About LUC 2015
16th Annual LOUIS Users Conference
October 7-8, 2015
C. B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
LUC 2015 Conference Program
LUC 2015 Presentations
Adding Document Delivery Services to an Interlibrary Loan Department
The ILL Department in Southeastern Louisiana University's library first began dabbling in article delivery in the fall of 2012. Initially the service was offered on a limited basis as it was reserved for students enrolled in distance-education programs (primarily through the Nursing Department). However over the last 3 years the service has grown and expanded, and now Document Delivery is available to all of our library's users. This presentation will discuss how the Document Delivery service was implemented into ILL, and how the department's policies and workflows have changed as a result. Additionally it will illustrate how ILLiad's Document Delivery module is utilized to process these article requests. Questions and discussion will be encouraged throughout the session.
Beyond Excel: Using Access for Fun and Productivity
You, too, can quickly learn to manage and streamline a variety of library projects using Microsoft Access! Presenter will demonstrate the mechanics of creating and linking Access tables; show basic searching, filtering, display options; de-mystify the all-important queries; cover importing and exporting information into and out of your shiny new database; and discuss the pros and cons of managing your information in Access versus Excel.
Data Wrangling with OpenRefine
Is your data running loose in your library? OpenRefine is a tool that can help libraries more easily view, analyze, clean, and match large data sets. It is particularly useful for digital projects, statistics, or user data. This presentation will describe how OpenRefine is different from spreadsheets, datasheets, and programming. It will also include demonstrations of some of the most useful functions in OpenRefine, compatible tools, and solutions it provides to would-be data wranglers. Examples will include real-life problems that LSU Libraries has encountered in its cataloging and digital projects.
A Flickr of Metadata: Tales from a Crowdsourcing Project
When your archival collection has a thousand photographs with no identifying information, what can you do? This presentation will address the pros and cons of using Flickr as a crowdsourcing platform while covering additional topics such as: digitization workflows, obtaining institutional buy-in, and promoting discovery. Examples will be drawn from a recent project undertaken by the LSU Law Library.
Literati Platform Training and Usage Workshop
This hour long demonstration will offer an overview of the e-reference content, Topic Pages, tools and search functionalities within Literati -- 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 ideas and best practices to increase Literati usage overall within your community. We've made enhancements and updates to the platform in the last year (including responsive design for mobile users), so be sure to join us for a look at what's new!
LSU's E-Textbooks Project: Strategy, Implementation, and Moving Forward
LSU Libraries recently launched an e-textbook initiative to provide students free access to required textbooks. The Libraries identifies required textbooks that are available in the e-book collection. In the 2014-2015 academic year, the initiative has had the potential to save students $462,342.30, helping to offset the escalating cost of higher education while ensuring access to materials critical for student success. This presentation will discuss how to get an e-textbook initiatives up and running. We will discuss the types of e-books to buy so they can be used by an unlimited number of students simultaneously, how to access and search the bookstore's required textbook lists, and strategies for promoting the initiative. We will also discuss ways to expand the impact of the program, including a faculty-focused e-textbook search.
Making WorkFlows XML Report Output Work For You
The delivered stylesheets for WorkFlows XML report output are not always user friendly. Once opened in Excel, you can end up with an overwhelming number of columns or data split into multiple rows. This session will demonstrate how to create stylesheets without having to be an expert with XML or XSL.
Navigating Reclassifying from Dewey to LC: Reclass Rehash
In November 2011, Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University began reclassifying its stack collection from Dewey Decimal to Library of Congress. This presentation examines the intervening years' progress from technological, cataloging, and circulation perspectives, with an emphasis on how those viewpoints changed with personnel and resources. As capacity increased in Technical Services, how did Access Services respond? What preliminary legwork had to be completed? What logistics demanded discussion to preserve patron satisfaction while undergoing this massive project? How was the reclassification originally envisioned? What were unexpected issues? How did the different units respond? This presentation will address these questions and generate dialogue about how other universities have undertaken this project. Through dissecting our own process, we can receive input as to pitfalls and guidance as we go forward.
Non-profits, Tax Exempt Status, and You
Are you thinking of starting a non-profit? Are you sure your organization's status is valid? How do you file? What code section is right for you? Taxes are boring but important to think about! There are different types of non-profit organizations and different code sections for each, but tax exempt status isn't automatic. This poster will detail ACRL-LA's decision to change its tax exempt status section under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c), the process to apply for exemption, Louisiana State and Federal forms to file, and other considerations involved with non-profits and tax exemption.
Planning a Library-Wide Open House: Data-Driven Decision Making in Action
In February and October of 2014, LSU Libraries hosted two open house events to highlight services and resources available to LSU undergraduates. Data collected from the pilot event in February was used to determine the feasibility of an annual open house. Likewise, the data collected from the subsequent October open house was useful in facilitating change for future events. Join librarian Rebecca Kelley, chair of the LSU Libraries Open House Planning Team, as she discusses how data-driven decision making can be used in event planning.
Ready, Set, GO: Making the Move from FirstSearch to WorldCat Discovery
The LOUIS FirstSearch subscription supports searching WorldCat and other databases on WorldCat Discovery Services. WorldCat Discovery goes beyond FirstSearch to provide access to 1.8 billion items in WorldCat and a central index of more than 2,100 e-resource collections plus mobile views, web visibility and much more. Come see WorldCat Discovery, how it works and how you can begin your library’s transition to this new, modernized service.
SciFinder is a research discovery application that provides unlimited access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.
SciFinder offers a one-stop shop experience with flexible search and discover options based on user input and workflow. You can search for substances, reactions, and patent and journal references anytime, anywhere.
Make better, more confident decisions knowing that you have access to the largest collection of substances, reactions, and patent and journal references produced, compiled, and updated daily by CAS scientists around the world.
Save time with an array of powerful tools to search, filter, analyze and plan that allow you to quickly find the most relevant answers to your research questions.
Showin’ Your Stuff: Poster Session Success
Poster sessions are a common and popular presentation format at many kinds of conferences, and competition for poster session slots is often strong. This session describes how to create aesthetically-pleasing posters and how develop winning proposals. Examples of good and not-so-good posters will be included, along with tips on design, printing, transportation, and display. And of course, the presenters will advise on how to talk about your poster's topic with conference attendees.
Eric Johnson and Beth Stahr
Word has spread around the state about ULM's conversion to a primary digital library model. In pursuit of that project, the Library is undertaking an aggressive weed: the collection is being reduced by half. This presentation will describe the deselection project, its intentions, faculty involvement, adjustments made for faculty involvement, associated challenges with the project, lessons learned from those challenges, and how we plan to move forward in the next year - the second year of a two-year project. It will make recommendations, identify best practices for similar deselection and/or digital projects in the future.
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