Visit EBSCO at the 2020 ER&L Conference

News | March 02, 2020

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Join EBSCO in Austin, Texas, for the annual ER&L Conference and find out more about our sessions.

Check EBSCO out at the 15th Annual Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference in Austin, Texas. We will be at Table #101, where you can hear about the latest EBSCO products and services. Come join us at these sessions:

Monday, March 9th

The first step into equitable search: A comparison on how to make a linked ontology data model: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
The evolution of subject headings is drastic, with controlled vocabularies to be inclusive of people searching rather than what is “correct” for classification. Surges in natural language terms, emphasis on “folksonomy” tags, a need for equitable search, and metadata structures; controlled vocabularies are more useful to researchers than ever before.

Building an Open Source Reporting Platform for FOLIO: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
FOLIO, an open source library services platform that includes ERM capabilities, is being deployed by more and more libraries every day. This poster will provide an overview of the Library Data Platform, an open source data warehouse designed to open FOLIO up for use in standard reporting tools.

Moving into the Future with FOLIO: Alabama’s Experience as Beta Partner and Early Implementer: 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
FOLIO is a community-based, open source, micro-services, library service platform developed by multiple organizations worldwide. The University of Alabama is one of three libraries selected as EBSCO Beta Partners and Early Implementers for FOLIO. This presentation will discuss key aspects of our workflow and collaboration with FOLIO and EBSCO.

Tuesday, March 10th

Jeopardy ER&L Edition: Vendor, Publisher or Librarian… Who Knows Electronic Resources the Best?: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Which topic will trip up the vendor? How much does the publisher really know? What answer is lost to the librarian? Come watch colleagues battle it out to see who knows the most about managing electronic resources in the digital world.

Honey and Stings: On Be(e)ing a Non-development Partner FOLIO Early-adopter: 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
What is it like to implement FOLIO as a non-developer partner, from a practical perspective? Learn about the experience of one of the first non-development implementers from the perspectives of systems, resource management, and administration. Half-way into migration, what are the benefits and challenges of being a (very) early adopter?

The Need for Greater Interoperability: As User Expectations Continue to Evolve, So Should the Library Software They Use: 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
This session will cover ways in which library services can intersect with various tools and programs to enhance library impact, create generous discovery interfaces, support contractual models that enhance access and use, and provide enhanced opportunities for learning through greater interoperability of software tools and library workflows.

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