services
Electronic resources management should be the primary focus of technical services units in the early 21st Century. Print should no longer be treated as the default format and the work of library staff must be reorganized and reintegrated with librarians and other professionals to reflect the growing importance of electronic resources in contemporary information services.

Within technical services, staff workflows can be organized to emphasize functional areas such as troubleshooting, collection analysis support and the systematic testing of technology that best support the contemporary library’s mission. More established workflows such as batch processing and copy cataloging can also be improved through better coordination with other workflows. Fitting the work of a new technical services system into the library’s wider mission requires good communication and flexibility regarding organizational structures. Workflows for some technical services functions must be carefully integrated horizontally or vertically into the workflows of other units in a systematic way that fosters cooperation and accountability while avoiding confusion regarding roles and responsibilities.

This presentation will include the following content:
1) An argument for the reorganization of technical services,
2) General description of functional areas of electronic resources management with basic workflows,
3) Diagrams showing vertical and/or horizontal integration between technical services units and other library personnel relevant to specific functional areas, and
4) Suggestions for improving communication and decision making.

Hopefully, the presentation of this model and consideration of new roles for technical services will inspire attendees to develop their own ideas, experiment, and find ways to improve service.


George Stachokas

Head of Resource Services, Purdue University West Lafayette

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


ENGAGE Your ERM: Using JIVE to Social Network
Electronic resources management (ERM) is a patchwork business of strategically organizing the interconnectivity of resources, tools, systems, and staff. If not well managed, ERM can become increasingly fragmented and inefficient. Organization is critical. The electronic resources management (ERM) unit at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has utilized LibGuides to centralize and organize ERM workflows and processes since 2009. While developed for use as subject guides, LibGuides was repurposed and has proven over time to be a very effective tool for ERM. LibGuides provided an organizational structure to manage an increasingly divergent ERM workload.

In 2012, a new resource became available. UMUC introduced ENGAGE, a social networking tool built using JIVE technology. ENGAGE was meant to replace the Intranet and SharePoint at the university. ENGAGE was gradually adapted by the Library. In the past year, the UMUC Library increasingly used ENGAGE to communicate to staff and the university with commentary, documentation, and news. Since ENGAGE allows for open discussion, the Library Google blogs were archived, including the ERM news blogs.

For ERM staff, ENGAGE also looked to be a good alternative to LibGuides. Since ENGAGE is now an integral part of the communication network at the university, the staff felt it was important to make the switch from LibGuides to ENGAGE. The thought processes behind the development of the ERM ENGAGE site will be discussed, and well as a detailed view of reasoning behind the setup.

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Lenore England

Asst. Director for Electronic Resources Management, UMUC
Lenore England is Assistant Director for Electronic Resources Management (ERM) at the University of Maryland University College. She has co-chaired several University of System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) ERM task groups and committees and does fundraising for... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Parkview Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Head in the Clouds: 100% PDA and No Approval Plan. How We Up-Ended Collection Development and Acquisitions.
 In 2012 Bucknell University eliminated its approval plan and moved to a 'single-stream' entirely patron-driven model for monographs, print and electronic. With this move, acquisitions have dropped by more than a 1/3. Past years had us on average acquiring 12,000 titles and on average discarding 6,000 through our ongoing weeding initiatives, never used after 10+ years on our shelves. Statistics showed that in the first year in our collection less than 20% of what we acquired through our ever more sophisticated approval plans was ever circulated. And the numbers plummeted in subsequent years. We asked ourselves, are we crazy? Can we really continue this way, especially when there are unmet information resource needs on campus? And why are we still borrowing so much, can’t we ever figure out a way to wed our collection development strategy to our borrowing strategy?

Known as 'Get It', and just one ‘click’ for our users on any WorldCAT record, and their requests are funneled through a single gateway, and buy/borrow decisions can be made and routed immediately. With this change we have been able to reallocate a 1/3 of our monographs budget to meet other acquisitions needs. We have seen our usage rate soar to 80%. And most importantly, our users’ love it.

