About LUC 2013
14th Annual LOUIS Users Conference
October 3-4, 2013
West Baton Rouge Conference Center
Port Allen, LA 70767
LUC 2013 Conference Program
LUC 2013 Presentations
A MarcEdit Sampler
This session will cover a sampling of basic and advanced features of MarcEdit, the MARC editing software suite by Terry Reese.
Alternatives to Traditional Article Delivery: The “Get It Now” Experience
Southeastern is helping its students and faculty members obtain articles they cannot otherwise access because of publisher embargoes. Like most institutions, Southeastern purchases many journals we do not subscribe to through publishers’ websites. Copyright Clearance Center’s “Get It Now” service offers a cost-effective solution to providing library users with immediate access to full-text articles from unsubscribed journals. Please join this session to learn about the “Get It Now” service, including integration with ILLiad.
Beyond Recreational Literacy: Linking Information from College to Community by Introducing an Online Academic Library into a High School
In addition to meeting several ACRL information literacy objectives, high school students who learn to find and use electronic information also increase their chances of academic success in college. “Beyond Recreational Literacy,” the focus of this presentation, is a cooperative project of LSU Eunice with Eunice High School for implementing dedicated computer access to college services, including library databases, for early-admission college students. The two-year project (2013-2014) includes surveying the need for access and instruction at the local high school; installing dedicated computers with default links to the LSUE website; training teachers in the use of myLSUE, LeDoux Library databases, and LOUIS; publicizing the service; instructing students in online library research; and assessing the results.
Charging Up Your Students (Poster)Charging Up Your Students (Poster)
This spring, the UL Lafayette Student Technology Enhancement Program awarded $11,075 to implement the grant “Edith Garland Dupré Library: Charging Stations for Laptops & Mobile Devices.” This poster session will explain vendor selection, dealing with the vendors, installation of the charging lockers, and tips for a similar grant at other institutions. One of the charging stations, photos of the project, and a copy of the grant proposal will be available for viewing.
CONTENTdm – The Whys and Hows of Customization Made Easy
Is your institution using CONTENTdm? If so, great! But are you doing all that you can to show off your hard work? If your library's CONTENTdm collections look plain and ordinary, you can polish them with design customizations! In this presentation we'll show you why you should consider customizing your collections' designs, and how easy it is to do it, including what you need to do in ContentDM's administration panel and how to use basic graphics editing programs.
LSU Libraries uses EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) as the primary interface to search the library’s catalog and many of its electronic resources such as electronic journals and ebooks. Learn how LSU Libraries has customized the interfaces, developed custom links to access full-text databases and custom sidebar widgets that search Credo Reference and the Louisiana Digital Library.
Do It Yourself: Custom Data Output with Symphony’s Seltools
Have you ever wished you could output the data you want from a delivered report? Have you ever needed data by the end of the day and a custom report was not feasible? If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, this session is for you. Natalie will demonstrate how system administrators can use Symphony's seltools to output data as needed.
Doing More with EDS
In this session, EBSCO Discovery Services Engineer Eric Frierson will lead a discussion on how to do more with EDS. The session will begin by placing EDS in the context of the research and learning process. How does EDS play a role in student achievement? Next, Eric will demonstrate customization options (widgets), integration options (search boxes), and bleeding-edge developments in EDS (integration into course management systems). The session will end in a brainstorming session for new ways to align EDS
EDI X12 Ordering and Invoicing using YBP’s GobiExport Plus
Sims Memorial Library at Southeastern Louisiana University recently implemented EDI X12 ordering and invoicing in order to streamline their acquisitions workflow. Using YBP’s GobiExport Plus support allows the acquisitions department to generate and send X12 orders directly to YBP using EDI file transmission and other Sirsi reports. X12 ordering and invoicing saves time by eliminating the need to search OCLC to import individual MARC records, key in bibliographic and other data to build purchase orders, or to create line by line invoices. The session will describe the implementation and the acquisitions workflow for this process of ordering books.
Embedding Librarians Online
In Spring of 2013, Louisiana State University launched LSU Online. LSU Online offers students the opportunity to earn master’s degrees in four professional disciplines entirely online. With the implementation of LSU Online, LSU Libraries Reference librarians saw a unique opportunity to integrate library resources and services into the online environment. As LSU Online’s enrollment grows and degree offerings expand, the Libraries will work to meet the needs of online faculty and students. This session will describe the steps LSU Libraries have taken to be included in LSU Online planning and roll out, the challenges that the Libraries must address to ensure the availability of services, and the current trends in the scholarship regarding libraries and distance/online learning.
