A free OCLC seminar -- Academic Library and IT Services: Different Functions Separated by Common Goals

Sessions, Presentations and Videos

You can now access the Road Show presentation slides from all the speakers involved.  Please note that videos of each presentation will also be availble shortly.

Designing library workflows that start with ‘e’

Fiona Leslie, EMEA Marketing Manager, OCLC

Libraries have been designed for, and defined by physical collections. But our members tell us they consider delivering eBooks and other eResources to be their top priority. In this session, Fiona Leslie explores this paradox, drawing on the findings of a recent OCLC study into the priorities and initiatives of university libraries in the UK and reveals academic librarians expect the service they offer to change over the next five years.


New learning behaviours that start with ‘u : )’

Brian Hipkin, Vice-Chair, AMOSSHE and Dean of Students, Regent's University London

Evidence suggests that students tend to be more engaged with learning if they connect with library resources. But as learning becomes more flexible, and students rely more on accessing electronic resources remotely, Brian Hipkin asks, how can technology support student engagement? And what are the key points to bear in mind when designing workflows that strike the right balance between student experience and academic goals?


Transformational not operational - The future of HE library technology

Robin Murray, Vice-President, Global Product Management, OCLC

Managing the transition from print to electronic, the need to improve quality, while streamlining functions and saving money through new ways of working. All of these challenges are forcing a re-imagining of library services within HEI’s. Robin Murray talks about OCLC’s strategic response to these challenges - examining the opportunities that today’s web-connected world presents to academic libraries and how shared data, tools and services can help you benefit from collective innovation and transform your users’ educational and learning lives. Robin reveals how new approaches to technology and partnerships are being combined in the library community to enhance resource provision and better serve the unique needs of individual scholars and students.


New approaches to data creation, enrichment and connections

Richard Wallis, OCLC Technology Evangelist

As more of a library’s collection shifts from print materials to digital format, students rarely start their research at the library. To ensure that your university’s learning resources are discoverable and accessible online, data about its collections, holdings and services need to be taken to your students and researchers at their point of need, regardless of the site, device or location that they choose to start their search. Here, Richard Wallis discusses the need for your institution’s data to be woven into the larger web environment, and how new strategies are being adopted to not only link users to your library resources, but also increase the presence and profile of your institution on the Web.


It’s their cloud, not yours! Future trends in personalisation

Paul Walk, Director, Innovation Support Centre, UKOLN, University of Bath

Gartner says the personal cloud will replace the personal computer as the centre of users' digital lives by 2014. But what will this level of personalisation mean for academic libraries?

Paul Walk asks what implications this has for libraries and how can we use software to deliver services and recommendations tailored to individual student needs. He also considers what effect this has on the relationship between the library and the academic user.


Balancing risk and reward –
New models of internal and external service delivery for university IT

Peter Tinson, Executive Secretary, UCISA

Bringing the themes of the day together, Peter Tinson looks at possible scenarios for delivery of IT, both inside and outside of the university. Peter looks at how the library can work together more closely with IT to affect student satisfaction. Drawing on research from bodies including Gartner as well as his own organisation, UCISA, Peter asks what these new models mean for vendor selection and management and examines industry examples to explore the best blend of converged, shared and outsourced services.


Balancing risk and reward –
New models of internal and external service delivery for university IT

Jim Nottingham, Chair of the UCISA-DSDG Group (Digital Skills and Development) and CIO of Regent's University London

Bringing the themes of the day together, Jim Nottingham will be exploring scenarios for delivery of IT, both inside and outside of the university and how that affects the student and staff experience. Jim looks at how the library can work together more closely with IT to affect student satisfaction. Drawing on research from bodies including Gartner as well as, UCISA, Jim asks what these new models mean for vendor selection and management and examines industry examples to explore the best blend of converged, shared and outsourced services.

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