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2020 - The Year of Change (On Demand Viewing Registration)

  • 11 Dec 2020
  • 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 31 Dec 2024
  • 4:00 PM (EST)
  • On Demand - Access for a year post event.
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2020 - The Year of Change

  • 1:00-1:05 Intro 
  • 1:05–1:30 Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Advisory Group on Search 
  • 1:30-1:55 User Testing in a Remote Environment 
  • 1:55-2:20 The COVID Coaster: Service Changes at the University of Notre Dame 
  • 2:20-2:35 Honoring Al Cornish - Georgia Aquarium Virtual Break Tour
  • 2:35-3:00 Using Alma-D to Manage Digital Reserves Lending 
  • 3:00-3:25 Responding to COVID: Access via Unpaywall, Digitization, and Rapid ILL 
  • 3:25-3:50  Staying on Our Toes: How the University of Arizona Libraries Has Navigated the COVID-19 Pandemic 
  • 3:50-4:00 Closing
Note, schedule times are approximate. Schedule may shift slightly during the event. 

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Advisory Group on Search. Judith Fraenkel, Ex Libris; Allen Jones, The New School. 

Join this session to learn more about this new group, including group charge, membership, and activity updates. 

User Testing in a Remote Environment. Carli Spina, FIT Library; Maria Rothenberg, FIT Library. 

In the summer of 2019 the FIT Library launched Ex Libris Primo. Moving to a discovery tool that allows the user to search across our library's resources (physical materials, ebooks, full text articles, videos, databases, and more) from a single search box was a significant change. It prompted a team at the FIT Library to examine how users conduct their research, understand library resources, and interact with the new system. We were interested in conducting user testing to learn more about how the library can best support our patrons as they use the library. After an initial focus group to jumpstart the process in the fall of 2019, in-person usability testing was already scheduled when our campus abruptly moved to remote instruction in response to COVID-19. In a remote environment, we have worked to reimagine how user testing might look, starting with a brief online, self-paced user test using LibWizard, a Springshare tool. Our initial test, conducted in spring of 2020, served as the basis for expanded testing efforts during fall of 2020. We will offer insights from our experience with remote testing and discuss strategies for keeping user experience testing on track in uncertain times. 

The COVID Coaster: Service Changes at the University of Notre Dame. Aaron B. Bales, University of Notre Dame. 

Like many universities, Notre Dame shut down during Spring Break, and closed its libraries along with other campus facilities. This presentation covers the libraries’ responses to changing circumstances, with a focus on student and faculty services. This ranges from an initial shutdown, limited staff return, gradual resumption of services and reopening for the fall semester. 

Using Alma-D to Manage Digital Reserves Lending. Kara Young, Harvard University; Corinna Baksik, Harvard University. 

This session will provide an overview of Alma-D as a tool for Digital Reserves. We will discuss the complete configuration for setup and delivery via Primo and the LMS/Leganto. Topics will include features that Alma does and doesn't provide; use of Alma Viewers, using the batch uploader in the UI vs. scheduled imports, and using Amazon S3 digital storage via Alma. We will also cover policy decisions and item management strategies including copyright considerations and Alma policy coding to control access to content. 

Responding to COVID: Access via Unpaywall, Digitization, and Rapid ILL. Alex Fletcher, Queen’s University; Nicola Sikkema, Queen’s University. 

With our library closing in mid-March, we had to find ways to allow our patrons access to our materials. Through unpaywall, we opened up a new avenue to get ahold of articles promptly, digitization allowed our patrons to request scans of materials we only had access to in physical formats, and RapidILL allowed us to find another avenue for material outside of our institution. 

Staying on Our Toes: How the University of Arizona Libraries Has Navigated the COVID-19 PandemicDaricus Larry, University of Arizona; Teresa Hazen, University of Arizona. 

2020 has been a difficult year, and a shining example of how libraries have needed to make large impactful decisions to stay one step ahead. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Arizona Libraries has taken measures to ensure that patrons continue to have access to quality resources, and that they receive a similar level of service that is comparable to pre COVID-19. In our session, we will discuss how we took advantage of resources such as the Emergency Temporary Access Service provided by Hathi and The Internet Archive’s OpenLibrary; our strategies for implementing and publicizing these resources; technical solutions for expanding patron search options; and the changes we’ve had to make to fit the ever-morphing landscape that has become definitive of our time during the COVID-19 pandemic.