Technical Services Section

Narratives of Library Power: The Stories Library Shelves Tell

Every time we put a book on a shelf, we make a choice about how that book can be found by people browsing for materials. We put materials about sexuality next to books about marriage, and separate books about poverty from books about the ruling class. What kinds of ideological stories do our shelves tell, and what can librarians do to change dominant narratives?

From BIBFRAME to the Cloud: The Future of the ILS

The world of library automation is changing; are you ready for it? From allowing the incorporation of BIBFRAME into MARC records all the way to mobile apps for registering patrons and circulating materials, Integrated Library System (ILS) technology is rapidly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of library staff and patrons. In this session, discover what the future of library automation holds, the latest and upcoming features of ILSs and how they will impact your library.

Building an e-Book Collection via Demand-Driven Acquisition

Is demand-driven acquisition (DDA) right for you? Middlesex County College Library has been using DDA to build its e-book collections since 2011, and our experience may either make the case for DDA or scare you away. This program will lay out the benefits and challenges of DDA, including setting up subject profiles, selecting material, monitoring funds, managing catalog records and weighing DDA against other available e-book acquisition models. Dan Lane from BCCLS will discuss demand driven e-content acquisitions in the public library sphere.

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