March 20, 2019
EVENT: Colleges of the Fenway Workshop (Working Smarter, Not Harder)
Location: MassArt, Design & Media Center, Huntington Room
Description: We all wish we had one more hour in the day. While a day is, and always will be, 24 hours, there are ways to maximize those hours to create greater productivity. Learn to tap into more of the brain’s potential. This seminar takes a psycho-educational approach to improve focus, attend to details, minimize distractions, and have better quality of control. Expect to engage and practice new skills for better time management.
EBSCO Day at FLO
March 29, 2019
EVENT: EBSCO Day at FLO
Location: Fenway Room, Emmanuel College, 400 The Fenway (Boston)
9:30 – 10:00: Registration and morning refreshments
10:15 – 10:45: User Research and the future of EBSCO – Product Management
10:45 – 11:20: EBSCO eBooks – How we’ve grown and where we are going – Sarah Perlmutter, Director of Sales, eBooks
11:30 – 12:00: EBSCO new databases – Increasing full text, decreasing embargoes – Amy Thurlow, Regional Sales Manager
Noon – 12:45: Lunch provided by EBSCO
12:45 – 1:30: Digital Archives – Search tips and an overview of the vast EBSCO Digital Archive offerings – Clive Wright, VP of Archives
1:30 – 2:15: EDS Improvements and solutions – Chad McInnis, Library Solutions Engineer
2:15 – 3:00: Software overview – Authentication, website solutions, and more – Amy Thurlow; Amanda Ferrante, Authentication Specialist; Bonnie Weissman, VP of SaaS Sales
Digital Commonwealth 2019 Conference
April 9, 2019
8:00AM - 4:00PM
EVENT: "Responsibilities in the Digital Age" - Digital Commonwealth's 13th Annual Conference
Location: Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Description: The keynote speaker is Peter Hirtle, Alumni Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, who will speak on “Learning to Live with the Legal Risks of Digital Collections”. An annual update on the Digital Commonwealth Collection's Wooden Anniversary will be given during lunch by Eben English, Digital Repository Services Manager at the Boston Public Library.
ACRL ERM Event
April 19, 2019
9:30AM - 3:00PM
EVENT: What Are We Paying For?
Location: Sherrill Library (Lesley University) 89 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Description: Libraries strive to offer users an extensive array of content and services, often in the face of diminishing budgets and limited staff resources. When growing expectations meet limited resources, we need to make tough decisions. As you manage and evaluate your electronic collections you may find yourself asking, "What are we paying for?" Does the value of that content or service justify the outright and hidden costs of providing it? The 2019 Spring program aims to explore assessment strategies and share how libraries are meeting the challenges of determining, and conveying, not only return on investment, but value on investment.