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Monday, February 23


Together We Can Do So Much: Stories of Library & Vendor Collaboration, Sponsored Session from Springer

Whether marketing and training events or ‘behind the scenes’ analysis projects, collaborations of all shapes and sizes can benefit librarians and vendors alike. Hear specific examples from both sides, including past success stories and areas of opportunity in 2015. Each example will include background information, goals, and lessons learned. Audience members will have the chance to share their own thoughts and personal experiences.

Learning objectives: Hear specific examples of collaborative events and projects from the perspective of both a librarian at a large university and a major STM publisher. Discover how both sides can benefit by maximizing the resources available in each other.

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Sarah Schulman

Account Development, Springer Nature
Account Development at Springer collaborates with librarians to help achieve the best possible value from their content. We use an ever-expanding list of methods and strategies, including: end user marketing assistance, statistical analysis and reporting, implementation assistance... Read More →
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J. Michael Thompson

Head of Acquisitions, University of Houston
After graduating with an MLS from the University of Texas, J. Michael (Mike) Thompson began his professional career as the Copy Cataloging Manager at the University of Houston in 2000. In 2005, he moved from Cataloging to Acquistions at UH and was appointed to head the department... Read More →

Monday February 23, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 104


SAGE Digital Resources Development Focus Group
Ever wish you had the ear of a publisher BEFORE they created a new product? Come ready to vote on new product concepts and enhancements to existing products! Register today. Space is limited!

Register to atttend this focus group from Sage

Honorarium: $25 Amazon gift card per participant 

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Elisabeth Leonard

Executive Market Research Manager, SAGE
Elisabeth Leonard is the Executive Market Research Manager at SAGE, where she leads the investigation of market trends and runds SAGE's library advisory boards. Leonard comes to SAGE from Western Carolina University where she was the Associate Dean for Library Services for the last... Read More →

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SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. San José State University School of Library and Information Science http://slisweb.sjsu.edu The School of Library and Information Science at San... Read More →

Monday February 23, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 104


Web of Science: Expanded Indexing, New Metrics, New Tools
Come learn about recent and upcoming developments with the Web of Science and other research products from Thomson Reuters. Learn about new indexing initiatives and new product development aimed at supporting metrics-driven discovery and data-driven research decisions. Also during this session, we will discuss the collaboration functionality in Endnote® and new tools to analyze usage metrics from the Web of Science. This interactive session will provide a sneak peek into new solutions, and an opportunity to engage with Thomson Reuters staff to provide feedback on new developments.

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Mike Takats

Director Product Strategy, Thomson Reuters

Monday February 23, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 104


Curriculum Coup: Embedding Library Resources in Courses
At SAIT, librarians collaborate with Curriculum Development to embed e-resources in courses at the design stage. For blended learning courses, designers are dependent on e-resources to support course outcomes. In this partnership, librarians match course outcomes with relevant e-resources, dramatically increasing use and the value of librarians at the institution.

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Samuel Cassady

Head of Collections & Technical Services, SAIT
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Luke Malone

Collection Development Librarian, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
SAIT Polytechnic

Monday February 23, 2015 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 105
  • Online Conference Status Online


Trouble Ticket Systems: Help or Hindrance?
Librarians rely on trouble-ticket systems to communicate issues to vendors. Best practices are needed on both sides of the interchange. Reporting complete information, branding, the nature of responses, interface usability, plus other subtle factors can make transactions more efficient and successful. Interpersonal qualities of the interaction(s) can influence results.

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Margaret Hogarth

Resource & Acquisition Team Leader, Claremont Colleges Library
Margaret Hogarth is the Information Resources Acquisitions Team Leader at the Claremont Colleges Library, where she works with electronic resources, acquisitions and STEM-related services. She has an MLIS from California State University, San Jose and a Masters in Environmental Studies... Read More →

Monday February 23, 2015 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 301
  • Online Conference Status Online


Mining a Librarian: An Economist, a Data Set, EndNote Web and a Book
An economist approached a librarian to help research for an article on game theory and water. This evolved into a 5-year project with a contract for a short monograph. Hundreds of citations were corralled with EndNote Web. Data consistency and accuracy required careful management. Marketing will grow future faculty-librarian collaborations.

