||Gathering and Registration
SESSIONS 1: 9:00-10:00
Acquisitions Complex Publication Patterns
Kathryn Harnish - Endeavor Information Systems
How to successfully work with Access Reports
Janet Lute, ILS Coordinator, Princeton University Library.
This session will help users get started with Access
Reports and will focus on making report writing more efficient.
The presenter will share some secrets and "tricks of the trade"
that should make your reporting life easier. This session will be
useful to all but the most experienced of report writers.
Live Help within Voyager
Jim Robertson, New Jersey Institute of Technology
As our libraries continue to evolve digitally, a
risk we all face is losing the ability to interact with our users
and to directly observe their behaviors. User activities previous
done physically and "above the surface" now happens virtually
and "below the surface." An effort to get one step closer
to our "invisible" users is live help within Voyager.
At NJIT, Jim has combined the "no hits"
message, chat sessions, and instantaneous mining of the Oracle database's
Opac Search Logs table to create real-time, live, interactive help
between a catalog user and the NJIT reference librarians. Librarians
can pull up on their screen the live search history of the user
who is asking for help so as to better aid in the reference interaction.
Somewhat technical, but of interest to all interested
in serving their users.
"Tables for 14" - From Appetizers
to Dessert with ENCompass™ and LinkFinderPlus™
Mary Lou Sowden - Keystone Library Network and Del Hamilton
– Slippery Rock University
This session will delve into selecting, ordering
and serving up ENCompass™ for Resource Access and LinkFinderPlus™
in a consortium. The Keystone Library Network, after perusing a
menu with few choices, selected ENCompass™ for Resource Access
coupled with LinkFinderPlus™ as its main course for providing
students with federated searching and linking capabilities. The
venture began with an enticing appetizer in the form of an offer
for joint purchasing from Endeavor. It continued as 2 groups ordered
their main course. Finally, dessert was served as each institution
came into production. Learn about our successes and about our difficulties
as we managed "Tables for 14."
|BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2: 10:15 am
to 11:15 am
OPAC messages & Status Tracking
Cindy Greenspun and Marybeth Bean – Yale University
Voyager OPAC messages and status tracking are used
throughout Yale University’s Libraries to record the location
of library materials. We track the movement of in process materials
from the point of arrival in Acquisitions through various locations
in Cataloging and Preparation, and for carrel & office charges,
binding and restricted access items. These messages help staff easily
locate items; tell the reader the exact location and/or status of
items; and provide instructions on how to obtain the items.
Status tracking also enables readers to place recalls
in OPAC against "in process" materials because all of
these items are charged out. OPAC messages and status tracking eliminates
the problem of in process materials appearing as though they are
available because the OPAC message remains until the status tracking
charge is cleared by circulation just before shelving.
Come see how Yale uses Voyager OPAC messages to keep track of material.
Access Reports Session 2: How to write
"good" queries in Access
Janet Lute, ILS Coordinator, Princeton University Library
In this session, participants will learn how to
work write queries efficiently; the different types of queries to
be found in Access and when to use them. Examples will come from
the various Voyager modules. This session is intended to be more
advanced than session 1, although new users could benefit as well.
Legible ledgers: ledger structure and collection
Katherine Farrell - Head, Order Division and Ass't Univ. Librarian
for Technical Services -Princeton University Library
Dung-Lan Chen - Acquisitions Librarian Lucy Scribner Library -
Julie Wang -Technical Services Librarian - Ithaca College
Description: The ledger in
the Acquisitions Module is an important tool for the Library, not
only to track orders, show commitments, and report expenditures,
but to enable projections and inform collection development decisions.
This panel presentation will focus on ledger structure and its relationship
to collection development. Several different ledger set-ups will
be shown and how these work with the respective library's collection
development structure. Panelists will discuss the pros and cons
of their current ledger set-up. They will also discuss changes that
have been made, are in-progress, or are being contemplated in their
ledger structure and the reasons behind these changes.
Intended Audience: Acquisitions staff/librarians
and library personnel with collection development responsibilities.
Purpose: To examine various ledger structures to
promote thinking about how the ledger works as a tool for collection
GUF: Getting Users to Full-Text
Jeff Suszczynski - University of Rochester
Metasearch products depend upon the OpenURL standard
and the accompanying OpenURL link-resolving products. Usability
testing shows that the interfaces that come with these linking products
(SFX menu, LinkFinder Plus menu) are preventing novice users from
succeeding in getting to the resource, whether it is a full-text
article, a paper journal, etc.
GUF (Getting Users to Full-text) attempts to use
metasearch and OpenURL link-resolving in a way that allows all users
to succeed more often. The goal is to take the user as far as possible
in two clicks, to either:
a.) full-text of the article or book.
b.) print holdings and location/stacks map for items not available
c.) pre-filled ILL request form that only requires a login.
With GUF, when the user clicks on a title link from
a metasearch result, he or she is taken to the best resource available,
without having to deal with a cumbersome menu or knowing a lot of
controlled vocabulary. GUF does much work that typical link-resolvers
do not, such as drilling down to the article level, backing up when
confronted with broken links, searching for print holdings that
match a specific citation, etc.
This session, organized loosely, will hopefully:
a.) provide a basic overview, using demos, of what
Find Articles with GUF is and does.
b.) get into some of the technical details that allow GUF to do
its behind-the-scenes work.
c.) open up for questions/comments/ideas for improvement on this
Technical, but perhaps of interest to non-techies
interested in improving OpenURL link-resolving and/or metasearch
in their libraries.
|BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3 11:30 am to
Hacking Voyager: or what
junkie, an XML coder walk into a library ...
Jim Robertson - New Jersey Institute of Technology - Facilitator
Alphabet Soup: XML, SQL, API, RSS. Throw then into
the Voyager pot and simmer and stir ...
This session will be a live, interactive, "working
session." Jim Robertson, other panelists, and the audience/participants
will brainstorm some pushing-the-envelope ideas for Voyager enhancements
then engineer solution(s) on the spot. Potential enhancements up
for "vote" include:
- How to create a "blog this book" feature.
- How to make your Voyager text message a HOLD/RECALL
- How to make new books lists available via RSS
- How to automate a "most popular books"
- How to use Google maps within the Voyager/EnCompass
- How to user client-side includes to display
additional info and options to the user
Come with your own ideas or forward then in advance
of the meeting to facilitator Jim Robertson.
Brainstormers, technies, forward thinkers, and creative/innovative
types encouraged to come to this session. Observers welcome, also.
Del Hamilton – Slippery Rock University
Cataloging Round Table
Sarah Theimer and Charles Tremper - Syracuse University
Pat Newland - West Chester University
During this sharing session participants will discuss
the challenges and successes of the Voyager Cataloging module. Possible
topics include: authority work, e-resources, evolving MARC standards,
and link checking.
Due to a scheduling conflict
at the meeting, session 3D had to be cancelled. Scott Anderson will
be available on Tuesday afternoon to meet with those of you who
are interested in learning more about the Duplication Service at
Millersville. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Scott Anderson - Coordinator of Access Services - MillersvilleUniversity