2023 Pre-conference Program Descriptions

2023 Pre-conference Program Descriptions

Colorado State Library: Resources for Historic Collections

The session will highlight the programs and resources that make our state’s unique history more freely accessible to all. We will discuss how libraries and other cultural heritage organizations can share their digital collections with their communities near and far. The information covered will be applicable to organizations at any stage of the digital collection process, whether they’re at the sorting and organizing phase or ready to start making their collections more widely available online.

OCLC – WorldCat.org

Join us for an introduction to two recent offerings from OCLC: the newly redesigned WorldCat.org site and the new OpenURL-based patron request form for WorldShare ILL.

Danielle Bromelia, Product Manager for WorldCat.org, will describe how the new WorldCat.org site:

  • Delivers a better user experience
  • Increases the impact of your library on the web
  • Gives your library more ways to engage with people in your community and beyond
  • Improves discovery and fulfillment with access to your library e-resources

Alena Miller, Product Manager for Resource Sharing, will share how the OpenURL-based request form:

  • Allows customization to meet your library’s need
  • Can be offered to patrons within any discovery service that supports OpenURL
  • Lets you receive and process ILL requests – without having to rekey them

Danielle and Alena will demonstrate how WorldCat.org connects people to the collections that make your library unique. Then, requests can be passed seamlessly to WorldShare ILL (or alternatively ILLiad or Tipasa). Danielle and Alena will also be available for Q&A after the presentation.

Colorado State Publications Library Resources

Government publications are a rich source of information – and they’re free!  Statistics, Colorado history, health information, environmental studies, you name it. Learn how to explore the world of Colorado documents using resources from the Colorado State Publications Library.