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Lauren at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando

Productivity with vendors (book and ILS), committee obligations, and future of cataloging were the three main themes for me in Orlando. Meetings by chance also played a key role in making this an above average conference for me. I caught up with our Casalini sales rep on how to implement a more Gobi-like version of... more

Leslie at MLA 2016

This year’s meeting of the Music Library Association was held in Cincinnati, where, during breaks and receptions, we enjoyed 1920s tunes performed by members of the Cincinnati Opera, and by MLA’s own big band, in the Netherland Plaza Hotel’s beautifully-restored 1930 Art Deco ballroom. DIVERSITY It has long been recognized that America’s conservatories and orchestras... more

Charleston Conference online

I have never actually attended the Charleston Conference, but this year they broadcast a small number of sessions live over the Internet. I tuned in to watch two of those sessions. In a pre-conference segment, Judy Ruttenberg from the Association of Research Libraries spoke about legal issues in providing online resource access for print-disabled patrons.... more

ASERL discovery webinar

Today Lynn, Carolyn, Tim, Steve, Susan, Leslie, Jean-Paul, Kevin and Erik got together to attend the ASERL webinar on discovery services. We hear from Wally Grotophorst at George Mason University and Marshall Breeding at Vanderbilt. Wally talked about the George Mason University experience with Aquabrowser. He discussed some approaches to cross data indexing including just... more

Final Threads – VR and Discovery – Roz at ALA

Two more – then I’m done! Another fall project we are undertaking in Research and Instruction is a more robust and thorough student training program that will last all year. In the event that we do go the information commons route, it will be more important than ever that our students are well trained and... more

ASERL Webinar on Next-Generation Discovery Systems

Roz, Erik, Ellen M., Kaeley, Craig, Audra, Rebecca, Kevin, Derrick, Susan and Mary S.attended the ASERL Next Gen Discovery Tools session. The session was an overview of various next-generation discovery systems (e.g Serials Solutions Summon, WorldCat Local and Ebsco Discovery Services among others). ECU reported on their methodology for evaluating and selecting a product (ultimately... more

Day 2 at NISO Forum

Here are some highlights from day two of the NISO conference. Day two began with a talk by OhioLINK’s Assistant Director for New Service Development, Peter Murray on Discovery Tools and the OPAC. In describing next generation functions/features of online catalogs, Murray referenced Marshall Breeding‘s article on next generation library catalogs which appeared in the... more

Carolyn at NISO Forum on Next Generation Discovery: New Tools, Aging Standards

On March 27-28, 2008, I attended NISO‘s 2-day forum on Next Generation Discovery: New Tools, Aging Standards in Chapel Hill. Todd Carpenter, NISO’s Managing Director, began the conference by referencing discovery as being one of the primary reasons people visit libraries either in person or virtually and, that the standards and systems that are currently... more