Attendees will hear how we did it, why cloud services like OCLC Worldshare are essential, how it is working and why we believe this is a very likely future for most libraries. We hope there will be lively discussion about what this means for the future of collection development and as well how one begins conversations like this with faculty and other stakeholders. Let’s debate why buying things ‘just in case’ just cannot be justified anymore and more so, how this might actually help evolve rather than hurt scholarly publishing in the long term.


Jennifer Clarke

Director, Collection Development and Access Services, Bucknell University
Jennifer Clarke has worked in many leadership positions at the Bertrand Library since March 1989. She's currently the Director for Collection Development and Access Services, which at Bucknell entails leadership for Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation, Collection Development, E-Resource... Read More →

Carrie Rampp

Director of Library Services & Instructional Technology, Bucknell University

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Holdings Verification, Monitoring and Collecting Statistics – How Can Libraries Overcome These Issues

Circulation services are fundamental, immemorial responsibilities of a librarian. Lending, monitoring, and collecting statistics on the use of library materials are paramount in collection management. As scholarly resources migrate from print to digital, librarians cede more and more of their circulation responsibilities to publishers. The conventional source of e‐resource usage data is the web server. Librarians, having no access to the publishers’ web servers, are dependent upon each publisher to provide them with their own usage. While most publishers provide some form of usage reporting, it is estimated that as many as 30% do not. For those that do, the interoperability of what is provided varies considerably despite the prevalence of COUNTER.

Implementation of a SUSHI server is not trivial and many otherwise capable libraries have struggled to do so. For these reasons library staff can spend up to 6 weeks per year verifying holdings, performing link fault detection, collecting, consolidating, and analyzing usage statistics. The issues facing librarians for collecting accurate, verifiable and comprehensive usage data are varied. Utilizing a panel that includes an IT, collections, management  and consortia administration perspective; discuss issues for librarians that make collecting and evaluation of usage data a difficult task, and review potential solutions – either internally developed, being tested, or obtained via external suppliers.

Key areas  of discussion are pain points for librarians – holdings verification, gaps in types of materials monitored, appropriate link fault detection, and integration with system IT capabilities.

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Michael Margotta

Head of Global Business Development, Maverick Publishing Specialists
"Michael is a Senior Maverick Associate and Head of Global Business development. In addition to providing consultation for publishing and e-distribution strategies, he is responsible for all Maverick business development operations and activities. With over 25 years senior management... Read More →

John McDonald

Associate Vice President and Chief Information Offices, Claremont University Consortium
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Jason S. Price

Director of Licensing Services, SCELC
Jason S. Price is Director of Licensing Services at the SCELC Library Consortium. He earned a doctorate in plant evolutionary ecology from Indiana University Bloomington where he gained in depth experience as a graduate student researcher and teacher and capped it off with a Masters... Read More →
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Linda Wobbe

Head, Collection Management, Saint Mary's College of California
I'm passionate about transforming libraries to become as skilled in managing and providing access to electronic resources as we are in managing and providing access to print resources. I'm privileged to be working with college students as they embark on changing our world.

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


How Video Publication of Laboratory Experiments Will Save Science
Experimental sciences including biology, medicine, physics and chemistry chronically suffer from low reproducibility of published studies. Recent experiments indicate that 70% to 90% of studies published in scientific journals are not reproducible. Even if partially true, these findings present difficult questions about the productivity of current scientific research. We believe that this phenomenon is due to the traditional text format of scientific journals, which cannot provide an adequate description of modern research techniques. This creates a critical problem of knowledge transfer for research and education. Addressing this challenge, a new generation of science journals such as JoVE employs online video to provide a systematic visualized publication of experimental studies. Visualization through video greatly facilitates understanding and learning, enhancing productivity in research and education. This presentation will discuss the development of scientific video publication, its technical challenges, implications for scholarly communication, acceptance in the academic and library community, and first-hand accounts from users of this medium.

