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Updating a Records Management Program: Case Study from Lancaster Theological Seminary

Updating a Records Management Program: Case Study from Lancaster Theological Seminary

While at the Leading Edge Libraries Conference on September 20-21, 2018, I had the honor of participating in a panel presentation with AJ Johnson, librarian and data management guru at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Here is a summary of my portion of the panel, describing how I updated the records management program at Lancaster Theological Seminary to include electronic records.

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Leveraging Open Source Library Guides – KohaCon 2018

Leveraging Open Source Library Guides – KohaCon 2018

20 October 2018 - This post was updated to include the YouTube recording of my presentation made by ByWater Solutions. Thanks, ByWater!

At KohaCon 2018, I am presenting on how Lancaster Seminary's library integrates Koha with SubjectsPlus. The full title of the presentation is, "Leveraging Open Source Library Guides: Integrating Koha and Subjects Plus." The presentation will be at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time, September 11, 2018.

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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. 

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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.

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Sabbatical, Here I Come!

Sabbatical, Here I Come!

This is the eve of my first sabbatical. While the word "sabbatical" comes from the same root as "sabbath" and means a type of rest, I have a feeling the next six months will be filled with activity. The change of pace will be a rest of sorts from the usual daily routine of library work, and I'm looking forward to having time to write and present at conferences I wouldn't usually be able to attend.

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