Moderator: Maria Bonn, Associate University Librarian for Publishing at the University Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Panelist: Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian, UMass Libraries, Amherst MA
Moderator: Geneva Henry, Executive Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship at Rice University, Houston, TX Panelists: Wendi Arant Kaspar, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University Michele Reilly, Head of Digital Services, University of Houston, TX
Moderator: Edward Smith, Executive Director, Abilene Library Consortium, Abilene, TX Panelists: Esther Crawford, Manager, Kelley Center for Government Information and Microforms, Rice University, Fondren Library Eric Frierson, Head of Library Systems, St. Edward’s University, TX Karen Nichols, Coordinator of Reference Services,Mary & John Gray Library Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
PANEL I: Etextbooks: The Challenges and Opportunities for Academic Libraries
Increasing numbers of college and university libraries are licensing electronic textbooks from major academic publishers and are continuing to seek low cost/high impact solutions for their faculty and students. What is the future role of the library in the delivery of this content, and how can this new service be used to better position the library at their institution? Current and emerging models for etextbook acquisition, licensing, and access will also be discussed.
PANEL II: Institutional Repositories and Data Curation in the Collaborative Environment
Are academic libraries fully prepared to respond to the need for dataset management for their institution? The need is great for both supporting researchers’ data needs during the course of the research and providing ongoing preservation of and access to datasets. What is the role of libraries and librarians in data curation, and what are the challenges in establishing and operating data curation repositories on a local or national level?
PANEL III: Exposing the Academic Library Collection: Getting to the Big Data
Academic librarians have traditionally been responsible not only for selecting resources but also for facilitating resource access. With the growing digital shift and the increasing demand for electronic resources from students and faculty, academic librarians must manage a widening and evolving array of electronic content. How have advances in discovery systems addressed access issues, and what more can be done to ensure success for searchers?
Delve deeper into issues, both big and small, presented during the day at the Roundtables session. Each roundtable will give attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with experts and peers to hone in on questions and ideas attached to the symposium keynote and panels, including etextbooks, data curation, institutional repositories, discovery, ILS and more.