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Moshe Pritsker

Dr. Moshe Pritsker is the CEO and co-founder of Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). JoVE is the first scientific video journal established in 2006 and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. JoVE has developed a unique video-based approach to scholarly communication to increase... Read More →
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Anneliese Taylor

Head of Scholarly Communication, University of California, San Francisco

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Incorporating Usability into the Database Review Process: New Lessons and Possibilities
The objective of this study is to examine the impact of incorporating user experience study methods into library database purchase and renewal. In the summer of 2013, Purdue libraries introduced a modified standard usability concept (heuristic evaluation, or expert review) into an existing yearly electronic resource evaluation process. Every year librarians already evaluated electronic resources in the collection using a set of parameters including usage statistics but never explicitly included database usability. Introducing more user experience parameters into process allows librarians to record usability errors to be communicated back to database vendors or to be considered for database renewal and selection in the future at the libraries. In total, 70 databases were reviewed by 20 librarians. This talk will review the reported impact the internal process made on librarians’ database decisions, as well as preliminary results of the reviews.

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Ilana (Barnes) Stonebraker

Assistant Professor of Library Science, Purdue University

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Janus-Faced Collection Ecology: De-selection & Preservation at St. Olaf College Libraries
Like most contemporary academic libraries, St. Olaf College’s Rolvaag Library is bursting at its proverbial seams, housing more than 100 years of collected materials. Like our peers, we’re actively working to invite other campus entities (the Writing Center, Student Support Services, Oral Communication) to share our workspaces, and create collaborative spaces for student learning and research. And like many peers, we underwent expansions in the 1960s and 1990s, but won’t see future space for housing collections.

The “simple” answer to these challenges: WEED (though every librarian knows these are infamous last words). Our collection of nearly 500,000 books had never been systematically weeded or assessed. Additionally, we’ve been the primary book repository for significant portion of the Norwegian-American immigrant community. And while the Rolvaag Library’s primary mission has been support of the College’s undergraduate curriculum, we share our campus with important partner libraries – the archives of the Norwegian-American Historical Association, and the College Archives – which over the years have had shifting relationships regarding the housing of materials. How then, would we effectively assess material in the general collection, identify criteria for both de-selection and preservation, and design and implement efficient workflows and positive outcomes, without creating a multi-faceted workflow-PR-and preservation nightmare?

We took our cues from Janus, the two-faced Roman god of beginnings and transitions. Looking to both the future and the past, we carried out an assessment of our collections and designed a nearly-automated de-selection program that neatly dovetails with aggressive efforts to identify, segregate and protect our heritage collections. This presentation will describe our two-pronged approach, including research, communication and buy-in from stakeholder groups; documentation and code creation; workflow and work assignments; and the significant outcomes we’ve achieved to date in the creation of physical spaces for our community, and the enhancement of our Special Collections. Handouts included!

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Mary Barbosa-Jerez

Head of Strategy for Library Collections & Archives, St. Olaf College
Mary Barbosa-Jerez has served as the Head of Collection Development at St. Olaf College since September 2008. Her work includes oversight of the College’s Library collections, Special Collections and Digital Initiatives. Her professional interests include the positive introduction... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Cypress Ballroom South, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Nuanced and Timely: Capturing Collections Feedback at Point of Use
While libraries are using increasingly sophisticated metrics to determine electronic resources’ usefulness, impact and cost effectiveness, much of this data reflects past usage. More nuanced information is still needed to guide collection managers’ decisions about which content to purchase, borrow or deselect. To fill this gap, librarians at OSU Libraries and Press and Ohio State University Libraries are testing the utility of a pop-up survey to gather patron feedback at their point of use. By building an open-source application that inserts a survey between a citation and the full-text, librarians are better positioned to capture users’ real-time reasons for selecting a given resource. Usage data can then be linked to qualitative information through questions such as whether the resource is being used for research or teaching; whether the user considers the journal core to their project; or even, if the resource is being used in class or with a student. Inspired by MINES for Libraries® this application was created to provide significantly more meaningful findings than usage alone. We will discuss how the application works, whether users respond to a pop-up survey as expected and other preliminary findings. With participants, we will foster a discussion about its usefulness to libraries.

