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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


The Future of Discovery - EBSCO Luncheon at ER&L

Join EBSCO for a luncheon at ER&L to hear more about The Future of Discovery!

More details to follow!
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Neil Block

Vice President, Global Open Source Innovation, EBSCO

Monday February 23, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom


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


Online Journal and eBook Solutions, Sponsored Session from Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works and a leading publisher of online content spanning all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science and Technology.
In this session, we will be presenting our leading journals content packages like the Social Science and Humanities Library or Science and Technology Library. We will also present a live demo of Taylor & Francis Online to showcase new enhancements to the platform and to answer any questions related to the platform. 

We will also discuss CRCnetBASE, which offers a comprehensive eBook collection of over 12,000 references in more than 350 subject areas. Finally, we will present on our newest product, Routledge Handbooks Online, an online platform consisting of 11,000 chapters from 320 handbooks that provides a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

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Susan Sanders

Account Manager, eBooks and Digital Reference, Taylor & Francis Group
Susan Sanders is your T&F West Coast sales contact for eBooks and Databases. She will be available along with her colleagues Gillian Howcroft and Michael Pisano (Journals & Digital Archives). Susan will be presenting T&F's new Sustainable Development Goals Online resource, and would... Read More →
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Elyse Profera Waller

Regional Sales Manager, Central US, Taylor and Francis Group
I sell Taylor & Francis e-journal Library packages, primary source materials, and e-journal Archives to libraries and institutions in the Central U.S. region. 10+ years of industry experience and more than 13 years of professional experience, I love to engage with the academic library... Read More →

Monday February 23, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 104


SCELC + TexShare Meet-up

Come meet SCELC and TexShare at ER&L! SCELC is hosting a meet-up with Texas librarians so you can learn more about the growing SCELC-TexShare partnership, and the licensing opportunities afforded by the efforts of two consortia working together. 

Texas libraries have expanded choices for licensing electronic content through the SCELC-TexShare partnership. SCELC provides its licensing and other services to academic and nonprofit research libraries to Texas eligible libraries. SCELC and TexShare staff want to talk with you about enhancing your library acquisitions strategy in electronic resources. SCELC specializes in providing access to unique consortial offers for e-journals, ebooks, databases and more. If you are a librarian please drop in and visit. (And if you can't make it the meet-up, be sure to visit the SCELC table at the Vendor Reception & Tabletop Exhibits Monday evening!)

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Rick Burke

Executive Director, SCELC
A long-time attendee of the Charleston Conference, I lead SCELC, a library consortium based in downtown Los Angeles. Since SCELC is very active in licensing e-resources I have spoken at past pre-conferences on negotiation and on e-resource management. I enjoy talking about consortia... Read More →
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Donna LaFollette

Director of Financial Operations, SCELC
Donna LaFollette Director of Financial Operations (310) 728-6792 dlafollette@scelc.org Contact Donna about: Invoices Statements Price quotes Renewals
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Jason S. Price

Director of Licensing Services, SCELC
Jason S. Price is Director of Licensing Services at the SCELC Library Consortium. He earned a doctorate in plant evolutionary ecology from Indiana University Bloomington where he gained in depth experience as a graduate student researcher and teacher and capped it off with a Masters... Read More →

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SCELC is a consortium of private academic and nonprofit research libraries in California and Texas. SCELC specializes in negotiating discounted offers for electronic resources and other services, including e-journal packages, ebooks, databases, discovery services, and more. In 2010... Read More →

Monday February 23, 2015 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room 104


Tuesday, February 24


BrowZine: The power of e-journal browsing. Sponsored session by Third Iron.
Attend this session to see a live demonstration of BrowZine, discover why researchers find BrowZine to be an indispensable service, and learn about upcoming initiatives (including BrowZine for the web).

BrowZine: a personalized “reading room” in your office and anywhere you go! Browsing and reading journals is just as important to the research process as searching for and retrieving articles but virtually all library services focus solely on search. Hundreds of libraries from countries across the globe are using BrowZine to recover the browsing experience, and thus, provide an entirely new way for patrons to find, use, and stay current with their library’s e-journals.