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Margaret Hogarth

Resource & Acquisition Team Leader, Claremont Colleges Library
Margaret Hogarth is the Information Resources Acquisitions Team Leader at the Claremont Colleges Library, where she works with electronic resources, acquisitions and STEM-related services. She has an MLIS from California State University, San Jose and a Masters in Environmental Studies... Read More →

Monday February 23, 2015 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room 105
  • Online Conference Status Online
Tuesday, February 24


Helping Libraries Leverage Their Discovery Investment: Improving Collaboration between Publishers and Discovery Solution Providers
Growing interest in information provider and discovery service interactions has led several papers to link and compare e-resource usage in discovery solutions and publisher's platforms. We will review the collaboration from the publisher's and vendor's perspectives and highlight benefits that libraries are seeing, and will see, from this ongoing work.

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Bruce Heterick

SVP, Open Collections and Infrastructure, ITHAKA
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Marliese Thomas

Solutions Architect, Ex Libris
Marliese Thomas, a native of Birmingham, joined Ex Libris in 2013 following nearly seven years with academic libraries. During her time in academia, she implemented two discovery solutions for a state ARL, directed outreach activities for a private liberal arts university, and generally... Read More →

Tuesday February 24, 2015 8:45am - 9:30am
Room 105
  • Online Conference Status Online


OCLC Helps Libraries Solve the E-resource Management Puzzle, Sponsored Session from OCLC

With the incredible growth of the Internet, social media and mobile device usage, the amount of digital information has exploded in recent years while demands for instant access to e-resources continue to grow.  It’s not an easy problem for libraries to solve using fragmented e-resource management solutions and multiple spreadsheets.

OCLC offers tools and services – many included in OCLC Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan and WorldCat Discovery subscriptions – that help libraries solve the e-resource management puzzle, so you can put electronic materials in the hands of your users fast.

In this session, you will learn how to leverage existing OCLC subscriptions with quality metadata that is cooperatively managed in the WorldCat database and the WorldCat knowledge base to:

1)      Help users: 

  • Discover e-resources available in your library and around the world
  • Access electronic materials using reliable, accurate URLs 

2)      Help libraries: 

  • Select specific journals, e-books and electronic collections
  • Acquire e-resources from supplier(s)
  • Describe metadata and manage MARC records
  • Share electronic materials with other libraries
  • Report and measure usage
  • Renew subscriptions and manage license terms

Pick and choose which pieces you need to solve your e-resource management puzzle. Join us to learn more.  

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Linda Robinson Barr

Member Relations Liaison, OCLC
Linda Robinson Barr joined OCLC in January 2014 as Member Relations Liaison. Linda has served in many capacities during her career: Library Director and Head of Technical Services at the University of the Virgin Islands, Electronic Resources Librarian at Springfield (MA) City Library... Read More →
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David Whitehair

Director, Metadata Services, OCLC
David Whitehair and his group manage many of OCLC’s cataloging and metadata services including WorldShare Metadata, Connexion, WorldCat Selection, and more. David has been with OCLC for over 20 years.  His library career began when he was a freshman at Ohio State University where... Read More →

Tuesday February 24, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 104


Serials renewal cycle doing it the SMU (A different U) way!
In 2013, SMU Libraries developed evaluation criteria and drafted Service Level Agreements between the Libraries and selected serials subscription agents. This provided the means to measure agent performance and allowed the Libraries to transform practices around the serials renewal cycle which resulted in improved service levels and cost savings.

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Heng Kai Leong

Electronic Resources, Licensing and Subscriptions Librarian, Singapore Management University

Tuesday February 24, 2015 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 105
  • Online Conference Status Online


APA Focus Group

The American Psychological Association (APA) is organizing a focus group session that will take place during the Electronic Resources & Libraries 2015 meeting. We are looking for attendees who can talk with us about their institutions’ electronic resource management and the technical infrastructure they support. We’re also interested in learning about your technical challenges and the key things you look for in a vendor relationship. 

Honorarium: $25 gift card per participant

If you would like to participate, please provide contact information including your title and institution. We’d appreciate it if you’d let us know of your interest as soon as possible.

Please reply to Anne Breitenbach at abreitenbach@apa.org

Additional details and preparatory materials will be provided to participants closer to the date.

Tuesday February 24, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 104