CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

OSU Alumni Center

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The 2012 keynote address was given by Steve Krug.


Session One (10:10 - 10:55)

State of the Mobile Landscape: Mobile Literacy and What It Means for Libraries
Mobile technologies are having a growing impact in libraries. Ebsco, Gale, WorldCat Local, and many other vendors are developing for the mobile market. We are in a period of transition; some libraries are providing extensive mobile services, while others are deciding where to begin. Librarians are developing mobile literacy skills to better serve users. Join us as we explore mobile in libraries, including results from a Pacific Northwest public and academic libraries mobile climate survey.
Robin Ashford, George Fox University
Laura Zeigen, Oregon Health & Science University

More than a Map to Get the Treasure: Strategies for Easing Information Discovery in Digital Collections
Our presentation is about making information gateways easier to use for patrons. We will address three aspects of making searching digital content easier for the user. We will talk about competing with the search engine model, supplementing traditional metadata schemes to make searching better, and developing effective library usability testing.
Ian Barba, Texas Tech University
Shelley Barba, Texas Tech University
Joy Perrin, Texas Tech University

Do We Have A Winner? Personal eReader Showdown
As part of a year-long study of personal eReader adoption, we gave eReaders (Kobo, Kindle, Nook, Sony) to 30 OSU Libraries staff members and checked back one month later. What did they do with their new eReaders? What were they reading (or not)? Where did problems occur? Get answers to these questions and more as we discuss the initial study results and find out which readers are nearing adoption, being rooted or getting left behind.
Laurie Bridges, Oregon State University
Uta Hussong-Christian, Oregon State University
Jane Nichols, Oregon State University
Evviva Weinraub, Oregon State University

Old Habits Are Hard to Break: Lessons Learned from a Qualitative Research Study
Librarians listened and observed as undergraduate students tackled a typical research-based assignment using broad-based discovery tools, including Google Scholar, Web of Science and Summon. We will discuss what we learned about the research processes our users have developed, how they fit unfamiliar tools into those processes, how they carry early experiences from high school and public libraries into their college searching, and the implications for effectively introducing new tools into our users' research processes.
Stefanie Buck, Oregon State University
Anne-Marie Deitering, Oregon State University
Hannah Gascho Rempel, Oregon State University


Session Two (11:05 - 11:50)

How Institutional Repositories Provide a Digital Complement to the First Year Experience
In Fall 2011, Western Oregon University Archives partnered with Interdisciplinary Studies to digitally capture capstone projects created in the First Year Experience Program (FYE). These seminars provide incoming first-year and transfer students with the necessary skills to succeed in the college classroom and campus life. WOU Archives and FYE instructors collaborated to preserve a digital sample of students’ capstone work, including papers, creative art, posters, presentations, and videos. This presentation will discuss this our shared promotional goals and the library’s role in supporting student retention. We’ll also discuss the nuts and bolts of digitally documenting student work, including permissions, formats, sampling methods, and the overall development of the digital collection.
Valerie Bagley, Western Oregon University
Erin Passehl, Western Oregon University

Snickers Satisfies, But We're Bringing Good Things to Life
This talk will discuss some experiments currently underway in Douglas County Libraries. These range from eBook content management, eBook collection development, and discovery and access of eBooks to a recommendation engine implementation, wireless portal for wireless users, crowd-sourcing and OPDS. These projects and more will be discussed, along with the challenges and rewards each of them has brought.
Monique Sendze, Douglas County Libraries
Hutch Tibbetts, Douglas County Libraries

Whenever I See Your Smiling Face: Low-Tech Ways to Make Technology User-Friendly
Academic libraries provide users with access to plenty of powerful technology. But the best tools can gather dust if nobody knows where they are or how to use them. Often the most successful strategies for connecting users to these tools are low-tech, based on human relationships rather than hyperlinks. This presentation explores ways that low-tech and high-tech can buddy up to get users where they want to go.
Susan Gilman, University of Oregon Portland
Karen Munro, University of Oregon Portland

Where's My Book: The Library on the UO App
The UO Libraries' iPhone app functionality allows users to locate their book in the precise stack of the Knight Library. The library worked collaboratively with the Geography Department's InfoGraphics Lab, campus experts on developing mobile applications that combine their GIS/spatial data with our internal data. Together we developed this new and easy to use information and functionality that was integrated directly into the UO's official iPhone app.
Sara Brownmiller, University of Oregon
Ken Kato, University of Oregon


Session Three (1:15 - 2:00)