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Jane Nichols

Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries & Press
Jane Nichols is a Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian at OSUL&P where she focuses on Digital Humanities initiatives and Collection Development.
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Terry Reese

Head of Digital Initiatives, The Ohio State University
Terry Reese, Head of Digital Initiatives at The Ohio State University Libraries, oversees the development and implementation of digital library services. Terry has been an active researcher and participant in the library development community since 1999, working on a wide range of... Read More →

Rick Stoddart

Assessment Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries & Press

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Online Research Management Tools – Is This the Next Battlefield of the War Against Library Disintermediation?
It started with Google Scholar, and other free services such as Wikipedia. Over the past several years, libraries have found themselves challenged by their users going directly to un-vetted internet solutions rather than utilizing the library’s carefully selected products and materials. Now, the category of traditional bibliographic management products has been changing into the emerging category of research document management complete with its plethora of free and subscription-based offerings mostly available without the library’s consent or supervision. While this natural evolution is at first blush great for users as it ushers in a set of great, new web-based technologies that will enhance the research toolkit for students and staff alike, what does this mean for the library’s role as educator around topics such as copyright, creating correct bibliographies, and more? Is this a problem or an opportunity?

This session will examine these changing trends and offer multiple perspectives hoping to enable libraries to avoid being disintermediated from another key piece of the research process. This session will also present lessons learned and explore insights into how technology solutions can provide libraries with the institutional support they need in order to adapt to the changing workflows of researchers.

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Eric Van Gorden

Senior Product Manager, ProQuest
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Margaret Smith

Librarian for Physical Sciences, New York University Libraries

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403


Q&A/Follow Up Session with Charleston Premiers Presenters
Follow up, ask questions, and get answers with the presenters of the morning's Charleston Premiers session. 

Participating Companies: 
  • Bowker/ProQuest 
  • Docuseek2 
  • Elsevier 
  • Harvard University Press 
  • McGraw-Hill Professional 
  • ProQuest 
  • Shared Shelf - ARTstor 
  • SIPX, Inc. 
  • SPIE 
  • Taylor and Francis 
  • The American Society for Microbiology 
  • Thieme Publishers Inc. 
  • Third Iron 
  • Thomson Reuters 

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Shotgun Sessions
These short “pecha kucha-like” sessions will feature 3 PowerPoint presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. We will have approximately 10 minutes at the end of the session intended for Q&A for all 5 sessions. Come for a lively, rapid-fire group of talks.

1) Focus Group Frenzy: Giving Students a Budget
Sara Duff, Gulf Coast State College

How can you get students at a small community college to really become invested in the library?  Give them responsibility!  We set up a small student focus group, gave them a budget, and let them decide what to buy.  The goal was to try to get a grasp on what students are really interested in, to instill a sense of ownership of the library in the students, and to create word-of-mouth buzz. 

In this session, we will discuss how to get funding, set up a group, and recruit students.  We'll also talk about concerns and issues that may arise when implementing such a group.

2) Re-purposing Metadata to Promote and Develop the Collection
Viral Amin, Maymount University

This session showcases a project in which I repurposed via a computer program a monthly new titles report into lists targeted for individual liaison areas.  The lists promoted the richness of the library’s collection, engaged the faculty in selecting and classification, and brought attention to the work of Collection and Technical Services at Marymount.  I will demonstrate the enduring value of bibliographic metadata, LC Classification, and the catalog in the current E-Resources landscape, with the intention of stimulating discussion of other ways of re-using bibliographic metadata to promote the collection and the library.

