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Committee on Resource Sharing

This guide provides information about the Committee on Resource Sharing including the membership roster, general charges, past minutes, resources, and past events.

Resource Sharing Symposium

Capital Region Resource Sharing Symposium

Monday May 9, 2016
Capital Region BOCES School Library System
900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany

This full-day program includes:

“Intellectual Property Law and Resource Sharing", "Basics of Licensing and Negotiating for Library Resources”, and “Pros and Cons of Individual v. Consortial Purchasing” led by Keynote Speaker Arlene Bielefield, J.D., Associate Professor, Southern CT State University.

You'll also hear presentations on NYPL's Library Simplified by James English, Product Manager and Occam's Reader and the Future of eBooks by Kenny Ketner, Ryan Litsey, Scott Luker and Weston Mauldin of Texas Tech University Libraries.

And best of all, you'll hear about CDLC  program and services updates and get an opportunity to meet and mingle with your colleagues!

The cost for the program and lunch is $20 for CDLC personal members, $25 for CDLC members (staff at CDLC member libraries), and $40 for non-members.


8:30 am -9:00 am Coffee & Registration
9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcome & Introductions - Angela Strong, CORS Committee Chair
9:10 am - 11:45 am Keynote
Intellectual Property Law and Resource Sharing
by Arlene Bielefield, J.D. , Associate Professor, Southern CT State University
  Basics of Licensing and Negotiating for Library Resources
Professor Bielefield
  Pros and Cons of Individual v. Consortial Purchasing
Professor Bielefield
11:45am - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45pm -1:15pm CDLC Update - Kathleen Gundrum, CDLC Executive Director
1:15pm - 2:15pm eBooks and Resource Sharing
Tia Felock, Technology and Automation Coordinator, Capital Region BOCES
Kim Mitchell, Assistant Director of Library Services, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
1:15pm- 2:15pm NYPL's Library Simplified: Tools for Digital Content Delivery
James English, Product Owner
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Occam’s Reader and the Future of eBooks
Kenny Ketner, Weston Mauldin, Ryan Litsey, & Scott Luker of Texas Tech
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Discussion Topic- ILL and Emerging Resource Sharing Technology Tools
Facilitator -- Robyn Reed, Head of Access Services Librarian, Union College
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm Wrap-Up


The cost for the program and lunch is $20 for CDLC personal members, $25 for CDLC members (staff at CDLC member libraries), and $40 for non-members.

Registration closes May 2, 2016.

Presenter Bios:

Dr. Arlene Bielefield is a professor in the Information & Library Science program at Southern Connecticut State University. She holds both an MLS and a JD (Juris Doctor), has served on the Committee on Legislation (COL) of the American Library Association, and chaired the COL Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. She is also the author, with Lawrence Cheeseman, of a number of books for Neal-Schuman, including two on copyright.

Ryan Litsey is the Associate Librarian for Document Delivery at Texas Tech University. A graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Library and Information Sciences. He has spent a majority of his academic career developing ground breaking technologies that have endeavored to transform Resource Sharing. Both Occams Reader and the stats tracking system OBILLSK have changed the way ILL librarians are able to share the resources of their respective institutions. He is also active in ALA and is the associate editor for the Journal of Interlibrary Loan Document Delivery and Electronic Reserve. His academic research is in resource sharing, predictive analytics and anticipatory commerce.

Kenny Ketner, Software Development Manager at Texas Tech University Libraries, is a computer programmer with over fifteen years of professional experience. He has developed desktop, web, and mobile applications for libraries, county governments, and businesses. He is most recently known for his work to create Occam’s Reader, the first library-developed method for lending eBooks through interlibrary loan. Kenny is a 2003 graduate of the University of Chicago (B.S. Computer Science). Outside of the library world, Kenny’s interests include video games, comics, computer music, and co-hosting a talk radio program.

Scott Luker is currently a computer programmer at Texas Tech University Libraries where he develops academic library software and web-based applications to enhance patron services. He began his self-taught computer programming experience at the age of 10 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Texas Tech University. Scott’s research interests include mobile application development, augmented reality integrations, and media-based solutions.

Weston Mauldin is a software developer for Texas Tech. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science from Texas Tech. His main research interest is machine learning. For his Master’s project, he created a motion-based keyboard that features word suggestions and corrections as you type.

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