Just a bulleted list of highlights while I’m minimizing strain on a broken wrist, but call or ask me for more info if desired:
- Lots of questions (regarding inconsistencies, navigation, and discoverability to name a few) centered on data sets and other types of supplemental material to publications — publishers as well as libraries and faculty are grappling with this. NISO-NFAIS is working on standards — see http://www.niso.org/news/events/2011/nisowebinars/materials/NISOwebinar12october2011PRINT.pdf Some of these slides were shown in Charleston.
- To stream media in-house requires: adequate labor in various parts of the library (and university too) to do the license negotiation, track the titles licensed, digitize the materials (at 2 quality levels — low and high bandwidth); plus storage space and software tools to serve the material; and the university must have adequate bandwidth so that core services (like email) don’t crash. (Presentation from James Madison University)
- Heard updates on the hot legal cases and “nothing new” was the update on Google Settlement.
- Heard a summary report on TRLN’s Mellon grant to figure out how to buy e-books as a consortium, include demand-driven purchasing. See summary at http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/2011/09/27/beyond-print-summit-from-trln-meeting-materials/ and details at http://www.trln.org/BeyondPrint/index.htm
- Two items of a more personal nature: for the first time ever, I got to watch — instead of perform in — the skit and I was interviewed by Jack Montgomery and Katina Strauch about the ZSR Library and what helped us win the ACRL Excellence Award.