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Topics of the day:

  1. ? - virtual reference service in a hospital library
  2. <No subject given>
  3. LOCKSS program at ALA Orlando
  4. NASIG Mentoring Program during the Conference

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Date:    Sun, 18 Apr 2004 10:31:04 -0700
From:    "Jones, Dixie - SHR" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: ? - virtual reference service in a hospital library

Are you a hospital librarian who provides virtual reference service in your
hospital? If so, did your clients readily adapt to this service, or did you
have to aggressively market it? What hours is the service available? How
many staff members do you have? Which software do you use to provide this
service? Has it been a source of good PR for your library? Were there
glitches in implementing the service? What makes the service a success?

Did you offer virtual service and then drop it because of lack of use?

Please send replies directly to me.  If there is interest, I will summarize
for the list.

Thank you.

Dixie A. Jones, MLS, AHIP, Librarian
Medical Library (142D), Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
510 E. Stoner Ave., Shreveport, LA 71101-4295
tel 318-424-6036  fax 318-424-6170
email  [log in to unmask]

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Date:    Sun, 18 Apr 2004 13:27:35 -0400
From:    Dajin Sun <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: <No subject given>

(This is being posted to multiple lists; please pardon the duplication. )

Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS) : A Solution for Archiving and=20
Accessing Web Materials

ALA Annual, Orlando
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2004
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Renaissance Orlando Resort, Crystal Ballroom E

Librarians have always been concerned with ensuring permanent access to our=
=20
collections.  We know that easy access to information often depends on=20
redundancy =96 i.e., =93lots of copies.=94  The shift to electronic=
 materials=20
that are often leased rather than owned has increased our concerns about=20
long-term access.

A new system called LOCKSS enables libraries to collect and locally store,=
=20
preserve, and archive authorized content by creating low-cost, persistent=20
digital caches of authoritative versions of web-based content.  Through=20
LOCKSS, librarians have the opportunity to retain local control of=20
electronic content while preserving its original functionality.  More=20
information about LOCKSS can be found at: http://www.lockss.org.

This program, co-sponsored by the ALCTS Serials Section Education Committee=
=20
and the LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group, will present an overview=20
of LOCKSS, including its philosophy, technology, and current=20
development.  The program will explain why LOCKSS is so important, what it=
=20
can do for libraries, and how libraries can participate.  The featured=20
speaker will be Thomas Robertson, Technical Manager, LOCKSS Program,=20
Stanford University Libraries and Academic Resources.  He will be followed=
=20
by two panelists, Martin Halbert (Director for Library Systems, Emory=20
University) and Thomas Izbicki (Collection Development Coordinator, Johns=20
Hopkins University).  Jeffrey Horrell (Associate Librarian of Harvard=20
College Collections, Harvard University) will serve as moderator.

We hope that librarians who work in collection development,=20
serials/acquisitions, metadata and digital resources, preservation,=20
systems, or library administration, as well as publishers and information=20
vendors--really, anyone interested in long-term access to electronic=20
resources--will be able to attend.

________________________________
Dajin Sun,  ALCTS SS Education Committee chair
Catalog Management Librarian
Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
(203)432-1706 | [log in to unmask]

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Date:    Sun, 18 Apr 2004 14:03:07 -0400
From:    Dajin Sun <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: LOCKSS program at ALA Orlando

Sorry, I forgot to put a topic in the subject line just now. That caused=20
the rejection of my earlier message to some of the subscribers' email=20
providers . Here is a re-posting with a clear subject line.

___________________________
Dajin Sun,  ALCTS SS Education Committee chair
Catalog Management Librarian
Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
(203)432-1706 | [log in to unmask]

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(This is being posted to multiple lists; please pardon the duplication. )

Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS) : A Solution for Archiving and=20
Accessing Web Materials

ALA Annual, Orlando
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2004
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Renaissance Orlando Resort, Crystal Ballroom E

Librarians have always been concerned with ensuring permanent access to our=
=20
collections.  We know that easy access to information often depends on=20
redundancy =AD i.e., =93lots of copies.=94  The shift to electronic=
 materials=20
that are often leased rather than owned has increased our concerns about=20
long-term access.

A new system called LOCKSS enables libraries to collect and locally store,=
=20
preserve, and archive authorized content by creating low-cost, persistent=20
digital caches of authoritative versions of web-based content.  Through=20
LOCKSS, librarians have the opportunity to retain local control of=20
electronic content while preserving its original functionality.  More=20
information about LOCKSS can be found at: http://www.lockss.org.

This program, co-sponsored by the ALCTS Serials Section Education Committee=
=20
and the LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group, will present an overview=20
of LOCKSS, including its philosophy, technology, and current=20
development.  The program will explain why LOCKSS is so important, what it=
=20
can do for libraries, and how libraries can participate.  The featured=20
speaker will be Thomas Robertson, Technical Manager, LOCKSS Program,=20
Stanford University Libraries and Academic Resources.  He will be followed=
=20
by two panelists, Martin Halbert (Director for Library Systems, Emory=20
University) and Thomas Izbicki (Collection Development Coordinator, Johns=20
Hopkins University).  Jeffrey Horrell (Associate Librarian of Harvard=20
College Collections, Harvard University) will serve as moderator.

We hope that librarians who work in collection development,=20
serials/acquisitions, metadata and digital resources, preservation,=20
systems, or library administration, as well as publishers and information=20
vendors--really, anyone interested in long-term access to electronic=20
resources--will be able to attend.

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Date:    Sun, 18 Apr 2004 17:50:53 -0400
From:    Eleanor Cook <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: NASIG Mentoring Program during the Conference

Please excuse the cross-postings!

NOTE:  This activity is open to NASIG members and non-members alike.  It
is being posted to the "outside" lists with the hope that if you are a
non-member planning to attend the NASIG Conference for the first time,
that you will consider participating.  It's a good way to meet people
and find out how the conference works.  Of course, if you are not a
member, why not join?  It's only $25 a year and it will save you money
on your conference registration! And, in the future you will receive all
these messages as a member since you will see all this on NASIG-L!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        [NASIG-L] Mentoring Program

From: Alice M Tucker <[log in to unmask]>

NASIG is once again offering a mentoring program for first-timers to the
NASIG Conference. Please see the information and forms at the following
URL:

http://www.nasig.org/mentor/index.htm

The program is offered to people who would like to be mentored or
who would like to mentor a new-comer to the NASIG Conference.  It is
an easy,wonderful way to meet colleagues and share your knowledge
with others.  The only requirement to be a mentee is attendance at
the NASIG Conference.  For mentors, we ask that you have attended at
least one previous NASIG Conference and are willing to meet with your
mentee at the conference and take a few minutes to contact them before
the conference.  Everyone should try to attend the First-timers
Reception on Thursday, June 17th at 3:00 pm.

The deadline for Applications will be Friday, May 7th.  After we
receive your applications we will contact you with the name of your
partner and guidelines.  This program has worked successfully for
several years and we look forward to your participation this year.
If you cannot access the website and forms, please contact me and I
will send you an e-mail form.

Alice Tucker <[log in to unmask]> & Kathy Brannon <[log in to unmask]>,
Co-chairs, NASIG Mentoring Program.


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Alice Tucker
Librarian, Serials Cataloger
U.S. Geological Survey Library
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192
703 648 4501
[log in to unmask]

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