April 21, 2014

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


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


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


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


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


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.

Authority, Connectivity, and Discovery: The Evolving Role of Reference in the Wiki Age


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.

Cataloging at the Crossroads: Challenging the Only Show in Town


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.

eBooks: a New Paradigm in Douglas County, or a New Twist on the Past?


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.

eBooks: New Models, New Tools & New Approaches–A Discussion of Emerging Options


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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Increasing Faculty Usage of Streaming Video


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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