The Real Transformers: How E-Resources are Shaping Technical Services

NOTSL 2012 Fall Meeting
November 30, 2012
Kent State University
Kent Student Center, Room 306
Kent, OH 44242

Sarah Simpson – E-Resource Checklist Template
Electronic Resources and Public Libraries: Figuring It Out Now 1 slide per page / 3 slides per page

Patricia Lowrey  – Cleveland Public Library & CLEVENET OverDrive Collection

Ron Gardner – Managing digital assets: e-resources using CONTENTdm®

Carrie Preston – E‐Resource Record Loading and Management
Batch Record Loading and Management 1 slide per page / 3 slides per page

Margaret Maurer – TS Transformations: Workflow, Budget, Staffing
1 slide per page / 3 slides per page

Registration and light refreshments: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) is pleased to present a program on Electronic Resources, specifically how e-resources are impacting Technical Services units at academic and public libraries today. Particular attention will be devoted  towards the impact of eresources on staffing, workflow, budget, and collection development.

Our Presenters:

Sarah Simpson, Technical Services Manager from the Tulsa City-County Library

Ms. Simpson holds an M.A. from the University of Tulsa and an MLIS from the University of Oklahoma. Sarah has co-hosted several e-forums for ALA on communication between Technical and Public Services, transforming library collections for the future, and statistics and assessment for Technical Services. She will be discussing how electronic resources are affecting public libraries, and how TCCL is adapting to those changes, including creating a home-grown ERM system in Sharepoint, considering how to spend those budget dollars when you have one more format to buy, and thinking about quality control of catalog records, among other issues.

Deberah England, Electronic Resources Librarian at Wright State University

Ms. England holds an M.A. from Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University. She is the founder and president of the Great Lakes E-Summit, and has served on the OhioLINK ERM Task Force. She facilitates the selection and manages the acquisition, licensing, activation and maintenance of electronic resources. Ms. England will speak on the impact electronic resources have had on technical services departments in academic libraries, particular with respect to workflow, budget, and staffing, and discuss ERMs in relation to this.

Panel Presentation
In the afternoon, we will have a panel presentation with three speakers:

Patricia Lowrey, Cleveland Public Library

Ms. Lowrey has a M.L.S. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and completed post graduate work at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Her current title is Director of Technical Services which includes Acquisitions, Catalog, Collection Management, High Demand, Materials Processing, Preservation and Shipping departments. Ms. Lowrey has been at CPL for 10 years; prior to that, she was at Dallas Public Library in Texas. Ms. Lowrey will be speaking on e-resources in regards to Overdrive.

Ron Gardner, OCLC

Mr. Gardner graduated from the University of Toledo, with a Masters in Library and Information Technology. He did post-graduate work at Wayne State University with classes in archives management. His recent work at OCLC is with the OCLC Digital Collection Services to help libraries and special collections. Mr. Gardner will be speaking on CONTENTdm and its relation to managing e-resources, especially the digital resources of libraries.

Carrie Preston, Ohio University

Ms. Preston is ILS Coordinator and Interim Head of Library Web Services at Ohio University. She holds a master’s degree from University of Michigan School of Information. She will be speaking on e-resources record loading and management in regards to OhioLINK and local practices.

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