ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group

ALA Annual 2011 Call for Presenters

  • 1.  ALA Annual 2011 Call for Presenters

    Posted Apr 15, 2011 08:25 AM

    The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG) is seeking proposals for presentations at our program at the ALA Mid-Winter meeting in New Orleans, LA. The ALCTS CRS ERIG meeting will be on Saturday, June 25th, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. – noon.

    Implementing and Managing Webscale Discovery Services: Implications for E-Resources Librarians

    Many libraries and librarians are scrambling to roll out discovery layer services which make library, institution and wider community sponsored resources discoverable from a single search box. How does the dream of a “Google-like” search box for all scholarly materials bump into the realities of implementation?

    Consider contributing to a panel discussion on a topic, such as:

    • Criteria and process for selecting a discovery service
    • Trade-offs between data and content supplied by different vendors
    • Determining what to include in the default search
    • Presenting an advanced search and subject scopes
    • Impact on or integration with other discovery tool (ILS, database and e-journal lists, etc) workflows
    • Effects on library resource usage and collection development decisions
    • Usability testing
    • Assessing use and impact of a webscale discovery service
    • Lessons learned and next steps
    • Other??

    Each panelist/group will have approximately 15 minutes for the presentation, and audience questions and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations.

    Email proposals by Wednesday, May 11th to Christine Turner, Please include:

    • Presentation title
    • Brief summary of proposed presentation
    • Names and positions of presenter(s)
    • Email address(es) of presenter(s)

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Christine Turner

    Liz Babbitt
    Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, ALCTS CRS ERIG