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Leslie at MLA 2010

Music librarians are inured to battling winter weather to convene every year during February in some northern clime (during a Chicago snowstorm last year). So it was almost surreal to find ourselves, this year, at an island resort in San Diego in March (beautiful weather, if still a bit on the chilly side). Despite the... more

ALA Midwinter 2009, Denver, Lauren Corbett

ALA Midwinter 2009, Denver,Lauren Corbett CONTENTS Committee work for Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) division of ALA : oContinuing Resources Section (CRS) oBudget & Finance Committee (B&F) oAcquisitions Section (AS) Time in the exhibits to meet with vendors, foreign in particular Forum on WorldCat Records Transfer Policy and Guidelines Fulfilling CRS and... more

Susan’s Sunday Evening Events

I was invited to two receptions last evening and luckily both were in close proximity at the Seattle Center. The Center is on a big campus that was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and was a pleasant mile walk from my hotel. ALA Editons hosts a reception each ALA Conference for authors and their... more

Sunday with Lynn

Sunday morning started bright and early with the Alibris User Group breakfast at 8:00 am. I serve on the Alibris Collection Development Award panel and the winners were announced at the breakfast. When I read the finalists’ applications this year, I promised myself I would never complain about our acquisitions budget again because these were... more

Susan in the Exhibit Hall

After lunch I went to the exhibit hall with three main goals: to talk with Syndetic Solutions, to stop and say “hey” to Bill Kane and to find some free chocolates to satisfy my sweet tooth! I am pleased to report I met all three goals. Syndetic was the toughest. I could not see them... more

Susan’s Sunday Morning Meetings II

The second session I attended this morning was a demonstration of Primo by ExLibris. As I mentioned in an earlier post, this is a new resource discovery and delivery product that is coming to the market. Its competition includes AquaBrowser and Grokker. Its purpose is to provide an interface that incorporates the varied information users... more

Lauren’s Sunday afternoon

After the breakfast I attended my WSS instruction committee meeting. It looks good. I was successful in arguing that we don’t need a blog or wiki for internal communication. We’re going to focus our energy this semester on rewriting the Information Literacy Standards with a WSS focus for WSS librarians and faculty. My role in... more

Alexander Street Press Breakfast with Angela Davis

Today I attended my first breakfast with Alexander Street Press, and it was amazing. First: I love ASP. I think they offer a lot of interesting and innovative products in interesting and emerging fields, so I feel they are future minded. This became more evident as they discussed the evolution of a new architecture for... more

EndUser Board Meeting with ExLibris Management Group

Endeavor customers were invited to attend this meeting last evening with the EndUser Board and ExLibris Management. The late hour of the meeting may have affected the attendance because only about 20 of us showed up (in addition to the meeting participants). It was scheduled to go for an hour and a half. An hour... more

view from the exhibits

It’s my dirty little secret. I’m scared of the exhibit halls. They’re big, crowded, loud, and I’m not ever sure exactly what I’m supposed to do. I normally just make time to do a quick run through, see what’s going on (so that when people are talking about Google, I know what they’re doing), and... more