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Monday, April 3

10:15am CDT

S003-02 - The Impact of Discovery Systems on Libraries' Organizational Structure and Staffing
As libraries adopt new technologies, it is important to consider how and by whom they will be managed and incorporated into existing organizational structures.  This presentation will cover the preliminary results of widely distributed survey about how the adoption of discovery systems impact the organization and personnel of academic libraries.


Kelsey Brett

University of Houston
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Richard Guajardo

Richard Guajardo is Head of Resource Discovery Systems at the University of Houston. He provides oversight for electronic resources management, discovery tools, and the library services platform. He is currently on the 2017 NASIG Conference Planning Committee and is vice-chair of... Read More →

Frederick Young

University of Houston

Monday April 3, 2017 10:15am - 10:30am CDT
Room 203

11:00am CDT

S007 - Starting from Where We Are: Adapting Microsoft SharePoint as an ERMS
The challenge of finding an affordable, effective electronic resources management system remains unsolved for many libraries. University of Vermont Libraries is using Microsoft SharePoint to address a range of information needs. This presentation will outline the Libraries' collaborative design approach and the features which make this ERMS work particularly well.


Lynda M Howell

University of Vermont Libraries
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Alana Verminski

Collection Development Librarian, University of Vermont Libraries
Alana Verminski is the collection development librarian at the Bailey/Howe Library at the University of Vermont. Prior to joining UVM Libraries, she participated in the management of e-resources and discovery at St. Mary's College of Maryland Library. She coauthored Fundamentals... Read More →

Monday April 3, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Room 101
Tuesday, April 4

2:15pm CDT

S069 - Licensed to ILL
Do license questions from ILL staff scare you? Come learn from UTA libraries in a Beastie-Boys-themed presentation about how they transformed years of sloppily preserved licenses into an intuitive, searchable, easy-to-use system. Attempting to organize your licenses may make you ill, but upon completion you will be Licensed to ILL.


Holly Talbott

Electronic Resources Librarian, Kent State University Libraries
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Ashley Zmau

Serials Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Dallas County Community College District
Ashley is the Serials Cataloging and Metadata Librarian for the Dallas County Community College District. She is the co-author of Electronic Resources Librarianship a Practical Guide for Librarians and the forthcoming Electronic Resources Troubleshooting. Previously, Ashley was the... Read More →

Tuesday April 4, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Room 204

3:15pm CDT

S076 - Structuring for Innovation: Perspectives on Managing Technical Services
 The Acquisitions and Discovery Department at North Carolina State University Libraries has evolved an organizational culture that supports the development of innovative workflows and projects. This presentation will examine the elements that have been most successful in promoting innovation by exploring the perspectives and roles of different types of staff within the department.

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Xiaoyan Song

Electronic Resources Librarian, NC State University Libraries
Xiaoyan Song is the Electronic Resource Librarian (ERL) at the Monograph Unit in the Acquisition and Discovery (A&D) department at NCSU Libraries. She mingles with all aspects of ebooks including acquisition, license negotiation, activation, ebook troubleshooting, and workflow mapping... Read More →
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Kristen Wilson

Project Manager / Business Analyst, Index Data
I work with libraries to design and build open source software. I'm also VP/president-elect of NASIG.

Tuesday April 4, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
Room 204

4:15pm CDT

S087 - Regaining Control During Platform Changes
E-resource librarians often manage hosted content and services over which we have limited control.  How can we better respond to mandatory platform changes, particularly with little advance notice?  We will discuss internal communication plans, techniques for partnering with vendors, and the potential for addressing pain points through license agreements.

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Kim Maxwell

Head of Acquisitions and Appraisal, MIT
Kim has been an acquisitions librarian at the MIT Libraries for nearly 20 years, managing both print and electronic subscriptions. Her current favorite workspace is the Libraries' Negotiations Team, a cross-functional team representing collections, acquisitions, licensing, subject... Read More →
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Angela Sidman

Director of E-Resources and Serials Management, Yale University Library

Tuesday April 4, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm CDT
Salon C

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