Daily Archives: April 28, 2011

Tempests on the Copyright Horizon

Explore how the fast pace of new technologies is forcing the reinterpretation of decades-old copyright rules and licensing standards. The surging electronic books market and mass digitization are two key areas where librarians are striving to reconcile existing models of service with new means of delivery. Smith will explore what this means for libraries and their approaches to new technologies and interlibrary loan.


Collaborative Approaches to Resolving Difficult ILL Borrowing Requests: Using A Working Group and a Wiki for Knowledge Sharing

Dana Von Berg from the University of Arizona, Main Library will give a presentation based on an article she published in the Journal of ILL, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserves. The presentation will focus on how the University of Arizona’s “ILL Difficult Borrowing Group” operates and how information is shared among the group. She will also discuss how the wiki they created works and how content can be added and modified to it.

The Waters around You Have Grown: Small Libraries Transformed by Union Catalogs

Imagine being in a small raft on the Colorado River during spring runoff! The water’s rising, you’re moving faster, enjoying the scenery and the spray. But here comes the first of many sets of rapids. How will you negotiate the turbulent waters and come out stronger on the other side? Take that scene and think about what a small or medium sized library faces when they become part of a Union Catalog. So much more is available to their patrons, but how will staff handle the increased volume? Does it change the way you do collection development, process ILL requests, does library use change? Jim Minges – Northeast Kansas Library System, Gene Ann Trant – Wellington Public Library in Colorado, and Mindy White – Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood share their experiences of what it’s like for smaller libraries to enter the world of resource sharing through the Union Catalog.