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Hayley Harris

Account Executive, Third Iron
Hayley grew-up in Minnesota, was a State Champion Alpine Skier, and graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.A. in English Secondary Education with Coaching Certification. During her "Junior Year Abroad" at Lancaster University in England, she met her husband. Hayley has been... Read More →

Tuesday February 24, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Room 104


Collaborative Collection Development: Engaging Users in Acquiring and Describing Collections Using Artstor's Shared Shelf, Sponsored Session from Artstor

The Association of Research Libraries has stated that a “collaborative future for collections” is crucial to ensuring the continued growth of libraries’ print and digital collections. Shared Shelf, Artstor’s web-based digital media management system, was created to allow librarians to easily collaborate with faculty, students and peers at their own and other institutions to build and manage collections of varied scope, media type, and subject focus.

This session will introduce Shared Shelf and highlight the work of librarians who use the platform to successfully engage users in hands-on collection building and collaborative cataloging. Speakers will discuss how they facilitate collaboration, ways to build partnerships with their users, as well as the tools that can be harnessed to support these processes.

The use cases presented are intended to prompt attendees to consider the ways in which they might develop collaborative collection building efforts on their own campuses.

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Caroline Caviness

Senior Implementation Manager, Artstor
Caroline Caviness is Assistant Director of Strategic Services at Artstor where she helps leading a team that provides implementation, support, training, and migration services to institutions that subscribe to Shared Shelf, Artstor’s web-based media management software.  She... Read More →
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Brooke Cox

Systems Librarian, DePauw University Libraries
Brooke Cox is the Systems Librarian at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN where she oversees the ILS, web site and digital library program, which includes the institutional repository and a variety of image collections from the University Archives and Art Galleries.  Having... Read More →
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Xiaoli Ma

Metadata Librarian, University of Florida
Xiaoli studied English literature, art history and information science. She works as a visual resources professional and an archivist in libraries, museums, archives and artists’ studios. Her research covers major aspects of building sustainable digital collections in various settings... Read More →

Tuesday February 24, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 104


Ex Libris Lunch & Learn: Choice and Diversity in Acquisition Models
Libraries are discovering new and original ways of acquiring resources for their electronic, physical, and digital collections to suit the changing needs of users. Acquisition models need to be flexible, dynamic and fast to meet their expectations. Ex Libris Alma was designed to enable each library to adopt the acquisition models that best address their staff and users' needs while also supporting collaborative approaches. In this session, we will review the various acquisition models that are being used by academic and research libraries, with a particular focus on e-resources, and we will discuss ways that Alma supports these diverse models.

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Andrew French

Director of Sales Operations, Ex Libris

Tuesday February 24, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom


OUP Lunch & Learn: Oxford Research Encyclopedias and the Future of Oxford’s Digital Reference Publishing

Oxford University Press is at the early stages of a major initiative to transform its approach to reference publishing in order to better serve the changing needs of university-level digital research. Updated monthly, peer-reviewed, and highly discoverable, the Oxford Research Encyclopedias will provide the necessary grounding for the start of advanced research and will serve as living reference works—mapping the entirety of a field of study as the field evolves. Each ORE module will experience an extensive free-access period, as the article collections grow to a substantial volume.

As Oxford editors begin to commission in-depth, born-digital articles across 20 disciplines (including American History, Environmental Science, Politics, and more), core questions are being raised regarding online access to academic content. Jennifer Wilson, Digital Publishing Analyst and Rebecca Seger, Director of Institutional Sales will explain the ORE mission, provide an update on the program’s process, and lead a discussion about the future of the project.


Rebecca Seger

Director of Institutional Sales

Jennifer Wilson

Digital Publishing Analyst

Tuesday February 24, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 301


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


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
Wednesday, February 25


Evolving eBook & Transforming Workflows, a ProQuest Lunch & Learn on Managing Your Modern Library

As collections have become predominantly digital, the requirements for managing and providing access to a library’s holdings have changed. As a result, we all know that library workflows must evolve.  It is imperative that libraries have the tools to move forward and meet rapidly changing expectations of administration and of your patrons.

Join us for lunch Wednesday, February 25 at Noon to hear about two major initiatives to give you those tools and support this transformation:

  • Hear an update about the progress toward a new ebook platform that will fuse the EBL & ebrary platforms together.  View a live demo of the new, combined platform (EBL & ebrary) and user experience.
  • Learn how Intota is transforming library workflows right now.  We will share progress and provide a sneak peek into exciting new features planned for 2015. 

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Ms. Michelle D'Couto, BSE Chemical Engineering

Senior Product Manager, ProQuest
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Sadie Williams

Director of Product Marketing, Workflow Solutions, ProQuest

Wednesday February 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom