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    Promoting and Marketing E-Resources
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-21) Alford, Emily
    This paper will focus on how academic libraries can promote and market their eResources. What works? What doesn’t? How do we educate our users about changes, updates, and information about our eResources.
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    The Life & Times of an Embedded Librarian
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-21) Chilton, Galadriel
    In Fall 2007, Galadriel became the embedded librarian for four sections of a Communications Studies class, and in Spring 2008 she is the embedded librarian for 3 sections of the same course. This presentation reviews what she did or is doing and whether she believes -- based on anecdotal data, student bibliographies, and student self-evaluations -- being an embedded librarian is an effective means of teaching students about eResources and other library services.
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    E-Resources: Enigma or Dilemma, or Both
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-21) Wilson, Thomas C.
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    Making the Most of E-Journal Usage Data
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20) Baker, Gayle ; Read, Eleanor ; Manoff, Maribeth
    Libraries with collections of electronic journals receive vendor-supplied usage reports on a regular basis. Some also obtain data from local sources such as link resolvers. This presentation will discuss how these data are manipulated and enhanced for administrative and collection management purposes at the University of Tennessee Libraries.
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    The Name Game: Creating Organization Name Authority Within an ERM
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20) Blake, Kristen ; Samples, Jacquie
    This presentation describes North Carolina State University’s creation of an authority file for organization names within its electronic resources management system to enhance tracking and reporting capabilities. The discussion includes a review of practices across the academic library community, strategies for data evaluation, best practices, and challenges in implementation.
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    Connecting with Students in their Digital World
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20) Corson, Gerri ; Gettys, Rebecca ; Liss, Kenneth
    More than three dozen academic libraries have used a new tool called LibGuides to create new kinds of research guides with a 2.0 look and feel. Librarians from the University of South Carolina will show how LibGuides has transformed their web presence by streamlining resources into a more dynamic and intuitive experience for their patrons. Boston College’s LibGuides project leader will show how LibGuides has changed not just the research guides but the librarians who created them, helping them shape and manage their online presence and interaction with students.
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    The Usage Data Big Picture: A Look at the Collection Analysis Tools and Usage Standards Currently Available, and the Important Questions Still Surrounding Usage Data
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20) Stamison, Christine ; Mouw, James ; Cohn, Kevin
    The availability and application of online usage data continues to grow. Usage statistics are now considered a crucial tool in collection analysis. Yet usage data is not the only measure of value and important questions still remain. Do we need to better define usage statistics? Can the data be flawed? Our librarian, vendor and publisher panel will explore these and other questions, and examine the current tools and standards available to help libraries more effectively gather, integrate and analyze usage data.
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    CORE: Cost of Resource Exchange
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20) Aipperspach, Jeff ; Koppel, Ted ; Riding, Ed
    Libraries are beginning to purchase Electronic Resource Management systems to help them track the increasingly large percentage of their budgets allocated to electronic resources. However, ERM systems are not always purchased from the vendor supplying the library’s ILS. As a result, batch processes or tedious manual entry is necessary to make ILS-based acquisitions data available to ERM users. This program will introduce an initiative, called CORE, that has as its goal creation of a standard protocol for identifying and transferring acquisitions data elements from ILS to ERM.
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    E-Resources Usage Data: Apples to Oranges and Fixing Holes
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20) Boston, George ; Whang, Michael ; Hogarth, Margaret ; Schader, Barbara
    This presentation is intended to illustrate how the Western Michigan University Libraries and the University of California, Riverside Libraries gather, store and access statistics, and how they are utilized to develop, manage, enhance and monitor the Libraries collections. Scholarly Stats, COUNTER, SFX and publisher statistics have been used in addition to non-standard metrics in a non-COUNTER compliant format have been integrated to provide actionable data. In addition, WMU will discuss future enhancements for the SUSHI initiative and Verde (direct integration of the usage data within an ERMS) and how the data will be used to enhance the assessment process. UCR has reorganized workflows and staffing with a new AUL in an effort to plug holes in our electronic resource life cycle and decision making. We are utilizing usage data in practical and informative ways in order to make selection, cancellation, and fee-for-service decisions. Did our efforts to build buy-in work? A lively question and answer session will follow the presentations.
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    Electronic Resources in a Next Generation Catalog
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20) Robertson, Wendy
    The University of Iowa recently implemented Primo, a next generation catalog. We included not only our traditional MARC catalog, but our electronic resources database, A-Z list, materials in ContentDM and Libraries website. This presentation will discuss this issues involved with combining these various electronic resources in one system.