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Monday, April 4


Meeting Research Methods Needs, with SAGE Publishing (ONLINE ONLY)
*This session will be available only to Online Conference attendees and within the Archive.

Hear how SAGE Publishing developed and continues to evolve its SAGE Research Methods suite to match how research methods and research skills are taught in course curriculum and applied by new and seasoned researchers alike. Based on extensive market research and customer feedback, new content types and platform enhancements have launched to meet the needs of faculty and librarians who are training the next generation of researchers.

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Melissa Crowley

Marketing Manager, SAGE Publishing

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SAGE Publishing

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. San José State University School of Library and Information Science http://slisweb.sjsu.edu The School of Library and Information Science at... Read More →

Monday April 4, 2016 TBA
Online Only


EBSCO Luncheon - Community and Modularity: the Redefining of Library Technology
**This is a ticketed event. Please register for the lunch using the link below**


Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options will be available at the luncheon. If you have special dietary needs other than these, please CONTACT US.
Library technology has traditionally centered on the integrated library system (ILS) or library services platform (LSP).  The ILS/LSP provides libraries with a holistic solution to manage all aspects of the library’s operations. Yet, at times, an ‘all-inclusive’ approach to library management may not be required or even desired. Libraries may indeed have an interest in deconstructing the technology ecosphere by choosing those applications or modules that best serve their needs. Done right, a new model, centered on choice, and focused on ‘best of breed’ services and applications, can bring increased efficiencies and result in better services.

Deconstruction may in fact be well underway. Worldwide libraries are stitching together a loosely associated ecosphere of applications. This tapestry – which includes ‘stand-alone’ discovery, self-check systems, and ‘core’ ILS modules – goes beyond library applications, extending into other areas such as business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), and financials (ERP). 

Of course, choice has its challenges. How does the tapestry, after all, take shape? The library community, as such, plays a pivotal role in the facilitation of choice. Think increased engagement around interoperability standards, and more involvement in promoting – and developing – open source solutions that best align with a library’s mission. 

This presentation will showcase and discuss approaches to making choice real. Specific topics will include current trends of tying applications together and the concept of community as the cornerstone of a new, deconstructed paradigm in library technology.  


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Neil Block

VP, Sales, EBSCO Information Services

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EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of research databases, e-books and e-journals—all combined with the most powerful discovery service and management resources to support the information and collection development needs of... Read More →

Monday April 4, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom


Bringing the Fieldwork Notes of the Pioneers of Anthropology to an Open Access Database: Innovating New Funding Models for Open Access
In April of 2016 Alexander Street will launch Anthropological Fieldwork Notes Online and the Anthropology Commons. This cross-searchable, integrated to an Open Access and for-fee database creates an unprecedented publishing solution for primary sources and archival materials in the field of anthropology.  This 200,000+ page collection is an ambitious effort to find, license and digitize the fieldwork notes, images and recordings that informed the writing of the seminal anthropologists of the 20th century: Malinowski, Benedict, Gluckman and more. 

Come to this session to learn about how we are innovating a new funding model for Open Access.

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David Parker

VP, Editorial & Licensing, Alexander Street a ProQuest Company
David Parker is VP Editorial and Licensing for Alexander Street – the leading provider of video, multi-media databases and unique, curated content to the global university library market. Prior to his role with Alexander Street, David founded Business Expert Press and served as... Read More →

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Alexander Street

Alexander Street pairs exclusive streaming video, audio, and curated full-text with cutting-edge online tools to transform the way people research, learn, and teach in virtually every discipline. Learn more at http://alexanderstreet.com... Read More →

Monday April 4, 2016 3:25pm - 4:10pm
Room 103
  • Online Recording Status Online
Tuesday, April 5


Pathways to Primary Sources
This informative session will explore innovative solutions for increasing student engagement and faculty in-class use of digital primary sources. Join humanities and social sciences data providers Adam Matthew as they showcase new tools that will enliven students’ imaginations and faculty research. Hear from Michael Levine-Clark on how these features are transforming the learning experiences at the University of Denver. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions and receive free, 30 day trial access to all interactive tools featured.

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Alex Butler

Product Specialist and Academic Outreach, Adam Matthew Digital
Hello! When I'm not talking about digital resources or primary source research, feel free to chat to me about football (translation: soccer), food (any kind), the UK and anything you fancy really. Look forward to meeting you!
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Michael Levine-Clark

Dean, University of Denver Libraries
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Lenny Rogers

Senior US Library Sales Manager, Adam Matthew Digital

Tuesday April 5, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Room 103


ExLibris Lunch and Learn Session: Leveraging Content-based Services in Discovery Solutions: The Premise and the Promise
**This is a ticketed event. Please register for the lunch using the link below**


Marrying the breadth of your content with advanced discovery technology opens new ways for patrons to discover and explore resources, address their research needs, and enhance the value of your library.

