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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.