During April 2011

ASERL Spring 2011

The spring meeting of the Association of Southeast Research Libraries (ASERL) was held April 26-27 at Vanderbilt University. I flew in with Aisha Harvey from Duke Tuesday morning and went straight to the meeting. The afternoon program centered around a theme of planning for shared print repositories. Constance Malpas of OCLC gave a high level... more

SerialsSolutions Summon and HathiTrust full-text indexing

“Just as GoogleBook search brought book search to the open web, this advancement brings full text book search and integrated content discovery to serious researchers. . .” Today Mary Beth, Susan, Derrik, Lauren C, Tim, Audra, Craig, Cristina, Steve, Leslie, Lynn, Kaeley, Erik, Barry and Giz attended a webinar about the recent launch of the... more

Commercial offering of a digital asset mangement system

Today Susan and Erik attended a webinar on a Digital Asset management system offered by a ExLibris information systems. It was interesting to see how the vendor discussed asset management and how this current example of a system differs from those previously offered, particularly because we have used a few of their previous products! In... more

Visiting the WFU Visual Resources Library

Yesterday Craig, Rebecca, and I visited the Aycock Visual Resources Library in the Scales Fine Arts Center. Librarian and Print Curator Martine Sherrill as well as Technician Kendra Battle showed us around their small but well-organized space, including their slide, video, and print collections. Martine shared with us their excellent collection of prints, including a... more

ZSR Presents at NCLA “Fabulous Fridays” Programs

Barry Davis and I recently volunteered to give presentations on “New Technologies” at three North Carolina Library Association “Fabulous Fridays” programs for public library staff. These programs were held in Asheville, Winston Salem and Wilmington, giving NCLA members from all across the state the opportunity to attend. Barry led the sessions in Asheville and Winston... more

ARL Webinar on Digital Curation for Preservation

Lauren C, Lauren P, Craig, Rebecca, Molly, Barry, Sarah, Tim, and Audra attended the ARL session to discuss the report “New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation.” The webinar is the first in a set in response to the Association of Research Libraries’ report series entitled “New Roles for New Times,” which includes... more

MB’s ACRL wrapup

I’ve held back my ACRL posting and am doing a single overview of the conference. I know that many people wait anxiously for the posts to start flooding in when several of us go away to a conference, but I didn’t post until now because I wanted to avoid redundancy, reflect on what I’d learned,... more

At the Table at ACRL

As you’ve now realized, there was quite a ZSR contingent at the ACRL 2011 National Conference in Philadelphia last week. I was happily among them, enjoying my third ACRL conference and first real trip to Philly (airport connections don’t count). I arrived last Tuesday afternoon, and without a doubt, my overarching personal theme for this... more

Society of NC Archivists Annual Meeting, Morehead City

While many of our colleagues were in Philadelphia for ACRL, I traveled east to the coast of North Carolina for the joint conference of the Society of North Carolina Archivists and the South Carolina Archival Association in Morehead City. After arriving on Wednesday around dinnertime with my carpooling partner Katie Nash (Archivist and Special Collections... more

Roz at ACRL: Vendor News

So many of you know that I love a vendor floor so I thought I’d post four notable vendor events/news/product things from ACRL. By no means all of the vendors I spoke to or heard from, but these were the ones that stick out in my mind: Summon Breakfast Serials Solutions’ discovery tool is called... more

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