Early Bird Sessions


OCLC WorldShare Management Services and What it Offers Library Staff and Their Patrons

Craig Johnson, OCLC. Location: L206

OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) are an integrated suite of cloud-based library management and discovery applications. They are packaged together to give librarians a comprehensive, cost-effective way to manage library workflows and improve access to library collections and services. The applications include acquisitions, circulation, license management, metadata management, interlibrary loan, analytics and discovery. WMS offers libraries cost savings, workflow efficiencies and the ability to deliver new value to users by sharing the work with other libraries. With WMS, libraries free up resources so they can focus on the higher priorities that make their institutions unique and serve their users better.

“Repositories, from Flophouse to 5-Star Resort: The Model Matters”

Dave Stout, bepress. Location: Harmon Room

The concept of the “institutional repository” has changed greatly over the past seven years. As a community, we’ve gone from being the “Innkeeper at the Roach Motel” (see: https://minds.wisconsin.edu/handle/1793/22088) to seeing that these services are critical to promoting student and faculty achievement and as such vital to recruitment, retention and funding. Today, many libraries describe Digital Commons as the most important investment they’ve made, with the most significant impact on campus. Join us to learn why, and how the bepress model helps libraries provide digital scholarship showcase and publishing services campus-wide in a scalable, sustainable manner, with maximum success and impact.


NO HAND-HOLDING NEEDED: When Technology Meets Patrons

Ed Berkowitz, Crowley. Location: Field House.

Today’s patrons are generally tech-savvy and demand digital options, but there are those who still think a mouse is furry (and who can suck the day out of library staff). Crowley representative Ed Berkowitz will demonstrate two of today’s most popular systems that meet the needs of all patrons. The Zeutschel zeta, a touchpad overhead book copy system, digitizes easily while reducing wear and tear on bound books and loose documents. The Crowley UScan reads, digitizes and prints from any microform via a simple interface. Both units are ILL-compatible and can be fitted with pay-per-use systems for a quick return on investment. Discover how selecting the right technology can simultaneously enhance library services and librarian’s schedules.