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Mark your calendar with the following standards-related events at this year's ALA Midwinter Conference.

Friday, January 15, 2010

NISO AVIAC (Automation Vendors Interest Advisory Committee) Meeting
Friday, January 15, 2010
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 157B
Sponsored by Ex Libris

This is an open meeting. Agenda:

  1. Defining Compliance
  2. Open Source and Standards
    Should AVIAC should be reaching out to those groups? Are those groups working well with standards?
  3. What would you like to see happen between this meeting and the next?

LITA Electronic Resources Management Interest Group
Friday, January 15, 2010
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
HYATT Regency Boston, Duxbury Room

1.  Library ERM Experiences
Speaker: Albert Joy, Associate Library Professor, University of Vermont
2.  ERM Vendor Systems Updates
Speaker: Moshe Efron, V.P. Product Development, TDNet – TERMS Announcement
Speaker: Oliver Pesch, Chief Strategist, EBSCO – ERM Update
Speaker:  Serials Solutions – TBD
Speaker:  ExLibris – TBD
Speaker:  Swets - TBD
3.  ERM Data Review Work Update
Speaker: Todd Carpenter, NISO Managing DirectorIncluded at this meeting will be an update of NISO's new ERM Data Standards & Best Practices Review Working Group
4.  Key Challenges Facing Researches in the Digital Research Environment
Speaker: Katie Clark, Associate Dean, Public Services and Collection Development
University of Rochester
5.  Recommended Practices for the Presentation and Identification of E-Journals
Lack of accurate journal title history and journal identifying information on eJournal websites impedes the research process.  This presentation will provide examples illustrating the problem and an overview of a proposed NISO 'recommended practice' that will guide eJournal publishers in the presentation and display of journal title history with a focus on what specific improvements can be made to assist the researcher in identifying full-text content within library delivery systems.
Speaker: Regina Reynolds, ISSN Coordinator, Library of Congress
Speaker: Steven C Shadle, Serials Access Librarian, University of Washington Libraries
6.  Toward Sustainable Scholarly Publishing: Current Scholarship Program
Speaker: David Fritsch, Assistant Director, Outreach and Participation Services, ITHAKA | Portico
7.  Update on Portico’s Archiving Activities: Gale Cengage and Beyond
Speaker: Ken DiFiore, Associate Director, Outreach and Participation Services, ITHAKA | Portico

Saturday, January 16, 2010

In the "Know": E-Resource Knowledge Base Management and Standards
ALCTS E-Resources Interest Group (ERIG)

Saturday, January 16, 2010
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253A

This program will include a presentation by Jason Price, Head of Collections at the Claremont University Consortium Library and E-resource package analyst & consultant for the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), as well as a member of the NISO/UKSG KBART (Knowledge Bases and Related Tools) Working Group. His presentation, "KBART: Improving the Data Supply to Knowledge Bases and OpenURL Link Resolvers,"  will discuss how, as the UKSG/NISO KBART Recommended Practice is released (expected January 2010), we’ll examine its core and discuss its implications for electronic resource librarians and knowledge base management.

LITA RFID Interest Group
Saturday, January 16, 2010
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 258C    

ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee (MARBI) Interest Group
Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon (Part 1)
Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Part 2)
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 205 A/B 
Agenda: http://www.loc.gov/marc/marbi/mw2010_age.html

LITA Standards Interest Group

Saturday, January 16, 2010
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 104A/B

Come and hear updates on the following:

