Monthly Archives: February 2012

DIY Illiad Tune-Up

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Atlas Systems Training and Library Solutions team recently launched a new service called the ILLiad Tune-Up designed to help ILLiad sites re-examine processes, maintenance tasks, workflows and customizations for increased productivity. In this pre-conference session, we’ll share our tune-up checklist and recommendations with you including custom print templates, helpful routing rules, and OCLC settings evaluations. You will have time to make plans for changes so that you can go home and tune-up your own ILLiad.

Prospector Preconference

Get up to speed on all the latest changes with Prospector. The last couple of years have been a whirlwind. We’ve added 16 new libraries from the Marmot Library Network, implemented Encore and are in the stages of adding Denver Public Library back to the Prospector as a DCB site. Later this year, Longmont Public Library will also join Prospector through a DCB connection.  The content in Prospector has changed as well as more libraries purchase more ebooks and fewer print titles.

Draft Agenda

1:00-1:45 Prospector overview (statistics, new developments, the future)-Rose Nelson, Systems Librarian at CO Alliance

1:45-2:30 Marmot & Prospector — a Progress Report by Jimmy Thomas, Director of Marmot Library Network

2:30-3:00 Break with refreshments

3:00-4:00 Ebooks and Prospector-George Machovec, interim Director of the CO Alliance

4:00-4:45pm Tom Jacobson, Director of Sales-Strategic Accounts, Innovative Interfaces

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Randy Dykhuis

Randy Dykhuis is Executive Director of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, a nonprofit, membership organization that provides libraries in Michigan and Indiana with a convenient, single point of contact for training, group purchasing and technical support for electronic resources. He has held that position since February 2010. Prior to that, he was Executive Director for the Michigan Library Consortium, a position he held from August 1995 through February 2010. During his tenure at MLC Dykhuis worked with the Library of Michigan, individual Michigan libraries, and other library associations to implement a number of innovative statewide projects including the Michigan eLibrary and MeLCat, a statewide resource sharing system. With almost 410 participating libraries and more than 1,000,000 loan requests in 2011, MeLCat is one of the largest resource sharing projects in the country.

Prior to joining MLC, Dykhuis served as director of OCLC services at OHIONET in Columbus, Ohio and worked as senior marketing representative at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio. His experience in public libraries includes stints at Grand Rapids (MI) Public Library and Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland, Michigan. Dykhuis received his Masters in Library Science from Wayne State University and his Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University.

Bill Barnes

Bill Barnes by Gene Ambaum
Bill Barnes loves librarians, show tunes, and meat. He can count his toes without taking off his shoes. Over the past eight years, he has tried to convince Gene that the meaning of “partnership” is doing what he says 99% of the time. He can often be seen wandering the floor at trade shows playing “The Final Countdown” on his ukulele Death Adder. In his spare time he draws Unshelved and writes a comic about the software industry, Not Invented Here. Follow @billba.

Gene Ambaum

Gene Ambaum by Bill Barnes

Gene Ambaum uses a pen name because he’s scared of his own shadow. He is so good at making fun of strange, difficult customers in Unshelved because he is the strangest, most difficult customer of all. He taught English overseas because no one there was in a position to criticize his spelling. If he ever starts another comic strip it will be about poop, because that’s what he spends most of his time thinking about. Follow @ambaum.



Russell Palmer

Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.

Chris Steele

Chris Steele has worked at Regis University for 5 years.  He is a lead worker for their interlibrary loan and reserves department.  He is a graduate student at Regis University and has a bachelor’s degree in English and Peace and Social Justice.  He is also a journalist and musician.

Greg Doyle

Greg Doyle has been the Electronic Resources Program Manager for the Orbis Cascade Alliance since 2004.  He coordinates over 100 database subscriptions and multiple ejournal packages on behalf of over 100 participating libraries.  Greg is also the staff liaison to the Alliance Collection Development and Management Committee.  The CDMC is the sponsor of the Alliance Demand Driven Acquisitions Pilot.  The Pilot began in July 2011 and is funded through June 30, 2012.  The DDA Pilot provides access to over 13,000 titles for the Alliance member libraries.
The CDMC also created a print repository of JSTOR and ACS titles that are distributed in various member libraries.

Greg has a MLS from the University of Oregon and BA from Humboldt State University.  Before joining Orbis Cascade, Greg was the Electronic Resources Librarian for the Multnomah County Library and worked for OCLC as a Network Coordinator and Account Representative.

