Monday, April 30, 2012

Access Records Management Department Well Represented at Spring Conferences:

Kathryn Lybarger’s  “Ebookmobile: Delivering Subject-Specific Ebooks to Your Inbox” was recently presented at the Kentucky Library Association Academic Library Section spring meeting, and will be presented at the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) on May 3rd  and at the ExLibris Users Group (ELUNA) conference the 2nd week of May.  The Ebookmobile helps researchers become aware of new ebooks in the library collection in their specific area of interest, so they can start using them immediately.  Ebookmobile checks the catalog daily for newly cataloged ebooks and creates feeds for ranges in a classification scheme. 
Marsha Seamans will present “Synchronizing Holdings for Improved Discoverability” at OVGTSL on May 4th.  Marsha will be talking about UK’s OCLC batch reclamation project and its impact on discovery. The presentation will outline the planning process, the process itself, the results of the process, including reports and some unexpected consequences, and finally, the database maintenance projects that resulted.

At the ExLibris Bluegrass Users Group (EBug) meeting, Julene Jones will give an overview of the new Global Data Change client for batch editing in Voyager 8.0 and identify some best practices for its use.  Global Data Change permits flexible yet directed batch editing of MARC records. 

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