OBS-SIS at AALL Annual Meeting 2007

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Programs, Roundtables, and Meetings

Sunday, July 15, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Program A-2: Collection Analysis Made Easy: OCLC's WorldCat Collection Analysis Service
Coordinators: John P. Bissett and Yumin Jiang
Co-coordinator and Moderator: Janet Ann Hedin
Speakers: Georgia Briscoe, University of Colorado Law Library
Billie Jo Kaufman, American University,Washington College of Law
Glenda Lammers, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Teresa Cristina Stanton, University of California-Berkeley, School of
Law Library

This program gives an overview of OCLC’s WorldCat Collection Analysis subscription service. The WorldCat Collection Analysis service enables libraries with holdings in OCLC to analyze the age and subject content of their collections, and to compare their collections with one or more peer institutions’ collections in chosen subject areas. A group of libraries can also use this service for cooperative evaluation of its collections to identify unique and overlapping sources. The panel will include librarians from the American University Law Library, University of Colorado Law Library, and Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), who will all share their experiences in implementing and using this service.

Sunday, July 15, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Program A-4: Bringing the Library to the User: the Practice (co-sponsor with TS-SIS)
Coordinator: June Liptay
Speakers: Alan Keely, Moderator,Wake Forest University, Professional Center Library
Casey Bisson, Plymouth State University
David Lindahl, University of Rochester
Emily Lynema, North Carolina State University, Information Technology Campus

Traditional library online catalogs are being marginalized in an
increasingly complex information landscape. The problem is not
catalog data itself, but rather how the data is used. Better methods are needed for mining the wealth of information in library systems and presenting it clearly and concisely. Several libraries are not only thinking about such next-generation library systems, but are actually developing them, using commercial as well as open-source solutions.
In this session, three speakers will share cutting-edge solutions to the challenge of evolving the online catalog into a more effective resource discovery tool. These implementations bring the library to the user by improving the usability of catalog data and by allowing its integration with other library and Web resources.

Sunday, July 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Program B-3: Bringing the Library to the User: the Theory (co-sponsor with TS-SIS)
Coordinator and Moderator: Jean M. Pajerek
Speaker: James Michalko, OCLC

Today’s library systems are at a crossroads—are they on the brink of transformational change or destined to be replaced by Google? Library systems have the potential to evolve into an essential tool for information seekers, making our data work harder than ever to help users negotiate the increasingly complex information landscape. OCLC is leading the way, by experimenting with innovative approaches to extending the reach of library catalogs and increasing the visibility of library collections on the open Web. James Michalko, Vice President of RLG Programs Development for OCLC, will share with the audience his vision of the future of information search and discovery, incorporating key “Web 2.0” strategies.

Sunday, July 15, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Hilton-Prince of Wales
Program: Vendor Showcase on Federated Searching (part 1)
Coordinator: Mary Jane Kelsey

This is an opportunity to compare several options for federated searching in your library. During this first hour, representatives from two ILS vendors will showcase their federated searching interfaces and give us an opportunity to ask them questions. The demo products are MetaLib from ExLibris  and Research Pro from Innovative Interfaces.

Sunday, July 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hilton-Prince of Wales
Program: Vendor Showcase on Federated Searching (part 2)
Coordinator: Mary Jane Kelsey

This is an opportunity to compare several options for federated searching in your library. During this first hour, representatives from two ILS vendors will showcase their federated searching interfaces and give us an opportunity to ask them questions. The demo products are 360Search from Serials Solutions and LibraryFind, an open source solution created by Oregon State University Libraries.

Monday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Program: OCLC/RLIN Update
Coordinators: Ming Lu, Los Angeles County Law Library and Pam Deemer, Emory University

Speakers: Glenn Patton, OCLC, Director of WorldCat Quality Management
Division

Representatives from OCLC and RLIN will update attendees on the progress in the ongoing merger of RLG with OCLC, provide information on enhancements to current OCLC goods, services, and databases, and reveal new products. Attendees should be able to evaluate, choose, and use OCLC old and new products with more confidence.

Monday, July 16, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
OCLC/RLIN Roundtable
Coordinators: Ming Lu, Los Angeles County Law Library and Pam Deemer, Emory University

Attendees will have more time with the OCLC representatives to discuss the information given at the update session and to comment and ask questions relating to their libraries' use of OCLC in general. They will also be able to share information and suggestions with each other on handling OCLC's products in their own libraries and to make known their concerns.

Monday, July 16, 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Local Systems Roundtable on Federated Searching
Coordinator: Mary Jane Kelsey, Yale University
Speakers: Rob Truman, Lewis & Clark Law School
Scott Matheson, University of Colorado

Following the two-part Showcase, the Local Systems Roundtable will continue the discussion with librarians who are in the planning stages or have already implemented a federated search system.

Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m
WorldCat Local Roundtable
Coordinator/Moderator: Richard Jost, University of Washington
Speaker: Mindy Pozenel, OCLC Global Product Manager

Mindy Pozenel, Global Product Manger of the OCLC Worldcat Discovery Services, will be speaking about the new OCLC product, Worldcat Local. This new service, built on the Worldcat.org platform, allows libraries to search their local catalog and databases as well as the resources of Worldcat with one search interface. The product is currently in beta test at selected institutions and is an important development in the public catalog and federated searching marketplace. To read more about Worldcat Local, please see the OCLC press release at: http://www.oclc.org/news/releases/200659.htm . To see and use the beta product at the University of Washington Libraries, please go to: http://www.lib.washington.edu/

Tuesday, July 17, 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m
Heads of Systems Roundtable
Coordinator/Moderator: Richard Jost, University of Washington

To many, the management of library systems is not viewed as a separate job position with challenges that can cut across traditional departmental lines and staff job descriptions. Often, library system duties are added to an existing position as needed without the benefit of additional training to handle these complex responsibilities. However, as electronic resources proliferate and the costs of library automation increase, the importance of experienced system managers is critical for the 21st century library. Based on the popular Heads of Technical Services Roundtable every year at AALL, The Heads of Systems Roundtable is geared to all AALL members who have a large component of library systems duties in their job descriptions. Join your colleagues for discussions on the ways to better integrate this position within the library organizational structure and to manage this important resource to improve services for patrons and staff.

Tuesday, July 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m
OBS/TS Research Roundtable
Coordinator/Moderator: Ellen McGrath, University at Buffalo

This meeting will include free-flowing discussions of the numerous and varied opportunities for publishing; personal experiences of research and writing for publication; and project ideas attendees would like to share in order to gather feedback. The Research Roundtable is jointly sponsored by the OBS and TS SISs.

Tuesday, July 17, 3:30 p.m.
Program J-3: OCLC’s WorldCat: Our Collections at the World’s
Fingertips
Coordinator / Moderator: Janet Ann Hedin, Michigan State University College of Law
Speaker: Mindy Pozenel, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

Making library resources more available to users has been a goal of OCLC for several years now. Starting with Open WorldCat in 2003, OCLC has moved forward in this venture with WorldCat.org. Instead of librarians having to always ask a search engine to “Find in a Library,”WorldCat.org uses its own Web page and search box to let all Web users discover the library resources they want from the materials that have been cataloged in the WorldCat database. Come
learn about this tool and other new developments at OCLC that connect users to these collections

 


OBS Meeting / Program Grid:

What When Where
ALEPH Systems Roundtable Tuesday, July 17,
9:00-10:30 a.m.
EMCC-Room 203
Business Meeting Monday, July 16
5:15-6:15 p.m.
Hilton-Grand Salon 6
Education Committee Meeting Tuesday, July 17
2:45-3:15 p.m.
EMCC-Room 203
Executive Board & Committee Chairs Meeting (Outgoing) Saturday, July 14
3:30-5:00 p.m.
EMCC-Room 203
Executive Board Meeting (Incoming) Tuesday, July 17
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Hilton-Grand Salon 4
Heads of Systems Roundtable  *New* Tuesday, July 17
7:45-8:45 a.m.
EMCC-Room 205
Innovative Interfaces Systems Roundtable   *New* Tuesday, July 17
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Hilton-Grand Salon 6
Local Systems Roundtable on Federated Searching Monday, July 16
2:00-3:15 p.m.
EMCC-Room 205
OBS-SIS and TS-SIS Joint Research Grant Committee Meeting Monday, July 16
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Hilton-Prince of Wales
OBS-SIS / TS-SIS Research Roundtable Tuesday, July 17
12:00-1:00 p.m.
EMCC - Room 228
OCLC/RLIN Roundtable Monday July 16
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
EMCC-Room 222
Program A-2: Collection Analysis Made Easy: OCLC's WorldCat Collection Analysis Service Sunday, July 15
1:30-2:45 p.m.
EMCC-Room 208/209
Program A-4: Bringing the Library to the User: the Practice (co-sponsor with TS-SIS) Sunday, July 15
1:30-2:45 p.m.
EMCC-Room 220/221
Program B-3: Bringing the Library to the User: the Theory (co-sponsor with TS-SIS) Sunday, July 15
3:00-4:00 
EMCC-Room 206/207
Program J-3: OCLC’s WorldCat: Our Collections at the World’s
Fingertips

Tuesday, July 17
3:30

EMCC-Room 211-213
Program: OCLC/RLIN Update Monday July 16
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
EMCC-Room 222
Record Sharing Committee Meeting Sunday, July 15
7:45-8:45 a.m.
EMCC-Room 204
SIRSI Systems Roundtable   *New* Tuesday, July 17
9:00-10:30 a.m.
EMCC-Room 230
Technology Jam Roundtable  *New*

Cancelled
Monday, July 16
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Cancelled
WorldCat Local Roundtable

Tuesday, July 17
7:00-7:45 a.m.

EMCC-Room 205