Monday, July 19, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Friday Center



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Registration and Refreshments


Welcome and Introductions
9:30-10:45 Keynote: The Future of Scholarly Communication
Diane Harley, Senior Researcher, University of California, Berkeley
Speaker Bio

A discussion about the findings of the extensive research conducted to understand the needs and practices of faculty for in-progress scholarly communication as well as archival publication. Read the full report by following the link below:

Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication:
An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines


10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Breakout Sessions: Please choose one. Some sessions have multiple topics.
Assessing Patron Needs [multiple presentations]

Making Usability Accessible

Emily Daly, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Duke
Debra Kurtz, Head of Digital Projects, Duke

Duke University Libraries has made it easier for all staff to lead or participate in web assessment activities with the goal of improving our on-line presence and service to our patrons. Using tools like Google Analytics and a mobile usability lab, the Libraries have made it possible for every staff member to collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data about our web presence. The end result is a greater shared understanding of how our users interact (or not) with our interfaces and a more cohesive approach to responding to patron needs regarding our website.

One of Me, 500 of Them
Using Streaming Video for Curriculum and Assignment Based Bibliographic Instruction

Anne Langley, Librarian and Adjunct Professor for Chemistry, Duke

The collaboration between faculty and librarian: use Camtasia to make curriculum-based BI videos for large classes. An overview of creating learning objectives, based on input from the faculty, TAs, and librarian; assignment creation; the nuts and bolts of story-boarding and scripting the 30min video; recording the video; dissemination of the video; and the post-assignment assessment and future plans. A discussion of the differences between real-time teaching and recorded sessions; the capabilities of streaming video instruction; the ability of a single librarian to significantly scale-up the number of sessions offered; and the importance of feed-back, assessment and revision to the process.

Blog It! Using Social Media in the Library

Beth Doyle, Collections Conservator, Duke Presentation
Amy McDonald, Archives Assistant, Duke Presentation
Elizabeth Hull, Technical Services, UNC
Cynthia Varkey, Web Designer, Duke

Social media including Face Book, Flickr, You Tube, Twitter and blogs allow libraries to connect with their patrons and the public. This panel will consist of librarians and IT professionals who use and manage social media as part of their every-day jobs. Topics of discussion will include social media as an outreach tool, choosing platforms and setting up social media for the library, getting your blog noticed, and being “social” alone or with a group of contributors. If you use social media as part of your job, we invite you to share your experience during the Q&A session!

Triangulating Online Access to Archives

Laura Brown, Coordinator of the Digital Southern Historical Collection, UNC
Lisa Carter, Head of the Special Collections Research Center, NCSU
Judy Ruttenberg, Program Officer, TRLN
Andre Vann, Coordinator of University Archives and Instructor of Public History, NCCU

In June 2010, the State Library of North Carolina awarded a planning grant to the TRLN partner libraries to develop a collaborative large-scale digitization project for manuscript collections related to the African American experience in North Carolina in the middle of the 20th century. Our collections in this area are rich, and the project will give us an opportunity to create collaborative policies and workflows to bring them online, discoverable and accessible to the world outside our reading rooms. This program will briefly address the elements of the planning grant - including extensive consultation with library staff and scholars on such areas as content selection, rights, and production capacity. Andre Vann will speak to the research value of the selected materials to the study of African American History - highlighting some of the treasures we hold and the stories they tell. Finally, we will solicit insight and input from the audience, in small group discussions focused on areas of interest in this multi-faceted project.

Lightning Talks [multiple presentations]

Maurice York, Lightning Conductor, NCSU
Presentation | Handout

Coding secrets revealed! Technical challenges dispelled! A fast paced series of brief presentations concerning many different technologies and initiatives throughout the TRLN libraries.

Location–Aware Digital Collections: Opportunities and Challenges

Tito Sierra, Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives, NCSU
Brian Dietz, Digital Program Librarian for Special Collections, NCSU
Marcus Wust, Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian, NCSU
Presentation | Handout

Recent advances in mobile computing have created enormous opportunities for libraries to provide innovative user experiences with library services and collections. New mobile device platforms include technologies that enable the creation of location-aware services that utilize the user's current location to enhance information discovery or content filtering. This presentation will focus on the application of these technologies to archives and special collections, using the recently developed NCSU Libraries WolfWalk project as a case study. We will examine the opportunities and challenges of building location-aware digital collections in the near term, and highlight possible future directions.


Lunch and featured author Michele Bowen
There will be a book signing following lunch for those interested. Bowen's books will be on sale at the Higher Grounds Bookstore.


A special thank-you to the breakout session selectors:
Kristin Antelman, Robert Byrd,
Pat Mullin, and Wendy Scott!

Please email if you have special needs or questions.