About the Early Bird Sessions
Each morning of the conference between 8:15am-9am, there are Early Bird Sessions that allow conference attendees to learn more about the conference sponsors’ products and services.
Q: What’s next with Institutional Repositories? A: The Network
bepress – DeWitt Wallace Library, Harmon Room
Dave Stout, Sales Director, bepress Digital Commons Services
We see a future where IR’s are connected so that each island of scholarship can be made more visible. The Digital Commons Network provides readers with a path to travel from an article of interest in one repository to related articles in other repositories. By extending the path of research indefinitely, there are no more dead ends: discovery never stops.
Bepress’s Dave Stout will explore the idea that scholarship is a community enterprise. Individual institutional repositories are developed by librarians working with researchers, librarians, faculty, and students. Imagine the increased value of these individual institutional efforts when hundreds of these repositories are woven together into a discipline-specific Commons, where a user can view and follow popular authors, institutions, and publications in that user’s field of interest.
It Wasn’t Designed for Librarians!
Springer – DeWitt Wallace Library, Room 206
How the new Springer platform incorporates the latest mobile technologies and search capabilities for your users
Maura Diamond, Account Manager for Academic Libraries in the Midwest and Laura Brown, Executive Licensing Manager for Academic Libraries in Western US and Canada
The newest Springer platform was designed with your user in mind. The site features search results that are tailored to your institution, a layout that adapts to the device, and the fastest page loads in the industry. It’s a cool look at what publishing can look like in a digital world. Come join us for a brief tour of the new link.springer.com and how it’s making the lives of your users much, much easier!
OCLC: WorldShare Mgmt Services: Cooperative Library Management
OCLC – DeWitt Wallace Library, L03
Craig Johnson, OCLC, Library Services Consultant
OCLC WorldShare™ Management Services provide a unified, Web-based environment that streamlines cataloging, acquisitions, license management and circulation efforts while sharing relevant data across traditionally disparate workflows. WorldShare™ Management Services also connect back-office library activities directly to a powerful discovery tool, making it easier and faster to get resources into the hands of library users.
eBooks, eBooks & more eBooks
DeWitt Wallace Library, Harmon Room
Kelli Gochenaur, Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO Publishing
Scott Wasinger, Vice President of eBooks, EBSCO Publishing
Lots of e-book options – a good thing…once you can make sense of them. Subscribe or purchase? Outright or demand driven purchase? Why not throw in short-term loan and loan-to-own? And these are just business model considerations. This session will address key points to consider when navigating e-book business model and other options, including ordering services (e.g. EBSCOhost Collection Manager, GOBI, and OASIS), e-book providers, user experience, and digital preservation.
Ex Libris Alma – Unlocking Opportunities for Collaboration
DeWitt Wallace Library, Room 206
Bryan Arvison, Account Manager, Ex Libris North America
Ex Libris Alma is a unified resource management solution that supports the entire suite of library operations—selection, acquisition, metadata management, digitization, and fulfillment—for the full spectrum of library resources, including print, electronic and digital, regardless of location. Often replacing several traditional library systems, Alma reduces the time spent working in separate systems, streamlines workflows and facilitates collaboration between colleagues and across networks of institutions. Join us for this Alma overview and live demonstration.