2024 Conference Program Descriptions

2024 Conference Program Descriptions

Publisher’s Playbook
Kyle Courtney, Harvard Library; Juliya Ziskina, Library Futures Foundation

Kyle Courtney and Juliya Ziskina! Kyle and Juliya’s presentation will explore The Publisher Playbook – tactics publishers and rights holders have historically employed to obstruct libraries from providing access to collections in order to maximize profits, and how these same tactics are reflected in ongoing digital lending litigation and other attempts to restrict libraries’ attempts to expand access to information for the public’s benefit.

Implementing Controlled Digital Lending at Scale: Insights from the Boston Library Consortium & Index Data
Marc Hoffeditz, BLC; Sebastian Hammer-Index Data

In 2021, the Boston Library Consortium’s Board of Directors approved the implementation of controlled digital lending (CDL) as a mechanism for interlibrary loan (ILL). While many localized technical solutions had been developed at that time, no technology existed to enable CDL amongst a library consortium. After several years of development and collaboration with Index Data, the BLC is launching its long-awaited CDL for ILL program utilizing ReShare CDL, a module of the open-source software championed by Project ReShare. This presentation will provide an overview to the BLC’s journey towards this unique implementation of CDL, the challenges of addressing this issue at scale, an overview of our software solutions to facilitate CDL requests (ReShare CDL & Haiku for Consortia) and details about our upcoming Early Adopters Program.

OCLC Update

Join us to hear about the latest enhancements to your ILL services, including WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, and ILLiad. We’ll highlight key updates that streamline ILL workflows, minimize staff intervention, and ultimately enhance your efficiencies. Learn how you can deliver resources even faster to your library users.
Be sure to tune in to learn what’s new with our services, as well as ways you can make the most of your ILL service.

It’s Not the Porn; It’s the Platform
Jamie LaRue, Garfield County Public Library District

Censorship isn’t just a local issue. Increasingly, coordinated campaigns target statewide and regional platforms whose existence defines resource sharing. What’s going on and how should librarians respond?

Tangoing with AI: Enhancing team efficiency with automated documentation
Jon Fredrick, Colorado Library Consortium

Creating instructions using manual screenshots and Microsoft Word is now obsolete. Discover the efficiency of automated documentation with Tango.us. Tango is an app that harnesses artificial intelligence to simplify documentation processes. Create how-to guides in seconds, edit steps on the fly, and easily share with coworkers and patrons saving valuable time and resources. No more loss of institutional knowledge when a staff member leaves. Join me as we delve into the endless possibilities of AI-assisted knowledge transfer and preservation.

Stories from the Field: Academic Librarians panel
Becky Bernal, Erika Westhoff-Colorado Mesa University; Sarah Daniels-Aims Community College; Matt Diven-CSU-Fort Collins; Courtney Johnston-Arapahoe Community College; Joanne McIntyre-CU Boulder

Join librarians from a wide range of Colorado-based academic libraries as they discuss what makes this niche of librarianship unique, challenging, and rewarding.

The Odyssey from ILLiad to Tipasa: Decisions, Implementation, and Lessons Learned

Becky Bernal, Laureen Cantwell-Jurkovic, Erika WesthoffColorado Mesa University

This presentation will address the decision making process when considering a shift from ILLiad to Tipasa (spring 2023), our summer 2023 implementation timeline and strategy, and the adjustments to our in-house workflow. We will also share what we’ve learned in hindsight and the unexpected outcomes, both positive and negative, particularly as a RAPID library. Lessons learned should be beneficial to all libraries considering a resource sharing system migration. As a result of this presentation attendees will gain an understanding of the differences between ILLiad and Tipasa; make informed decisions regarding their institution’s software management systems for ILL; and learn about strategies and challenges for the implementation process.