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Format: 09/21/2017 - 5pm
Format: 09/21/2017 - 5pm
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Friday, January 24 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
LibHack 2014 [$] Other Offsite Location
Univ of Pennsylvania Libraries Special Collections Ctr
Description :

LibHack 2014, sponsored by the LITA Library Code Year Interest Group, OCLC, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), features opportunities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced programmers to create something and improve their coding chops.

The hackathon features two separate tracks, one track for beginners that will hack on the OCLC WorldCat Search API and an intermediate/advanced track that will hack on the DPLA API. API specialists will be on hand to introduce both APIs and to assist participants throughout the day.

The registration fee ($25) includes lunch, snacks, an unlimited stream of coffee, and a tshirt. More information, including registration, is available at http://www.libhack.org.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Cost :
$25

Saturday, January 25 - 7:00am

7:00am - 10:00am
OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Meeting Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 C
Description :

Learn what’s new with Dewey, including DDC 23 and WebDewey 2.0, and share ideas and notes with your ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group colleagues during this combined meeting.

RDA and Public Library catalogs: stories from the front lines.
A discussion how public library technical services staff are transitioning themselves and their catalogs to RDA. Come listen and share your experiences concerning staff training, adjusting work flows, massaging data, and working around ILS shortcomings.

Saturday, January 25 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Project MUSE User Group Breakfast Exhibitor session Marriott
Franklin 01
Description :

Hear the latest on Project MUSE electronic book and journal collections, featuring over 550 journals and 23,000 books from the most respected university presses and scholarly societies.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
OverDrive's Roadmap Breakfast [Closed] Exhibitor session Marriott
Grand B
Description :

Learn about the details on OverDrive's roadmap. Share your feedback and input on OverDrive's platform and other industry activities to help OverDrive plan for other enhancements.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, January 25 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:15am
HarperCollins Adult Book Buzz Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
114 Lecture Hall
Description :

The HarperCollins Library Marketing team is pleased to present forthcoming titles for Summer 2014. Get the inside track on your favorite authors and discover a few new ones! Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
OCLC The Future of FirstSearch and WorldCat Local: What OCLC's New Discovery Services Mean for Your Library Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
108 B
Description :

The new experience for FirstSearch integrates the best features of OCLC’s discovery interfaces into a single service that enables library users and staff to discover and access resources—especially electronic and digital materials—held by their home library alongside those held by libraries around the world through WorldCat. Come see the new service and learn about plans for its ongoing expansion in the future. The program will also feature a preview of features in beta testing for WorldCat Local—OCLC’s premium webscale discovery service. Hear from colleagues about their experiences thus far and share your perspectives about discovery in your library.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
The Continuing Evolution of Digital Comics in Libraries Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
104 B
Description :

description to come

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Assessment, Simplified – A Unified, Data-driven Approach to Decision Support Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

With a global push to manage library operations more efficiently, all levels of staff need access to real-time data to perform their jobs day-to-day. At the same time, library collections are growing in diversity, needing flexible tools for analysis across all collections and resource types. Join Ex Libris to discuss the shift from static, scheduled assessment and reporting to accessing data at the point of need. Learn how academic and research libraries are simplifying assessment to increase transparency for their stakeholders, and streamline operations for both staff and patrons.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Electronic Resources Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 A
Description :

Topic: Dr. Sarah Sutton presents on Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians, followed by open discussion

Speaker Bio:
After 12 years as a practicing electronic resources librarian and earning a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University, in 2012 Dr. Sarah Sutton accepted a position on the faculty of the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University. Her dissertation research on core competencies led to the creation of the recently published Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at ESU, Dr. Sutton continues to pursue research on librarian competencies, to promote the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians, and serves on the NASIG Executive Board.
Abstract:
In July 2013, NASIG endorsed and published Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians providing long needed standards upon which libraries may base electronic resource librarian (ERL) position descriptions, supervisors may base ERL performance evaluations, and LIS master’s programs may base electronic resources curriculum development. In this presentation, Sarah Sutton, who chaired the task force that developed them, aims to briefly describe the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians, their history and development including the research from which they were derived. The aim of this presentation is also to provide a synopsis of some of the uses to which the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians have so far been put in libraries, both anticipated (e.g. curriculum development) and unanticipated (e.g. workflow and personnel re-organization). It will conclude with an audience discussion of the planned and potential future impacts of the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians.

Saturday, January 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Collection Management in Public Libraries Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Room 403
Description :

Join in on this open discussion about collection development practices in public libraries. Previous discussions have included eBook platforms, downloadable music, and open source products.

