OBS-SIS at AALL Annual Meeting 2008

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Programs, Roundtables and Meetings

The Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section (OBS-SIS) has 9 exciting programs planned for you! Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending!

Saturday, July 12, 2008, 5:15 - 6:15
OBS-SIS & TS-SIS Joint Research Grant Committee Meeting

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Sunday, July 13, 2008, 12:00-1:15
You want me to do what? Bridging the gulf and building understanding between technical services and public services managers.

Description: The advent of automated library systems may have broken down some of the traditional barriers between library departments but a great gulf of incomprehensibility between public services and technical services still exists. For a new manager from a public services background, one of the challenges of working together is to understand the distinctive needs of the technical services staff. At the same time, technical services managers need to recognize the perspective of the management team and how their department fits into the larger library environment. This panel discussion of library managers and technical services department heads will explore the challenge of trying to reconcile different management styles, library department cultures and the professional backgrounds of the key players to work towards a common goal.

Speakers:

  • Simon Canick, University of Connecticut
  • Jonathan Franklin, University of Washington
  • Joseph Thomas, University of Notre Dame
Coordinator/Moderator: Richard Jost, University of Washington

Learning outcomes:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the competing interests and other challenges in managing different library functions
  2. Participants will be able to analyze the viewpoints of different library operations and how they interconnect
  3. Participants will be able to evaluate different approaches to collaborative projects through an examination of various management styles

Level: Intermediate

Audience: This program is targeted for library managers (from public services backgrounds) with responsibility for technical services and/or library automation as well as technical service/system librarians.

Competency addressed: Information Technology, Library Management

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Sunday, July 13, 2008, 1:30-2:45
A5: Encore, Enterprise, Primo and WorldCat Local: Explore the Evolving Discovery Tools for Your Catalog.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008, 3:00 - 4:00
OBS-SIS Local Systems Committee Meeting

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Sunday, July 13, 2008, 4:15-5:15
Demystifying Batch-Load Analysis: What You Need to Know About Vendor-Supplied Bibliographic Records [co-sponsored and co-funded by TS-SIS].

Description: The availability of vendor-supplied bibliographic records for batch-loading into our local catalogs presents new challenges: How should my library evaluate the quality of vendor-supplied MARC records before acquiring them? What role can the TS-SIS Task Group on Standards for Vendor-Supplied Bibliographic Records play in this process? This program will introduce ways to use readily available tools to analyze batches of MARC records. It will help libraries that have purchased access to packages such as MOML, LLMC, BNA, CIS, WLX, etc. and are considering how to provide access to them through their catalogs.

Coordinator: Ellen McGrath, The University at Buffalo, SUNY

Moderator: Kevin Butterfield, College of William and Mary

Speakers: Yael Mandelstam, Fordham University

Learning outcomes:

  1. Participants will be able to identify quality control issues and problems associated with the batch-loading of vendor-supplied bibliographic MARC records
  2. Participants will be able to analyze and modify batches of MARC records using tools available in their libraries

Level: Intermediate

Audience: Technical Services, Systems, and Public Services Staff and Administrators

Competency addressed: Collection Care and Management

Handouts: Available on the VBR wiki at http://tsvbr.pbwiki.com/Batchload+Analysis

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Monday, July 14, 2008, 7:00 - 8:30
OBS-SIS Heads of Systems Roundtable

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Monday, July 14, 2008, 8:45-9:30
D2: The Good, The Bad, the Ugly: Rethinking Bibliographic Services in the 21st Century.

Handouts:

  1. Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control Select Bibliography [PDF]
  2. After the Report: Reactions to "On The Record"

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Monday, July 14, 2008, 9:45-10:30
E5: Exploring Relevancy Ranking Systems in Search Engines on the Web and in our OPACs: What They Are--How They Work [co-sponsored by CS-SIS and TS-SIS].

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Monday, July 14, 2008, 9:45-10:30
All Good. No Bad, No Ugly? The Conversation Continues [a follow-up to the AMPC program: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.].

Description of proposal: This is a follow-on program to D-2 offering the opportunity for more extensive discussion on the issues raised during the panel presentation The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Rethinking Bibliographic Services in the 21st Century. The original speakers will be available to expand on their remarks, to facilitate discussion on the final report of the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, and on various responses to the report that have been distributed to the Library community. Particular attention will be paid to the recently issued response by LC to the recommendations made by the Working Group.

Coordinator/Moderator: Caitlin Robinson, University of Iowa

Speakers

  • Richard Amelung
  • Dianne Hillman
  • Caitlin Robinson

Learning outcomes:

  1. Participants will learn what practical applications may grow out of the challenges presented by future trends in bibliographic services
  2. Participants will be able to evaluate the success of the practical solutions presented by the local system vendors

Level: Intermediate

Audience: Technical Services Librarians, Collection Management Staff, Reference Librarians, Library Managers

Competency addressed: Collection Care and Management

Handouts:

  1. Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control Select Bibliography [PDF]
  2. After the Report: Reactions to "On The Record"

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Monday, July 14, 2008, 12:00 - 1:15
OBS-SIS Local Systems Vendor Showcase
OBS-SIS Special Committee on Record Sharing

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Monday, July 14, 2008, 5:30 - 6:30
OBS-SIS Business Meeting

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 7:00 - 8:45
OBS-SIS Education Committee
OBS-SIS & TS-SIS Research Roundtable

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 9:30 - 10:30
OBS-SIS OCLC/RLIN Update

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 10:45 - 11:45
OBS-SIS OCLC/RLIN Roundtable

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 12:00 - 1:30
OBS-SIS ALEPH Law Users Roundtable
OBS-SIS Cuadra & CassidyCat Law Users Roundtable
OBS-SIS EOSi Law Users Roundtable
OBS-SIS InMagic Users Roundtable
OBS-SIS Innovative Interfaces Law Users Roundtable
OBS-SIS SIMA Law Users Roundtable
OBS-SIS SIRSI/Dynix Law Users Roundtable
OBS-SIS Softlink Law Users Roundtable
OBS-SIS SydneyPLUS Law Users Roundtable
OBS-SIS TLC Law Users Roundtable
OBS-SIS Voyager Law Users Roundtable

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Tuesday, July 15,2008, 2:45-3:15
J2: Explore the Effective Use of Cataloger's Desktop [co-sponsored by TS-SIS].

Handouts:

  1. What is Cataloger's Desktop?
  2. Using Cataloger's Desktop
  3. Using Cataloger's Desktop (Presented at the University of Cambridge Libraries)

J3: Using WorldCat.org's Social Software to Promote the Law Library [co-sponsoring SCCLL program].

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Tuesday, July 15,2008, 3:30-4:00
K3: Explore the Effective Use of Classification Web [co-sponsored by TS-SIS].