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Friday, June 8


User Group Meeting: Alma
Alma Users Group (Convener: Chris Bulock)

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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.

Friday June 8, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland Ballroom III


User Group Meeting: CORAL
CORAL User group meeting  (Conveners:  Steve Oberg and Heather Wilson)


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Steve Oberg

Group Leader for Resource Description and Digital Initiatives, Wheaton College (IL)
See http://www.wheaton.edu/Academics/Faculty/O/Steve-Oberg

Friday June 8, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm


User Group Meeting: Dimensions & Anywhere Access
Discussion Group: Dimensions & Anywhere Access
(Convener: Heidi Becker)

Are your researchers purchasing publications and materials you've already painstakingly subscribed to?  Are they accessing the materials on platforms where you can't monitor their use?  In this session, we will have a brief Q&A about Dimensions, with a special focus on using Dimensions with Anywhere Access - a Digital Science service that provides one-click, legal access for your users to your library's holdings from within the Dimensions platform. We'll show you the magic in action and answer your questions.

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Heidi Becker

Digital Solutions Specialist, Digital Science
Heidi came to Digital Science with an extensive background in non-profit and government organizations. Most recently, Heidi worked in the Planning and Evaluation department of a major science funder, spearheading the advancement of post-grant assessments as well as enhancing pre-award... Read More →

Friday June 8, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland Ballroom IV/V


User Group Meeting: The Pros and Cons of Discovery Layers for Today’s Library
Discussion Group:  The Pros and Cons of Discovery Layers for Today’s Library (Convener:   Beverly Charlot)

Interested attendees will discuss how discovery layers provide access and the user's experience in locating library materials.  


Friday June 8, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ivy I/II


User Group Meetings: Informal Round Table Discussion Groups
Informal Discussion Groups:  Please join a discussion group of your choice.  
  • How many knowledgebases do we need? Managing e-holdings in OCLC and elsewhere (Convener: Martin Patrick)
  • Ebook Acquisitions  (Convener: Melissa Belvadi)
      Discussion will focus on ebook purchase models (DDA, EBA, subscription) - choices, handling          discovery, and holdings overlap issues.  

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Melissa Belvadi

User Experience & Collections Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island
Academic collections management and analysis, particularly electronic books and serials. How to squeeze every last penny of value from our depressingly small budget. User experience in electronic products and optimizing discoverability experience. Data visualization. Google Sheets... Read More →
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Martin Patrick

Bridge Electronic Resources Librarian, St. Olaf College

Friday June 8, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm


User Group Meetings: Print journals – Current Practices and Effectiveness
Discussion Group: Print Journals – Current Practices and Effectiveness
(Conveners: Derek Wilmott and Helen Monagle)

Discussion topics for this meeting will include current practices and effectiveness of consortia shared print and storage services, systems in place for collating print usage statistics, and other related topics relevant to management of print journals. 

Friday June 8, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland Ballroom I/II
Saturday, June 9


Fun Run
Please join us for a morning run or walk through the hills of Buckhead.  Meet at the Registration Desk on the Lower Lobby level at 5:45AM; route is slightly less than a 3 mile loop.

Saturday June 9, 2018 6:00am - 7:00am


Late night social
Saturday June 9, 2018 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Sunday, June 10


Late night social
Sunday June 10, 2018 9:00pm - 11:30pm