Experiences in Embedded Librarianship
Embedded librarianship involves integrating a librarian into the environment of the user. Academic librarians can further connect with students and enhance student learning by embedding in courses. Librarians at Loyola University New Orleans have embedded and co-taught in a variety of courses with other professors. This presentation will share their experiences as embedded librarians in courses, such as Historical Methods, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research for honors students, Introduction to Film and Digital Media, Introduction to Music Industry Studies, and Synoptic Gospels.
Googling for Answers: the Ins and Outs of Using Google Effectively
Just like any tool, the usefulness of Google is determined by the skill of the user. While library databases are ideal for research, it’s important for researchers to understand how to properly use those resources that they will have access to after leaving the University setting. This session will teach you tricks to enhance your Google skills, including Google Scholar, and skills that transfer to other search engines
Herding Stats: Best Practices for Collecting and Reporting Library Statistics
Braunstein and Waugh, librarians at LSU and co-chairs of the LOUIS Reports Working Group, will lead a roundtable-style discussion about the efforts to develop a Best Practices Guide for collecting and reporting library statistics. A progress report will be given, including some concrete examples of Best Practices. Sub-topics will include the following: If We Build It, Will They Come? Will LOUIS Libraries actually use a Best Practices Guide? Why Build It in the First Place? Do all LOUIS Libraries agree that such a guide is necessary? Who Counts; What Counts; and Where Do They Put It after They’ve Counted It? The real “meat & potatoes” of the whole process—which staff members are responsible for keeping stats; what kind of stats do they keep; and where are the stats kept and eventually reported? How do we define all of the parts of our collections? Making sure we all use the same vocabulary and that the vocabulary is in sync with the fields in our ILS. E.G., Titles, Volumes, Pieces, etc. One of the anticipated outcomes of the discussion/presentation will be plans for a workshop/training session to be held in the upcoming year. Another favorable outcome would be for the Working Group to develop a more consistent and goal-oriented communication schedule leading to a finished product by a specified date.
Implementing RDA: A Perspective from LOUIS and the LSU Libraries RDA Working Group
This session will provide a perspective of both the Symphony interface and select members of the LSU Libraries RDA Working Group experience with implementing RDA and incorporating its use into their daily workflows. Attendees will hear review details of the RDA Toolkit, LOUIS custom scripts, the indexing and display options in Symphony, and updates on SirsiDynix versus MARCIVE costs for converting cataloging and authority data from AACR2 to RDA. Staff from the LSU Libraries will provide a brief overview of their implementation process with special emphasis on applying RDA to copy and original cataloging of monographs, serials, music resources and government documents.
Indexing in e-Library and Workflows
Mark Witteman will demonstrate the difference between searching and browsing, and why some searches and browses fail where others succeed. Mark will show you how to access and interpret web pages that display your current browse and keyword indexing for each MARC tag. This will be a repeat of the Learning With LOUIS webinar Mark conducted on April 30, 2013.
Intra-Library Loan: Working Across Multiple Campuses
Delgado Community College has 7 libraries. We have books flying everywhere. Join us for our session on how we process books, gather statistics, and keep our wits
Literati – Best Practices for Increased Usage
With a focus on the Literati Platform, this hour long demonstration will offer an overview of the content, Topic Pages and research capabilities within Literati – a product which is available to all LOUIS institutions. After examining the ways in which your library users can conduct research on the Literati platform, we’ll share our Top Five Tips to increase Literati usage
Local and Unique and Digital: An Evolving Trend for Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions
Libraries have been digitizing materials for decades as surrogates for access to physical materials, and in doing so have broadened the range of people and uses for library materials. With projects like Hathi Trust and Google Book Search systematically digitizing mass-produced monographs and making them available within the bounds of copyright law, libraries continue the trend of digitizing what is local and unique, and the emergence of projects like the Digital Public Library of America and OCLC's WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway expand discoverability of the the local and unique well beyond the library's traditional reach. This presentation provides an overview of this trend, updates on how libraries can do, and describes activities LYRASIS is doing to help libraries and other cultural heritage institutions expand their reach.
LOUIS/LALINC Strategic Planning
In July 2012 the LALINC Executive Board charged the LALINC/LOUIS Strategic Planning Committee with preparing a three to five year plan for the Consortium. The committee was requested to conduct sharing sessions with stakeholders at LUC, the Fall 2012 LALINC Directors Meeting, and at other informational sessions. The committee completed the plan in May 2013, and the plan was approved by the LALINC Executive Board in June 2013 and will be recommended for adoption by the membership at its fall meeting on October 17 and 18. Speakers will describe the drafting of the plan, discuss the objectives and action items, and report on the status of the desired outcomes.
