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ALCTS Webinar: Demand-Driven Acquisitions, part 1
This hour-long session, one of two parts, gives an overview of key concepts behind demand-driven acquisitions (DDA):
•why and how to implement
•benefits to the library and the campus community
•implications for the library collection
Examines the theoretical concepts about DDA while giving practical advice about setting up DDA in libraries with some considerations of long-term impacts by looking at a case study from the University of Denver.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone with an interest in learning more about demand-driven (also called patron-driven) acquisitions.
Course Level: Introductory
•Michael Levine-Clark, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collection Services, Penrose Library, University of Denver
Date & Time:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting:
11am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1pm Central | 2pm Eastern
Part 2 will be held October 3.
This session is being offered in two parts, but you can purchase either one separately. See part 2.
ALCTS Member: Each $39, Both Sessions $62 (save $16)
Non-member: Each $49, Both Sessions $80 (save $20)
Group rate (members and non-members): Each $99, Both Sessions $168 (save $30)
International: Each $39, Both Sessions $62 (save $16)
Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.
If you receive a Codec error when playing the recorded file with Windows Media Player, download the gotowebinar codec file from: www1.gotomeeting.com/codec?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com The Codec acts as a patch that allows the recording, which is created with a higher version of Media Player, to play in version 7. For more information on playing the recording, see the FAQ.
How to Register?
To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.
PLA Webinar: Alternative Reads: Discovering and Sharing Great Indie Fiction Books with Your Patrons
Join us for a trip off the beaten path. This engaging, one-hour webinar will feature the latest books from small and independent presses, hybrid-publishers, and self-published works. The proliferation of small publishing houses as well as the increasing numbers of self-published authors has lead to an unprecedented number of indie books. Help your readers sort through the onslaught by learning about great reads from this newly explosive area of publishing. Our expert readers' advisors will guide you to undiscovered choice picks and great resources for you and your patrons.
At the conclusion of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
•Have gained an understanding of the indie publishing world, publishers, top titles, and resources
•Be able to share some of the latest and best books from the indie world with their patrons
Who Should Attend?
Staff who provide readers' advisory, collection development managers, and anyone hoping to gain knowledge of this continually growing source of fiction.
Dedra Anderson, district trainer, Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries
After working in both circulation and reference, Dedra became district trainer in 2006. She is also the web mistress of two readers' advisory websites: TheRomanceReader.com and TheMysteryReader.com. In her spare time she likes reading serial killers and Tudor history—but not in the same book.
Lisa Casper, program liaison, Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries, Highlands Ranch Library
Lisa graduated from University of Denver in the field of mass communications. She works Highlands Ranch Library bringing in/running programs, author events, working with local self-published authors, and doing book talks/readers' advisory. She also helps host author events at the Tattered Cover Book Store.
Date & Time:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
•2:00–3:00 PM Eastern
•1:00–2:00 PM Central
•12:00–1:00 PM Mountain
•11:00 AM–12:00 PM Pacific
Continuing Education Credits:
PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its webinars and cannot verify participation. Individual registrants who attend the webinar will receive a follow up e-mail that could be used to verify attendance. For those participating as part of a group registration (defined as people gathered in one room at one location to participate in the live webinar broadcast) we recommend assigning a staff member to take attendance on-site if verification of attendance is needed.
•PLA Personal Member: $28.00
•ALA Personal Member: $31.50
•Group of any size: $129.00
For purposes of group registration, a group is defined as people gathered in one room at one location to participate in the live webinar broadcast. We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.
Neither individual nor group registration includes permission to rebroadcast or redistribute this webinar. Thank you for your cooperation.
This webinar will be presented using the WebEx platform. You may listen to the audio portion of the webinar via your computer's speakers, headphones plugged into your computer's audio jack or USB port; or by dialing in with your telephone (your carrier's charges may apply) or Skype (by following the process outlined by Skype to place calls to land lines). We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar. Groups will also want to have speakers or a sound system capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room. No microphone is required.
