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Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 3:00pm
ProQuest User Group Meeting [Closed] Exhibitor session Sheraton Chicago
Chicago Ballroom 06
Description :

Meeting for current users of ProQuest solutions featuring a keynote speaker focusing on current trends in the library landscape. Small breakout sessions will include SummonCamp for current clients of the Summon service and an update session for RefWorks clients as well as sessions focused on specific topics and other products or services.

Come share your innovative uses of our products and services, your creative solutions, and your insights and learn from the experiences of others.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
9:00am - 4:00pm
Discovery to Delivery: Rethinking Resource Sharing [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
S404a
Description :

Patron discovery already takes place at any time and anywhere. New models are evolving. Delivery is also changing rapidly. Libraries are filling millions of requests through multiple channels, e.g. physical delivery, online delivery, and patron selected downloads. Patron-driven collection development is growing in popularity. Vendors are reacting and changing too. Trends and technologies in areas from discovery to delivery and a vision for the future will be discussed. The day will end with small group discussions among participants and presenters.

This event is made possible with sponsorship support from OCLC and Relais.

A separate ticket is required in order to attend this event. Register now at http://ala13.ala.org/register-now. Tickets will not be available at the door.

REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 21!

Rates: ALA Member , $199. ASCLA Member: $169. Retired or Student Member: $149. Non-Member, $219.

Cost :
189

Friday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Program for Cooperative Cataloging Program Training Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S501d
Description :

News, information and discussion related to the training activities of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Project MUSE User Group Breakfast Exhibitor session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
DuSable 21A-C
Description :

Hear the latest news on Project MUSE electronic book and journal collections, featuring over 500 journals and 20,000+ books from the most respected university presses and scholarly societies.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Hiding in Plain Cite: The Growing Importance of Content Neutrality in Library Discovery Services Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N132
Description :

As discovery services continue evolving to meet the growing needs of tech savvy librarians and end-users, providing unified access to the content purchased by and subscribed to by the library becomes increasingly important. Unfortunately, determining what content is presented for discovery to end-users is less and less under the direct control of the library and more and more determined by individual vendor policies. As the NISO Open Discovery Initiative has shown, there is a clear need for a more standard set of practices for how content is represented in discovery services and for the interactions between the discovery service providers and the information providers whose resources they represent. Described by Library Journal in its April 16th editorial “Discovering Reciprocity”, libraries are now faced with an inherent conflict of interest when content providers attempt to influence or dictate a library’s choice of discovery. Join members of the research library community for a panel discussion on the risks and rewards of “content neutrality”, the assurance that a library can make available its licensed content through the discovery services of its choice. Attendees will share experiences from their institutions and advise on ways in which they can regain control over the discovery of the resources they have purchased and licensed.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Collection Development & Community Expectations: Managing Collections and Balancing Resources in an Era of Budgetary Constraints Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S403
Description :

The challenges of the current economy are a common adversity faced by librarians in all types of institutions. With declining budgets and fewer resources librarians must make difficult decisions to meet their library’s overall mission. Join us to hear a panel of experienced librarians share examples of how they have met the challenges of managing various types of library collections, and how they continue to manage the expectations of their diverse customer groups.

8:30am - 10:00am
OCLC Results―and Revelations―from OCLC WorldShare Management Services Libraries Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N135
Description :

More than 100 libraries worldwide are "live" with OCLC WorldShare Management Services, a library services platform introduced in 2011 and built on WorldCat cooperative data. Join OCLC's Andrew K. Pace who will present revolutionary results from these libraries and a preview of what's coming next. Also, WMS community members will share the impact of WMS on their library's users and staff.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
STARS All Committee Meeting Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Open meeting time shared by many of RUSA/STARS committees

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
A Day in the Life of an E-Resource Librarian Using Alma: A Live Demonstration of End-to-End E-Resource Management in a Next Generation Library Environment Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N132
Description :

Managing e-resources in the next generation library has progressed leaps and bounds in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. Join this presentation for a live demonstration of how Alma approaches the management of e-journals and e-books, end-to-end. Session attendees will learn how Alma handles patron-driven acquisition, what activating a resource looks like in the system, the impact analytics such as cost-per-use inform decision-making when acquiring e-resources through Alma and more. This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with members of the Alma development team.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
ILL Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N231
Description :

A forum for programs and discussion of issues pertaining to interlibrary loan and resource sharing among all types of libraries.

Interests :
10:30am - 11:30am
Management of Electronic Reference Services Discussion Forum (MARS): Counting Counts: The State of Public Services Statistics & Reporting Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Burnham 23A-C
Description :

From pencils, to clickers, to software with immediate reporting, librarians and public service staff members have emphasized the importance of reference and research assistance. In this era of automated tracking and statistics, however, we often deal with different types of systems recording similar types of interactions. There may be one system for local/campus email reference and another for in-person interactions with patrons. At this discussion group, thought-provoking questions on these and related topics will inspire a useful discourse on how to effectively merge and/or manage these efforts and correlate them to student and library success.

10:30am - 11:30am
OCLC The Power of Shared Linked Data at the Network Level Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N135
Description :

As the Web has enabled ubiquitous and instantaneous discovery of information, library users expect to find material online. Libraries must aggregate their data to be more relevant on the Web; it’s not enough to have collections accessible only through an online catalog, but we need to weave library data throughout the Web. Ted Fons, OCLC Executive Director, Data Services, will demonstrate why we must use the latest ideas and technologies to make our shared library data consumable by Web services (including linked data and graph theory) and rethink the model of shared cataloging—to move away from record management to the management of entities that can be recognized and consumed on the Web.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 12:00pm
Floating Collection in a Large Academic Library Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

“If our libraries’ collection is ‘one collection, geographically dispersed,’ why do we have to ship books back to the library of origin after they are returned by a patron?” In response to this question, Penn State University Libraries charged a task force with examining the feasibility of a “floating collection” – a group of items that are not housed permanently at a specific library, but instead are shelved at the library that most recently discharged them. Floating collections have been successful in public libraries, but no evidence was found by the task force that the concept had been implemented in a large academic library system. This poster session will discuss the investigation into the feasibility of a floating collection in a large academic library, the pilot, and the successful implementation of a floating collection at Penn State. The floating collection, limited to circulating monographs in the general stacks of campus libraries, proved to be much easier to implement than the task force imagined it would be. Several potential “show-stoppers” were encountered during the pilot, but each was resolved successfully. In addition to reducing shipping costs and lessening staff workload, there were also some unintended benefits: collections were weeded, inactive reserves were discovered and removed, and searching in the catalog was improved. In these times of budget cuts and decreased staffing, floating collections just make sense. This poster proposal has also been submitted for consideration for the 2013 ACRL conference.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Patron Driven Acquisitions: Determining the Metrics to Measure a Program’s Performance Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

In July, 2011 the University of Arizona Libraries dramatically changed how it managed its monographic selection for both print and electronic books. Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) was introduced as the primary tool for the collection development of monographic holdings. This change in policy was a direct result of maintaining a commitment to meeting the research needs of our customers while facing an economic/budget crisis that resulted in the loss of roughly one-third of the full-time librarians.
PDA programs are based on vendor managed inventory or jointly managed inventory programs and are common in the private sector, but adapting this concept to collection development is relatively new to the library world. With that in mind, the library formed the On-Demand Information Delivery (ODID) Metrics team in January, 2012 to establish a set of metrics to evaluate the PDA program. The poster will examine the results of the team’s findings and provide extensive analysis of the purchases by Library of Congress (LC) classification, publishers, format type, and other metrics. The poster’s charts and graphs will illustrate study results, lessons learned, and provide an overview the changes to the collection created by the shift to PDA.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Up, Up, and Away with RDA! Integrating the New Rules Effectively into a Copy Cataloging Workflow Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library (UIC) will be adopting the Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging rules into their technical services workflows beginning Spring 2013. Adherence to the new standards will be a key factor for enhancing access to library materials, as well as for outreach to those non-library web communities who seek to organize their information for purposes of sharing their data for the greater good. In preparation for this, the Technical Services unit has been preparing for the formal workflow changes through an analysis of compounding factors, identifying necessary changes to the current workflow process, and creating and implementing training for affected faculty and staff.

In order to prepare staff for a smooth transition, the following factors and their influence were considered: local, national, and international impact of migration; the scope of changes needed to be made to bibliographic records; staffing resources; levels of staff training; potential conflicts with automated and outsourced workflows; ILS considerations; the roles of external cataloging agencies such as LC and OCLC; and the acceptance and concrete support of the local library administration.