Join this session to learn about some upcoming Ex Libris content-based services for the Summon and Primo discovery solutions, and how to leverage them for the benefit of your users.

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Ex Libris

Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based and on-premises solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS implementations for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library materials, as well as mobile campus services for driving student engagement and success... Read More →

Tuesday April 5, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 301


Lively lunch - How should COUNTER develop to assist you in assessment, reporting and collection development decisions
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

COUNTER is inviting librarians to attend this lively lunch to inform the development of Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice and priorities for the organisations. We look forward to hearing your suggestions and ideas!

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Anna Creech

Head of Resource Acquisition and Delivery, University of Richmond
Anna Creech is the Head of Resource Acquisition and Delivery at the University of Richmond, which is a fancy way of saying she’s in charge of the department that buys all the (library) things. With a background as a serials and electronic resources librarian, she has a strong interest... Read More →

Tuesday April 5, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 103


Research Metrics & the Evolving Role of the Library in Institutional and Faculty Assessment
Librarians have been redefining their role for the past 25 years. In today’s electronic world, librarians position themselves beyond traditional search experts: they focus their activities on data preservation and as experts for the institutional repository, as well as advisors on Open Access Policy for the university. Their expertise and understanding of complex metrics can now serve a new audience: research administration and research program strategy. In the session, we would like to  review these analytical use cases through the InCites™ platform, as well as hopefully hear from librarians on their role in the use of research performance metrics for the university.

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Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act... Read More →

Tuesday April 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 103
  • Online Recording Status Online


Dispelling Myths around Demand Driven Acquisition: Evaluating Shifting Library Budgets and Best Practices for Leveraging Diverse Acquisition Models

No library has an unlimited budget. No one acquisition model fits all libraries. Some recent reports decry ebook acquisitions models like DDA and STL without incorporating correlations between budget trends, collection policies and buying habits or offering concrete solutions.

In truth, navigating ebook collection development in the changing library landscape requires an understanding of the reasons why library budgets are shifting, how collections policies are changing (including the relationship between P&E), and the diverse acquisition models that are available.

During this session we will dispel the current myths around DDA by sharing results from our recent Academic Library Book Purchasing Trends survey and offering best practices for building your larger acquisition strategy—one that includes Print and Electronic books and diverse acquisition models.

  • Explore trends and the reasons behind shifting budgets
  • Expose and discuss common disconnections between collection policies and buying habits
  • Take away best practices for managing collection development by integrating multiple acquisition models into your print and electronic book acquisition program

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Kari Paulson

VP - Market Development, Books, ProQuest

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections, and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve... Read More →

Tuesday April 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 103


SCELC + TexShare Meet-up
Come meet SCELC and TexShare at ER&L! SCELC is hosting a meet-up with Texas librarians so you can learn more about the growing SCELC-TexShare partnership, and the licensing opportunities afforded by the efforts of two consortia working together.

Texas libraries have expanded choices for licensing electronic content through the SCELC-TexShare partnership. SCELC provides its licensing and other services to 4-year academic and nonprofit research libraries as a complement to the TexShare Core & TexSelect Databases.  SCELC specializes in providing access to unique consortial offers for e-journals, ebooks, databases and more. If you are a librarian, please drop in and visit. (And if you can't make it the meet-up, be sure to visit the SCELC table at the Vendor Reception & Tabletop Exhibits on Monday evening!)


Eric Chao

Library Relations Manager, SCELC
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Donna LaFollette

Chief Operating Officer, SCELC
Donna LaFolletteChief Operating Officer (310) 728-6792 dlafollette@scelc.org Contact Donna about: Invoices Statements Price quotes Renewals
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Jason S. Price

Director of Licensing Services, SCELC

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SCELC is a consortium of private academic and nonprofit research libraries in California and Texas. SCELC specializes in negotiating discounted offers for electronic resources and other services, including e-journal packages, ebooks, databases, discovery services, and more. In... Read More →

Tuesday April 5, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 103
  • Online Recording Status Online


SAGE Video Red Carpet Party
Grab your popcorn at the door and join us for a special sneak peek of the newest collections of SAGE Video and SAGE Research Methods Video. Representatives from SAGE Publishing will be on hand to share our research on how streaming video is being used in higher education. You’ll also have a chance to watch full-length entries from the new subject collections—Business & Management, Politics, Psychology, and Research Methods—at special viewing stations.  Apps, local beer, and wine will be served, plus you can strike a pose in our Hollywood-themed photo booth!

RSVP here.

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SAGE Publishing

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. San José State University School of Library and Information Science http://slisweb.sjsu.edu The School of Library and Information Science at... Read More →

Tuesday April 5, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Salon A/B