Staff Enrichment Series: Session 1

Tuesday, October 25, 2005
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Solution Center, Wilmington Room


8:30-9:00 Registration and Refreshments


A Needle in a Haystack: What is Bibliographic Control and Why is it Important to Users?
Karen Letarte, Assistant Head of Cataloging, NCSU Libraries

In this session, attendees will learn how access to the materials we purchase for our users is created. The presentation will describe what we mean by "bibliographic control" and how it is created, from pre-publication to a bibliographic record in a catalog. This includes:

  • how the metadata for a publication becomes a bibliographic record
  • record and data sources
  • who performs these tasks, and
  • what this means for the user


10:30-10:45 Break


iPods, E-Learning and Libraries
Lynne O'Brien, Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Services for the Duke University Libraries

In August 2004, Duke distributed iPod devices to more than 1,600 incoming first-year students. The presentation will describe how iPods were used in academic courses and student life, share what was learned from the assessment of the academic use of iPods, and discuss how the growing use of digital audio creates new possibilities and new issues for libraries. Lynne also will describe how the Duke iPod experiment last year evolved into a broader Duke Digital Initiative for the 2005-06 academic year.



Lunch (Box lunches will be provided)

Please email if you have special needs or questions.