  • EDItEUR Update
    Event Slides
    Mark Bide, Executive Director, EDItEUR, will share about current standardisation challenges facing EDItEUR, including:
    • ebook identification -- implications for messaging standards
    • subscription products -- not just serials any more
    • rights and licence communication -- crossing the implementation gap
    • media convergence -- the next big challenge
  • NISO/UKSG KBART Recommended Practice and the OpenURL
    The joint NISO/UKSG KBART (Knowledge Bases and Related Tools -- www.niso.org/workrooms/kbart) is expected to be published in late 2009/early 2010. Hear from Peter McCracken, co-chair of this project, about the document and next steps.
  • NISO CORE Draft Standard
    The CORE (Cost of Resource Exchange -- www.niso.org/workrooms/core) standard was released for trial use in April 2009; the draft phase will end March 2010. Hear about the status of the document and next steps from co-chairs Ted Koppel and Ed Riding.
  • NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Update
    Todd Carpenter, Managing Director of NISO, will provide an update on current and upcoming work within NISO, including: 
    • ONIX-PL
    • Metadata Supply Chain
    • Physical Delivery of library materials
    • Single Sign On Authentication
    • ERMI Gap Analysis

Sunday, January 17, 2010

ALA ASCLA ICAN Physical Delivery Discussion Group
Sunday, January 17, 2010 
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 156 A/B

This group is for those interested in and involved with physical delivery systems for library materials. Topics include an upcoming NISO standard that addresses delivery best practices (see www.niso.org/workrooms/physdel), planning for the national delivery conference, Moving Mountains 2010, a multistate delivery project in Colorado and Missouri; and an update on a Massachusetts RFI for the automation of sorting library materials. Attendees also learn about each others’ projects and make valuable professional contacts.

ALA ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, Continuing Resources Standards Committee
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Westin Waterfront, Harbor Ballroom 1
Sponsored by Swets

The Continuing Resources Standards Update Forum presents news on developments affecting serials management at American Library Association conferences. At Midwinter 2010, the forum will feature Hana Levay, Information Resources Librarian at the University of Washington and co-chair of the SUSHI Standing Committee (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2007, The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol -- see www.niso.org/workrooms/sushi), and Rick Burke, Executive Director of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), which is implementing the ONIX-PL standard (see www.niso.org/workrooms/onixpl).

LITA Next Generation Catalog Interest Group
Mobile Technologies and Next Generation Catalogs

Sunday, January 17, 2010
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 104A/B

A brief IG business meeting and vote for a chair-elect will precede the presentation and discussion. We will have a presentation and discussion on the development and application of mobile interfaces to catalog systems.  In addition to the presentation, attendees are welcomed and encouraged to briefly present their mobile design strategies and techniques, and challenges posed by mobile devices.

Libraries To Go
Holly Tomren (University of California, Irvine)

Students and faculty are always on the go. Our collections and services need to be available to them when and where they need them. The presenter will address the special challenges involved in providing library content and services to mobile users in this big picture presentation. The topics will range from offering an entire library experience to your mobile users to potential best practices for cataloging electronic resources specific to mobile devices. Other topics include IT issues, collection development trends, licensing issues and gathering usage statistics. Holly will discuss some discovery tools available, such as mobile-friendly OPACs, union catalogs, library web pages and subject guides. We will also broach the impacts of these issues, and consider ways in which the library can best position itself for the mobile revolution.

LLAMA SASS / RUSA STARS Cooperative and Remote Circulation Task Force
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Westin Waterfront - Paine Room

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries Interest Group Midwinter Meeting
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Westin Waterfront - Burroughs Room

  1. What to Withdraw? Print collections management in the wake of digitization
    Presenters : Roger C. Schonfeld, Manager of Research, Ithaka S+R; and Ross Housewright, Analyst, Ithaka S+R

    As digitized journal backfile sets become available online, they fulfill the lion's share of user access needs at academic libraries, leading many librarians to call into question the need to retain print. Can libraries securely reassign the stack space occupied by decreasingly used print versions without risking preservation? This talk will examine several key questions: Does print preservation still matter, and if so, for how long will it remain a relevant priority?  What sort of preservation framework is needed for legacy print collections? And, for which journals is this preservation framework already in place, allowing for responsible withdrawal today? Drawing from a report recently released by Ithaka S+R, this talk will conclude with some remarks about how the set of materials appropriate for withdrawal can be expanded to allow libraries additional flexibility in their collections management.
  2. To Have and to Hold: MARC Format Holdings Data
    Presenter: Sandy Chen, Electronic Resources & Serials Management Librarian, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

