ALCTS E-forum: Open Access Initiatives in Scholarly Communications

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Open Access Initiatives in Scholarly Communications: Getting your University on Board

February 16-17, 2011

Hosted by Adrian Ho and Sarah Shreeves

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, sessions begin and end at:
Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

Libraries have used various strategies to engage with faculty, students, and administrators around changes in the scholarly communication system. Open access (OA) has become a popular topic and different initiatives are built around it.  These include launching institutional repositories, creating OA publishing funds, working with faculty and administrators to institute OA policies, and developing new OA journals in collaboration with scholars and students.  How do these initiatives relate to libraries’ mission and future roles in higher education?  What strategies are used to implement these initiatives and how well have they worked?  This ALCTS e-Forum will explore both how and why libraries have chosen to invest resources to support OA initiatives.  It will also examine what strategies have been used and how successful they have been.  All are welcome to join us to review and discuss what has been accomplished in libraries’ OA endeavors.

Adrian Ho is Scholarly Communication Librarian at The University of Western Ontario.  With assistance of his colleagues, he networks with different constituents on campus to explore avenues to open up scholarly content for broader access.  Before landing in London, Ontario for his current job, Adrian worked in collection development and public services at different institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

Sarah Shreeves is currently the Coordinator for the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS), a set of services and collections supporting scholarly communication (including the institutional repository) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also the Coordinator for the Scholarly Commons, a space for expert, interdisciplinary research support services and open workshops for faculty and graduate students to develop skills in areas such as digital content creation, e-learning and teaching, working with digital repositories, curation of research data, understanding copyright issues and author rights, and working with geospatial and numeric data.

*What is an e-forum?*
An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:
http://bit.ly/upcomingeforum.

*To register:*
Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

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ALCTS e-forum: If you Love Them, Let Them Float! An E-Forum Discussion on Floating Collections

If you Love Them, Let Them Float!: An E-Forum Discussion on Floating Collections
November 16-17, 2010

Hosted by Deborah George and Barbara Spruill

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, sessions begin and end at:
Pacific: 6am – 2pm
Mountain: 7am – 3pm
Central: 8am – 4pm=20
Eastern: 9am – 5pm

With many libraries facing budget cuts and looking for more efficient ways to manage services, the option of floating collections has entered the spotlight again.  Once considered a radical approach to collection management, floating a few or perhaps all of a library’s collections is becoming more mainstream than revolutionary.  What are the benefits of this model and how does it impact patrons, library collection development, and library staff?  If you are just curious, considering moving toward this model, or about to flip the switch and set your collection free, you’re bound to find useful information for your floating toolkit in this discussion.

Deborah George is the Division Director of Materials Management at Gwinnett County Public Library in Lawrenceville, Ga., where she supervises Materials selection and cataloging, as well as Technical Services and Interlibrary Loan.  Deborah received her MLS from Florida State University.  Her previous positions include working as a children’s and reference librarian, as well as serving as a manager of both a physical branch and the library website.

Barbara Spruill is the Branch Services Division Director for Gwinnett County Public Library, which has been floating all collections (except Reference materials and magazines) since 2004.  Barbara received her MLS from Florida State University and has worked with library collections throughout her career.  She recently moderated a panel presentation and virtual program –  “Adrift or Right on Target:  Perspectives on Floating Collections” at the national PLA conference  in Portland, Oregon.

*What is an e-forum?*

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:
http://bit.ly/upcomingeforum.

*To register:*

Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

Assessment and Performance Measurement Forum – Early Bird Registration Discounts Through May 11Assessment and Performance Measurement Forum – Early Bird Registration Discounts Through May 11

NISO will be holding a one day forum on Assessment and Performance Management for Libraries on June 1, 2009 at the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore in Baltimore, MD.

About this Forum

Particularly in times when belt-tightening is necessary, we all need to find ways to measure our performance to improve our outcomes. This one-day, in-person seminar will focus on quantitative measures by which libraries can measure their performance and compare it with others. Usage versus cost measurement, the impact of changing delivery methods, and end-users outcome satisfaction will be explored.

Agenda

Topics and confirmed speakers are:

** Opening Keynote – Steve Hiller, Director of Assessment and Planning, University of Washington

** Restructuring the New Library to Succeed: Assessment and Performance Measures From a Dean’s Perspective

** Retaining and Cutting: Collections Development in Tight Times

** Considering User Experiences to Assess Services and Facilities at the Library of Virginia – Suzy Szasz Palmer, Director of Research & Information Services, Library of Virginia

** MISO (Merged Information Services Organizations) Survey – David Consiglio, Statistics & Research Methods Support Specialist, Coordinator of Information Services for the Social Sciences and Administration Offices, Bryn Mawr College

** Building Your Own Assessment Plans – Larry White, Assistant Professor and Co-Interim Chair of the Department of Library Science, East Carolina University

Registration

Early-Bird registration ends May 11, 2009. Early bird rate is $135 for NISO members, $165 for non-members, and $60 for students.

