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, cturner@library.umass.edu. 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
    Chair, ALCTS CRS ERIG
    cturner@library.umass.edu

    Liz Babbitt
    Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, ALCTS CRS ERIG
    elizabeth.babbitt@montana.edu