OVGTSL PROGRAM WITH ABSTRACTS

Keynote Speaker Thursday, May 15, 2003 9:00-10:15 am

TITLE: The Race is on: XML, XOBIS, and the Pursuit of excellence

ABSTRACT: New technologies are sometimes greeted with skepticism. XML is a key technology of strategic value to libraries. It can serve to help libraries have a more expansive role in the increasingly digital environment in which we must operate. After touching on open access and open source software, an exploration of issues surrounding improved information access will focus on the core issue of a schema for bibliographic and authority data that is oriented to the Web environment. Mapping of MARC to XOBIS, Lane Medical Library's experimental schema, will illustrate problems and prospects of such an endeavor.

SPEAKER: Dick R. Miller

Concurrent Session 1-1 Thursday, May 15, 2003, 10:30-11:15 am


TITLE: Everything Old is New Again: Technical Services in the Digital Library

ABSTRACT: This presentation will examine traditional technical services functions and map the ways in which those functions translate into the digital library. Specific traditional skills of technical services staff (acquiring, cataloging, processing) are necessary for the creation, maintenance, and development of the digital library. In addition, certain new roles must be defined, and new skills developed. This presentation will look at traditional roles and skills of technical services staff in the context of the "hybridized", virtual library, and identify new roles and skills made necessary by the evolving nature of library collections.

SPEAKERS: Ann O'Bryan, Cataloging Team Leader, University Library, IUPUI Robin Crumrin, Digital Libraries Team Leader, University Library, IUPUI

Concurrent Session 1-2 Thursday, May 15, 2003, 10:30-11:15 am

TITLE: Are You Contented? Cataloging Records with TOC information

ABSTRACT: Camden-Carroll Library began participating in Blackwell's TOC enrichment program in August 2002. This presentation will cover the entire process, from the initial presentation to the Library Committee for funding support, through vendor selection, profiling, testing, implementation, budgeting, and publicity. Statistical data will be used to show the impact of enhancement on use. Other methods of enhancement will also be discussed.

SPEAKER: Elsie Pritchard, Assistant Director for Technical Services and Automation, Camden-Carroll Library, Morehead State University, Kentucky

Concurrent Session 1-3 Thursday, May 15, 2003, 10:30-11:15 am

TITLE: Integrating web sites into the OPAC: Benefits vs. Challenges

ABSTRACT: Are you thinking about adding web sites to your OPAC? How will this impact reference, collection development and cataloging at your library? Join catalogers from the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library to discuss training and cataloging issues, along with the benefits and challenges of selecting and adding Internet resources to the online catalog.

SPEAKERS: Pam Swaidner, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library Joe Hafner, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

Concurrent Session 2-1 Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:30 am-12:15 pm


TITLE: Preserving your Collection: Choices, Decisions, Responsibilities

ABSTRACT: The maintenance and protection of collections is of paramount importance to all libraries, regardless of size or type. This presentation will address the fundamental concerns faced by those individuals who are responsible for preservation, specifically the choices made regarding mending, weeding, and conservation techniques; the decisions surrounding binding and repairs; and such responsibilities as the establishment of guidelines and policies.

SPEAKER: Debra L. Robinson, Preservation and Mending, Indiana State University

Concurrent Session 2-2 Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:30 am-12:15 pm

TITLE: Inventing the New Technical Services Librarian

ABSTRACT: In recent years, it seems that fewer and fewer library school students are interested in preparing themselves for technical services work as librarians. Indeed, courses such as cataloging have become optional in some library school curricula, and many students are not gaining appropriate knowledge that would help them to be successful working within technical services. As current technical services librarians retire, it has become difficult to find to carry on the work.

