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- Link to related materials: Moving Beyond the Reference Desk: An Annotated Glossary Post comments regarding this afternoon breakout session presented by Patricia H. Dawson (Rider University) and Katherine McGivern (Bergen Community College). For a change of pace, I, a Systems Librarian, decided to sit in on a reference session.
- Post comments regarding this panel discussion facilitated by Jacqui DaCosta (TCNJ).
- Link to this presentation: Koha, Evergreen, and Voyager: A Comparison of Their OPACs Post comments regarding this afternoon breakout session presented by Sharon Yang, Meghan Weeks, and Melissa A. Hofmann (Rider).
Utilizing OPAC Search Logs and Google Analytics to Assess OPAC Effectiveness and User Search BehaviorLink to this presentation: Utilizing OPAC Search Logs Post comments regarding this afternoon breakout session presented by Jia Mi and Cathy Weng (TCNJ). Session started with a brief overview of OPAC statistics in Voyager, followed-up by explanation of Google Analytics (a free service that generates statistics)*. Jia explained the Dashboard. With their project they gathered 2 months of data -- 1 month before and 1 month after the website redesign.
- Link to this presentation: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~tipton/ Post comments regarding this panel discussion facilitated by Jacqui DaCosta (TCNJ). See other comments on this presentation here: http://valenews.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/assessing-
- Link to this presentation: The Benefits of a Collaborative Effort: Conducting an Inventory of the Collection Post comments regarding this morning breakout session presented by Debbie Pluss, Mark Sandford, and Kurt Wagner (WPUNJ).
- Post comments regarding this morning breakout session presented by Marianne Gaunt, Grace Agnew, and Christopher Sterback (Rutgers). How is this project different from other similar projects and where are we now? Marianne mentioned that RU is thinking about becoming a build partner on the Mellon project. Grace reminded us that going Open Source (OS) does not save us money. Also, that you won't necessarily get every customization in an OLS that you want. So why go OS?
- The MARC format does not work well for digital resources.