During November 2012

ASERL Fall 2012 Meeting

The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries held its Fall 2012 meeting in Atlanta (Decatur, actually) on November 13-14. The first night, I had dinner with a ZSR donor who happens to be a retired librarian, which was a very enjoyable experience considering that she was born and raised 3 doors down from my house in... more

EllenD at Charleston

Charleston Conference 2012: “Accentuate the Positive!” Nov. 8-10, 2012 For the first time, I attended the Charleston Conference and found it very rich and wide-ranging in its content, with myriad sessions, plenary and concurrent. I had no trouble filling my dance card, choosing to emphasize user- and liaison-related issues. Highlights from particularly useful and interesting... more

Carol in Charleston, with Random Linguistic Side Notes

A keynote speaker used ‘gatekept’ as a past participle verb. The OED hasn’t caught on to that yet, but the Google Ngram shows a small but steady increase in the word since 1970. In “The Changing World of eBooks,” Mike Shatzkin focused on the viewpoint of trade publishers. They’ve discovered that most readers just want... more

Susan @ the Charleston Conference: Talking About Providing Value

Earlier this year ZSR Library participated in a research study. The six month study was commissioned by SAGE and conducted by LISU, a national research and information center based in the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University. It sought to study how libraries show evidence of value to research and teaching staff and we... more

Charleston Conference 2012

Seeing Lauren Pressley’s picture and book cover on the screen as an example of unglue.it gave me a moment of great pride during a plenary session at this Charleston Conference. We heard that there were 1500-1600 attendees, the most ever! E-book topics were definitely a theme and “big data” was mentioned in several sessions. A... more

SpringyCamp: November, 2012 – Focusing on User Experience: Understanding & Meeting User Needs

Springshare hosted a four hour webinar today, focusing on the user experience. Lauren Pressley, Kyle Denlinger and I participated in the first half of this multi-presentation webinar in the ZSR screening room. Springshare supplies ZSR with LibGuides and LibAnswers. The first presentation was by Chrissa Godbout, the Library and Information Technology Consultant at Mount Holyoke... more

Preserving Digital Heritage Collections- NCPC Annual Conference

On Friday, November 2nd, I traveled to Raleigh and the North Carolina Museum of History for the NCPC Annual Conference. The theme this year was “Preserving Digital Heritage Collections.” The first order of business was giving out the 1st award for Collection Preservation Excellence and I’m happy to say this was given to the Wake... more


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