ALA program - Catalog Transformed: From Traditional to Emerging Models of Use Amber Meryman 17 May 2006 13:16 UTC
Please excuse cross-postings. **Catalog Transformed: From Traditional to Emerging Models of Use** RUSA-RSS "Catalog Use Committee", co-sponsored by RUSA-MARS "User Access to Services Committee" Sunday, June 25 4:00 - 5:30 pm ALA Annual 2006 New Orleans Morial Convention Center - Rooms 295-296 Given the increasing Googlization of electronic resources in libraries, should the catalog, serial lists, and database lists be accessed through a single interface? If so, how will our users understand what they are getting? If not, what are the risks to users and librarians of maintaining separate systems for searching? We will hear a panel of experts discuss emerging models of catalog use, the consequences of maintaining separate systems, and how libraries are addressing the changing needs and expectations of users. Speakers: Andrew K. Pace, Head of Systems, N. Carolina State Univ.; Columnist, "Technically Speaking," _American Libraries_ Cindy Levine, Reference Librarian for the Humanities, N. Carolina State University John Blyberg, Network Administrator and Lead Developer, Ann Arbor District Library Jina Wakimoto, Head of Cataloging, University of Colorado, Boulder Jill Newby, English Language Literature & Writing Librarian, University of Arizona Followed by audience Q & A.