Acquisitions

Weed Without Worry: Cooperative Storage Projects

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
3:30pm
Room: 
Truman A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

State library cooperatives, groups of libraries and library systems across the country have been working together in the last ten years or so to establish shared storage facilities for books and journals. Moving items to storage has enabled libraries to re-purpose space for users, while libraries ensure the access to their historical collections. The Hathi Trust, Portico and other large scale cooperative projects have helped make digital preservation another way to ensure access. The University of California system has two depository operations for materials moved out of their libraries.

Negotiation of Licensing & Pricing Terms

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
3:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson C
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

Electronic resources have more complexity in license agreements and pricing terms than other library materials, and librarians must be assertive in negotiating for these resources in this time of budget cuts and uncertainty. The librarian who accepts prices and terms as they are given is not getting the best possible deal for the library. Vendors are often more willing to negotiate than the librarian might expect. In this presentation, we will discuss successful negotiation strategies for pricing and terms of library e-resources.

Missouri State Library's Digital Collection of State Government Documents

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
10:15am
Room: 
Jefferson A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

The Reference Services Division of the Missouri State Library is continuing to build its digital collection of state government documents. Come see what it looks like, what is in it, tips on searching, and workarounds to problems with the repository software.

Books as social media: Using the library brand to make connections

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson C
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

Most people think of books when they think of libraries. Thus, books are a recognizable library brand. At Maryville University—Saint Louis, we are leveraging the library brand to promote the library and the university. The library is active in or has initiated the following programs relating to books, boosting library recognition: Hot Reads, the library book club, Maryville Reads, Maryville Talks Books, the St. Louis Speakers Series campus visits, and the all faculty book group.

Create Lists Lab

Day: 
Tuesday
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Jennifer Parsons, Systems Librarian, MOBIUS

MOBIUS staff are here to help you! Bring your Create List questions and problems and get the answers you need. Query building, nested searching, existing and saved searches, regular expressions. MOBIUS trainers, Christopher Gould and Jennifer Parsons, will help you find the answers.

Print Templates Lab

Day: 
Tuesday
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Jennifer Parsons, Systems Librarian, MOBIUS

MOBIUS staff are here to help you with your Print Templates questions and problems. Are you using print templates to customize spine labels, circulation notices, acquisitions or serials forms? Have you run into a snag? Have an unanswered question? Or do you just want to find out about some of the cool features you've heard about, such as adding a link to My Millennium in emailed courtesy notice? MOBIUS trainers, Christopher Gould and Jennifer Parsons, will answer your questions.

Why Do Undergraduate Students Choose to Use E-books?

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
3:30pm
Room: 
Truman B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

As an innovation, the e-book purports to replace the printed book; however, students continue to indicate a preference for using printed books. In contrast to students’ preference, many academic libraries report e-book use rates equal to or greater than printed book use rates. In this study, eight factors were investigated as potential reasons undergraduate students choose to use an e-book. A quantitative research design using a convenience sampling method and chi-square analyses was employed in the study.

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