3) Connecting with Students in the Library
Elaine Robbins, The Citadel

Elaine Robbins (slides)

This session will introduce methods of engaging students in their library in order to market library services, to spread awareness of library resources, and to create a rapport between librarians and students. Formal surveys and informal observations of students have revealed that many, especially freshmen, are unaware of the services and resources offered by the library. Through special events, appreciation days, and casual seminars and workshops, the Daniel Library is not only increasing awareness of what the library offers, but also is striving to reach those students that may otherwise be uncomfortable seeking assistance. Specific examples of events and their impact will be discussed as well as simple ideas for engaging all types of students.

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Sara Duff

Collections Librarian, Gulf Coast State College
Sara Duff is the Collections Librarian for Gulf Coast State College.  In addition to managing the collection, she works as the liaison librarian for the Business & Technology and Visual & Performing Arts departments, occasionally hosts the library’s television show “Check It... Read More →

Mr. Viral M Amin, MA, MS

Metadata / Electronic Resources Librarian, Marymount University
Marymount University
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Elaine Robbins

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Daniel Library, The Citadel
My interests as a librarian are the methods of engaging and involving college students in the library--how our face-to-face contact and reaching them through non-traditional methods can affect their comfort level in the library and, ultimately, their academic success.

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Tools, People and Processes: Managing Change Holistically
Have you ever wondered why some adoptions of a particular technology go well and others don't? If the technology is a constant, what are the variables that lead to success or failure, and how can you stack the deck in your favor? Join Rene Erlandson, Director, Virtual Services, at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Criss Library and Rob Ross, OCLC Director of Implementation Programs, to learn how to manage the human aspects of change that a system migration brings.

University Nebraska Omaha recently migrated from a traditional integrated library system to OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services. During this session, we will discuss the process of engaging staff members in the change process, assessing the technology's impact on roles and workflows, as well as the process of restructuring staff to maximize the benefits of the new technology.

Additionally, this session will highlight lessons library staff learned migrating from a legacy system that had been in place for 20+ years. This is the session to attend if you are considering a technological adoption and want to lay the groundwork for success!

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Rene Erlandson

Director, Virtual Services, The University of Nebraska Omaha’s Criss Library
University of Nebraska Omaha
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Rob Ross

Director, Implementation Programs, OCLC, Inc.

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


World Bank e-Library

The World Bank eLibrary is a value-added, subscription-based website designed to meet the needs of researchers and librarians. It is used by the world’s top academic institutions and contains content on a broad range of topics from economics and emerging markets, to climate change and sustainability. Many of the improvements in the completely redesigned website are based on feedback from last year’s Charleston JPDF. Take a tour of the new World Bank eLibrary platform with its innovative features and functionality, and hear from a librarian that influenced its development!


Susan Wagger

Senior Publishing Officer, World Bank

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Acquiring Unique Digital Collections: Collaborative Approaches to Metadata
Acquisition of unique digital material is an ongoing challenge for Special Collections units; often unique digital material comes with little or no metadata associated with the digital objects. Using two ongoing projects at the University of Oregon Libraries as case studies, this session will explore strategies archivists and librarians can use to increase descriptive metadata coming in with unique born-digital collections. Library staff involved with the Latino Roots and UO Veterans Oral History projects work with the content creators, in this case faculty and students, to build collections with rich descriptive information that is relevant both to librarians and to the communities being documented. Attendees will hear how the library team approached the initial year of the project and how the team revised workflows and processes in response to problems identified during the first year. Attendees should also come prepared to discuss similar challenges they are facing in their own institutions.

