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Saturday, June 9

10:45am EDT

The Future of Cataloging in a FOLIO Environment
FOLIO is an open source Library Services Platform development project that includes partners from the library and vendor communities. FOLIO is designed to be a flexible system meant for all libraries—a system that can be modified to conform to new library standards or technologies and, due to its microservice architecture, is readily adaptable to unique library workflows. This session will focus on the development process from the librarian perspective, specifically the metadata management aspects of FOLIO.  Questions that will be addressed include: What are some of the challenges and opportunities that have presented themselves during the development process? What types of applications are available in FOLIO that will be used to create and manage bibliographic and holdings metadata? How does FOLIO intend to accommodate the future of cataloging?


Natascha Owens

Serials Cataloger, University of Chicago

Christie Thomas

Head, Data Management Services, University of Chicago Library

Saturday June 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am EDT

2:30pm EDT

Electronic Resources in a Consortial Implementation of Alma and Primo
After years of planning and preparation, the 23 libraries of the California State University went live with a consortial implementation of Alma and Primo in the summer of 2017. A primary goal of that project was to simplify the management and sharing of consortially purchased or brokered electronic resources. During implementation, we discovered that many of our assumptions regarding electronic resources in a shared environment did not match the reality. While the consortium was able to eliminate duplicate work in some areas, this often came with significant tradeoffs or unintended consequences.

Attendees will learn how electronic resource management in a Library Service Platform differs from a traditional ILS or ERM system. Attendees will also learn about the nature of ERM work in a consortial Alma implementation, and the interconnected issues of shared metadata, discovery, and full text fulfillment. There will be ample time for Q&A.

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Chris Bulock

Collection Development Coordinator, CSU Northridge
Chris has been an Electronic Resources Librarian since 2009, and just moved back to Los Angeles after working at Southern Illinois State University Edwardsville for 5 years. He has written and presented on perpetual access, Open Access, and usage analysis.

Saturday June 9, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Highland Ballroom III
Sunday, June 10

3:15pm EDT

Embedding Collective Ownership Into a Systems Migration
A significant portion of all NASIG core competencies call for effective communication skills, project management, people management, and personal qualities such as tolerance for change, complexity, and ambiguity. But these competencies don’t come easy and may not be shared. So what can you do when called upon to lead your colleagues through a high-impact, stressful project like a systems migration?

Armacost Library at the University of Redlands recently completed a three-year migration project from Millennium to Primo/Alma that included three phases: strategic planning; vendor selection; and implementation of an ILS, discovery service, knowledge base and proxy server. Recognizing the challenges this posed for library employees, leaders of this smaller academic library structured the migration project to encourage collective ownership. Teams were carefully constructed to span departments and cross staff-librarian lines, recognizing individual strengths, weaknesses, power, position, and experience. Everyone was assigned to at least one implementation team, and often had a designated role (e.g., insider, outsider, communicator, etc.)

The resulting experience pushed employees (presenters included) well out of our comfort zones as we took risks and were vulnerable in front of each other. We experimented with new technologies, rebuilt our workflows and reimagined our roles, weathering unexpected challenges along the way.

This presentation will walk attendees through our library’s evolving efforts to build collective ownership into our migration infrastructure. Through purposeful decisions we managed multiple projects, supported colleagues, facilitated effective communication, and increased tolerance for change, complexity, and ambiguity.

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Sanjeet Mann

Arts & Systems Librarian, University of Redlands
Sanjeet Mann is Interim Assistant Director and Arts and Systems Librarian at Armacost Library, University of Redlands, where he coordinates library systems and technology and works with the Art, Creative Writing, Music and Theatre departments.
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Paige Mann

STEM Librarian | Scholarly Communications Libraria, University of Redlands
Advocate for anti-colonial practices in scholarly communication, academic self-determination, and open practices in order to promote socially just ways to value people.

Sunday June 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Highland Ballroom I/II