Rochelle Logan

Rochelle Logan has been the Associate Director of Support Services at Douglas County Libraries (DCL) since 2001. In her role at DCL, she oversees management of Collection Services (which includes ILL), Bibliographic Services, the Literacy Department and the Douglas County History Research Center. Rochelle is a past president of the Colorado Association of Libraries and was recently elected to the Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Board of Trustees.
She received her graduate degree from the University of Denver Library and Information Sciences program and her Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas Tech University. Rochelle’s husband since 1977, Tom is a United Airlines pilot. They have two married daughters.

Dave Hansen

David Hansen is the Digital Library Fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law. This position was created specifically to assist in the research outputs of the Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project, which aims to investigate copyright obstacles faced by libraries and other like-minded organizations in their efforts to realize the full potential of present and future digital library initiatives. David joined the Digital Library Copyright Project in September 2011. Before coming to Berkeley, he worked in the Office of Scholarly Communications at Duke University Libraries. While there he worked on numerous open access and library copyright issues. He has also spent time in many law library settings, most recent at UNC School of Law, and at North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (M.S.L.S., pending – May 2012; J.D., magna cum laude); University of North Carolina at Charlotte (B.S. Economics, magna cum laude).
Member: North Carolina State Bar, American Library Association, American Association of Law Libraries (and Southeastern Chapter).

Recent publications include:

Orphan Works: Definitional Issues (White Paper No. 1, Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project 2011), available at

A State Law Approach to Preserving Fair Use in Academic Libraries, 22 FORDHAM INTELL. PROP., MEDIA & ENT. L.J. 1 (2011), available at

Copyright Policy and Practice in ARL Libraries’ Electronic Reserves: A Survey, 73 COLL. & RES. LIBRS. (forthcoming 2012), available at

Mark Seeley

Mark SeeleySenior Vice President & General Counsel, Elsevier, based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Mark joined the Elsevier science and medical publishing division ( of Reed Elsevier in 1995 as General Counsel (previously with Reed Elsevier USA Legal Department from 1989-1995).  Leads organization of 16 lawyers (Europe, the US and Singapore).  Principal responsibilities:  copyright policy and enforcement, corporate organization and compliance, M&A.

Education: Thomas Jefferson College, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA (B.Ph, Literature); Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Mass., USA (J.D., cum laude).   Member, Massachusetts and New York bars.

Chair, Copyright & Legal Affairs Committee, International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (  Member, Copyright Committee, Association of American Publishers.

Regular contributor to STM association papers on copyright issues and best practices guidelines for research journal publishing, including:

Co-author:  chapter on copyright & other legal issues in academic publishing, Academic & Professional Publishing (Campbell, Pentz & Borthwick, editors), Chandos Publishing (2012);  contributor:  “Copyright Protection in the USA”, Publishing Law, 3rd Edition (2006) and 4th edition (2011), Hugh Jones and Christopher Benson, Routledge

 Recent speeches/presentations:

  • “Copyright in the digital age: creative industries vs technology?,” East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, October 2011
  • “Elsevier and the publisher’s role in supporting publishing ethics,” University of Maryland conference on publishing ethics, October 2011
  • Panel, “Beyond Licensing” at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, November 2010 (co-sponsored by CCC)
  • Panel, “The Digital Marketplace after the Google Settlement” at the International Publishers Association Copyright Seminar (Abu Dhabi, February 2010)
  • “Open Access to Scholarly Publications,” February 2010, Columbia Law School (with Kenneth Crews from Columbia)

Jennifer Pearson

Jennifer PearsonJennifer Pearson

Senior Manager, Advocacy Programs

Jennifer has been with OCLC for eight years. She worked in product management for seven years, working mostly with large consortia product and project managment. Jennifer now has her dream job of working on advocacy projects for OCLC, including managing the Geek the Library campaign.

Jennifer came to OCLC from Ingram Library Services where she served as Manager of Cataloging Services for five years.  Jennifer has worked in every job there is that pertains to books and information including working as a publicist for a small publishing house, an elementary school librarian, student worker at a University law library, ILL staff member at a University library, and bookseller/barista at one of the finest independent book stores in America (Square Books, Oxford, MS).


Rose Nelson

Rose Nelson has been a Systems Librarian at the CO Alliance of Research for the last six years. She helps to maintain both Gold Rush, an electronic resource management system that is licensed to over 60 libraries and also the Prospector union catalog which includes 41 libraries.

She received her MLS degree from Emporia State University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has been Chair of the CO Interlibrary Loan Committee for the last two years. She is a member of CAL and the MPLA library associations. She is also a third generation Colorado native.  On her free time she enjoys reading, running and traveling.