Sunday, January 26 - 7:30am

7:30am - 9:30am
ICOLC Consortia Breakfast [Closed] Exhibitor session, Social event Marriott
Grand L
Description :

ICOLC Consortia Breakfast Meeting

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, January 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
New Publications Advisory Board Meeting (ACRL) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Congress B
Description :

n/a

8:30am - 10:00am
Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussions Group (ACRL STS) Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

This session will examine how publishers of e-books and e-journals are packaging their content for academic libraries. Please join representatives from the publishing and library communities for a discussion that will consider topics such as: multiple platforms for e-books and e-journals vs unified platforms for content; re-packaging collections of e-reference works into electronic databases; subscription-only vs purchase options for e-resources; sales models for titles and collections in e-book archives; print-on-demand for e-books; digital rights management, usage stats, and altmetrics.

Sunday, January 26 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:30am
Discovery Showcase: Thinking Like Today’s Patron Exhibitor session Marriott
Franklin 07
Description :

Discovery solutions revolutionize how students and researchers discover, access and use library resources of all types, and aim to provide a new search experience for library collections. With more materials available to the library patrons than ever before and working in a competitive environment (Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search, etc.) libraries are finding new ways to maximize the use of the set of tools in their disposal. Join us to examine how institutions have deployed and enhanced their discovery solutions to meet today’s patron needs and how libraries are promoting information literacy rather through these tools.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Library of Congress BIBFRAME Update Forum Pennsylvania Convention Center
114 Lecture Hall
Description :

The Library of Congress will share recent progress in development and testing of the new bibliographic framework, BIBFRAME, in the linked-data environment.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 11:30am

11:45am - 12:30pm
ALA Masters Series - ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-Book Vendors and more, ALA Masters session Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
202 B
Description :

ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-Book Vendors and more, ALA Masters session

In an ALA Masters Series session, members of ReadersFirst--a movement to improve e-book access and services for public library users--will introduce the organization and talk about the tool they’ve developed to help libraries evaluate ebook vendors, the ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-Book Vendors. Members of the ReadersFirst Working Group including Michael Santangelo, Electronic Resources Coordinator for BookOps--Library Services Center (Shared Technical Services of the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library) and Michael Blackwell, Manager, Dublin Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, will discuss the process of how the guide was built, how the criteria were created, and how vendors are scored according to these criteria. They will also address future plans for the ReadersFirst movement. This ALA Masters session takes place Sunday, January 26, 11:45-12:30pm.
The ALA Masters Series is a Midwinter Meeting chance to hear and talk to experts from across library specialties as they describe their latest in-house innovations in fast-paced sessions (to which attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch). These sessions offer insights into the hottest trends and how librarians are stepping up to them.
Presented By: ReadersFirst Working Group

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Behind the Cover: Unified eBook Management In Today's Academic Library Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

Libraries of all shapes and sizes are utilizing Ex Libris Alma to grow and manage their eBook collections, using an acquisitions module that supports end-to-end acquisition processes for all resource types. This presentation will include a live demonstration of how Alma employs business process automation to streamline and simplify library workflows for managing orders, claims, receiving, activation of electronic resources, invoices, vendors and vendor accounts, as well as ledgers and funds. Join us to learn how Alma simplifies e-Book acquisitions, from selection through fulfillment to the end user.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

Electronic Resources Management: Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries

Print usage is in decline in most academic libraries while electronic usage continues to increase. Most academic libraries spend the majority of their materials budgets on electronic resources while most library technical services units are still organized to manage print resources. Do current staffing arrangements meet the needs of libraries? What changes can or should be made in library organization, training, staffing priorities and positions to improve electronic resources management?

Join us for a short presentation by George Stachokas, Head of Resource Services at Purdue University on electronic resources management. A discussion will follow his presentation. Please bring your questions and experiences about managing e-resources to share with the group

Monday, January 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
OCLC Automatic E-resource Management with OCLC to Save Time and Improve Discoverability! Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
204 A
Description :

Challenged with keeping e-resource metadata up-to-date?  Struggling with broken URLs in your discovery interface? Not anymore!  OCLC’s David Whitehair and library colleagues will describe how integrated OCLC services can be used to automatically manage your e-resource holdings throughout your different systems.  Please join the conversation and share your thoughts.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Universal Accessibility Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
110 A
Description :

Discussion forum for academic library disability service issues such as web accessibility, assistive technology, reference and instruction for users with disabilities, captioning processes, and any other accessibility issues of interest to participants. Possible discussion of projects.

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