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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition

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TE: Techie issues- ILS-Authentication-Networks [clear filter]
Thursday, November 8
 

12:45pm

Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want
Using high tech visual aids (printouts from websites) and multimedia (Spice Girls tunes), I’d like to lead a 'cooking' class to come up with a recipe for the best mix of features for an ideal librarian help site. The idea is to solicit your comments and feedback on which parts of publishers' online librarian portals are the most useful, valuable, and have the most 'flavor'. News... data... pricing... policies... blogs... printable flyers... how-to guides?  I’m curious to also identify pet-peeves, annoying sections, and tools that don’t work or are missing, as well as hear about things that would help improve your day-to-day interaction with scholarly online content. And, while I'm at it, seek advice on how we can improve 'spice up' the cross-publisher library administration section of the HighWire portal. Feel free to send me a note in advance if you have a particular favorite (or hated) site, something that would 'pepper' my session.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Zavon

Bonnie Zavon

Public Relations, HighWire | Stanford University
Bonnie Zavon is responsible for public relations and marketing communications at HighWire. At Stanford since 1999, her role includes helping society publishers understand the library perspective, and vice versa. Wearing many hats at HighWire, Bonnie: manages a Brazilian-wide consortia... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Courtyard Marriott Magnolia Room 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

2:15pm

PIE-J: Recommended Practices for the Presentation and Identification of E-Journals (served ala mode)

NISO is releasing its Recommended Practices for the Presentation and Identification of E-Journals (PIE-J).  The document is designed to provide guidance on the presentation and identification of e-journals, particularly in the areas of title presentation and bibliographic history, accurate use of the ISSN, and citation practice.  These practices will assist publishers, platform providers, abstracting and indexing services, knowledgebase providers, aggregators, and other concerned parties in facilitating online discovery, identification, and access for their publications.

Our presentation will focus on highlighting the key areas of the document and its application, including:

  • Creating clear visibility of title history and ensuring its discovery.
  • Informing and guiding researchers to proper citations.
  • Making the format of content clear and helping librarians and researchers quickly identify the content and format they are seeking.

The speakers will provide an overview of the recommended practices by discussing the good, the bad and the ugly of e-journal interfaces with an eye towards how content providers can improve end-user display and access with a minimal amount of effort.


Speakers
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Edward Cilurso

Vice President, Taylor & Francis LLC
I have worked at Taylor & Francis for nearly 15 years, overseeing the production of the US journals program.  I also manage our production tools, including our Central Article Tracking System (CATS).  I have experience with online journals dating back to 1994, and was excited to... Read More →
avatar for Steven Shadle

Steven Shadle

Serials Access Librarian, University of Washington Libraries
As a librarian, Steve connects users to content. His primary responsibility at the University of Washington Libraries is to manage the library linking systems that provide access to journal full-text. In addition, he catalogs eSerials selected and licensed by the UW Libraries. Steve’s... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Francis Marion Drayton Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
 
Friday, November 9
 

2:15pm

Automating Record Loading - An Implementation Story

If loading record files is consuming more and more of your Library’s time and effort, learn from our experience in automating record loading at the University of Tennessee. Like most libraries, the University of Tennessee has loaded files of order and bib records into our ILS for years. In 2012 we automated this process by writing loaders that look for these record files and load them into our Ex Libris Aleph ILS without staff intervention. We began the project with Yankee Book Peddler, one of our major vendors, and the result has been positive and significant – with a few bumps in implementation. This presentation will cover the process from three perspectives – systems, vendor, and tech services. From a systems librarian, hear about writing the loaders - the decisions we made and factors we considered. From a vendor, see how vendors can support this kind of project and learn a few tips to make the process easier. From a tech services librarian, learn how Tech Services staff worked to implement the process, check the results, and revise our workflows. We’ll share the problems we encountered, and the changes that we - systems, vendor, tech services – made together to get the project on track.


Speakers
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Maribeth Manoff

Head, Discovery & Technical Services, University of Tennessee
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Jim Shetler

Vice President, Library Technical Services, YBP Library Services
At YBP since 2004, Jim spent a year as Collection Development Manager before moving into the technical services operations role. He was promoted to Vice President in 2007. Jim possesses significant academic library experience coupled with vendor knowledge. Previously, Jim served as... Read More →
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Deborah Thomas

Research Collections Librarian, University of Tennessee
Deb Thomas has worked in both academic public and technical services.  She currently works on projects where collection development and technical services intersect.


