Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 9:30 – 3:30
Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
Electronic resources provide an opportunity and a challenge for libraries of all types. Massachusetts residents have traditionally enjoyed a vigorous sharing environment. Today’s structure for the licensing and delivery of e-content are challenges to sharing. How will we proactively address the challenges posed by e-content?
Our keynote presentations will be recorded and archived on the MLS website following the event.
9:00 Continental breakfast available; registration opens
9:30 Welcome: Rob Maier, Director of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners [Audio (4:55, 2.29MB)]
10:00 James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University on Sometimes a Scream…Is Better Than a Thesis
11:00 Jamie LaRue, Director, Douglas County (Colorado) Libraries on Emerging Pathways for Resource Sharing
- eDiscover the Classics
- Mary Minow’s suggestion for a legal framework for a relationship with publishers
- Mary Minow’s idea of an author addendum to a publishing contract
- Our letter to publishers that lays out the terms in a less formal way
- Video that introduces the platform to our public
- Colorado State Library-sponsored site (see “How to Do It”)
12:45 Reconvene: Greg Pronevitz, Executive Director, MA Library System
Panel Discussion: Towards Solutions
- Anita Cellucci, Westborough High School
- Esmé Green, Goodnow Library, Sudbury
- Jay Schafer, Director of Libraries, University of Massachusetts
- Evan Simpson, Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative Steering Committee member and librarian, Tufts University
2:00 Small group discussions using SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations and results)
- Statewide library cards
- Small lenders
- Virtual catalog
- Resource sharing roles for automated networks
- Streaming media
- eBooks and eJournals
2:45 Report out: what is the most important resource sharing question from your table needing further attention?
3:00 Wrap up
Please evaluate Resource Sharing Unbound and share your suggestions for future speakers and topics.