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Format: 02/26/2017 - 4pm
Format: 02/26/2017 - 4pm
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Saturday, January 31 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Choice and Diversity in Acquisition Models McCormick Place West
W196c
Description :

Libraries are discovering new and original ways of acquiring resources for their electronic, physical, and digital collections to suit the changing needs of modern 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, at the same time as supporting collaborative approaches with partner institutions. Alma's open architecture enables it to embrace emerging acquisition models as they come into use. 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. Acquisition methods that will be covered include PDA, consortial acquisitions processes, working with the Alma Community Zone and new integrations with vendor systems.

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Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Better Together: Successful collaborations with Alma McCormick Place West
W176c
Description :

In today's cash-strapped economic environment, libraries are under increasing pressure to reduce costs, improve library services, and remain relevant to their institutions and users. These combined pressures are encouraging libraries to increase collaboration and in more effective ways. Alma Collaborative Networks enable consortia—as well as groups of individual institutions—to collaborate in new and streamlined ways, managing their processes more efficiently. Using Collaborative Networks, institutions can partner with a number of different peer institutions to achieve defined and distinct goals—resulting in a dynamic network of collaborations. This session will focus on Collaborative Network functionality across the different types of collaborative networks.

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Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
OCLC Maximizing Discovery and Access of Library eContent McCormick Place West
W187c
Description :

In a discovery environment, where access and relevance are paramount, problems and gaps in data consistency and delivery are becoming increasingly evident. To ensure libraries and service providers are drawing from the most relevant datasets possible, bibliographic metadata must be complete, accurate and structurally consistent to be properly and seamlessly ingested into disparate services, such as link resolvers, citation finders, etc. Unfortunately, breakdowns in our current processes and practices often impede the successful discovery of content by the user. The E-Data Quality Working Group—a cross-industry collaboration of academic libraries, publishers, aggregators and knowledge-based providers—has been addressing these workflow concerns in an effort to improve discovery and access. In this session, Suzanne Kemperman, Director of Business Development and Publisher Relations at OCLC, and Carlen Ruschoff, Director of Technical Services and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Maryland, explain the nature of the challenge and share recommendations from the working group to bridge the gaps. You'll learn: the identified source of the problem; how this problem impedes the success of the user in discovering and accessing desired content; gaps that must be bridged between suppliers of bibliographic and holdings data, and libraries and service providers; the benefits of stakeholders collaborating more closely to resolve issues; recommendations for improving data quality.

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Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
A Library Collection Today and Into the Future—In Theory and In Practice McCormick Place West
W181c
Description :

The development of collections through careful selection has always been at the core of the library mission. Now, with the online availability of an enormous number of library materials, the very concept of a library collection is undergoing change, and we are challenged to determine what actually constitutes a collection. New practices of collaboration and fulfillment enable libraries to create virtual, cost-effective collections and provide even better services to their users. In this session, we will discuss the current and future boundaries of library collections; today’s practices regarding the creation and maintenance of collections; and methods of making the collections available to patrons. Examples will be taken from the Ex Libris solutions for library management and discovery services.

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Unofficial Event