23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: CORE–Cost of Resource Exchange

August 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm | Posted in Tactics Sessions | Leave a comment

TACTICS SESSION

CORE: Cost of Resource Exchange
Jeff Aipperspach, Serials Solutions; Ed Riding, SirsiDynix; Ted Koppel, Auto-Graphics (co-author, not in attendance)
Reported by Janet Arcand

The authors came to propose a CORE standard out of a philosophical background that values “Cooptition”. Cooptition is defined as “cooperative competition,” a practice wherein competitors work with each other on a project basis to bring a product into the marketplace. Continue Reading 23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: CORE–Cost of Resource Exchange…

23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Harnessing the Spider Web

August 28, 2008 at 3:27 pm | Posted in Tactics Sessions | Leave a comment

TACTICS SESSION

Harnessing the Spider Web: Collaborative Serial Maintenance, Challenges and Solutions at UC

Sarah Gardner, University of California, Davis; Melissa Beck and Valerie Bross, University of California, Los Angeles
Reported by Marit S. Taylor

Sarah Gardner presented background on this project and explained how it was implemented at UC Davis.  In the wake of national and UC-wide studies of how to meet local needs while providing more efficiency, collaboration and quality in cataloging, the UC CONSER Funnel project was established in April of 2006, in coordination with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.  As background information, UC has ten campuses, 100+ individual libraries, with a shared library catalog, Melvyl, and shared offsite storage.  They also have a large shared digital collection, the California Digital Library, which includes both commercial content and digitized UC content.  Cataloging and maintenance for these electronic resources were performed by UC San Diego for the whole university system. The original idea of working with CONSER for print serials came from Pat French at UC Davis. UC Davis had a particular motivation.  For many years they had been an RLIN library, and in late 2005, as part of a large OCLC reclamation project, they needed to overlay a massive number of serial records, which created many problems.  For example, UC Davis wanted to preserve information in their local records that should have been in the national OCLC records. Continue Reading 23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Harnessing the Spider Web…

23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Marketing Library Database Services to End Users

August 28, 2008 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Tactics Sessions | Leave a comment

TACTICS SESSION

Marketing Library Database Services to End Users
Brie Betz, Elsevier; Stephanie Willen Brown, University of Connecticut; Deb Barberi
Reported by Sarah Tusa

In light of the substantial funding that libraries are compelled to direct to research databases, basic accountability dictates that library administrators must be able to justify the ongoing commitment of these monies.  Usage statistics for library materials have traditionally been an essential component of collection assessment and certainly remain so in the digital environment.  The presenters of this session covered the overview and implementation of the student ambassador, SAm, program developed by Elsevier in conjunction with the SCOPUS research database.  Brie Betz provided the following url for more detailed information: http://www.info.scopus.com/setup/promo/.  Essentially, a SAm is a graduate student who is trained to demonstrate SCOPUS to subject librarians, faculty, students and other researchers, to show these constituents ways to expand and improve search results and to provide feedback for further product development.  Based on a review of the total number of searches conducted at six participating institutions, Elsevier observed that usage nearly doubled over a five-month period. Betz went on to demonstrate that the University of Connecticut’s experience with the SAm program did indeed increase searches at her campus by 275%.  Most notably, one of her Powerpoint slides indicated phenomenal increases for October and November 2007 over the same months in 2006.  In general, the total number of searches for 2007 was 45,651, compared to 16,548 searches in 2006. Continue Reading 23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Marketing Library Database Services to End Users…

23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Painless Decisions

August 28, 2008 at 3:17 pm | Posted in Tactics Sessions | Leave a comment

TACTICS SESSION

Painless Decisions: Serials and Digital Initiatives
Mary Marshall, Independent Consultant; Linda Barr, Webfeat, Inc.
Reported by Jennifer O’Brien

Mary Marshall, an independent consultant and former librarian, speculates that while methods may have changed with the ongoing move to electronic format and delivery, the lifecycle of serials remains the same.  Using examples from academic libraries as well as commercial organizations, Ms. Marshall elucidated ongoing changes in technical service, public service, and publishing.  Most specifically, changes such as federated searching, blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, simpler interfaces, and the ongoing consolidation of resources have resulted in increased utilization of all library resources. Continue Reading 23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Painless Decisions…

23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: E-Resource Management in the For-Profit World

August 27, 2008 at 11:43 pm | Posted in Tactics Sessions | Leave a comment

TACTICS SESSION

E-Resource Management in the For-Profit World: Soothing the Sting
Sarah Morris, Reed Smith; Steve Oberg, Abbott Laboratories
Reported by Jennifer Arnold

Are libraries the same or different in the for-profit world? In their session “E-Resource Management in the For-Profit World,” presenters Sarah Morris and Steve Oberg offered a wide-ranging discussion of this question, as well as the challenges of managing serials and electronic resources in corporate libraries.  Based on their own experiences at Reed Smith LLP (Sarah) and Abbott Laboratories (Steve), the presenters considered the ways in which corporate libraries also feel the sting of managing serials, user expectations, and negotiating with publishers and vendors. Continue Reading 23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: E-Resource Management in the For-Profit World…

23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Taking the Sting Out of Multiple Format Serial Displays

August 27, 2008 at 11:35 pm | Posted in Tactics Sessions | Leave a comment

TACTICS SESSION

Taking the Sting Out of Multiple Format Serial Displays
Marsha Seamans and Nancy Lewis, University of Kentucky

Reported by Julie Kane

Marsha Seamans and Nancy Lewis presented their journey to provide access to e-journals through their catalog in “Taking the Sting Out of Multiple Format Serial Displays,” a well-attended, standing-room-only tactics session in Phoenix. The purpose of the presentation was to highlight Voyager’s Bib Linking feature, their latest addition. First, some history was needed: why provide access to e-resources through the catalog at all? There is a need to attach acquisition records to an item and to let users know that when a title has been cancelled in print, electronic access is still available. There is also a need to facilitate discovery of materials instead of merely cataloging what is physically held. Continue Reading 23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Taking the Sting Out of Multiple Format Serial Displays…

23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: E-Books vs. Print

August 27, 2008 at 11:26 pm | Posted in Tactics Sessions | Leave a comment

TACTICS SESSION

E-Books Vs. Print: Which Is the Better Value?
Jonathan Bunkell, Elsevier
Reported by Amy Carlson

ScienceDirect provides three different types of electronic book collections at present: major reference works, book series and their e-book collection of monographs. Jonathan Bunkell presented research conducted by Elsevier to determine advantages and cost effectiveness of a distinct subset of electronic books that they offer. They looked at expenditures, usage statistics and access information from members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL), and the Council of Australian University Libraries (CAUL) to assist in their value comparisons. Continue Reading 23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: E-Books vs. Print…

23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Simplifying Licensed Resources Access Through Shibboleth

August 27, 2008 at 11:17 pm | Posted in Tactics Sessions | Leave a comment

TACTICS SESSION

Simplifying Licensed Resource Access Through Shibboleth

Holly Eggleston, University of California, San Diego
Reported by Virginia A. Rumph

Holly Eggleston began by reviewing our current dilemma with electronic resources.  Libraries have been providing access to licensed electronic resources for at least ten years, but as more resources are provided the expenditure of time, effort, and money to troubleshoot and maintain access has grown out of control.  Maintaining lists of IP ranges with vendors and managing remote access are two of the biggest headaches.  Problems with remote IP access include the need for patrons to configure their machines, and remember multiple passwords, as well as the maintenance of an IP list by the library and its vendors.  In an ideal world there would be integrated access regardless of location, a consistent user experience, reduced maintenance overhead, and reliable authentication for vendors.  How do we get there?  Continue Reading 23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Simplifying Licensed Resources Access Through Shibboleth…

23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Images of Academic Librarians

August 27, 2008 at 11:11 pm | Posted in Tactics Sessions | 1 Comment

TACTICS SESSION

Images of Academic Librarians: How Tenure-Track Librarians Portray Themselves in the Promotion and/or Tenure Process
June Garner and Karen Davidson, both from Mississippi State University
Reported by Christine Freeman

Going through the promotion/tenure process can be a harrowing experience for librarians. Requirements for promotion/tenure can, and do, vary from institution to institution across the country. June Garner and Karen Davidson, both librarians at Mississippi State University, have attempted to take the “sting” out of preparing for the promotion/tenure process.

Two important areas that they felt were of the utmost concern for librarians preparing the promotion/tenure process include: what types of contributions are expected for successful promotion/tenure at Carnegie institutions, and what advice would already promoted/tenured librarians give to new tenure-track librarians. Continue Reading 23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Tactics Session: Images of Academic Librarians…

23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Strategy Session: Stung If You Do, Stung if You Don’t?

August 26, 2008 at 12:29 pm | Posted in Strategy Sessions | Leave a comment

STRATEGY SESSION

Stung If You Do, Stung If You Don’t?  The Good and the Bad of the Big Deal
Steve Fallon, Accucoms; Gary Ives, Texas A&M University
Reported by Sarah Tusa

Steve Fallon began the presentation with an overview of events in the publishing industry that have influenced the development of the big deal.  He explained that smaller publishers have been losing ground as print subscriptions declined and the market changed with evolving technology.  Hence, small publishers began outsourcing their sales and marketing services to companies such as Accucom, which has the means to acquire feedback from libraries and provide that information to the publishers.  With this purpose in mind, Accucom launched a market survey, the results of which Fallon shared in this strategy session. Continue Reading 23:3 (2008:09) 23rd Conference (2008): Strategy Session: Stung If You Do, Stung if You Don’t?…

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