For more information and to register, visit the event website: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2009/assess09

2008 LITA National Forum

Save by registering now for 2008 LITA National Forum

The early bird registration deadline is approaching for the 2008 LITA National Forum, “Technology and Community: Building the Techno Community Library,” to be held Oct. 16-19 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Now is your opportunity to realize excellent savings on registration for the forum. Prior to Aug. 15, the registration rates are $50 lower. Online registration is available, or you may fax or mail your completed registration form. Visit http://www.lita.org/forum08 to register the Forum.

Three exciting general sessions anchor the event; more than 30 concurrent sessions will provide a wealth of practical information on a wide range of topics. Sunday-morning poster sessions round out the Forum, and two preconference workshops will also be offered.

Corporate sponsors of the LITA Forum help to bring the programming and networking opportunities to attendees. Sponsors include Innovative Interfaces, OCLC, Serials Solutions, Swets Information Services, Ex Libris, WebFeat and Veicon Technology. An opening reception will be held Friday night to showcase our sponsors and provide great networking and camaraderie for attendees. Other networking opportunities include Saturday lunch, continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks, as well as Saturday evening no-host dinner groups organized by LITA leaders and an Open Gaming night on Saturday.

Registration is limited to 500. For more information, visit http://www.lita.org/forum08.

LITA is a division of the American Library Association.

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Digital Resources Forum in San Francisco – Get the Latest on E-books, E-music and more!

There are still spaces available at the NISO forum, “Digital Resources: Working with Formats Beyond Serials,” to be held May 5-6, 2008 at the Argonaut Hotel at the Maritime National Historical Park Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA.
An outstanding line-up of speakers will provide the latest information surrounding digital resources — from creation to how to manage the sale and retention of that information, to questions of delivery and use.  Peter Brantley, Executive Director, Digital Library Federation (DLF) will give the opening keynote.

E-BOOKS: Speakers from Adobe Digital Editions, Atyphon Systems, eBook Technologies, Apex Content Solutions, Auto-Graphics, and Swets Information Services will provide the latest information on e-book standards and products.

E-MUSIC: Speakers from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Naxos of America will discuss the revolutionary changes in music distribution and its pricing and licensing.

LIBRARIANS and library consultants will address implementation issues of digital resources including integration of digital and print, accessibility for vision-impaired users, and how to uniquely identify the resources for access and retrieval.

Don’t miss this line-up of some of the best in the industry on Digital Resources Beyond Serials.

The early bird discount is available through April 30. NISO and Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) members are eligible for additional discounts. Graduate students may be eligible for a sponsorship rate. (Students should contact the NISO office for more information.)

Visit the event webpage (http://www.niso.org/news/events/2008/digresources08/) to register and for a complete agenda and information.

NISO Digital Resources Forum in San Francisco – Early Bird Discount Extended to April 30

Early bird discounted registration for the NISO forum, “Digital Resources: Working with Formats Beyond Serials,” has been extended to April 30. Be sure to register by then to take advantage of the substantial discounts. NISO members and Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) members are eligible for additional discounts. Graduate students may be eligible for a sponsorship rate. (Students should contact the NISO office for more information.)

This two-day event will take place on May 5-6, 2008 at the Argonaut Hotel at the Maritime National Historical Park Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA. One-day registration is also available.

About the Forum

With the onset of the digital age, the information community has had to rethink its approach to content — from creation to how to manage the sale and retention of that information, to questions of delivery and use. A great deal of that focus has been on the more traditional journal, yet creators, libraries, and users today are working with content ranging from e-books to audio and beyond. However, the basic questions surrounding these digital resources remain the same as those that have been confronted with electronic serials, though the answers may not be.

Confirmed speakers for the forum are:

— Keynote by Peter Brantley, Executive Director, Digital Library Federation (DLF)

— Ted Koppel (AGent Verso (ILS) Product manager, Auto-Graphics, Inc.) on Defining eBooks

— Bill Kasdorf (Vice President, Apex Publishing) on XML Models for Book Content

— Christine Stamison (Senior Customer Relations Manager, Swets) on Customer Access to E-books

— Justyn Baker (Executive Director of Licensing / Digital Formats, Naxos of America, Inc.) on Pricing and Licensing of E-music

— Laura Dawson (Consultant, LJNDawson.com) on Identifiers for Digital Books

— Allen McKiel (Dean of Library & Media Services, Western Oregon University) on Changing Patterns of E-book Usage

— Jennifer Sutton (Independent Contractor for DAISY Consortium) on the DAISY/NISO standard for Digital Talking Books

Additional presentations are planned on the topics of digital rights management (DRM), the role of digital content in libraries, and e-content platforms.

Visit the event webpage (http://www.niso.org/news/events/2008/digresources08/) to register or for more information. Questions: contact Karen Wetzel, NISO Standards Program Manager, at kwetzel@niso.org.

Note: This announcement was cross-posted.

Swets Information Services is a major sponsor of the Digital Resources forum.