Friday November 9, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Addlestone Library Room 122 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

2:15pm

Overview of the Altmetrics Landscape

This session will provide an overview of the different altmetrics data providers and applications available for use by librarians and publishers. I will give a brief overview of altmetrics and how these metrics are being used for measuring scholarly communication. Then I will present an analysis of the different altmetrics providers and how they can be used to add metrics to your platform. I will also review Open Source applications that can be used to aggregate altmetrics and the platforms required to run these applications in your own architecture.


Speakers
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Richard Cave

Director of IT and Computer Operations, PLOS
Richard oversees the I.T. Operations and Development teams at PLOS. When he joined PLOS in 2005, the I.T. department consisted of two web producers and a few decrepit servers. Fast forward to 2012 - the team now consists of almost twenty employees including developers, support technicians... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Francis Marion Rutledge Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

2:15pm

What Really Happens When Publishers Move Platforms?

It’s not unusual for content providers to move platforms; technological opportunities are improving all the time and as publishers strive to be competitive and relevant, sometimes a new technology partner is the best choice. Despite the relatively frequent occurrence, platform changes still pose challenges for both publishers and subscribing libraries, as well as everyone in between such as link resolvers and agents.

This session will look at migration issues from a new perspective: not what the challenges are but why exactly they are challenging. Questions such as why Permanent URLs are so hard to achieve, and why Alerts often can't be copied over, will finally be explained. From the library viewpoint questions such as why they need to create custom URLs will be answered, together with a case study of how one library handled the recent event of several publishers moving platforms all at once.

Both publishers and librarians will come away with a clear understanding of why technological challenges arise that risk loss of access for users, and using the recent SPIE Digital Library move Silverchair as an example, lessons will be shared that help every player involved understand and mitigate the issues involved and avoid any break in service for users.


Speakers
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Scott Ritchey

IT Director, SPIE Digital Library
Scott Ritchey is the Director of Information Technology at SPIE where he is responsible for advancing key business systems, software development, mobile development, computing infrastructure, systems management and support. Scott has provided technical leadership in major systems... Read More →
avatar for Steven Shadle

Steven Shadle

Serials Access Librarian, University of Washington Libraries
As a librarian, Steve connects users to content. His primary responsibility at the University of Washington Libraries is to manage the library linking systems that provide access to journal full-text. In addition, he catalogs eSerials selected and licensed by the UW Libraries. Steve’s... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Courtyard Marriott Fountain Courtyard 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

5:45pm

Easy IdP Discovery for Federated Login

The battle to encourage publishers to offer single sign on has been won but the war is far from over in terms of making the user experience an easy one. Discovery to delivery is fraught with problems, with Service Providers failing to display empathy with their users, offering bewildering and irrelevant options and not enough information as to where a user is in the access process. Very often the user gets so lost that they never manage to access the e-resource at all. Presenting IdP Discovery in an easy to understand and user-friendly fashion is the most difficult issue to solve when using federated Authentication to authorize access to e-resources. 

This presentation details some of the more common pitfalls when implementing IdP discovery with a walk through showing how good and bad practise can turn out. It goes on to outline the guidance developed by the REFEDS community to assist in the deployment of consistent and intuitive IdP discovery in accordance with the NISO ESPRESSO standard. With little effort and nearly zero ongoing cost a site can guide users through authentication easily and quickly.

This is a call to arms to e-publishers to implement easy IdP Discovery and hence retain users.


Speakers
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Rod Widdowson

UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research
Rod Widdowson is a systems software engineer with over 25 years experience.  He has been working in support of the UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research since its inception and has been a Shibboleth developer for over 5 years.  During this time he has concentrated... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2012 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Courtyard Marriott Magnolia Room 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

5:45pm

Interstitial Publishing: How Mobile Computing Changes What Publishing Does

Mobile computing changes a great deal of the landscape for scholarly communications.  Among other things, publishers and librarians alike must take into account new file formats, varying screen sizes, and the intrusion into academic publishing by gigantic consumer technology firms such as Amazon, Google, and Apple.  Mobile computing has other properties that are likely to be exploited in new ways by publishers including writing for the "interstices," that is, creating content specifically designed to be consumed between other activities of higher priority.  This presentation engages the question of how publishers are likely to experiment with some of the new properties of mobile devices.


Speakers
avatar for Joseph Esposito

Joseph Esposito

Senior Partner, Clarke & Esposito
I am a management consultant working in the area of publishing, especially scholarly publishing, and digital media. I work with for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Most of my clients are CEOs or Boards of Directors, whom I advise on strategy. My aim is to help organizations make... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2012 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Francis Marion Gold Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403