    The goal of the presentation is to describe the concepts behind and importance of standardized holdings in library processes, particularly, MARC Format for Holdings Data (MFHD) and Z39.71: what they are, how they function, and how they help academic libraries to serve patrons. Sandy will provide specific examples of challenges in Clarion University of Pennsylvania Libraries' implementation of these standards, along with descriptions of better practices that other research libraries can use to represent holdings data.
  3. Pay-Per-Use Article Delivery at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
    Presenters: Mindy King, Serials Librarian, University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point Library; and Aaron Nichols, Access Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point Library

    Exponentially increasing journal costs are a fact of life. Libraries can no longer afford to purchase expensive, low use  journals "just in case" an article is needed. Recently, the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Library conducted a pilot, pay-per-use article delivery program that offered "just in time" access to articles our patrons actually need. Pay-per-use article delivery requests are submitted by completing a standard Interlibrary Loan request. Over a three month period, pay-per-use users were surveyed regarding the convenience and quality of the service. Positive survey results and feedback from university faculty were used to cancel high cost/low use journals in favor of the pay-per-use model, resulting in over $50,000 savings in journals subscriptions. Cancellations are to begin January 2010, at which time the survey will be reopened to gain feedback after the print version is no longer available.
  4. Brief Business Meeting: New members are welcome!

Four Years of Federated Search: A Detailed Analysis of Trends and Metrics
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Westin Waterfront • Room: Harbor III

Serials Solutions will host a discussion exploring the relevance of Federated Search as a discovery tool in today's library. Kathryn Silberger, Automated Resources Librarian of the James A. Cannavino Library at Marist College, joins us as keynote speaker and will share her research on student use of federated search compared to single databases. She will provide an update to her co-authored article,  "Out-googling Google: Federated Searching and the Single Search Box," first presented at ACRL in 2007, and provide an overview and analysis of patron usage through metrics gathered at her institution.

RUSA/MARS Local Systems & Services Committee
Discovery Systems: Solutions a User Could Love?

1:30-3:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Westin Waterfront, Faneiul Room

Our panelists will highlight the experiences of libraries that have implemented "next generation discovery tools" that provide access to disparate library collections from a single search box. Panelists will focus their comments on user response and subsequent assessment of the local implementation.  Discussion forum participants will be able to share their experiences with discovery tools and ask questions following the panelists. A summary of the key ideas gleaned will be posted on the MARS Local Systems & Services web page following Midwinter.

Panelists include:

  • Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technology and Research,Vanderbilt University, "Overview of Discovery Systems."
  • Cody Hanson, Technology Library, University of Minnesota, "User testing and feedback on Primo at the University of Minnesota."
  • Frances McNamara, Director, Integrated Library Systems and Administrative and Desktop Systems,University of Chicago, "LENS Discovery System, based on AquaBrowser."
  • Barbara DeFelice, Director Digital Resources Program, Dartmouth "Summon @ Dartmouth College: the User View."

ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee (MARBI) Interest Group

Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon (Part 1)
Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Part 2)
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 205 A/B 
Agenda: http://www.loc.gov/marc/marbi/mw2010_age.html

ALCTS CRS Costs of Continuing Resources in Libraries Interest Group
Open Access: Entitlement, Opportunity, or Peril?

4:00-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center--Room 157C

Current tough economic times are forcing libraries to explore alternatives to conventional publishing access models. Many institutions (like MIT) have expressed strong support for Open Access while others (like University of Maryland) have proceeded more cautiously. Can all parties, including publishers, in the scholarly communication environment overcome the challenges from this alternative? Come and hear our panelists'perspectives on this issue and possible future trends, including those who had voted not to require OA.


  • Terry Owen, Coordinator for the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM)
  • Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Scholarly Publishing & Licensing Consultant at MIT
  • Alex Crhstoforou, Membership Accounts Manager, BioMed Central