Visit EBSCO at the 2017 Charleston Conference

News | October 30, 2017

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Find out where EBSCO will be at this year’s Charleston Library Conference.

With all the anticipated excitement around the Charleston Library Conference, we are providing a summary of sessions, luncheons and information about what EBSCO is doing at the conference.

Beyond our guide, here are additional ways to stay connected:

EBSCO will be at Charleston's Vendor Showcase on Tuesday, November 7th, from 10:30am – 6:00pm. GOBI Library Solutions will also be there along with World Politics Review which will be at Charleston for the first time. Talk to our sales teams about our latest products and services.

  • Visit EBSCO at Table #10
  • Visit GOBI Library Solutions at Table #9
  • Visit World Politics Review at Table #79

Stay updated by following Charleston Library Conference on Twitter. Remember to use the hashtag #chsconf2017 and tag EBSCO to stay connected!

Follow us on Twitter at EBSCO as we tweet in real-time.

Here’s a quick look at where you can catch us at Charleston:

Wednesday, November 8th

How Difficult Can It Be? Creating an Integrated Network Among Library Stakeholders to Promote Electronic Access
11:35am – 12:15pm – Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel
EBSCO Account Services Manager, Jamie Gieseck-Ashworth, librarians and publishers will be presenting on some of the networking problems that plague stakeholders while providing suggestions for improved networking integration.

Small, Medium, or Large – Collection Development Solutions to Fit All Libraries
12:30pm – 2:00pm – Upstairs Room, 39 Rue de Jean 39A John Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Sponsored by EBSCO – Session Full
GOBI Library Solutions Director of Collection Development, Ashley Bailey, will share tools, services and best practices that can be scaled to fit every library’s needs and budget. We are also giving BiblioLabs a few minutes to let you know about our latest collaboration. Registration is currently closed for this event.

Personalization, Privacy, and the Pressure to Upgrade Authentication – A Conundrum? Or Perhaps a Win-Win?
12:45pm – 2:00pm – Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel
Featuring Andy Sanford, EBSCO’s Senior Product Strategist, this panel will explore the upside and the downside of the way library patrons authenticate to online resources. A discussion of the privacy risks and personalization opportunities related to authentication options will be included.

Whose Data Is It, Anyway?: Unpacking Conflicting Definitions of Book Metadata
3:30pm – 4:10pm – Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel
EBSCO’s Jon Elwell, Manager Collection Development will present a study of the variety and uses of metadata seen from the perspectives of publishers, aggregators and librarians.

Charleston Fast Pitch Competition
4:40pm – 5:40pm – Performance Hall, Gaillard Center
This competition will give out two awards of $2,500 to further support the development and implementation of compelling library innovations. EBSCO entry will include Tony Zanders, Director of SaaS Innovation of EBSCO Information Services presenting the FOLIO Codex. Finalists will present their projects to a panel of experts and Charleston Conference to determine the winners.

Thursday, November 9th

COUNTER Release 5
11:35am – 12:15pm – Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel
EBSCO’s Chief Strategist, Oliver Pesch, along with COUNTER’s Project Director, will explain the four Master Reports that are the foundation of the new release. It will also cover standard views, metric types, related attributes, simplified report formats, COUNTER_SUSHI and the deadline for implementation.

Expanding Access to University Press Books: A Multi-Format Consortium Collection Development Model
11:35am – 12:15pm – Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center
Panelists, including Kristine Baker, Vice President of Inside Sales and Consortia, GOBI Library Solutions, will discuss the partnership of the WRLC with Oxford University Press and GOBI Library Solutions.

“Mr. Watson – Come here – I want to see you.” Upgrading your Tech Support Communications
11:35am – 12:15pm – Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel
EBSCO’s Account Services Manager Carol Seiler will take part in this interactive session to explore how library personnel and vendors can work together to improve communications and reduce tension when technical issues arise.

Getting Open Source Up and Running: OLE and FOLIO
12:45pm – 2:00pm – Carolina Ballroom B, Francis Marion Hotel
We are proud to be a part of the FOLIO Community and to help bring a new open source Library Services Platform to libraries of all sizes. This session will explain the functions of the Special Interest Groups and role of the FOLIO Product Council in coordinating development, highlighting the OLE libraries’ role in the FOLIO effort. Speakers will also show some of the FOLIO prototypes and development happening in the project.

No MLS? No Problem; Acquisitions Essentials for the PhD Subject Specialist
2:30pm – 3:10pm – Salon I, Gaillard Center
Speakers including GOBI Library Solutions Director of Collection Development, Ashley Bailey, and GOBI Collection Development Manager, Claire Eichman, will share how partnerships with libraries and library vendors develop.

Transforming the Library/Vendor Relationship
3:30pm – 4:10pm – Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites Hotel
Barbara Kawecki, Director of Customer Retention for GOBI Library Solutions, will talk about how collaboration is a fundamental value of librarianship, enabling libraries to leverage resources for regional and group success. Communication techniques will be presented along with examples of successful and unsuccessful projects.

A Decade in Discovery: Updating Assumptions and Conclusions in Information Access and Retrieval
3:30pm – 4:10pm – Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel
Featuring Tony Zanders, Director of SaaS Innovation of EBSCO Information Services, this panel representing two large academic libraries and the largest aggregator of scholarly resources will reflect on these trends and to examine recent innovations in discovery. Panelists will describe how the approach to discovery has evolved to serve diverging needs of both libraries and vendors who outsource their article experience to aggregators.

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