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Kira Homo

Electronic Records Archivist, University of Oregon
Kira B. Homo holds an MLS from Indiana University and an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. As the Electronic Records Archivist in Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Oregon, she is responsible for ingest, access, and preservation of... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Does the OverDrive eBook and Audiobook Lending Service Fit within an Academic Environment?
While OverDrive has become a part of the public library landscape since it was introduced in 2002, for the academic world this downloadable ebook and audiobook service is still only available at a relatively small number of institutions. In August 2012 Cornell University Law Library implemented a one-year pilot of the service for the Cornell Law School community, and in October Cornell University Library decided to open the pilot up to the larger Cornell population and to expand the offerings from current popular fiction and non-fiction to language learning material, study guides, and career resources. Integrating OverDrive’s content and service into the current workflow of the library has presented many challenges and has had an impact across the system including technical services, IT, collection development, and user services. Looking at both the initial pilot in the Law School and the larger university-wide implementation this session will address the challenges of implementing seamless user access, negotiating new ways of selecting material, promoting the service, and supporting the user experience. We will also present usage data and user feedback developed to assess the viability of offering this service in the future.

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Sarah How

European Studies Librarian, Cornell University Library

Maureen Morris

Research and Learning Services Librarian, Cornell University

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Parkview Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


e-Textbooks: Better? Cheaper? Obsolete(r)?
Do students prefer electronic textbooks over print ones? Are e-textbooks cheaper than their print counterparts? Can e-textbooks enhance learning in ways print cannot? The answers, respectively: some do, sometimes, and maybe someday. Confused? We all are! e-Textbooks are at an awkward stage in their development as they strive with varying degrees of success to provide the functionality, interactivity, and customizability that can drive widespread adoption. The e-textbook landscape is increasingly marked by fragmentation with little consistency in the licensing, pricing, and business models of the e-textbooks currently offered by publishers and platforms. In this session, we’ll attempt to make *some* sense of it all.

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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 November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Emerging Technologies for Emerging Libraries: A Digitally Born Research Library
KAUST is a brand new research University started in Saudi Arabia functional since September 2009 with a vision on excelling in science and technology research and become one of the top ranking University by 2020. The library collections group continually monitors the relevance of our e-resources in support of teaching and learning and also provides an effective document delivery service to provide quick on-demand service for needed resources that are not in available in the collection. A born digital library with hybrid nature, ninety percent of the collection is online; they are purchased, organized and accessed online, like any other brand new academic research libraries. Being a brand new University, the users demands were evolving along with new faculties joining, new research group establishment, and collections were always re-looked at on its usage and demand for new materials. The evolving roles and growth of electronic resources within library collections have provided easiness to patrons of the library, but ever increasing challenges to the libraries.  The seamless user experiences could be more visible in brand new libraries, where they should be better positioned with technology and staff. Managing print is less, at least for the journals, but huge electronic collection need to be organized through ERMs and made available through discovery layers. Whether it is systems, people or resources, everything is new, where close relationships with the community and service providers are very important, especially the collections and services are still evolving.

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J. K. Vijayakumar

Library Director, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Experiencing “iPads for All”: Results from a Library-Wide Mobile Technology Program
Libraries have become iPad enthusiasts on a global scale. Librarians use the mobile device in all aspects of their work, and they are an ever-present part of our patrons' lives. As a result, there is a growing need for all library staff members to be familiar with the technology. This presentation will explain Boise State University Albertsons Library’s use of mobile technology, specifically iPads, and the internal shifts that occurred as the library made mobile devices accessible to all library employees. Attendees will explore practical issues faced when implementing the “iPads for All” approach, strategies used to encourage the adoption of the technology, creative uses of the device in work situations, and other outcomes observed to date. They will also have an opportunity to use iPads to participate in a mobile technology service.