SPEAKERS: Pat Hogan-Vidal, Media Cataloging Services Librarian, Valparaiso University, Rick AmRhein, University Librarian, Valparaiso University

Concurrent Session 2-3 Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:30 am-12:15 pm

TITLE: The Inside Track to Getting Published: Tips for Technical Services Librarians

ABSTRACT: If you are in a tenure-track position, sooner or later you must publish. Connie Foster will focus on tips for submitting a quality manuscript from a writer's viewpoint and then the editor's perspective for accepting a manuscript. The presenter will discuss how to generate ideas, how to strengthen writing skills, avenues to getting published, and other relevant suggestons that will put you in the driver's seat for a successful publishing experience in the scholarly community.

SPEAKER: Connie Foster Professor, Department Head/Serials Coordinator Library Technical Services Cravens Library, Western Kentucky University

Buffet Luncheon & Business Meeting Thursday, May 15, 2003 12:30-2:00 pm


General Session Thursday, May 15, 2003 2:00-3:00 pm

TITLE: Green Flags and Yellow Flags: Implementing the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

ABSTRACT: Originally developed in 2001 to allow interoperability among diverse e-print archives, the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (PMH) provides a low-barrier technical framework to facilitate the discovery of the "hidden web"-those resources contained within databases, finding aids, and XML documents that search engines such as Google cannot easily access. This presentation will outline what the protocol is and will describe various implementations of the protocol at UIUC and findings from these implementations.

SPEAKER: Sarah Shreeves, Project Coordinator, IMLS Digital Collections and Content, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Concurrent Session 3-1 Thursday, May 15, 2003 3:15-4:00 pm


TITLE: Racing Toward the Finish Line: Encouraging Library Support Staff to Go the Distance.

ABSTRACT: For some years, Technical Services Departments have had a difficult time attracting qualified candidates to fill their vacant professional positions. This is expected to be an ongoing problem as the "graying of librarianship" continues. One obvious source of new recruits, however, can be found in our intelligent, experienced staff.

SPEAKERS: Jill Sherman, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Lois Severt, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville

Concurrent Session 3-2 Thursday, May 15, 2003 3:15-4:00 pm

TITLE: Electronic Data Interchange and Monographic Purchase Orders: On the Road to Paperless Acquisitions

ABSTRACT: This presentation discusses the process Indiana State University's monographic acquisitions unit went through in order to use Electronic Data Interchange in the processing of monographic purchase orders with one if its vendors. The steps taken to setup the process with the vendor will be discussed, along with potential problems and pitfalls in the context of Endeavor's Voyager system. Although many serials units use EDI for serials invoices, not many libraries are using EDI for monographic purchase orders right now, but it is a viable method for shortening the turnaround time for the filling of orders, and of course for preventing the killing of trees! There are advantages and disadvantages to using it, depending on the size of the library and whether or not it uses and online acquisitions system.

SPEAKER: Elizabeth Lorenzen, Acquisitions Librarian, Indiana State University

Concurrent Session 3-3 Thursday, May 15, 2003 3:15-4:00 pm

TITLE: Since When Is Whining A Marketing Position: The Failure Of Small Companies To Seize The Initiative In Library Supply

ABSTRACT: In the last five years, consolidation and economic conditions have virtually eliminated the mid-sized, independent library supplier. In an attempt to hold onto their share of the market, small companies are increasingly using a "use us now or we'll disappear" message. Realistic though that may be, this veteran bookseller of twenty-five years, argues that such a market stance is self-defeating because it provides no added value to libraries. In this presentation, the speaker intends to offer an overview of the situation, from both historical and present-day perspectives, as well as issue a call-to-arms to smaller library supply companies to come up with approaches that will more likely assure their survival by providing real value to their customers.

SPEAKER: Bob Schatz, Franklin Book Company, Inc., Director of Sales & Marketing


Dinner and Fun 5:00-9:00 pm Indiana State University African American Culture Center

CONFERENCE TOURS Friday, May 16, 2003 9:30 am-12:00 pm


Tour 1 Hulman and Company Museum

Tour 2 Preservations and Conservation, Indiana State University Library

Tour 3 Rare Books and Special Collection, Indiana State University Library

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