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ELUNA learns - Collection Management (On Demand Viewing Registration)

  • 10 Nov 2021
  • 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 31 Dec 2024
  • 4:00 PM (EST)
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Each session contains multiple presentations and will cost $25 per attendee. The $25 registration fee is per session per attendee for the live session and/or on demand recording.  The registration and on-demand link are registered to each individual participant's email address. 

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ELUNA learns – Collection Management 

November 10, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST 

  • 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm. Introduction. 
  • 1:05 pm - 1:35 pm. Adopting Rialto at Washington and Lee 
  • 1:35 pm – 1:45 pm. 5-minute Break 
  • 1:45 pm – 2:15 pmUsing Rialto for the Library's Collection 
  • 2:15 pm - 2:20 pm5-minute Break 
  • 2:20 pm - 3:0pm. Implementing Rialto – Easy by Design 
  • 3:05 pm - 3:15 pm. 10-minute Break 
  • 3:15 pm  4:00 pm. The Future of Unmediated Selection  

Note, schedule times are approximate. Schedule may shift slightly during the event. 

Applicable Ex Libris Products: Rialto 

Adopting Rialto at Washington and Lee. Julie Kane, Washington & Lee. 

In the summer of 2020, while COVID-19 was disrupting workflows everywhere, at W&L we were facing simultaneous challenges: staffing shortages, construction in the library with a departmental move for Collection Services, leadership changes, and a university-wide migration to Workday. Implementing Rialto was a choice made in response to the efficiencies presented by its workflow and to the opportunities presented by our multiple challenges. For a lean department made skeletal, our first steps in implementing Rialto for ebooks and shelf-ready print have saved us an enormous amount of labor. In this session, learn about W&L’s implementation and plans for further integration as we sketch our next steps with Rialto. 

Using Rialto for the Library’s Collection. Dr. Shuzhen Zhao, University of Windsor. 

Rialto has taken a cooperative and creative approach for academic libraries’ collection development, specially for individual material purchase. The librarians can make selection, ensure budget, and checking the library’s existing holding at the same time by using Rialto. Rialto is using one place for all books type and multiple platforms with thousands of publishers, it makes the purchasing more simplified. Since Rialto is embedded in Alma, its useful functionalities allow users to manage orders easier. In Canada, University of Windsor, Leddy Library is one of the Rialto Development Partners and we started joining Rialto since 2019. This presentation is going to talk about the issues for using Rialto, such as electronic books platform consideration, matching the bibliographic record in Alma, librarian and staff training for using Rialto, and some of the Rialto implementation issues. Hope this talk will benefit for the colleagues who is considering using Rialto as library’s acquisition solutions. 

Implementing Rialto – Easy by Design. Luda Soffer, ProQuest. Jennifer Pierce, ProQuest (Gold Sponsor) 

The Rialto Professional Services team designed a unique implementation experience for new Rialto customers. It’s a process customers are calling easy, smooth and enjoyable. Join us to learn more about this innovative journey and hear from the customers who have taken it. 

The Future of Unmediated Selection. John Larson, ProQuest. (Gold Sponsor) 

Approval plans found great adoption in North America, especially the United States, because the process freed librarians from the time-consuming task of reviewing and selecting titles and allowed them to focus their time on identifying titles that required expertise. Even though there is general agreement in the library community that profiles and approval plans are not an ideal solution for unmediated purchases of monographs, there have been no other options. To meet this challenge, the Rialto team applied next generation technology to create Selection Plans. This session will discuss Rialto’s innovative solution which employs artificial intelligence to prioritize the selection of titles based on their predicted usage or predicted popularity in librarian-controlled queries.