promoting innovation and technology in libraries
Friday, February 4, 2000
Embassy Suites Airport Hotel
From Selection to Access: A Collaborative Approach for Managing
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sara Brownmiller, Faye Chadwell, Mary Grenci and Nancy Slight-Gibney,
University of Oregon
The program provides one example of the workflow and communication
channels in offering electronic journals in an academic library, both
as a single subscriber and as a member of a consortium. Each speaker
will address the issues in their area: selection/identification of
titles, ordering, cataloging, and establishing access. There will be
time for the audience to contribute to the discussion with questions
and their own experiences.
Sara Brownmiller is the Systems Librarian at the University of Oregon.
Faye A. Chadwell has been the head of Collection Development at the
University of Oregon since 1995. She held previous librarian positions
at the University of South Carolina. She received her MLS from the
University of Illinois and her M.A. and B.A. in English from Appalachian
State University in Boone, North Carolina.
Linking Public Libraries to Web-Based Legal Resources
Scott Herron and Amanda Combs, Eugene Public Library
Approximately one quarter of Oregon's public libraries now manage
web pages; most contain at least one link to a legal resource. Efforts
have largely centered on electronic access to city codes, state statutes
and federal regulations. Unfortunately, these important online resoruces
are frequently difficult for public library patrons to decipher and do
little to resolve common reference questions regarding employment law,
family law, estate planning, traffic law, or landlord/tenant law.
Traditionally, public libraries have purchased "how to" books to help
patrons interpret primary legal resources. In recent years, both
commercial and non-profit variations of these "how to" resources have
established a strong presence on the Web. As with their paper
counterparts, the quality and cost of these resources vary greatly.
This workshop will use an annotated web bibliography to examine Internet
resources that best accommodate demand for legal information in a
public library environment. The content of legal resources emanating
from city, county, and state web sites will be explained along with
examples of how these sites can be used to answer common legal questions
encountered at the public library reference desk. Finally, a specific
set of criteria will be employed to evaluate several popular "how to"
law sites in an attempt to demonstrate how such criteria may be used to
select legal links for a public library web page.
Scott Herron received his MLIS from the University of Missouri in 1994.
He has worked as a reference librarian in both public and academic
libraries. Scott is currently serving as Business Librarian at the
Eugene Public Library.
Using Path Analysis in Web Development
John Matylonek, Oregon State University
Eduardo Escalante, Oregon State University
Web development methodology for libraries can be augmented by measuring
how users actually use the library web site. Various techniques for
determining the behavior and expectations of users can determine the
effectiveness of a website design. Aggregate statistics, path analysis,
cluster analysis of categories, user surveys are all useful methods
and provide complementary information. This information can be used
in the prototyping stage of web development and in the upkeep and
ongoing assessment. Continuous improvement of library web services is
Matylonek is a Reference Librarian at Oregon State University's
Virtual Naked People
Max Leek and Fred Belzer, Marshall Public Library
The visibility of naked people and their interactions on the World Wide
Web is a headache for libraries providing public access to the Internet.
This session will discuss approaches to managing public Internet access,
with particular emphasis on legislation and case law related to library
Max Leek has been Director of the Marshall Public Library in Pocatello,
ID for 10 years.
Fred Belzer has been a library trustee for 8 years. He attended
the Lawyers for Libraries Institute sponsored by ALA and
the American Bar Association in November, 1998, which addressed
libraries, the Internet, and the First Amendment.
Web-Based Reference Services
Donna Reed and Rivkah Sass, Multnomah County Library
A look at recent developments in Web-based reference services with a
focus on Ask Us! Online, Multnomah County Library's new online reference
service. This presentation will discuss issues around the virtual
reference interview, limiting scope and the integration of other
library services into the process.
Donna Reed is the Community Information Manager for Multnomah County
Library, located in Portland, Oregon.
Rivkah Sass is Coordinator of Reference and Information Services at Multnomah County Library.
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