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Join ProQuest at Charleston 2019 - See Us at Tables #81 and #82 and Bookmark these sessions!

Coming to Charleston in November? We're looking forward to seeing you!  

Be sure to visit us at ProQuest and Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, Tables #81 and #82, at the Vendor Showcase.  

 


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Register for These Noteworthy ProQuest Sessions

This year's sessions are designed to help libraries achieve better research, better learning and better insights.
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Join Us for Lunch at Charleston

Join ProQuest for Lunch: Acquisition for Academic Libraries: It’s an Art and a Science

Join us for lunch and a talk by Pep Carrera, the new leader of ProQuest’s Books business unit, who will share the hard data on acquisition trends from across the industry. Pep will reveal which acquisition models are most popular, and how creative thinking can help libraries design the best combination of models. Space may be limited; sign up now to reserve your spot.

Thursday, November 7 – 11:30 am - 12:45 pm. 


Join Ex Libris for Lunch at Charleston

Join Ex Libris for Lunch: Ex Libris Central Discovery Index: Putting Data Intelligence at the Core of Discovery

Ex Libris is unifying its discovery indexes to create a powerful new Central Discovery Index (CDI). Join us for lunch and learn how it’s modern design, powered with data intelligence, will enable libraries to offer rich discovery and exploration services to meet changing user needs and expectations. Space may be limited; sign up now to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, November 6 – 11:30 am - 12:45 pm. 


Join Us at the ProQuest Happy Hour Reception

ProQuest Happy Hour Reception

The famous ProQuest/Charleston happy hour reception is back! At the end of the day Thursday, please join us at the award-winning Stars Restaurant Rooftop Bar for drinks and appetizers with your peers and other ProQuest customers. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the city’s historic district on the roof of this downtown Charleston classic. Space is limited; sign up now to reserve your spot.

Thursday, November 7 – 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 


The Time Has Come for Ebooks...or Has It?

The Time Has Come for Ebooks – Or Has It?

For many years, librarians and industry experts predicted that ebooks would surpass print books as the format of preference. But something happened along the way. Numerous studies during the last decade have demonstrated that print still has a place. Will the “tipping point” for books ever arrive? Join us for a lively discussion with multiple perspectives on this hot topic.

Wednesday, November 6 – 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm.


State of the Academic Library: Results from the 2019 Academic Library Survey

State of the Academic Library: Results from the 2019 Academic Library Survey

This session will summarize the findings from the Academic Libraries Benchmark Survey, sponsored by Ex Libris in conjunction with Library Journal. The survey addresses the library’s place within the university’s ecosystem, discusses challenges to the library’s mission, and examines information on initiatives like affordable learning and research data management.

Wednesday, November 6 – 3:30 pm - 4:10 pm.

 

HireEd: How Libraries Can Do Their Part to Help New College Grads Become Employable

Hire Ed: How Libraries Can Do Their Part to Help New College Grads Become Employable

Learn how academic libraries can play a major part in ensuring their students are competitive once they enter the job market. In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from employers, college students and librarians, so come prepared with your questions – and gain a better understanding of how your library can support curriculum to ensure students are likely to be hired upon graduation.

Thursday, November 7 – 10:45 am - 11:25 am.


AI, VR and Other Interactive Content: How Libraries and Classrooms are Using Emerging Tech to Advance Knowledge

AI, VR and Other Interactive Content: How Libraries and Classrooms are Using Emerging Tech to Advance Knowledge

Hear how three different libraries are working to integrate these technologies into library space, course curriculum and education. You’ll also get insights into how these innovative content types and technologies are designed to advance education, academic and educational programs.

Thursday, November 7 – 10:45 am - 11:25 am.

 

From Rural Publics to Urban Universities: Implementing Discovery at a Statewide Level

From Rural Publics to Urban Universities: Implementing Discovery at a Statewide Level

In January 2018, NC LIVE, a consortium of 205 North Carolina member libraries, began partnering with ProQuest/Ex Libris to offer the Summon discovery solution to its members. This session will detail the benefits and challenges of a discovery system’s statewide implementation within a wide range of libraries.

Thursday, November 7 – 10:45 am -11:25 am. 

 

Bridging the Publisher-Librarian Gap to Solve Selection Challenges

Bridging the Publisher-Librarian Gap to Solve Selection Challenges

Learn from a panel of librarians and publishers about challenges, impacts and solutions for consistency in ebook packages and how they compare to other offerings; poor metadata and what can be done to fix it; the challenges of existing DDA and EBA offerings; and the analytics and metrics libraries use to measure performance and how these relate to publisher goals.

Thursday, November 7  1:00 pm - 2:10 pm.

 

Evidence-based Acquisition for Primary Source Content - A New Model for Access and Ownership

Evidence-based Acquisition for Primary Source Content – A New Model for Access and Ownership

EBA offers a middle ground between access and ownership, allowing libraries to expose previously unobtainable primary source content to its constituents, while also demonstrating a commitment to providing enduring value and availability for its collections. This session is for librarians interested in collection management and new models for acquiring and accessing primary source content.

Thursday, November 7 – 1:00pm - 2:10pm.

 

Do You Talk to your VPR?

Do You Talk to your VPR? Building Relationships with the Research Office

Researchers in higher education compete for scarce funding, face increasing demands from funders, and respond to complex compliance rules. A recent survey found that many researchers spend time in areas where libraries and research offices can provide valuable expertise and support. Join a panel discussion with members of the Ex Libris Research Management Advisory Council as they share and discuss ideas for establishing or strengthening the relationship between libraries and research offices. Participants will gain essential insights into how librarians can be successful in contributing to the research infrastructure.

Thursday, November 7 – 3:30 pm - 4:10 pm.

 

Traversing the Continuum of Virtual Reality: from 360 Video to Augmented Reality, A look at the Present and Future from the Perspective of a Library and a Vendor

Traversing the Continuum of Virtual Reality: from 360 Video to Augmented Reality, A look at the Present and Future from the Perspective of a Library and a Vendor

Virtual Reality, 360 video, 3D objects and Augmented Reality may be accessible on a multitude of platforms (freely available or costly) using mobile devices (low-cost or expensive hardware). What challenges does this pose for the library and its industry partners? Join us in exploring this question.

Friday, November 8  10:45 am - 11:25 am. 

 

Your IR is not Enough: Exploring Publishing Options in Our Increasingly Fragmented Digital World

Your IR is Not Enough: Exploring Publishing Options in Our Increasingly Fragmented Digital World

In this session, ProQuest’s Adam Blackwell explores how institutional mandates to promote a library’s IR sometimes override a researcher’s desire to make research available to peers via Google Scholar and other common workflows. Without losing sight of OA’s core mission to provide access to information on the basis of need, we will consider several perspectives on OA publishing.

Friday, November 8 – 10:45 am - 11:25 am.

 

Make sure to also check out Ex Libris's conference page.