Friday, July 28, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Friday Center

Agenda


8:30-9:00 Registration and Refreshments
Directors reports
9:00-9:30 Welcome and Update on TRLN Planning 
Lolly Gasaway, Director, Law Library, UNC
Susan Nutter, Director of Libraries, NCSU   
9:30-10:30 Digital Library Collections and Consortia presentation  address text
Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30

Concurrent sessions:

    Collection Analysis Data
John Burger, Executive Director, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries  presentation
Aisha Harvey, Collection Development/Reference Librarian, Duke  presentation
Diane Strauss, Associate University Librarian for Public Services, UNC  presentation

This year, TRLN participated in a group subscription to the OCLC WorldCat Collection Analysis Service, along with libraries of the Association for Southeastern Regional Libraries (ASERL) and the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA). John Burger, Executive Director of ASERL, will share information on how ASERL libraries have used the OCLC data to make collection management decisions. Aisha Harvey, Duke University, will report on the work of the TRLN Collection Analysis Task Group, which used OCLC WCA to analyze subject strengths, unique content and overlap among the TRLN member libraries. Diane Strauss, who chaired the Task Group for TRLN, will present on how the TRLN libraries have used the tool in their individual institutions -- in analyzing library collections for potential new degree programs (NCSU), benchmarking against peer institutions for funding proposals (Duke), and more.

  Enhancing Services to Undergraduates as Researchers
Suchi Mohanty, Reference & Instruction Librarian, UNC  presentation
Amy VanScoy, Assistant Head, Research & Information Services, NCSU Libraries
Emily Werrell, Coordinator, Instruction and Outreach, Duke handout

As universities increasingly strive to create real research opportunities for undergraduates, librarians are being challenged to find innovative ways to support these initiatives. Join us as we discuss this trend and describe some of our efforts to enhance the research experience for undergraduate students.

  The Future of the Online Catalog
Andrew Pace, Head, Information Technology, NCSU Libraries  presentation

The landscape of the integrated library system is shifting. With this shift, the online catalog (arcanely named the OPAC) has been relegated to a legacy status. Next generation search technologies, however, will save the catalog from gathering virtual dust, while at the same time satisfying users with new levels of performance and information retrieval. Andrew will review the market landscape of online catalogs and what is happening to them, review NCSU's Endeca catalog implementation, and predict some future directions for the online catalog.

How Digital Collections are Changing Technical Services
Elizabeth Burnette, Interim Head of Acquisitions, NCSU Libraries  presentation
Karen Letarte, Interim Head of Metadata and Cataloging, NCSU Libraries
handout

As our collections become increasingly digital, what challenges and opportunities will technical services units face in providing access to digital resources? How will this shift affect staff, workflows, planning processes, and existing  service models? The presentation will explore both the conceptual and practical aspects of change, and will offer some suggestions on how to thrive in an era of revolutionary change.

11:45-12:30

Repeat of above concurrent sessions:
    Collection Analysis Data
  Enhancing Services to Undergraduates as Researchers
  The Future of the Online Catalog
  How Digital Collections are Changing Technical Services

12:30-2:00

Lunch and featured author Martin Clark
There will be a book signing following lunch for those interested. Martin Clark's books will be on sale at the Higher Grounds Bookstore.

Please email patti.pittman@unc.edu if you have special needs or questions.