July 31, 2014

Perspectives on Academic Patrons: A Closer Look at Takeaways from Library Journal’s Academic Patron Profiles

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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ETIn 2012, Library Journal surveyed more than 3,000 students and faculty members to determine their perceptions and usage behaviors about their academic libraries. In late 2012, LJ released Patron Profiles, Academic Library Edition, a comprehensive 52 page report that analyzes the data and covers a wide range of topics. This special Library Journal webcast will take a deep dive into the data with respected academic voices and LJ editorial expertise. Listen to our panel discuss some of the report’s major findings and get a close look into trends driving library use. Attendees will leave with insights and actionable takeaways to help guide effective long term planning and prepare you with the tools needed to engage students and faculty to create stronger libraries.This archive is no longer available.

Balancing Collection Supply and Demand in Public Libraries: How Using Evidence Can Help Serve Patrons Better

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET In today’s climate, public libraries are becoming increasingly accountable for purchasing decisions and optimizing the performance of their collection. The harsh reality is that many of those libraries lack the tools and analysis required to make validated selection choices and collection development decisions can often be a ‘shot in the dark’. This webcast will include the personal accounts from 3 expert panelists of using evidence from collectionHQ to balance supply with demand at their institution and how they have been able to enhance the performance of their collection as a result. From a strategic to operational level, attendees will learn how collectionHQ can help their library to make informed purchasing decisions and monitor circulation with the aim of transferring seldom-used materials to those locations of increased demand. This archive is no longer available

Are Books Your Brand? How Libraries Can Stay Relevant to Readers

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Thursday, February 14, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET The core mission of libraries – providing books for readers – is as relevant today as it was years ago. In fact, it’s what people overwhelmingly identify as THE reason for libraries. Formats might change, and library patrons might only visit the library virtually, but the library is still the place where readers go to find books. Libraries should embrace this role in their communities – and become “Centers for Readers.” But how? Join us for a free webinar with several librarians who are keeping readers at the forefront of the library mission. This archive is no longer available

Learn from the Best: LJ Speaks with Model LIS Teachers

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Thursday, November 29, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Library Journal presents a gathering of past LJ Teaching Award winners as they discuss the changing nature of librarianship in the new digital landscape from the perspective of teachers setting the bar for innovation in LIS education. With decades of combined experience fostering critical thinking about library issues and essential leadership skills, these teachers have first-hand experience incorporating new methods and practices as they adapt to address the ever-evolving demands on their students. What challenges await the class of 2013 and beyond? What are the essential skills and qualities that will be required of future library leaders? Is the increasing shift toward online learning affecting the way librarians are trained, and if so, how? This archive is no longer available.

From print to digital: the online evolution of the scholarly edition and its impact on the academic community

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 1:00-2:00 PM ET 2012 sees the launch of a major new publishing initiative from Oxford University Press – Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) –an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities, being made available online for the first time. The launch content, consisting of the complete text of more than 170 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1660, constitutes the cornerstone of research in the fields of English Literature, as well as Philosophy, History, and Religion. The launch of OSEO and the movement of Scholarly Editions into the digital realm will generate new ideas, research journeys and expectations for scholars, students, and librarians and this webinar provides the perspectives of two key voices involved in the project on the impact this will have on librarians and the academic community. This archive is no longer available. 

Weeding Your Library Collection Is Easier with Bowker

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Thursday, September 20, 2012, 1:00-2:00 PM ET Attend “Weeding your library collection is easier with Bowker” to learn how to weed efficiently, while still keeping the core collection intact for your students, faculty, and other researchers. This webinar will cover the advantages of RCL and Bowker Book Analysis System together; a new mobile option; easy liquidation methods; and how to use Bowker products for large jobs. This archive is no longer available. 

A Tour of Two Library Journal New Landmark Libraries

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Thursday, September 6, 2012, 3:00-4:00 PM ETUse them as prototypes for your next building project or treat them as think tanks for great design ideas that will support your library’s advancement, the 2012 five New Landmark Libraries represent the best of what academic libraries are today and provide a glimpse into the library of the future. The Landmarks, named by a team of 6 expert judges from a national pool, were profiled in the July 1 issue of Library Journal. They are flexible. They are green. They reinvent the library as the campus core in support of the whole student. This archive is no longer available. 

Taking Floating Collections to the Next Level: Asset Management with collectionHQ

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 1:00-2:00 PM ET It’s a fact—floating collections save time, eliminate waste, and increase material usage. Institutions that have implemented floating collections also have found cost-savings as well as relief for shrinking funding for collections. This webcast will feature three expert panelists who will discuss how the implementation of collectionHQ has allowed their institutions to take floating collections to the next level, and how it has introduced a greater level of asset management than they have ever been able to achieve. From the backroom details to top level management, attendees will learn how collectionHQ will increase the efficiency and performance of their floating collections, and how evidence-based stock management positively affects collection development and management. This archive is no longer available. 

Managing Special Collections: Service, Security, Statistics

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Special collections are the jewels of their institutions, yet they also present unique challenges. This program will explore three topics of prime concern to special collections managers and library administrators: enhancing services to researchers, improving collections security, and supporting assessment activities and data-driven management decisions. The archive is no longer available.

Cataloging at the Crossroads: Challenging the Only Show in Town

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 1:00 PM ET With the acquisition of its last remaining competitor in 2006, OCLC became the only full service bibliographic utility in the U.S. The idea for a new, low-cost, highly functional alternative to OCLC for cataloging arose from a series of conversations with librarians who wereinterested in having a choice in library cataloging services, removing restrictions on the use of data, and finding a way to reduce costs during tough economic times.

SkyRiver Technology Solutions, launched in 2009, is increasingly seen as a viable alternative to OCLC. Our panel will examine the future for competition in the library cataloging marketplace in light of changing assumptions about library service, new technologies, and unprecedented economic challenges. The archive is no longer available.