Usability Testing Library Mobile Websites in a Fragmented Smartphone Market
Many libraries are developing mobile websites to serve their users on
the growing market of mobile devices. This presentation will provide
an overview of mobile website design and common usability concerns,
and an example of a mobile site usability test. The current mobile device
environment and trends will also be discussed. This presentation will
be helpful to others interested in the design or usability of mobile
websites, and those looking for practical suggestions on conducting
mobile website usability tests in their library.
Michael Bowman, Portland State University
Kimberly Pendell, Portland State University

Digital Initiatives at Lewis & Clark
Staff at Lewis & Clark College's Watzek Library have developed a Digital Initiatives program, in which students and faculty are engaged in the creation of digital projects as part of curricular activities. The projects include accessCeramics, a fine arts image database; Oregon Poetic voices, an growing repository of recorded poetry; and Lewis & Clark Around the World, a digital documentation project for students studying overseas. Jeremy, Mark, and Anneliese will talk about the development of the program and will discuss projects in the areas of arts, biology, and study abroad.
Mark Dahl, Lewis & Clark College
Anneliese Dehner, Lewis & Clark College
Jeremy McWilliams, Lewis & Clark College

Kindled Interest: Lending E-readers for General and ILL Use
In 2011, Cedar Mill Community Library began lending pre-loaded Amazon Kindles for general circulation at our two locations. We also began lending Kindles to fulfill some of our Interlibrary Loan requests. Find out how these projects came to be and how we worked through challenges along the way!
Laura DeGeer Baca, Cedar Mill Community Library
Laura Torgersen, Cedar Mill Community Library

Mapping the Library Collections
Many libraries have digital map collections, but what about mapping the library? Creating interactive digital maps helps us locate resources and offers additional points of entry to library information. We will demonstrate open-source solutions for creating web maps, and show what we have learned in the process of creating two digital web-based maps: (1) an historical campus map--combining historical photos of the campus with an interactive timeline; (2) a map of the library's collections.
Emily Miller-Francisco, Southern Oregon University
Grant Miller-Francisco, Sky Research


Session Four (2:10 - 2:55)

6 students, 6 iPads, 60 Photographs: A Qualitative Study of Undergraduate Information Practices in the Mobile Landscape
We know students use mobile technologies. We expect they will want to use them more. But how does having constant access affect the ways students think about, and use, information? In the fall of 2011 we gave six OSU undergraduates iPads and asked them to take a series of photographs that illustrate how their devices fit into their lives. In this session we will hear (and see) what they had to say.
Anne-Marie Deitering, Oregon State University
Margaret Mellinger, Oregon State University

Curation-Friendly Tools for the Scientific Researcher
In this session we’ll look at two examples of tools that research faculty can use to manage data during the research process; define criteria for evaluating capacity for data curation support; and examine what it takes to do pilot cases between the library and research faculty. Finally, we’ll discuss other software and services that you or your research faculty are using to manage research data early in the data lifecycle.
Brian Westra, University of Oregon

DIY Digital Copyright Reform: Towards a Critical Mass of Authors, Librarians, and Institutions

Empowered content creators – including authors, librarians, institutions and others – are working to reform and reclaim digital copyright on terms that take into account the dynamic shift from physical to digital content consumption. This session will highlight innovators and activists in this space and will equip attendees to advocate for and seek solutions that meet the needs of their user communities and address the imperative for digital copyright reform.
Jennifer Simon Halai, King County Library System

Data Visualization: Creating Beautiful, Elegant and Descriptive Visual Displays
Data is everywhere, but too often, its presentation is about as interesting as a wet dishrag. I believe that data can be engaging when presented with clarity and style. This talk will discuss the basic principles of good visual design. Along the way, I will present case studies on the good, the bad and the ugly in data visualization. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but excellent visualization of data is priceless.
Jackie Wirz, Oregon Health Sciences University


Lightning Talks (3:05 - 4:00)

DIY IR: Building an Institutional Repository without Depending on Faculty Participation
David Isaak, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

PYOB: The State of Self-Publishing
Karen Munro, University of Oregon Portland

What You Want, Baby We've Got It? : Demand-Driven Acquisitions and E-books
Alyssa Vincent, Emporia State University

Thoughts on the Middle Class Digital Divide
Rick Stoddart, Western Oregon University

Processing Catalog Cards One Mobile Phone at a Time
Terry Reese, Oregon State University

Offsite Storage: Anatomy of a Data Center
Amy Maule, CH2M HILL

Cloudy with a Chance of PDFs
Emily Glenn, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute

Library Widget in the LMS: Way Cooler Than it Sounds
Mike Flakus, Portland State University
Amy Hofer, Portland State University