Making the Software Do (More of) the Work: Managing Government Documents
The panel will share tips on using features of the SirsiDynix software to streamline and enhance the management and use of federal, state, and other government documents collections. Topics to be addressed include use of: item categories, item types, home locations, status flags, and other item‐level information to facilitate precision search and retrieval of documents; reports in the weeding process; wizards for global editing; and LOUIS
Preparing a Library for SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Louisiana State University is currently preparing the necessary Compliance Certification for the SACSCOC reaffirmation of accreditation. This session will discuss how to lead a library through the reaffirmation process. Specific questions such as what principles does the library need to address; what documentation is required to satisfy compliance; and what challenges and opportunities might a library face will be addressed.
Ready or Not, Here They Come: Reducing the Need to Access Unprocessed Materials through Mass Digitization of University Archives at Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans’ University Archives are a largely unprocessed collection of institutional records. Despite this, the collection continues to be used by researchers both inside and outside of the University. Researchers are encouraged to access information about the university in the University Publications, particularly in our newly digitized yearbooks, bulletins, and newspapers. The yearbooks and bulletins were digitized by Lyrasis and are hosted by the Internet Archive, and Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) has seen phenomenal numbers in terms of online use for these items. The Maroon newspaper was just digitized by Backstage Library Works and is available in the Louisiana Digital Library, a CONTENTdm collection. SC&A is now undergoing its first attempt at minimal processing through large-scale digitization of the University Photographs Collection. Rather than attempting to impose an organization on the tens of thousands of photos—most of which have no identifying information—the photos are digitized and then rehoused in the order in which they’re found, assigned an identifying number, and the digital objects added to the Louisiana Digital Library CONTENTdm collection. In addition, SC&A is attempting to crowd-source description of the photos from the Loyola community to enrich item metadata. Loyola is currently celebrating its Centennial. The University Archives detail the past one hundred years not only of the school’s history but also the histories of New Orleans, the Jesuits, and school life. This presentation will include a brief review of digitization and minimal processing literature, an analysis of the project thus far, and plans for the future.
SirsiDynix BLUEcloud modules: New functions that won’t require new money
Carla will introduce the BLUEcloud suite of products. She’ll show several forthcoming BLUEcloud modules including BLUEcloud cataloging, BLUEcloud PAC, BookMyne, and BLUEcloud Marketplace. Many of these new products will be available to LOUIS libraries at no added cost.
Slow Food, School Gardens, and Sustainability: Using Cooperative Extension Documents to Support Community and Institutional Initiatives
Are you interested in community gardens, urban homesteading, farmer’s markets, locavorism, or the slow food movement? Do you have service projects or programs at your institution involving school gardens, the development of community green spaces, or sustainability? There are many resources available on these topics, but the most authoritative and freely available are those produced by the Cooperative Extension services at land grant universities. In this session, you will learn about the history and mission of Cooperative Extension, the types of information and programs provided by Cooperative Extension, and how to find information published by Cooperative Extension offices around the country.
Startup Fundraising: How Your Library Can Create Results in 100 Days
Does your library have a strategic plan for fundraising and grants? Does your library wish to jump-start its stagnant development efforts? This presentation describes first-hand experiences at the Monroe Library of Loyola University New Orleans. The two presenters, working with the library’s entire team of faculty and staff, have recently created a shared vision of development-related goals that, when implemented, is doable, builds team spirit, and produces meaningful results in the first 100 days—and well beyond.
The State of Information Literacy in Louisiana Higher Education
The LALINC Information Literacy Committee has a history of tracking the evolution of information literacy across the state. The committee most recently surveyed LALINC members in 2012. This
presentation will cover trends in the curricular integration of information literacy, background on information literacy requirements in the southern region, the history and results of the newest information literacy survey, and implications for the future of information literacy in Louisiana higher education. Special topics include the impact of budgetary hardships and the deletion of informational literacy as a general education requirement by the Louisiana Board of Regents.
Text Collections and CONTENTdm
In this session, we will discuss how CONTENTdm can be used to handle collections of digitized monographs, text, or similar compound objects using digitized minute books from UNO’s Orleans Parish School Board collection as an example. There will be a brief demonstration of how to create a tab-delimited text file using Microsoft Excel that can then be used to upload monographs with page-level metadata. As time allows, there may also be a short discussion on the usability of CONTENTdm’s user interface and a comparison with other methods and standards of presenting digitized texts to users.
Tips for Publishing Professionally
Are you new to academic librarianship? Are you tenure-track AND encouraged (or required) to publish? Are you overwhelmed by the prospect of publishing and unsure of where to start? This session will contain advice and tips for publishing professionally (including writing materials reviews) and afford attendees the opportunity to ask questions about professional writing and open access journals.
Understanding the Future: The Next Wave of JSTOR User Data Analysis
JSTOR is working on analyzing data from its millions of user interactions to help better understand users, research and teaching. This session will describe how our data analysis can help librarians understand JSTOR usage trends in their libraries and guide their acquisition of digitized archival collections.
Using Web Services to Display Equipment and Room Availability
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