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13th Annual Conference | March 4-7, 2018 | Austin, Texas & Online


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Monday, March 5

10:45am CST

S007: Did we buy this? Untangling which materials are licensed with the help of modern technology
A trouble report for an e-book comes in, but there’s no title list in the contract.  Or maybe this e-journal is bundled with that one?  The OhioLINK consortium has developed a tool tracking contracts, licensed materials, and participating libraries over time.  This is our answer to: Did we buy this?

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Joanna Voss

Collections & Insight Analyst, OhioLINK

Monday March 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Room 204

1:15pm CST

S017: Using Books for Research: Student Habits and Perceptions of E-books and Print Books
EBSCO’s eBooks team has recently conducted research focusing on the student Book workflow in order to understand the end-to-end student user experience using books in the academic library. The team will share findings from this effort, including how students make decisions about Books, including decisions about print books vs. ebooks, and how students want to maintain autonomy throughout their eBook usage.

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Deirdre Costello

Director, UX Research, EBSCO Information Services
Comic books, animal rights and UX, of course!
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Kara Kroes Li

Director of Product Management, EBSCO
As Director of Product Management for EBSCO, Kara is responsible for understanding the needs of end-users, librarians, and publishers and distilling those needs into product initiatives. Her current areas of focus are user experience, librarian workflows, and partnerships. Prior to... Read More →

Monday March 5, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CST
Room 105
  5. User Experience & Promotion
Tuesday, March 6

10:45am CST

The Importance of Discovery: How Prioritizing Exploration Promotes the Value of the Library


Your library offers students a wealth of ebooks and print books, but are students able to easily find and use these resources?

Often, librarians focus much of their effort on curating the highest quality content, but end up approaching discoverability of this content as an afterthought. The good news: You can balance these two important components of collection development with the right enrichment tools — like those offered through Syndetics Unbound.

During this session, we’ll explore challenges libraries like yours face when it comes to promoting discoverability, offering valuable examples of approaches that work and approaches that could use a little work. Finally, we’ll share insight into ProQuest’s latest innovation that will provide contextual discovery within the platform, saving your researchers time and effort.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of a lack of discoverability on the library and its researchers.
  • Identify how the integration of Syndetics Unbound into Ebook Central will increase exploration and drive discoverability.
  • Recognize changes that could be made to enhance the discoverability of their library’s resources.

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Kari Paulson

VP - Market Development, Books, ProQuest
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Jed Reinitz

Director Product Management Books, ProQuest

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ProQuest (www.proquest.com) is committed to supporting the important work of the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge and simplifies workflows so time is used effectively. And ProQuest connects information environments so comp... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Room 203

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