NISO Virtual Conference: Web-Scale Discovery Services: Transforming Access to Library Resources
November 20, 2013
11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
- About the Conference
- Event Slides
- Event Q&A
Can't make it on the conference day? Register now and gain access to the archive for one year.
- System Requirements:
You will need a computer for the presentations and Q&A. Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't 100% reliable.
Please check your system in advance to make sure it meets the Cisco WebEx requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist
This presentation will consider the factors which led to the current focus on integrated discovery layers, discuss some characteristics of the general network discovery environment in which libraries sit, and then suggest some emerging trends and issues in library discovery. In this way it will provide some broader context for the following presentations.
Lorcan Dempsey oversees the research division and participates in planning at OCLC. He is a librarian who has worked for library and educational organizations in Ireland, England and the US.
Amy Hoseth, Coordinator for Onsite Services, Colorado State University Libraries
Cody Hanson, Acting Director, Web Development, University of Minnesota University Libraries
Michael Kucsak, Director of Library Systems and Technology, University of North Florida
Web scale discovery offer libraries the ability to deliver complete and direct access to their content in one easy to use search. Deploying an effective tool, however, is not always simple or intuitive. Implementing a system that integrates nearly all library content into a useable, patron friendly environment requires coordination, diligence and vision. Delivering the Goods discusses the University of North Florida Library’s award winning collaboration with EBSCO as they transformed the catalog into a modern discovery service.
Michael is a graduate of Florida State University's School of Library and Information Studies. As a professional librarian, Michael has worked for non-profit library consortia, public, private, k-12 and University libraries. He has consulted for all library types including the State Library of Florida. While in the private sector, Michael became a Six Sigma Black Belt. Today he combines his skills in process improvement with his experience in library technology as the Director of Library Systems and Technology for the University of North Florida. He continues to give workshops on topics that include process improvement in the library, eBooks, and enhanced discovery services.
Athena Hoeppner, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries
Athena Hoeppner is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Central Florida. She has 17 years of department-spanning experience in academic libraries. Her career began in Reference and Instruction and indulged her love of user services, then moved to Library Systems, indulging a fascination with computers and technology. Athena now resides in Acquisitions where she coordinates the eResources collection and maintains systems that provide and enhance access.
Matthew Reidsma, Web Services Librarian, Grand Valley State University Libraries
Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant and co-chair, NISO Open Discovery Initiative
- NISO Member
- $185.00 (US and Canada)
- $225.00 (International)
- $245.00 (US and Canada)
- $285.00 (International)
- Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on November 19, 2013. Cancellations made by November 13, 2013 will receive a refund, less a $35 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
- Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the virtual conference via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
- Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the conference. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the conference from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.
- If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
- Conference presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to this event webpage following the live conference.
- Registrants will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived conference recording within 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's organization.