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Library collections remain an integral piece of our value to communities. As the nature of collections change, how are library professionals managing their work in new ways?

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Culinary Cooperation
Saturday 9:00 - 10:00AM
The Boyd Library of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum began as a donated collection looking for a home after Hurricane Katrina. Learn how the Museum and the Library have grown, securing permanent space; working with the New Orleans Public Library to enhance library services around the unique New Orleans cultures of food, music, and architecture; building a presence in the city; and acquiring significant donations from notable chefs (Paul Prudhomme and Kenneth Smith) and food writers (Poppy Tooker).

License Review and Negotiation 101
Saturday 1:00 - 2:00PM
Libraries continue to purchase or subscribe to large amounts of electronic content. Almost all of these materials have a license that governs usage and libraries must take care to ensure that they aren’t tossing away rights, are in compliance with institutional polices, state laws, and more. Beyond that, licenses also offer the best opportunity for libraries to lock in prices and guarantee favorable permissions for their patrons. This session will provide librarians charged with reviewing, negotiating, and processing licenses with fundamental information that will ensure they not only understand the contents of a license but are also able to successfully complete the licensing life cycle from start to finish.


System Migrations from an Acquisitions Perspective
Sunday 9:00 - 10:00AM
Next-generation Library Services Platforms offer an appealing array of acquisitions functionality, from new APIs to integrated e-resource workflows and better reporting. But first comes the system migration, and the devil is in the detail(s). In this program, librarians from three institutions will discuss their firsthand experiences with migrations, emphasizing the needs and expectations of acquisitions departments. Topics covered will include early planning, database cleanup, project management, and challenges for consortia.

Current Issues in Continuing Resources
Sunday 1:00 - 2:00PM
New Developments in Continuing Resources features presentations and discussion on emerging trends in continuing resources cataloging, acquisitions, collection management, and standards. Gain practical insight into significant developments in the continuing resource ecosystem and the changing roles for libraries in managing and improving access to serials and electronic resources.

New Research in Collection Management and Development
Sunday 2:30 - 3:30PM
Join the ALCTS Collection Management Section Publications Committee for updates on the newest research in collection management and development in libraries. This program will showcase two projects submitted by collection practitioners from all types of libraries and selected by the Publications Committee for presentation.

Shared Print 101 Program
Sunday 4:00 - 5:00PM
As more libraries are beginning to rethink how they continue to expand their collections with less available space, shared print is becoming a popular option for many libraries. Not limited by size or type of library, shared print allows for a collaborative approach to collection building and storage. This program will focus on basic concepts for shared print, including topics like how to start/join a program, developing a program, running a program and lessons learned from experienced speakers in shared print. 


Rethinking the Institutional Repository: Increasing Open Access academic articles and manuscripts through integration of Publisher APIs
Monday 9:00 - 10:00AM
University of Florida faculty publish approximately 8,000 journal articles a year. The UF Libraries began searching for a solution to expand access through the university’s institutional repository to its university-authored journal articles. The discussions led to a pilot project in collaboration with Elsevier to automatically feed the publisher’s platform data and links to the university repository. Using freely available application programming interfaces (APIs), UF was able to populate the IR with metadata of more than 31,000 articles dating back to 1949, and is able to provide access to a much wider and deeper spectrum of content created by university authors. 

Open Education Resources (OER): Where Libraries Are and Where We are Going
Monday 10:30 - 11:30AM
According to Creative Commons, “Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.” With textbook and learning materials costs on the rise, libraries across the country are working on solutions for students and faculty through OER materials. This has led to libraries across the country to collaborate with faculty and more to create programming, tutorials, and help with publishing and research in the field of OER. 
This panel discussion will showcase panelists from different fields in OER to talk about the present and future directions of OER research, teaching, and programming in libraries. 

Curation in the Age of 'E'
Monday 10:30 - 11:30AM
Librarians have always prided themselves on building the best collections for their communities and helping patrons find the right book, be it through recommendations and readers’ advisory, merchandising collections on shelves, or through careful collection development. Yet when it comes to eBooks and e-Audiobooks, librarians have not had the ability to control the discovery experiences, which has been driven almost entirely by the vendors that sell the e-content. Now, through library-owned products like Library Simplified and the DPLA Exchange, libraries are taking control of their e-shelves to surface the content they know their community loves. 

Preservation Showdown: Environmental Edition
Monday 1:00 - 2:00PM
The Preservation Showdown has become a highly-anticipated annual event, shedding light on various aspects of preservation issues or actions through the use of a debate model to highlight their pros and cons. This year’s topic looks at the impact of ideal storage environments on collections and sustainability efforts. Audience members will be expected to ask questions, and the debate will be followed by an open discussion with the audience and the debaters.

When Crisis Comes: Rapidly Acquiring, Describing, and Preserving Community-Created Digital Collections
Monday 2:30 - 3:30PM
For many institutions, the question is not if natural or human-made emergency will come to your community but when. This program will discuss strategies for memory institutions for urgent, crisis related acquiring, describing, and preserving of community-created digital collections, taking into account legal, logistical, and organizational approaches for rapid digital collecting.

Implementing SimplyE: The Technical Side
Monday 2:30 - 3:30PM
Patrons seeking ebooks are saddled with multiple vendor interfaces. SimplyE makes the experience simpler for patrons. The app creates a union catalog across major ebook aggregators, while hiding the aggravation of DRM behind a simple library card log in. Join the app’s primary developer and its first library implementers to discuss its technical aspects. 

Discovery Elsewhere: Using the EDS API in Mobile, Voice Searching, and Beyond
Monday 4:00 - 5:00PM
As the discovery user experience continues to evolve, libraries are evaluating and implementing new approaches that deliver further engagement with the library’s collections. Indeed, at its core, the discovery index, a powerful, comprehensive and searchable listing of the library’s resources, can be meaningful outside of the immediate discovery environment.In this session panelists will examine the use of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) API to enhance the discovery experience for users. Rob O’Connell from Smith College rand Bill Mischo from the University of Illinois will discuss how their institutions implemented a new discovery experience based on Bento box discovery layers. 

ASCLA Annual eBook Update
Monday 4:00 - 5:00PM
The ASCLA Consortial eBook Interest Group has served as the spiritual and organizational home for eBook innovators at ALA for more than five years, helping libraries connect, learn, and build coalitions around e-content. At this session attendees will find a comprehensive overview of the state of eBooks in, libraries focusing on library- and nonprofit-driven initiatives. This session will include a “lightning round” with updates from 4-6 project leads from consortia nationwide. This will be followed by an open discussion of the most pressing issues around eBook service facing libraries and conclude with an effort to identify actionable next steps and cross-instructional collaborators interested in moving these issues forward.