•Please review WebEx technical requirements
How to Register?
DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR IS 4:30 PM CENTRAL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012. Due to technical preparations for the webinar we are unable to process any registrations after this date/time.
To register with a credit card, click here to begin the online registration process. On ALA’s Online Registration page select the “Register” link next to the course you wish to attend. You will need to enter your ALA ID and password. If you do not have an ALA ID and password, you will be asked to create one. Please note: Once your registration is processed, you will receive a receipt/confirmation e-mail containing additional information about accessing the webinar on the day of the event.
To register with a purchase order or by mail, click here to download the registration form (PDF, 1 pg.). Complete the form and submit it with your P.O., or with a check. Faxing/mailing instructions are on the form. Faxed or mailed registration forms must be received by the posted registration deadline (above). Forms received after the deadline will not be processed. Please note: Once your registration is processed, you will receive a receipt/confirmation e-mail containing additional information about accessing the webinar on the day of the event.
This webinar will be archived and a link will e-mailed to all registrants. If you cannot attend the live presentation, you should still register for the webinar in order to be notified when the archive is available for viewing.
800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752)
NISO Webinar: Discovery and Delivery: Innovations and Challenges
Date & Time:
September 26, 2012. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
About the Webinar:
Today’s library discovery services are primarily based upon indexes derived from journals, e-books and other electronic information of a scholarly nature. The content comes from a range of information providers and products--commercial, open access, institutional, etc. By indexing the content in advance, discovery services have the ability to deliver more sophisticated services with instant performance, compared to the federated search techniques used previously. Libraries increasingly rely on index-based discovery services as their strategic interfaces through which their patrons gain access to the rapidly growing breadth of information that may be available to them.
This webinar will discuss the challenges of operating a centralized index-based discovery system. Learn about their strengths, and their weaknesses, the needs for standards and best practices in this arena, how libraries and providers can assess the usage, and how libraries can satisfy audiences with different needs--ranging from undergraduates to faculty across every discipline.
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
NISO ODI: Promoting Transparency in Discovery
Lucy Harrison, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Florida Virtual Campus
The new generation of library discovery services are a boon to researchers, but without a set of interoperable standards and best practices it can be difficult for libraries, information providers, and discovery service providers to understand and evaluate content and services. We’ll talk about how the NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) aims to create an environment that broadens stakeholder participation and ensures confidence, so that Librarians can better evaluate discovery services to address their needs, Information Providers have the confidence that the discovery service providers are handling their content in an appropriate manner, and Discovery Service Providers receive more efficient integration through standardization and best practices.
Seeing Discovery Through User Colored Glasses
Timothy Babbitt, Senior Vice President, Platform Management, ProQuest
This talk will discuss how the behaviors of various user types are seen in analytics around discovery and content use. Distilling usage information from a community of global researchers, we will illustrate what we see as value provided to users. Having a better understanding of your users and what they find valuable will help to inform your library content portfolio investment.
Collecting Patron Perspectives on Discovery Tools
David Bietila, Web Program Director, University of Chicago Library
Current discovery tools offer a breadth of possibilities in terms of resource coverage and search options, but it can be a challenge to determine the optimal setup for your library. David will present a variety of methods for harnessing patron input to guide a library’s assessment or implementation of discovery tools. These approaches include defining use cases, usability testing, monitoring usage statistics, and evaluating the tool in the context of specific subjects. Collecting user data can guide configuration choices and lead to more productive communication with vendors, resulting in improved access to resources for your patrons.
If paying by credit card, register online.
If paying by check, please use this PDF form.
Registration closes on September 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm Eastern.
SAVE! Register for multiple events.
◦$89.00 (US and Canada)
◦$119.00 (US and Canada)
•Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on September 26, 2012. Cancellations made by September 19, 2012 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation fee. After that date, there are no refunds.
•Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
•Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
•Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.
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