This poster presentation will outline the outcomes of this analysis and implementation, including early statistical measurements of workflow outputs. Emphasis will be on detailing the training strategy and the proposed training model used to facilitate adoption, as well as flowcharts of policy decisions and anticipated workflow procedures. Handouts including training techniques and cataloging documentation samples will be available.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
19th Annual Reference Research Forum Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. This year’s topics are: Research Guides Usability Study, Two Birds, One Stone: Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Measure Service Process and Identify Usability Pain Points in Virtual Reference, and Query Clarification in Chat Reference: A Visual Transcript Analysis.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
OCLC Library Analytics―Data to Inform Decision-making and Measure Impact Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N227a
Description :

How can the collective data—shared, enriched and managed by libraries—be combined with analytic tools to inform decisions you are making, and demonstrate the value of your services to users and funders? Join Kathryn Harnish, OCLC Director, as she leads a panel discussion on today’s analytics technology and the impact on decision-making for libraries.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Many Books, Many Communities: How Choose to Read Ohio Encourages Ohioans to “Read Together, Read Ohio, Read for Life” Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

A statewide reading initiative for all ages, Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) encourages libraries, schools, families, and others to build a community of readers and an appreciation of Ohio authors and literature. Every two years, with the input of dozens of librarians and educators, CTRO selects and promotes a booklist of 15-20 exemplary titles by authors native to or resident of Ohio. A companion reader’s toolkit is created for each book. Toolkits include discussion questions, extension projects (developed in light of academic content standards and 21st Century Skills), and activities suitable for library programming, classroom adoption, or family or book group use. The poster session features sample toolkits (available for attendees to take), CTRO author READ posters and other marketing items, and photos and evaluation information from creative CTRO projects produced by public, school, and academic libraries. CTRO was established with an eye toward One Book, One Community and other large-scale reading programs, but rather than featuring a single title, CTRO was developed to be highly adaptable, to provide a selection of books and resources for any group from a small book club to a school district or city, and to communicate the breadth of Ohio literature. CTRO is a project of the State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library Association, Ohio Center for the Book, and other partners. It may be a model for local, regional, or state campaigns in support of collaboration, exploration, and the joy of reading and sharing books.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Power of Crowdsourcing: A Use Case from the Biodiversity Heritage Library Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

How can a library with limited staff efficiently improve the discoverability and interoperability of digital assets? Answer: Crowdsource metadata enhancement! The Biodiversity Heritage Library, an open access digital library consortium, utilizes Flickr to provide access to over 60,000 images extracted from its digital collections. While bibliographic metadata is associated with these images at the time of upload to Flickr, identification of the species illustrated within each image is absent. Without these identifications, users are unable to efficiently search within image collections. Crowdsourcing offers a promising solution.

BHL staff have hosted two Flickr Tagging Parties at the Smithsonian. With guidance from BHL staff, nearly 40 Smithsonian staff added species name tags to 448 images in the BHL Flickr, resulting in a 53% increase in the number of monthly images typically tagged and a 97% increase in monthly images shared with external databases. This success has prompted BHL staff to develop formal instructional material and organize public crowdsourcing events. Not only does the tagging of images provide discoverability in BHL Flickr, but the images that are tagged are also automatically added to the Encyclopedia of Life, providing a “two birds, one stone” scenario.

Through the use of workflow diagrams, “before and after” examples, and graphs demonstrating project successes, this poster will outline the strategies employed to direct crowdsourced metadata enhancement activities. The principles guiding BHL crowdsourcing activities can be adopted by any library seeking creative ways to improve the relevance of their resources in an increasingly digital world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Not Everyone Wears a Size 2.0: A Panel Discussion Featuring Primo Customers Who’ve Made Customizations Based on Usability Testing Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N127
Description :

Are you preparing to collect feedback from your users on their experience using your discovery interface? This is a presentation you won’t want to miss! Join members of the Primo customer community as they present case studies of customizations they’ve made to the Ex Libris Primo user interface. Primo is the most-widely used discovery and delivery tool in the library market today, with over 1900 institutions and counting. Product experts from Ex Libris will discuss the process of incorporating community feedback into future product releases, along with customer additions to the Ex Libris codeshare community, EL Commons. The panel will be followed by Q&A.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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