Visit EBSCO at the 2018 ER&L Conference

News | March 01, 2018

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Find out when and where all the EBSCO sessions will be at this year’s ER&L Conference.

Attending this year’s Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) conference? Find out how to stay in touch with your EBSCO partners at the event.

We’ll also be part of several sessions, outlined below:

Monday, March 5th

Using Books for Research: Student Habits and Perceptions of E-books and Print Books
1:15p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room 105, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Our EBSCO eBooks team has conducted research focusing on the student Book workflow to understand the student user experience with books in the academic library. Deirdre Costello, Director, UX Research and Kara Kroes Li, Director of Product Management, will share findings from this effort.

Smoothing the Path of the Research Journey: Designing for the User Experience in Academic Libraries
4:00p.m. - 4:45p.m., Room 202, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Speakers Elizabeth German, Service Design Librarian at Texas A&M University, Kara Kroes Li, Director of Product Management at EBSCO and Frankie Sewell, Head of Customer Insight at Emerald Publishing will cover the essential UX tools and research findings for optimizing the experience for your own unique users.

The FOLIO Marketplace: A New Model for Library Innovation
4:00p.m. - 4:45p.m., Salon 6, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

The FOLIO product and concept are unique and innovative but its marketplace could be even more revolutionary. The FOLIO marketplace will allow people to share numerous products, enhancements, workflows, and ideas. We will be exploring some of these possibilities with Jesse Koennecke, Director, Acquisitions & E-Resource Licensing and Peter McCracken, Electronic Resources Librarian from Cornell University.

Tuesday, March 6th

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: Streamlining Resource Access Via Interoperable Discovery and Patron Empowerment Integration & SSO at Seton Hall University
2:00p.m. – 2:45p.m., Salon 6, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Speakers Marc Keepper, Product Manager at EBSCO, Elizabeth Leonard, Assistant Dean at Seton Hall University and Tyler J. Martin, Senior Product Manager at EBSCO will conduct a live demo and review how SHU, OCLC and EBSCO cooperated to improve and streamline SHU’s patrons’ login process and provide unified access to SHU’s catalog, availability, and patron account functionality directly within EDS.

Discovery Elsewhere: Using the EDS API in Mobile, Voice Searching, and Beyond
2:00p.m. – 2:45p.m., Salon 4, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

William H. Mischo, Acting Dean of Libraries and University Librarian; Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center from University of Illinois, Eric L Frierson MSI, Director of Field Engineering at EBSCO and Rob O'Connell, Director of Discovery and Access from Smith College will look at the integration of discovery and ways to leverage the EBSCO Discovery Service API within the learning management system, within a Bento environment, within a mobile interface, within Alexa or Google Home, or within the ILS interface of the library’s choosing.

Web-Scale Discovery & the Advanced User
3:15p.m. – 4:00p.m., Salon 3, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Deirdre Costello, Director, UX Research at EBSCO and Jeanette Norris, Metadata Management Librarian from Brown University will be talking about the role web-scale discovery plays in the advanced user's online research workflow, after having joined forces to understand how graduate students use web-scale discovery in research.

Moving Beyond IP Authentication: The New Frontier in Single Sign-On
4:15p.m. – 5:00p.m., Salon 4, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Andrew Nagy, Director, Software Innovation at EBSCO, Dale Saenz from Laredo Community College and Rob Scaysbrook, Head of Sales from OpenAthens will discuss how libraries can move beyond IP authentication to one that is more secure, personalized and is easy to setup and manage.

Wednesday, March 7th

Consortium Collection Development: A Multi-Format Approach
8:30a.m. – 9:15a.m., Room 105, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Panel consisting of Kristine Baker, VP Inside Sales & Consortia, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, Gwendolyn Reece from American University and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) and Rebecca Seger, Sales Director, Global Academic Business at Oxford University Press will discuss how the WRLC partnered with Oxford University Press and GOBI Library Solutions to address the WRLC’s goal of transitioning more resources from print to digital.

Improving User Engagement: A Case Study from Caltech
8:30a.m. – 9:15a.m., Salon 4, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

This presentation by Laurel Narizny, Systems Librarian and Heather Wilson, Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian from Caltech will discuss how their library integrated discovery within the front-end of the library’s choosing and the use of a Drupal-based content management system.

Working with Workflows: Using the FOLIO Workflow App to Support Library Operations
9:30a.m. - 10:15a.m., Salon 4, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Speakers Eric Hartnett from Texas A&M University and Kristin E Martin, Electronic Resources Management Librarian at the University of Chicago will talk about how the FOLIO project is creating a separate workflow app, designed to provide a unified approach toward workflows.

Remember to follow and tag @EBSCO on social media, and use the #erl18 hashtag in all your posts to stay connected. We look forward to seeing you in Austin, Texas!

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