ALCTS Symposia at the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Denver, CO
Implementing an Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges
Sponsored by Berkeley Electronic Press
Institutional repositories allow libraries to acquire, maintain, and preserve scholarly and other material of lasting value to the institution. This session will review the challenges, pitfalls and promises of establishing and supporting institutional repositories so that attendees can make informed decisions.
Many libraries have joined the movement to create an institutional repository, providing a mechanism to acquire, maintain, and preserve scholarly and other material of lasting value to the institution. The presentations will focus on the challenges, pitfalls and promises of establishing and supporting institutional repositories. A discussion of the legal and access issues as well as various IR platforms and models will allow attendees to make informed decisions regarding the introduction of an institutional repository.
Speakers & Presentations
|Moving from a Hosted to a Local IR Platform: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly||Bob Gerrity|
|Open Access and Digital Copyright||Georgia Harper|
|IRs: The Promises of Yesterday and Tomorrow||Greg Tananbaum|
|Constructing Consortial Digital Repository Services||Jessica Branco Colati|
|Early Implementation Work for IR Management: Sifting Through Choices for an Emerging Area of Service||Leah Vanderjagt|
|To Host or Not to Host, or, Decisions Along the Way to a Successful Hosted Repository Solution||Marilyn Billings|
Breaking Down the Silos: Planning for Discovery Tools for Library 2.0
Your patrons want an integrated, intuitive, interactive discovery experience. You want to optimize resource discovery for them. Much of our information resides in separate silos and many companies offer products that deliver an integrated experience. How can libraries evaluate the options: next generation catalog interfaces, federated search engines, link resolvers? How do they get the best fit?
Sponsored by Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Speakers & Presentation Abstracts
|How Do you Know What Your Users Want?||Kristin Antelman|
|Next Generation Library Interfaces: Open Source||Marshall Breeding|
|Link Resolvers: Reality Check||Jill Grogg|
|Metasearch Options||Roy Tennant|
|Silos, Haystacks, and Beaver Dams: The Landscape of Information Flow||Robert Wolven|