Largest Technology Conference
and Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
Thursday, March 11th
Is your Intranet falling
short? Are users having difficulty finding what they need, or getting too
many irrelevant hits? Does your organization have databases of information
that are not available via the Intranet? Is the same Intranet content presented
to all users? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above, this is the
workshop for you. It is designed for information professionals and content
managers who are striving to build a content-rich, context-based, dynamic
Intranet. Through case studies and examples, discover how your peers are
teaming to bring the Intranet to a higher level. Topics covered include
metadata initiatives that enhance information retrieval and management;
Yahoo!-like browsing to help users establish context; collaborative applications
that foster knowledge sharing; user-agent filters and searching for pearls;
Web-enabling legacy databases; products that search multiple sites with
a single search and de-dupe results; document management systems; taking
advantage of XML; Teaming/Partnering; and more. This full day workshop
is loaded with products and ideas to give your Intranet a boost. After
spending the day with us, you’ll be better prepared to propose/manage a
Content Management initiative within your organization; team with other
departments to create dynamic applications; strategically position yourself
to be a key player in Intranet development and management.
Technology is providing
great opportunities for new services. The library profession, however,
is not able to implement these new opportunities without moving from the
historical user-centered philosophy of service to one of pure dedication
to a user-centered environment. This full-day workshop identifies opportunities
and leadership initiatives necessary for implementation of this environment,
discusses the role of technology in the implementation scenarios, as well
as the necessity for cooperation among librarians, administrators, patrons,
and library school educators.
seek to use the best information content available. Where does the Internet
fit into the mix of information products? At this point, one can find familiar
online services such as DIALOG, Dow Jones, Encyclopaedia Britannica, LEXIS-NEXIS,
and much more. In counterpoint, there is an incredible amount of data on
the Internet that is less familiar, both for fee and for free, and librarians
need to make sure that this is part of their arsenal as well. The burden
of evaluation is more than ever on the librarian who is confronted by various
content sources. Discussions will address the current mix and future directions
of the Internet as a content source. This half-day interactive workshop
is for those interested in making effective use of the Internet as it exists
today and learning how to keep abreast, as it evolves.
Want a pay raise? Think
you’d like to go to an extra library conference this year? Or perhaps you
feel you need to get that neato-keen Web-based system you’ve been eyeing,
despite your meager budget? Whether you are dealing with management, co-workers,
or vendors, negotiation is a critical skill. Designed for the newbie negotiator,
this workshop covers a new view of conflict, negotiating styles, getting
to interests, inventing options, and knowing when and how to walk away.
This half-day workshop is
for information professionals in libraries who want additional resources
for lower costs, who are considering participating in a consortia, or who
are already in a consortia but looking to solve current issues and challenges.
As an interactive forum, it focuses on models for successful consortia,
the issues and benefits of participating in cooperatives, ways of working
out solutions, and is filled with tips and techniques from an experienced,
knowledgeable networking expert. This in-depth look at consortia will enable
you to move forward and enhance the resources of your organization.
Is your organization creating
a Web site or CD-ROM? Are your photographs or articles being used on someone
else’s Web site? Whether your organization is an owner or consumer of content
on the Internet or CD-ROM, now is the time to learn your legal rights and
obligations, the variety of legal arrangements now in use. In this half-day
workshop on digital licensing, participants will be led through a clause-by-clause
analysis of a typical licensing agreement. The workshop will examine: licensing
arrangements generally; what uses of works can be made through a licensing
agreement; sublicenses and secondary rights; moral rights; compensation;
duration of a licensing agreement; who owns what; revocation of rights
in certain circumstances; credits; and warranties and indemnities. Anyone
involved in the use or licensing of digital materials, including photographers,
writers, Web site and CD-ROM developers, those in museums, archives, and
libraries, are encouraged to attend.
are undergoing a shift from “serving users” to “participating in the organization’s
business process”. In order to make the transition fully, we must become
adept at communicating appropriately with (senior) decision makers. However,
many of us have felt the lack of a plausible reason to address executives,
especially if Intranet and Web related projects take place in another organizational
unit. Because of their visibility and the attention they command, Internet
related activities provide a perfect opportunity to (a) position ourselves
as strategic leaders who leverage the value of IT investments and (b) open
a dialogue at the right levels and places in the organization. This workshop
focuses on strategies for communicating effectively with IT professionals
and top executives.
This workshop was cancelled.
Multiple publishers. Multiple
Internet links. Multiple interfaces. Multiple formats. Do any of these
“multiples” cause you headaches as you manage electronic journals? Wouldn’t
it be nice to have fewer Internet links, fewer interfaces, fewer formats?
One way to overcome some of these headaches is to discuss them with all
of the necessary parties around the same table. Publishers, institutions,
and aggregators all play a part in these issues. Presented at this session
will be a glimpse of some of the electronic journals management challenges
from the view of the client, the publisher, and the aggregator. Questions
will be addressed that will focus on how we can come to some consensus
on what makes sense from both the client’s end and the publisher’s end.
The increase in external content budgets, as well as the number of users of that content, demands a realignment of traditional library content acquisition strategies. In this half-day interactive workshop, participants will discuss the process and improve skills to be effective content managers for the Year 2000 and beyond. It focuses on aligning user needs with the right content and right products at the right price, including the content evaluation process (users, applications, sources, delivery media, vendors), setting objectives to guide the content licensing process, i.e., value to users, user support, interoperability, price, licensing tips and guidelines, creating a win-win partnership for vendor and user, especially understanding vendor needs, finding a strategic partner vs. a “vendor”, and negotiating skills.
Content Acquisition Strategies focuses on the strategies you need to effectively evaluate, select, and negotiate content on behalf of your organization. The course uses Outsell's exclusively developed Pricing Taxonomy and Model for Evaluating and Buying Content, which has been widely adopted as a systematic framework for analyzing and understanding the content acquisition process.
Content Acquisition Strategies is designed specifically for content licensing professionals and content managers/corporate librarians.