Carmen Mitchell, “We Are All Connected”
Inspired by a couple of speeches at code4lib. She’s one of the two cross-polinators. She thinks that librarians are all connected, and we need to start reaching out beyond our walls of expertise. The website is showing recent changes to Wikipedia as string plucks (subtractions) and bell tones (additions), with the size of circles indicating the size of edit. It connects emotionally. We’re all interconnected and need to look to those to connections to move each other forward.
Also a cross-polinator. Doing a thesis project on interactive design media, and part of it is user research. Read an article by Don Norman that said that design research isn’t very good at creating new things (better at fixing existing things). He is questioning what role research has to play in engineering/architecture. Libraries have been doing a lot of incremental changes, and if we want to do something new, how do we start?
Mary Nugent, Project Transfer Update
TRANSFER is a code of practice for moving a title from one publisher to another. It covers what will be transferred, including perpetual access, and where it will move. The code began to be developed in 2006. Encourages publishers to sign on if they haven’t already. It’s currently on the UKSG website. The 3.0 release, it incorporates the changes that have been happening in business practices. Librarians can sign up to be alerted of transfer details for journals that are moving. There’s also a searchable database of past transfers. A proposal has been submitted to NISO to become a standard in the future.
?, more of a discussion/question than presentation
How are other libraries using Google Analytics to gather statistics about how their resources being used?
-Where users are getting to the resources (which page they are coming from)
-Where content on the website is most effective
-Publisher uses it to track where people are coming from
-Analyze facets used in the discovery system
Todd Carpenter, NISO
He wants feedback on open access infrastructure needs. Any interest or thoughts on what NISO might do about infrastructure elements? Tweet him at @TAC_NISO.
What are we going to do to keep our profession going and being bold librarians? Wants to figure out how to help with diversity in libraries and technology. Thinks that organizations like Black Girls Code could be good models for making a start.
Heather Hilton, student award winner
Had a major life change 5 years ago. Found her passion in cataloging/metadata. Wants to learn everything she can from us.
Roxanne Brazil, student award winner
Very thankful to be here. Would like to mentor with Angie.
Plug for the digital materials panel tomorrow. Tech services librarian at a public library. Wants to know how to provide access to her patrons through her one point of access – the catalog. Hoping to give something back, such as the popular materials though a service called Hoopla.
Pushing for the idea of taking library resources out of where we normally find them. Helped build a tool with EDS that lets faculty add library content into their CMS while complying with copyright. Uses an API to pull content in from the discovery system and annotate as needed. This will link to the content, which will then allow each use to be counted.
How do we get our faculty to get the resources we have? If we had the personality of advertisers, we would have gone that direction. We need to harness the advertising power of our vendors and double-team to reach faculty. “Account development manager” is often the vendor-side person for that. Many publisher/vendors have them.