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COSUGI 2014: Shifting into High Gear

Conference Session Ideas

 

The COSUGI Conference Program Committee welcomes your proposals for the 2014 COSUGI Conference. Proposals are due by January 15, 2014.

The 2014 Conference Program Committee of has gathered these session ideas. They come from many sources, including: the 2013 post-conference survey, listserv posts, topics from international, regional and special interest users group conferences, and their own wide ranging experience.

Does one of these topics call your name? Or do you work with the perfect presenter? Or perhaps you have another session in mind?

Acquisitions / Cataloging / MARC / Tech Services

  • 9xx MARC order loading in Symphony
  • Banner import/export (patron records, bills, orders, invoices.)
  • Implementing EDI/x12
  • MARCedit: practical projects completed with MARCedit
  • MARCedit and regular expressions
  • No more GMD? OMG! How are you displaying formats in your PAC (panel?)
  • RDA Documentation for cataloging staff/librarians
  • RDA Documentation for public services staff/librarians
  • RDA authority update project
  • RDA and its Implications for Consortia
  • Streamlining material handling

Circulation:

  • Cash drawers
  • Direct borrowing. (Patrons allowed to place holds on materials held by neighboring libraries when those materials are not available at their local library.)
  • Non-traditional circulation service points
    • Drive thru window at the Library as a circ service point
    • Taking the books to the colleges in academic libraries: displays & circ opportunities as part of outreach to academic departments
    • Beyond the bookmobile (public library outreach in the community
  • Going Paperless to Improve Patron Notification
  • ILLiad -- integration or data synching with Symphony or Horizon
  • Inventory.
  • MobileCirc, practical examples from libraries

Library collections – Collection Development

  • Bringing a large set of public school catalog records into your workflow
  • Determining demand for materials based on circulation and/or holds
  • Ebooks
    • Ebooks and eRC
    • Ebooks workflow (selection through presentation to users>
    • Ebooks information documentation for library users
  • Inventory.
  • Temporary collections.
    • Collaboration between public library/high school for required summer reading: temporary collections in Symphony or Horizon, tracking the success.
    • Temp collections for K-12 reader's choice award nominees
    • Temp collections for: bestsellers/award winning books; book clubs; holidays and special promotions; academic reserves
  • Direct borrowing. (Patrons allowed to place holds on materials held by neighboring libraries when those materials are not available at their local library.)
  • Using Overdrive APIs with SD products
  • Weeding.
    • Weeding by condition
    • Weeding by circulation
    • Weeding by excess copies
    • Weeding by dusty

Library management, programs, offering, business practices

  • 3D printing in libraries
  • Advanced Analytics and Data Modelling use of that data for actionable insights
  • Anything that introduces new ways to wring everything we can out of our ILS
  • Augmented Reality
  • Cash Drawers
  • Collaboration between public library/high school for required summer reading: temporary collections in Symphony or Horizon, tracking the success.
  • EDGE benchmarking intitiative
  • Foursquare promotions, social media
  • Gauging the Library’s Effectiveness in Social Media
  • Library/vendor contract negotiations. Especially with vendors that provide technology services and/or eContent.
  • Makerspaces
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media ROI
  • Streamlining material handling
  • Temp collections for K-12 reader's choice award nominees

Misc

  • Creative use of web services
  • Tools to monitor scheduled jobs and availabiltiy of the ILS

Mobile

  • Going Paperless to Improve Patron Notification
  • Home grown mobile apps for library staff or patrons
  • MobileCirc, practical examples from libraries
  • Patron notifications via SMS

PACs / Discovery:

  • Blue Cloud PAC -- customer led session on implementation, configuration, promoting, etc.
  • Creative use of web services
  • eLibrary customizations
  • Enterprise/Portfolio widgets
  • EBSCO EDS integration
  • No more GMD? OMG! How are you displaying formats in your PAC (panel)
  • Sharing session on Enterprise / Portfolio
  • Sharing session on non-SD discovery products (EDS, Bibliocommons, VuFind, Aquabrowser, etc.)
  • Using Google Analytics with your catalog
  • Using Overdrive APIs with SD products

Reports

  • Going Paperless to Improve Patron Notification
  • Homegrown GUI interface for Symphony or Horizon reports
  • More practical examples of working with Symphony and Horizon reports
  • A primer on the Symphony report logs, which confuse many users.

Web and Social Media

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media ROI
  • Foursquare promotions, social media