New dawn: the changing resource discovery landscape - JIBS Event and AGM:

Monday 25th Februrary 2013

Brunei Gallery at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) London


  The JIBS User Group are pleased to announce their forthcoming event: New dawn: the changing resource discovery landscape

Are discovery tools the Holy Grail or a poisoned chalice for libraries? This event explores the experiences of implementing new systems, technical challenges, as well as asking how/if resource discovery tools have enhanced/changed the experiences of students, librarians and academic staff. What are the implications for the library management system and information skills training?

Ken Chad will Keynote, with an overview of the landscape plus a look at what the future might hold. Colleagues from universities that already have a discovery service will present a series of case studies to highlight their experiences and allow delegates to share ideas and learn from the experience of others.

0930 Arrival, registration and refreshments
1000 Welcome and housekeeping (Fiona Bowtell, JIBS chair), Elizabeth McHugh Chair for the day: introduction to the day
1015 Keynote Speaker Ken Chad, Ken Chad Consulting Ltd: Search to Discovery. The context for library centric discovery services
1100 Emma Crowley Bournemouth University: mySearch changed my life – a resource discovery journey
1125 Comfort break
1135 Isla Kuhn, University of Cambridge: Summon – a game of two halves
1205 Paul Stainthorp, University of Lincoln: "Find it at Lincoln": implementing EDS at the University of Lincoln
1235 Lunch
1335 JIBS student dissertation prize giving. Short presentation of the winning project, Rachel Hessey, University of Sheffield: The impact of knowledge exports from librarianship and information science (LIS): Investigating cross-disciplinary citations
1350 Elizabeth McHugh, University of the Highlands & IsIands: The librarians’ perspective: what are the considerations and constraints when choosing a system?
1405 Adam Edwards, Middlesex University: Summon@Middlesex: The Good, the Bad and the Irritating
1435 Fiona Greig, Plymouth University: Primo and Alma: implementation, impact, integration and imagination
1505 John Dalling, University of Wales Trinity Saint David: OCLC WorldCat Local at University of Wales Trinity Saint David
1535 Comfort break and tea
1545 Matt Borg, Sheffield Hallam University: Summon-ing the courage. Cultural changes when implementing a discovery system at Sheffield Hallam University
1610 Discussion forum
1630 Close

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