Charleston Lib Conf

Ex Libris at Charleston Library Conference

Visit us at the Vendor Showcase 

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Ex Libris table #103 & ProQuest table #122

Join us to discuss these important topics 

This is the Future That Libraries Want

Ex Libris SPONSORED Lunch Session

Wednesday, Nov 7th ♦ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District, Colonial Ballroom

Margaret Briand Wolfe, Systems Librarian ♦ Boston College
Andrew French, Dir. Sales Operations ♦ Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company

In a recent survey, academic librarians were asked to share their thoughts on the future of library technology, culminating with the question, "How do you envision your library ten years from now?"

More than 150 librarians from around the world responded, and survey results show that the future libraries want is already here with tools & approaches including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, voice recognition, virtual reality, 3D printing, gamified experiences, embedded librarianship, living labs & more. When creating new library services through the use of next-gen technology, it is as essential as ever for librarians to collaborate with the user community to understand the technologies & workflows already in place, motivators for change, & barriers to access new projects or initiatives.

Margaret Briand Wolfe, Systems Librarian at Boston College shares insights from the community survey regarding the technologies used by librarians today, their current challenges, and plans for the future.

The presentation will include updates on the newly developed tools & road-map functionality that harness artificial intelligence to make intelligent, action-oriented recommendations, as well as plan for system advancements at Boston College.

Please register and join us for a sponsored lunch session!

All Roads Lead to Rome:

Uncovering New Paths to Discovery

Wednesday, Nov 7th ♦ 2:30 pm - 3:10 pm
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St

Michael Levine-Clark, Dean of Libraries ♦ University of Denver
Nate Turajski, 
Sr. Fields Sales Engineer ♦ Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company

Academic libraries over the ten years have embraced web-scale discovery, making it a central point of access on the library homepage

In a follow-up presentation to the 2016 Charleston Presentation, "If you Can't beat 'Em, Join "Em: Embracing Alternative Avenues of Discovery," we will investigate how libraries are broadening their approach to resource discovery by embedding search beyond the library's website to other applications such as campus apps, e-resource access tools, and content management systems.

This session will highlight how libraries are meeting patrons at their point of need. We will focus on how libraries can extend themselves within the institutional setting. Presenters will share real-world examples of collaborative efforts to gain greater awareness of discovery capabilities & library resources to improve research outcomes.

Plan for a lively discussion!

A Spring Collaboration:

A NISO Update of Strategy, Trends, & Industry Collaboration on Discovery & Interchange

Thursday, Nov 8th ♦ 9:20 am - 10:30 am
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St

Christine Stohn, Dir. Product Management ♦ Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
Jason Price, Dir. Licensing Operations ♦ SCELC
Julie Zhu, Manager, Discovery Service Relations ♦ IEEE
Gaälle BEQUET, Dir. ISSN International Center ♦ 

Obtain a robust introduction to the work of NISO IDI, the Information Discovery & Interchange topic committee.

Representatives from the committee & its affiliated working groups will introduce the new 2018 NISO strategy paper and discuss the hot topics that affect our industry and, especially, the discovery landscape. Topics include the discovery of open access material, discovery of non-traditional content-forms, the exchange & quality of metadata, and systems inoperability. Updates will also be provided on two of the committee's most prominent working groups: the Open Discovery Initiative - promoting transparency in discovery; & KBART Automation for the automatic transfer of holdings information into institutional knowledge bases, a soon-to-be-published (& eagerly awaited!) NISO recommendation.  The session will include an outlook on the upcoming KBART Phase 3 work plan.

NISO is where where publishers, librarians & software developers come together to discuss trends & needs for collaboration. It provides a forum for creating mutually accepted standards & recommendations.

True to this philosophy, we invite you to come to this session, learn about, and discuss existing & emerging needs for collaboration & standards.

The eBook Story

The Key to a Happy Ending

Thursday, Nov 8th ♦ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott, 125 Calhoun Street

Katy Aronoff, Manager Solutions Architecture ♦ Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
Denise Branch ♦ Virginia Commonwealth University
Evelyn Elias, VP - Book Sales for Americas ♦ Taylor & Francis
Emma Waecker ♦ EBSCO

An exciting & challenging time for libraries - Libraries are incorporating eBooks into their acquisition, discovery & access environment to satisfy user needs.

Users want convenience, flexibility & functionality. The ecosystem of an eBook involves a chain of events that leads from the publishing house to the user. EBooks provide diversity for users in which they can checkout, download, search, save, print, email & cite content on their electronic devices without leaving the comfort of their easy chair. Opportunities & complexities exist for stakeholders in the eBook ecosystem. Libraries, publishers, content providers & vendors find themselves challenged by such things as budgets, business models, workflows, technology, licensing, metadata, rights & discoverability. Stakeholders depend on each other to collaborate & share information. it is important that every stakeholder have access to essential information in order to make the best decisions for their institutions. What can each stakeholder do to tackle inefficiencies, disseminate information & support services?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution that is best for every stakeholder, but there can be solutions that are mutually beneficial to all that will bring positive results & open dialogue in areas like bibliographic & discovery metadata, identifier schemes, & attempts to standardize vocabulary so that cross-industry collaboration can take place. In order to create viable solutions, we have to understand what industry collaboration can take place. In order to create viable solutions, we have to understand what are the challenges.

In this presentation stakeholders will give insights to various challenges they encounter in efforts to bring eBook discoverability & access to users, along with problem-solving solutions for managing these resources.

We hope that this presentation will enlighten attendees to the idiosyncrasies of eBooks & the ways for making better decisions & designing improved business models for their institutions!