Library collections today have become more complex than ever, with proportions of electronic and digital resources increasing relative to print and other physical materials. To manage these complex, multiformat collections, libraries need to consider many different options, both in the technology tools used and in their operational workflows and discovery services able to provide optimal access. Rather than operate in isolation, libraries increasingly seek to share resource management and discovery among collaborative partners to expand the resources available to patrons and lower operational costs. Marshall Breeding will give an overview of the current technologies and recent events surrounding these trends.
In Colorado, just as in most states, there are different ways to participate in resource sharing through libraries. SWIFT and Prospector are two of the most well known systems for sharing materials among libraries. What makes these systems unique to one another? How does one decide which system is best for the library? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each system? Representatives that use both systems will share their experiences with participants.
We are in the process of lining up some great programs now. We’ll be back with more information soon!
Preliminary Schedule subject to change
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012: North Ballroom, Lory Student Center
8-9am – Breakfast and Registration, North Ballroom
9-9:15am – Welcome from Chair
9:15-9:30am – Welcome from Tom Moothart , CSU
9:30-10:30am – UnShelved
10:30-11:00am – Break and UnShelved Book Sales (volunteer needed)
11am-11:45am – Douglas County Ebooks????
11:45am-12:45pm – Lunch in Cherokee Park Ballroom, Lory Student Center
12:45-1:30pm – Orbis Cascade: Ebook Lending Through Global Catalogs
1:30-2:15pm – Chris Steele, Regis University
2:15-2:45pm – Break (with food)
2:45 – 3:30pm – Susan Wood, University of Memphis
3:30- 4:15pm – Russell Palmer, Lyrasis, Interlibrary Loan: The Future is Now
4:15-5:15pm –Jennifer Pearson, OCLC, Library Advocacy
We hope you had as much fun and learned as much as we did at the 2011 Colorado ILL Conference. We’re already preparing for the 2012 conference. Stay tuned to the website for updates! In the meantime, enjoy yourself exploring the 2011 conference resources. (more…)