Presentations

Implementing OpenAthens for Single Sign-On Authentication – Leading Edge Libraries

Implementing OpenAthens for Single Sign-On Authentication – Leading Edge Libraries

This presentation was shared at the Leading Edge Libraries Conference, hosted by the Florida-Caribbean Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, on September 22, 2017.

Summary: OpenAthens is a relatively new authentication service in the U.S. market, offering SAML-based authentication to a wide array of online subscription-based content. More than just a proxy service, OpenAthens provides secure authentication methods, user and resource management, and robust statistical tools. Hear about Lancaster Theological Seminary’s adventure as an early adopter of OpenAthens and what we’ve learned in the process. 

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to differentiate between proxy services and SAML authentication, and assess the potential cost/benefit of implementing OpenAthens in a library.

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Discovery Layers: Overview and Case Study – Leading Edge Libraries

Discovery Layers: Overview and Case Study – Leading Edge Libraries

This presentation was shared at the Leading Edge Libraries Conference, hosted by the Florida-Caribbean Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, on September 22, 2017.

Summary: As libraries continue to acquire more electronic resources and open access content for their collections, the integrated library system is no longer sufficient to connect users with all the relevant research available. Discovery services and discovery layers have emerged as a solution to that problem, allowing users to simultaneously search local catalog holdings, licensed databases, electronic journal subscriptions, and more. This session will first present an overview of discovery services, discovery layer features and practical questions to consider when evaluating discovery products. Then, hear how Lancaster Theological Seminary chose EBSCO Discovery Service, integrated it with Koha ILS, and taught patrons how to use it.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to compare leading discovery layers and assess whether a particular discovery layer is right for their library.

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Backing Library Services with Open Source Applications – Leading Edge Libraries

Backing Library Services with Open Source Applications – Leading Edge Libraries

This presentation was shared at the Leading Edge Libraries Conference, hosted by the Florida-Caribbean Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, on September 21, 2017.

Summary: There is a common misperception that a librarian needs to have well developed computer and technology skills in order to successfully adopt open source solutions in the library. More often than not, a librarian with intermediate computer skills can begin to implement open source. Hear from a librarian who started with basic web design and coding skills and went on to lead the migrations and/or adoptions of at least five major open source applications including integrated library systems, learning management systems, and institutional repositories. This session will discuss how to evaluate an open source solution, consider the costs of implementing open source, and introduce a variety of open source applications in use at Lancaster Theological Seminary.  

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to identify appropriate open source solutions for their contexts, analyze the cost/benefit of open source solutions compared to proprietary solutions, and formulate a plan to implement an open source solution. 

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Doing Authentication – Koha-US 2017

Doing Authentication – Koha-US 2017

Our 2 year saga of implementing EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and OpenAthens with Koha didn't quite fit into the 40-minute presentation slot! Despite that, I hope there was a lot of good information packed into it and perhaps it will inspire others to take the plunge. 

There are now two plugins for Koha: one that utilizes the EDS API to perform Discovery searches from within Koha and one that allows Koha to communicate with OpenAthens to authenticate access to electronic resources. While the initial stages were a little bumpy, the road is getting smoother and we're getting closer to our ultimate goals of access to all of our resources in one place, one search, with one login.

My PowerPoint presentation is embedded below. As always, please use the comments box to post your feedback and questions!

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You Can Be an Open Source Library – Koha-US 2017

You Can Be an Open Source Library – Koha-US 2017

Three years of experience with open source and adopting three different open source solutions at our library, was summarized in a 45-minute presentation at the Koha-US 2017 Conference. If you haven't looked at these platforms before, take a moment to become acquainted with SubjectsPlus, Omeka, and ResourceSpace. The PowerPoint is embedded below.

There's more that I learned in implementing these three solutions than I could communicate in 45 minutes. I'm planning to write a series of posts about implementing open source to appear on this blog. If you are interested to learn more, please be sure to click the "subscribe" button in the footer of the site to join the mailing list and receive updates when these articles are posted.

Also, please feel free to use the comments field for questions and feedback.

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Integrated Library Planning at ATLA 2017

Integrated Library Planning at ATLA 2017

It was amazing to be able to share our library's story about developing and implementing Integrated Library Planning at the American Theological Library Association Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA last week. I received some good feedback on the presentation and spoke with a few librarians who are interested in trying out the new model in their libraries.

Integrated Library Planning is highly scalable and adaptable for libraries of any type or size. If you missed the presentation or were there and looking for more, you've come to the right place. This website is still in a development phase, but I hope it will soon become a destination for those wanting to learn more about Integrated Library Planning.

If you're thinking about trying Integrated Library Planning or have questions, please leave a comment! I'd love to hear from you.

Prezi from Integrated Planning for Theological Libraries

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Dynamic Management for Academic Libraries at ACRL 2017

Dynamic Management for Academic Libraries at ACRL 2017

The best practice of strategic planning for a set time period is limiting the academic library's ability to respond to emerging trends and patron needs. Integrated library planning builds on the foundation of strategic planning and applies practices from Integrated Business Planning to create a model for ongoing evaluation, assessment, and planning.

I was very excited to participate as a poster presenter at ACRL 2017. Whether or not we had a chance to visit at the conference, here is a takeaway about Integrated Library Planning. I have plans to write and speak about this more, so stay tuned!

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