May 30, 2015

eBooks: Exploring the Rapidly Evolving Options

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET As the eBook industry continues to evolve, there are more and more acquisition and collection development options available to libraries, which is a great thing—once you can make sense of them all. Subscribe or purchase? Outright or demand-driven purchase? What about short-term loan and loan-to-own? There are so many variables to explore, and these are just a small handful of the business model considerations available to libraries today.

This special webinar event, hosted by EBSCO, will address key points to consider when navigating eBook business models, and will also take a closer look at other options, including ordering services (e.g., EBSCOhost Collection Manager, GOBI and OASIS), eBook providers, user experience, digital preservation and much more. This archive is no longer available

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

Innovating at Webscale

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET The emergence of new library services platforms — Innovative Interfaces’s Sierra, Serials Solutions Intota, Ex Libris’s Alma, OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services among them — is increasingly evident as part of the ongoing migration to a new generation of automation products that are far more functional and dynamic than integrated library systems. These platforms allow libraries to operate and innovate at Webscale and to revolutionize workflows, operations, and user engagement. Panelists will discuss their experiences of migrating to these next generation applications. This archive is no longer available.

Self Help = Service Improvement

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Whether patrons come to a library planning to research a project, discover a new author, or access the Internet as part of a job search, librarians are there to help them find the right information. Personal service puts a public face on librarianship and remains a key component of the profession. Yet with many libraries facing the squeeze of rising usage and flat or declining funding, self-service technologies have become more of a necessity. Many librarians report that self-service options that allow patrons to do things like check in books and DVDs, or check out their own laptop or tablet computer, have improved service overall. With these tools in place, staff has more time to answer questions and assist patrons. This presentation will feature flagship implementations of various self-service models at libraries both large and small. This archive is no longer available.

Unified Resource Management in Action: Alma’s Impact at Boston College and Fort Hays State University

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Thursday, November 1, 2012, 1:00-2:00 PM ET Next-generation library services are transforming the way libraries operate. Moderated by Ex Libris, this webinar will feature two Alma customers and their experience using the system. Erika Johnson, Electronic Resources Librarian at Boston College Libraries will discuss ways in which the Alma unified resource management service is streamlining workflows, with an emphasis on e-Resources. John Ross, Director of the Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University, will focus on the strategic impact of Alma and how the system better allows the library to clearly demonstrate its value within the campus community. 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. 

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.