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Thursday, November 8 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
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These short “pecha kucha-like” sessions will feature four PowerPoint presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. We will have time at the end of the session intended for Q&A for all presenters. Come for a lively, rapid-fire group of talks.

1) Monitoring Open Access with CHORUS (Howard Ratner, CHORUS)

Trying to monitor publicly funded research published by your researchers in response to evolving funder mandates? Learn how CHORUS leverages the existing publishing process and uses standard metadata to identify and monitor open access to content and datasets reporting on funded research, provides links to open access versions of content datasets, and verifies that the research is saved in preservation archives  

2) One More Scholarly Horizon to Automate: Manuscript Submission and Exchange (Nettie Lagace, NISO)

The NISO MECA (Manuscript Exchange Common Approach) project is creating a Recommended Practice to allow members of the scholarly communication ecosystem to easily transfer manuscripts and associated data and metadata between and among manuscript systems. The Internet has changed scholarly communication in every aspect. For the publication process, it has made it possible to do much of the work of managing manuscript submission, peer review, and production electronically. However, situations exist where manuscripts may move from one system to another: perhaps the article has not been accepted at one journal, and the author would like to submit it to another publisher; perhaps the publisher would like to offer the author an option to submit in another one of its own journals; perhaps it is desired that a preprint server transfer a manuscript or receive a manuscript. In many of these cases, stakeholders such as article authors or reviewers may be required to manually re-enter data, or may not be aware of existing data that may be useful in a new setting. This NISO Recommended Practice will represent a generally-applicable exchange protocol that could also represent many use cases and varied stakeholders.

3) Corralling Electronic Resources Management with CORAL Open Source (Tina M. Adams, Western Carolina University) 

Are you frustrated with trying to keep up with workflows, policies, licenses, package changes, renewal deadlines, ILL rights and perpetual access status of all the electronic resources you manage? Are you tired of managing myriad spreadsheets and calendar ticklers? Would you like use a tool that allows you to have this information in a central location where everyone from Collections staff to ILL staff can access the information they need to do their jobs? Would you like that tool to be free? If so, come see how Western Carolina University has transitioned from no ERM system to using CORAL, an open source ERM system with loads of functionality. Attendees will learn how we implemented CORAL at our library with very few staff and how we are continuing to refine how we use this tool. See if it might be the answer for your library.

4) Systematic Failures - Are They Solely the Fault of the Systems? (Tonia Graves, Old Dominion University) 

Since the advent of the academic journal in the 17th century, the myriad of systems developed to provide organization and access to these texts for use by scholars and students have failed to efficiently address the familiar litany of questions surrounding journals and their construct. Examples of repeatedly raised questions include: Do you have this title?; What years and volumes do you have for this title?; What titles do you have on this subject?; Where is this title located?; Is it peer reviewed?; Is there full text?
Since journals often represent the bulk of an academic library’s materials budget, these failures are not satisfactory, nor are they solely the fault of the systems.

This presentation highlights impacts of migrating to a new LPS in 2016 and completing a library wide staff reorganization in 2018 on the human resources and systems used in the Electronic Resources Management Unit. I will share our strategies for addressing the traditionally troubling aspects of journal access to optimize staff skills and ensure a successful access experience for users.

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Cris Ferguson

Dean Of Libraries, Murray State University

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Tina M. Adams

Electronic Resources Librarian, Western Carolina University
I am currently the Electronic Resources Librarian at Western Carolina University. I had been a Reference and Instruction and Distance Education librarian for over a decade before transitioning to E-resources. I recently co-authored a book, The ABC's of ERM: Demystifying Electronic... Read More →
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Tonia Graves

Resource Discovery Librarian, Old Dominion University
I am the Resource Discovery Librarian at Old Dominion University Libraries. I lead the Resource Discovery Unit which is part of the Systems Development Department in the Libraries.
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Nettie Lagace

Associate Executive Director, NISO
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Executive Director at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior... Read More →
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Howard Ratner

Executive Director, CHORUS
Howard is the Executive Director of CHORUS. Over the past two decades, he played a key role in developing innovative technology solutions that have transformed scholarly communications. He co-founded and chaired ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID system, and was active in... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401