Webinar: creating and managing a digital library

Creating a digital library takes time, effort, and resources, but the tools are available, thanks to the popularity of the digital movement. In this panel discussion, three experts in the field of librarianship will share their views of the role of the librarian in providing tools and guidance to create and manage a digital library.

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In the recording you will hear from our panel of experts on the following topics:

Laura Costello

A Climate of Demand: The shift from traditional print collections to the emergence of e-books and demand-driven acquisitions

Presented by Laura Costello, Head of Research & Emerging Technologies at Stony Brook University. Previously, she worked at Teachers College, Columbia University managing a fully demand driven acquisitions strategy. Her research interests include data and demand driven library policy, emerging technologies in libraries, education technology, and designing digital and physical library learning spaces.

Sharon Q Yang

Managing Digital Collections: Once you have made the decision transition to a more digital-based collection, how do you manage it?

Presented by Sharon Q Yang who has been working in the library automation field for more than twenty years. She received her MS in 1988, Certificate for Advanced Librarianship in 1989, and Doctor of Library Science in 1997, all from the School of Library Service, Columbia University in New York City. Currently she works as Professor and Systems Librarian in Rider University Libraries, New Jersey. Dr. Yang has done numerous presentations at conferences, published many journal articles, and has been active serving on professional committees. She is the recipient of 2011 Most Commended Paper Award for Library Hi, Tech, 2012 Research Award of New Jersey Library Association, and 2012 CALA Liao Jing Best Research Award.

Richard jost

Staffing the Library of the Future: The skills librarians will need as the library transitions from a print to a more technical environment.

Presented by Richard Jost, Director of the Law Librarianship Program at the University of Washington (UW) Information School and a Senior Lecturer who has taught “Library Technology Systems” to graduate students since 2000.