Michelle Armstrong

Associate Dean, Boise State University

Peggy Cooper

Associate Dean, Albertsons Library, Boise State University

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


From Accession to Access: Opening Collections through the Digital Public Library of America
Open access content is one of higher education’s most pressing topics, from sharing image and print collections to massive online open courses (MOOCs). To this end, the Digital Public Library of America (www.dp.la) launched in April 2013 with the ambitious goal of making the nation’s museum, library, and archival collections freely available online. To date, dozens of institutions are participating by sharing their content through a network of service and content hubs that aggregate and share content with DPLA. The collection building model for DPLA relies on these hubs to aggregate large batches of content that are subsequently harvested by DPLA. This panel will explore various institutional perspectives on relationships with DPLA and its potential as an online gateway to cultural heritage collections. Ian McDermott from ARTstor will conclude with ARTstor’s work as a DPLA content hub for museum content and its plans to enable libraries to share their special collections with DPLA via Shared Shelf.


Katie O'Connell

User Relations Manager, Artstor


Camilla MacKay

Director, Research and Instructional Services, Bryn Mawr College

Ian McDermott

Collection Development Manager, ARTstor

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Meeting User Needs & Expectations: A Library’s Quest for Discovery
Taylor & Francis Group & George Washington University will co-present on: Meeting User Needs & Expectations in the Library. Taylor & Francis recently released its white paper entitled: Facilitating Access to Free Online Resources: Challenges and Opportunities for the Library Community. Primary research within the white paper revealed that 71 percent of librarians surveyed struggle with the unknown permanence of free content. What is on the horizon with librarians as they try to update their discoverability services to support users on their journey to obtain free content?

Taylor and Francis Group’s study determined that: librarians are planning to improve their search user interfaces for their library websites; librarians plan to improve their cataloguing systems; and librarians plan to conduct user research to understand their researchers’ needs. Taylor & Francis will explore these research themes even further through segmented primary research and present on its findings.

Following this, the George Washington University Libraries will share a case study detailing its quest to meet user needs and expectations by expanding the collection of research data beyond traditional avenues using Twitter. The GW Libraries’ Twitter Project had its genesis in an article by a faculty member. In turn, the process enriched and empowered other faculty research experiences. It also raised the library’s profile and statute among faculty. A vital element of the Project was GW's use of the right personnel with the right skills to access effective technologies. The social metadata harvested via Twitter formed a rich resource for cultural heritage studies and research at the University. The Project was recently awarded the IMLS Sparks Ignition Grant to advance the automation of data collection.


Jackie Shieh

Resource Description Coordinator, George Washington University
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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 →

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Publishers and Libraries: Sharing Metadata Between Communities
Come and hear about an experimental collaboration between the Harvard Library Metadata Management team and a small group of academic and literary publishers to pilot the use of an experimental, open source, web-based Author Questionnaire tool that captures, prior to publication of new works, author-supplied metadata about Author names and identity. The data outputs of the tool are structured to support the business needs of both publishers and libraries, including publishers’ marketing needs and libraries’ interest in supporting discovery, identification and differentiation of authors and their works in library catalogs. The system will funnel appropriate metadata to each community for its uses, will be secure and easy to use by authors, will be brandable by publishers for seamless integration with publishers’ other websites, and will improve discoverability of an author by leveraging author-supplied information that will enrich library catalogs for readers and researchers early in the publication cycle for a new work.

The project will focus on building a system that meets the needs of publishers and libraries so that incentives for adoption by the larger community are high. As a step toward transforming how libraries work with partner communities, this project will move the library toward working in a linked data environment where Author identifiers will uniquely identify content creators. The project will seek intersections wherever possible with ORCID, ISNI or other current initiatives involved in establishing Author unique identifiers. An immediate project goal is to improve efficiency in existing publisher and library workflows, freeing up staff resources in both communities, while also looking toward the future by forging relationships that will serve us in developing next-generation linked data systems to support and promote discovery of authors’ works.

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Michelle Durocher

Head, Metadata Management, Harvard Library, Harvard University

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


The Touchscreen Experience and Library Collections
A discussion centered on using library collections with touchscreen devices. The purpose is to explore what the rapid expansion of touchscreen enabled devices may require from publishers and libraries to serve its users. Included will be a discussion on the implementation, use and implications of Browzine.


