Category Archives: Track C

C105: Engaging the Campus to Revolutionize the Library

Track C: (International Ballroom West) —  Community Engagement – Monday 23 October 
16:15 – 17:00

This interactive presentation discusses steps taken by the administration of the Mardigian Library during the 2014 academic year to engage the university campus in a broad conversation regarding the library’s role and services to the community. A cross-functional, campus-wide taskforce gathered input and recommended key elements essential to revolutionizing the library’s position as a valued partner in the academic mission and metropolitan vision of the university. Building on best practices from other university campuses, a review of the literature, and input from campus constituencies, the team also partnered with BrightSpot, an innovation consultant, to further develop recommendations for learning spaces, digital presence, technology, and collaboration spaces. Using a series of learning space and service design exercises, attendees gain experience with how to engage library staff and their broader communities in thinking differently about their library. New services (3D printing), spaces (experimental active learning classrooms), and campus collaborations based on results from the engagement process are discussed.

Presented by: Julia Daniel-Walkuski, Patrick Armatis

NETWORKING RECEPTION in the Sponsor Showcase

Track A: (International Ballroom Center) —  Discovery, Navigation, & Search – Monday 23 October 
17:00 – 18:00

Information Today, Inc. invites all conference registrants and exhibitors to this special Networking Reception in the Sponsor Showcase. This is a great time to gather with fellow Internet Librarians and suppliers, renew acquaintances, meet new colleagues, sample tasty goodies, and check out the latest products and services in a relaxed atmosphere.

Innovating, Experimenting & Building a Future of Libraries in a Digital Transformation

Keynote – Tuesday 24 October 
08:45 – 09:45

As a former journalist, our speaker has a unique perspective on the future of libraries and the challenges of digital transformation. Hear his insights and ideas as well as some of the innovative and creative experiments in and with libraries currently underway in California.

 

Presented by: Greg Lucas

C201/C202: Digitization of Collections

Track C: (International Ballroom West) —  Content Management – Tuesday 24 October 
10:30 – 12:15

This fast-paced double session focuses on five different digitization stories. One of the largest online photograph collections in the world is available through The Revs Institute, the premier destination to study and explore one of the most comprehensive archives of automotive history ever preserved for scholars and connoisseurs. Within the Institute resides both a museum and a library, including vintage automobiles and an ever-expanding catalog of rare books, photographs, and archival collections. These diverse collections uniquely explore the evolution of automobile design and the industry’s influence on modern culture. Hear how in collaboration with Pixel Acuity and Stanford University, Revs digitizes and makes available more than 6,000 images per month (460,000 currently available with 600,000 more to go). The digitization team cleans and processes every negative and slide, creates finding aids, and adds metadata for each individual image. Volunteer support at all stages as well as crowd-sourcing edits and additions to the metadata from researchers and automotive enthusiasts from around the world adds to the project. Hulser describes two digitization projects. One is focused on an archive collection of glass and lantern slides of the La Brea Tar Pits created in the early 1900s made more accessible for research, marketing, and communications purposes. These items are now stored in a KE-EMu specimen management system, indexed and linked to an EOS online library catalog, and accessible for reproduction and rights management in a digital asset management system. The other project is digitization of an entire run of the NHMLAC peer-reviewed journal Contributions in Science (CiS) in collaboration with the Smithsonian Libraries to enable content discovery at the article level in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Altmetrics analytic tools were then able to be applied to provide an understanding of online attention to research articles beyond traditional bibliometrics of citation counting. Barrilleaux discusses LOUIS’ Affordable Learning LOUISiana, which is aligned with the national affordability program for higher education. Partnering with local, statewide, and national partners to lower textbooks costs for Louisiana higher-education students. The initiative focuses on the course adoption of open textbooks and open educational resources (OERs), the finding of resources using fellows to match available open textbooks and OERs from existing repositories —Open Textbook Library, OER Commons, and MERLOT—with Louisiana’s common course catalog, and the supporting technology. Hear more about the Find Textbooks portal where faculty can search for their courses and see a linked list of available open textbooks and OERs available for adoption, or recommend one. Boulie presents a case study in success begetting success and discusses internal marketing strategies and techniques to build momentum for increased interest in digitization and digital collections. Success in digitization resulted in applying the workflows, storage strategies, file naming conventions, and best practices to other museum digital outputs and also led to increased donor interest in supporting future digitization efforts. Definitely a magic sauce recipe for success!

Presented by: Mark Vargas, Richard P. Hulser, Marissa Kings, Jaime Barrilleaux, Lee Boulie

C203: Negotiating Skills & License Agreements

Track C: (International Ballroom West) —  Content Management – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

Libraries in all verticals are facing budget cuts. Hear from the author of the definitive book on how to more effectively negotiate econtent licenses with vendors about how to achieve better deals with vendors, resulting in more money for the library. Then get a case study that began with a desire of all Ontario hospitals (155) to participate in licensing of the first provincially (ministry of health) funded medical library resource. Hear the ups and downs of the process, including the agreement, support by the publisher/vendor, the quest for key players in the province to support the proposal, and, finally, to have this license signed and implemented.

Presented by: Mike Gruenberg, Sandra Kendall