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Wednesday, March 14


Blurred Lines: Developing a Blended Resource Sharing Workflow as a True Alternative to Subscriptions
Libraries are increasingly using resource sharing to deliver journal access. There are few choices to provide access to research materials in a cost-effective way that is simple for users and staff. Libraries are caught between subscriptions or less than ideal article purchasing choices. Resource sharing can offer access options that are convenient yet cost-effective and includes automated purchasing of articles blended with resource sharing. Additionally, the article workflow must be dynamic and configurable so access options and allowable costs depend on the requester, the title, and the time and day. SUNY Poly and other libraries have optimized the article workflow so the best method is applied to requests. A re-envisioned article workflow currently in production that automates copyright clearance completes and fixes of citations, purchases articles, compares prices, and applies local article purchasing and borrowing policies without mediation or delays will be discussed.

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Michael Mulligan

Data Scientist, SUNY Upstate Medical University
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Shannon Pritting

Director of Library and Learning Resources, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Shannon is currently the Library Director at the newly formed SUNY Polytechnic Institute, with sites in Albany and Utica NY. He has held positions in a variety of library areas including Reference, Instruction, Instructional Design, Resource Sharing, and Access Services. He has also... Read More →

Wednesday March 14, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom 8


APIs 101
Have you ever wanted to know more about how APIs can help you customize your library's workflows? Join OCLC Platform Product Analyst Hank Sway to learn more about APIs and how you could move forward with implementing customized solutions in your library.

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Hank Sway

Product Manager, OCLC
Hank Sway is Product Manager for APIs and EZproxy at OCLC. Prior to joining OCLC in 2016, he held a variety of library technology roles, including as Assistant Library Director for Technology at the Public Library of Brookline (Massachusetts) and as Systems Librarian at Harvard University... Read More →

Wednesday March 14, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Orlando - Third Floor


Poster Session: IDS Article Gateway to the Rescue
Managing a busy interlibrary loan operation with limited staff resources requires taking advantage of as many opportunities for system unmediation as possible. IDS Project offers us these opportunities by allowing for efficiencies with copyright, renewals, and lending with our branch libraries. Facilitating copyright, the system does the work for us: it finds the least expensive cost, identifies the cost for us, and routes it into the appropriate queue; renewals are almost completely unmediated; and by using Z39.50, IDS does automated routing of requests to branch queues, cancelling requests for non-circulating locations and checked out items. This combination of IDS logic and ILLiad has created significant staff and cost savings. See what UConn has done to implement this workflow and what it's done for us.

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Erika McNeil

Head of Interlibrary Services, University of Connecticut

Wednesday March 14, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballrooms 4 & 5