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    eBooks & Libraries: Near and Future eBook Trends
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-02-22) Ives, Gary ; Mouw, James ; Hawkins, Donald ; Shelburne, Wendy ; Ferguson, Cris ; Burright, Mariann ; Information Today, Inc. ; Texas A & M University ; University of Chicago ; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ; Furman University ; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
    Panel of six leading eBook experts, including university librarians, will discuss the future growth and trends of eBook use by academic, university, and corporate librarians.
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    Transforming Into Effective Electronic Resource Management Organizations
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-19) Walters, Tyler O. ; Carrico, Jeff ; Georgia Institute of Technology
    Libraries are experiencing rapid evolution into an environment of increasingly digital resources, where building a strong collaborative relationship between the acquisition of information resources and technological support for their access, use, and preservation is critical. The speakers will address the drivers behind this experience, how it is being expressed in academic libraries, and what are the common outcomes for the library organization.
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    Usage Statistics for Serials Decision-Making
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-03-25) Belvadi, Melissa ; Schufreider, Bob ; Maryville University ; MPS Technologies
    This session has two parts. The first part will discuss the trials and tribulations of the current library wrestling with how to collect, consolidate and prepare a thoughtful analysis of their usage data from their vendors and how new systems are in place to help libraries achieve their goals. The second part will explore ways to use such data from vendors and local servers to make new/renewal/cancellation decisions for serials in particular.
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    The Changing Information World or If We are Truly at the Center It will be Okay if the World Turns Upside Down
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-03-25) MacEwan, Bonnie J. ; Auburn University
    Recording of the closing keynote, as well as followup discussion and comments
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    Containing the E-resources Explosion
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-02-23) Duncan, Cheri ; James Madison University
    James Madison Universities e-resources have increased exponentially each year since the Libraries began acquiring electronic journals in 1997. To accommodate this explosion, the JMU Libraries is constantly revising workflow, modifying procedures, and adopting new technologies. Currently the Serials Unit which handles the bulk of e-resource ordering, cataloging, and managing also oversees the library management systems, including the library catalog, ERM, the linkresolver, and the metasearch system. Members of the unit also include a full-time statistical analyst who compiles all of the Libraries statistics and maintains the Libraries' ERM database. The presentation follows the JMU Libraries adaptation to electronic resource acquisition and management since the first e-journals were acquired, including how issues were addressed, technology employed, and workflow, policies, and procedures modified. The program also uses audience participation as it looks at future challenges related to e-resources and JMU's planning to meet those challenges.
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    Busier Than Ever: Rethinking Reference Statistics For The Digital Age
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-02-23) Welch, Jeanie M. ; University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Reference service has evolved in the digital age to include email, live chat, and Web pages. This had led to a need to include these new means of providing service into the statistical reporting of reference activity. As traditional numbers for reference service have stagnated or declined, the inclusion of email, live chat, and Web pages in statistical reporting provides a more accurate picture of reference-related activities. This paper discusses going beyond the traditional measures of reference service (i.e., number of reference/directional questions and number of telephone questions received at the reference desk) to include the number of email queries received by individual reference librarians, the number of queries received in live chat sessions (both local and consortium-based group chat), and the number of visits to reference-generated library Web sites. This paper presents the challenges of including these new categories in reference service statistical reporting and proposes a model for their inclusion. These challenges include the need to expand the traditional statistical reporting criteria required by government and professional agencies and the need for standardization in reporting new types of reference transactions, including virtual reference. This paper also discusses the new National Information Standards Organization's NISO Z39.7-2004 standards that include the reporting of the usage of library-generated Web pages and e-mail and virtual reference queries in a reference department. The discussion includes two specific subcategories in the new NISO standards (7.3.1 Virtual Reference Transactions and Virtual Visits) that provide definitions for these types of reference activities. Gathering these new statistics will be discussed as well as the importance of including such statistics provides a more complete of reference activity at a time when traditional forms of reference service have declined.
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    The Preservation of a Campus: a Cooperative Grant Project with a Digital Product
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-02-24) Ludwig, Deborah ; Schulte, Becky ; University of Kansas
    In the summer of 2006, the University of Kansas was awarded a $130,000 grant from the Getty Foundation. The grant is part of the Foundation's campus heritage initiative to help colleges and universities plan for the preservation of their significant historic buildings, sites and landscapes. Three units of the University, Design and Construction Management, Scholarly Digital Initiatives, and the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, will be working together for the first time to create an innovative and dynamic web-based resource as part of this preservation initiative The outcome will be a multi-tiered web presentation of the KU campus' historic context during three periods of significant development, featuring photographic images, campus maps, and landscape and architectural drawings and renderings. Important university documents will also contribute to the historical and enduring value of the final product. The presentation will include a general overview and listing of improvements for five historically registered facilities and four to six additional contributing facilities. The technological approach to creating the presentation consists of an XML document framework with links into a repository of images and into the University’s institutional repository of scholarly information, KU Scholarworks, as well as links to external sources of historical information about the campus. Creating a preservable web resource with perpetual access is another important goal of the project. Two presenters, the Director of Academic Enterprise Systems and the University Archivist, will discuss methods of collaboration, project management, creating the content, and leveraging technology in creative new ways. Luna Insight, XTF and XML text, DSpace, and Basecamp for project management are technologies in use for sharing image files and documents among both on-site and off-site project partners and for building the web presentation.
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    A Collaborative, Criteria-Based Approach for Electronic Resource Purchase and Renewals
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-02-22) Bordeaux, Abigail ; McManus, Alesia ; State University of New York at Binghamton
    Binghamton University Libraries developed a collaborative, criteria-based approach to support electronic resources renewal decisions and to develop and prioritize a wish list of needed resources. In light of a flat collections budget, we needed a way to evaluate our current subscriptions to determine their continued relevance. We also wanted to create a wish list of needed resources to share with the University administration as a means to demonstrate the need for a base budget increase and to be prepared in the event that funds became available. It was important that our process be inclusive of all the subject librarians and that it be able to equitably assess needs across disciplines, taking into account breadth of use and audience as balanced against depth and uniqueness of the resource. One of the speakers was part of a team at the University of Maryland Libraries that developed a decision grid for electronic resources cancellation decisions. The purpose of the grid, which included factors of access; cost effectiveness; breadth/audience; and uniqueness, was to allow the participants to objectively judge electronic resources against an agreed upon set of criteria. We will discuss how this process was adapted for use by Binghamton University Libraries and evaluate how it performed in a different research library environment.
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    Discovering Value : Discovery Services and ERM Systems Together
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-19) Fleck, Nancy ; Fons, Ted ; Innovative Interfaces ; Michigan State University
    Discovery services platforms have the potential to replace the OPAC and federated search engines as the primary search tool in libraries. Given their potential prominence in the discovery and delivery process, it is critical that the ERMS managed by the library staff provide value added information about available electronic resources.
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    An Analysis of Seven Metadata Creation Guidelines: Issues and Implications
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-19) Park, Jung-ran ; Lu, Caime ; Drexel University. College of Information Science and Technology