Joel Cummings

Head of Collection Development, Washington State University Libraries
Joel Cummings has worked at Washington State University since 1999, first as an electronic resources librarian, then collection manager for the sciences and now Head of Collection Development. Previous positions include reference and instruction librarian at University College of... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Cypress Ballroom South, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


There’s a Hole in my Bucket! Too Much Data? Never Enough! Cost Efficient Collections Acquisitions Decision Making through Data Analysis
Libraries are increasingly called upon to efficiently use collection dollars in creative ways. Content needs are ever increasing and with the growing range of format and delivery options, finding means to identify resources that provide unique or added value is essential. The objective of the session is to outline library data needs and vendor data provision goals. This session is a must for libraries seeking new solutions with their vendors to maximize value from large package offers.

Libraries regularly receive offers of sale or reduced pricing for the purchase of multi-title collections. Most often these packages are for online content that the library may already have in print. In an environment of multiple formats, ISBNs and/or ISSNs per title, variable titles, and alternate imprint or co-publishing, identifying the unique or duplicated holdings of library collections becomes a challenge.

The knowledgebases supporting booksellers, serials agents and discovery tool providers strive to do a good job of linking content available in different formats or on different platforms. Although these vendors provide alternate format, title, provider, imprint data on a title by title basis, none of the tools provide the Library customer with the ability to easily compare aggregate data held in the knowledgebase with data extracted from publishers title list.
We intend to conduct a poll of attendees to discover data needs, followed by a brief discussion of how this data is required to support collection acquisition decisions. Suggested solutions used by attendees will be welcomed.

Attendees will come away from the session with an understanding of the power and functional limitations of major leading edge tools available to help guide collection management and acquisitions decisions. We aim to provide practical examples of how to use the tools available to make wise spending decisions with collections funds.


Eva Gavaris

Collection Development Manager, Western Canada, YBP Library Services

Kat McGrath

Collections Librarian, University of British Columbia
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Jaimie Miller

Monograph Acquisitions Coordinator, University of British Columbia Library
Coordinating Monograph Acquisitions! Books. Ebooks. Discovery. Automation. ILS. Analysis. Workflows. Negotiation. Learning.

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Magnolia Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Using Augmented Reality (AR) as a Discovery Tool.
Augmented Reality technologies that enhance physical locations with information in various formats, including text, audio, video, 3d modeling and geolocation, are a great fit for library outreach and building inroads to services and collections. Web4LIb has included augmented reality applications in a select group of “emerging technologies of today that are likely to be at the core of ‘standard’ library offerings in the not-distant future” (Varnum, 2013).

The presenters recently created an augmented reality app prototype that can be used for discovery at the College of Charleston Libraries, using phones and tablets to expand serendipity on the shelves to making deeper connections to all collections from around the campus and town. Head of Technology Support Services Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem and Web and Interactive Media instructor Jerry Spiller will take attendees through the design of an experience that gets people browsing again, making the most of augmented reality to productively highlight collections, link out to library resources and serve as a navigational and educational discovery tool for patrons. The experience focuses on using image scanning capabilities that focus on visual resources located within the library, where geolocation services would not be granular enough to work. Charleston Conference participants are encouraged to experiment with the tools firsthand by scanning artwork showcased at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library.

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Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem

Scholars Studio Librarian, College of Charleston Libraries
Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem is an artist and educator with 20+ years of experience in technology and 12+ years in libraries and education. She is responsible for researching emergent technologies and advising the library on best strategies for adoption. Joey contributes her expertise... Read More →

Jerry Spiller

Instructor, Art Institute of Charleston
Jerry Spiller is an instructor of Web Design and Interactive Media at the Art Institute of Charleston. His courses include Nonlinear Narrative, Developing Rich Media, Interaction Design and Digital Illustration. His research interests include narrative and linguistic structures in... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403