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.
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.
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Why are traditionally-published reference resources still necessary? What are publishers doing to make them accessible, usable, and discoverable in the library and on the free Web? How are these changes impacting reference’s presence in the library? How are user habits affecting how reference is published, developed, and utilized? Register now to hear our esteemed panel, including Oxford University Press’ Robert Faber, Editorial Director for Reference (UK), Dave Tyckoson, reference librarian and Associate Dean at California State University, Fresno, and Dinah Birch, Professor of English Literature and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Liverpool and Editor of the newest edition of the classic Oxford Companion to English Literature, 7th Edition, on a panel moderated by Library Journal and School Library Journal Reference Editor Etta Thornton, as they tackle the topic of the ever-changing role of, and need for, authoritative reference in today’s libraries in the “Wiki age.”The archive is no longer available.
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.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 3:00-4:00 PM ET The staff at the Douglas County Libraries in Colorado have been implementing for the past year an innovative ebook lending model that gives the library actual ownership of the ebook file, rather than leasing access to it via a third party. The library has its own content server and after striking deals with various publishers it loads the files onto the server and applies the requisite DRM before lending. The library is providing a concrete example of how in the digital age libraries remain reliable stewards of intellectual content. In this webinar, Jamie LaRue, the library’s director, Monique Szendze, the IT director, and Lisa Long Hickman, the sales and marketing manager for Dzanc Books, will discuss the model. The archive is no longer available.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 2:00 PM ET This session will look at the eBook landscape from a wide perspective, including the many options for approaching eBook acquisition, lease and loan. This will include discussion of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) as well as next generation approaches to patron driven acquisition – “Smart PDA.” It will cover collection development approaches, platform and device changes & possibilities, as well as user experiences & expectations. The session will discuss the many options that can be made available to libraries to optimize their approaches to eBook discovery, usage and overall value of their collections. EBSCO will also discuss its recently released eBook ordering and management platform for eBooks on EBSCOhost including its current capabilities and a glimpse of the road ahead.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012, 1:00-2:00 PM ET In this webcast, librarians and faculty will learn how to get the most out of their video resources; how video can be promoted in the library; which departments can benefit the most as well as a technical understanding of what cutting edge technology makes possible today. Existing users of streaming video will leave with new ideas and those who’ve yet to offer streaming resources will better be able to make a decision on whether it’s worth it.
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Thursday, February 21, 2012, 12:00 PM ET During this session, Andrew Pace, Executive Director, Networked Library Services, will provide an overview of OCLC’s vision for connecting the world’s libraries to operate and innovate at Webscale. You’ll also hear directly from library automation experts and members of the OCLC WorldShare Management Services community about how the move to WorldShare has eliminated traditional operating silos, allowing them to focus more attention on the communities they serve. Archive now available!
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 2:00 PM ET Panelists from libraries from the US and Canada discuss how to build stronger library connections to your community as well as giving advice on making the shift to eBooks. This webcast is moderated by Nancy Dowd, Project Lead LibraryAware, NoveList/EBSCO Publishing. Archive is now available!
Greg Carpenter, CEO of Boopsie, and Gary Kirk, President of TechLogic, discuss the new trends in mobile technology, including evaluating and designing web and app-based solutions to help librarians stay on trend (or even ahead). Also, learn about integrating the mobile world into your library’s existing infrastructure. Archive now available!