Wednesday, December 4th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
This webcast will give an overview of how academic libraries are using data to drive decisions. The presentation will touch on the terminology, tools, services, and data available to libraries and provide real world examples of how academic libraries have used data to enhance services, improve online tools, and develop collections. Sarah Tudesco will also touch on how to communicate data to various stakeholders. Attendees will depart with a number of resources to learn more including the best books, blogs, journals, Twitter handles and more to continue learning as well as maintain a solid command of the progress and practices of the data-driven academic library. Archive is now available!
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET It’s no secret that e-books are transforming libraries daily. Polaris and 3M joined forces to build the industry’s first completely integrated solution, considered to be the “gold standard” by many. Make sure to join us as we discuss the impact this technology will have on your library and patrons. We’ll share statistics on e-book usage and impact on libraries, expose common misconceptions and our customers will speak about their experiences implementing this technology. If you’re reviewing your options you can’t miss this opportunity to learn how to provide convenience and instant availability of the latest titles, increasing circulation and patron satisfaction. Archive is now available!
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
As libraries around the world embrace rapid technological changes, they’re offering services and resources—like maker-spaces and collaborative computing—that would have been flights of fancy just a decade ago. From community forums to hacker-spaces, the way patrons interact with their library and each other is driving new visions of what libraries need to be.
Our panel of expert architects will explore how new design philosophies can help patrons and librarians get the most out of their spaces while blowing the lid off traditional ideas of what a library is for. We’ll look at model projects that are flexible; respond to advances in technology; offer community space; make smart use of indoor and outdoor space; and have successfully incorporated maker-spaces. Archive Now Available!
Thursday, November 14th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
You’ve bought your big fall titles, now it’s time for a preview of what your patrons will be demanding next spring. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will lead a discussion with editors from imprints at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House as they highlight their top spring books that will be flying off of your shelves. Archive Now Available!
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
The ability to prove library value enables institutions to maximize budget dollars, properly allocate their spend, and improve user satisfaction. We have come a long way in the types and quality of data as well as methods for collecting and analyzing that information. Join our webinar to discuss how metrics have evolved to their current state and what direction we can take with new and alternative metrics in the future. Our panelists will address their methods for measuring library value from the data they choose to evaluate, to the tools they utilize, and how they perform their analysis and utilize it in real practice.
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Libraries share many common challenges: scarce resources, increased user demand and ever more complex collections, systems and workflows. To help manage these challenges, today’s cloud-based library management services are offering workflows that save time and discovery solutions that meet users’ expectations. Libraries using these services are seeing drastic reductions in the time it takes for routine tasks because of the integration in the cloud between libraries, applications, partners and data. Not only can information be shared between departments, but between libraries, improving quality and relevance as it’s enhanced along the way. Archive Now Available!
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
This webcast will focus on what makes hoopla digital uniquely attractive as a digital solution for public libraries and how its features and functionality offers to simplify the digital shift. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. Archive Now Available!
Thursday, October 31st, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT/9:00 – 10:00 AM PT
How much should your library be spending on ebooks? How are certain areas of your digital collection performing compared with others? How does the use of digital material compare to physical material at your library? If you find yourself asking questions like this about your digital collection, evidence-based ebook management can help.
Featuring experiences from 3 expert panelists, this webcast will discuss the latest developments in managing digital collections and will reveal the benefits of adopting an evidence-based approach with collectionHQ’s ebook module to analyze ebook collections, compare digital material with print material and much more.Archive Now Available!
Thursday, October 29th, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET A look at the daily headlines reveals the increasingly interdependent world we live in. With today’s heightened interest in global issues, international studies programs and courses have been experiencing rapid growth. But having access to the best international resources has become critical for students in all disciplines, not just IR majors. From globalization issues like international trade, outsourcing, and regional integration, to topics that affect us all like climate change, conflict and security, and the economic and financial crises, your patrons want the latest research from the leading international organizations. Does your library offer the resources needed to keep up with the world’s ever-changing socio-economic environment? Archive Now Available!
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET When you can lead a reader to an author, title, or a publishing house they didn’t know about that turns out to be just right: librarian heaven. It’s better again if you can push some new voices and small presses at the same time. To find out about these hidden gems, sign up for our webcast Big Titles/Small Presses, which will take place on October 17th at 3PM. This archive is no longer available.