Offered by San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
Digital preservation is a "must-have" function for every library who purchases digital content. A digital preservation system extends the model of print journals and books on the shelf to digital media. It ensures that a library continues to have access to their digital assets even after a subscription is canceled or the publisher discontinues access. Setting up a digital preservation system is surprisingly easy. The key is ensuring that you buy perpetual access to your content, and that your content providers support the digital preservation system that you choose. This talk introduces you to digital preservation systems, discusses preservation strategies and pitfalls, and shows you how to give library users access to preserved content.
Philip Gust is with the Stanford University Libraries LOCKSS Program (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). His focus is integrating digital preservation into libraries, and making preserved content useful to librarians and library users. He developed the LOCKSS metadata management system, the OpenURL resolver, and integrations with link resolvers and citation managers. He was on the founding team of several start-ups, and led R&D teams at several major companies. Philip previously taught Computer Science at the University of Arizona. His primary interests are human-computer interaction, distributed systems, and collaborative computing. He is the 2013 President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Senior Life Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.
For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover:
- How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process
- What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
- Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
- What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments
- Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
- Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals
Are you spending precious time putting a newsletter together only to be disappointed by dismal results? Join us for this info-packed webinar to learn how to create a newsletter that communicates, educates, and raises money. You’ll learn how to plan content, what to include, and what to leave out. We’ll also talk about how to decide if your newsletter should be digital or print.
- Understand the difference between a traditional communications function and an integrated marketing communications function…and know which your organization needs
- How to set a clear intention for your newsletter
- How to plan content for your reader
- What to include and what to leave out
Employee engagement has been one of the most common buzzwords in recent years. Many organizations think of employee engagement as a necessary evil to drive results. While engagement is absolutely critical for success, many organizations misunderstand the best ways to use it to improve employee performance, productivity, and bottom line results. Our goal is to eliminate this frustrating cycle: A series of HR initiatives (AKA “flavor of the month”) that makes a limited impact, and leaves managers and employees alike feeling annoyed with the whole idea.
In this webinar we will present the fundamental principles that truly increase employee engagement. We will describe 4 steps that will lead to lasting impact on employee engagement. The result will be higher employee retention, greater productivity, greater employee and manager satisfaction, much more happiness at work, and accomplishing your goals on time. Every time.
- Use employee engagement the RIGHT way, and save hundreds of thousands in wasted Dollars
- Move away from ineffective praise to Strategic Recognition
- Use our Engagement Trifecta that drives deep and lasting change
- Create jobs that keep employees motivated
- Stop the entitlement attitude that you see everywhere around you
- Prevent the huge rush of people to the door at 5:01pm
Digital Preservation is the focus of a three-part webinar series that will help you preserve your digital content. Sponsored by the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Nebraska Library Commission, these webinars will connect you to Library of Congress training modules. The LC’s Digital Preservation Outreach Education (DPOE) program simplifies the complex world of digital preservation into six tasks modules: inventory, select, storage, protect, manage, and provide.
February 20 features Storage and Protect Modules: From metadata to the Cloud, learn how proper storage for digital content will preserve it well into the future. Plus, should disaster strike, is your digital content protected? Backing up your data may not be enough. Learn how to identify potential risks and how to develop policies to protect your digital content.
Learn about spring’s forthcoming mystery titles during this Library Journal webcast. Mystery columnist and moderator Terry Jacobsen and representatives from Oceanview Publishing, Soho Press, Severn House, and Titan books will discuss market trends, exciting authors, and help you discover new books for your crime readers. Need help finding fresh titles for your collection? Register now to solve the mystery!
Join us for this free webinar where representatives from Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Disney Book Group, Macmillan, Sourcebooks, Tor Teen, and Zonderkidz will fill you in on their budding teen titles for spring and beyond. To accommodate this bounty of books, the webinar will run an extra 15 minutes. Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Annie Kelley moderates this free webinar.
- How to advance your volunteers' interest in your organization.
- Transition great volunteers into leaders.
American Libraries Live!
AL Live is a new way for everyone involved in the library world to dialogue and communicate! Take a look at our blog to learn more about this exciting new event, which will launch later this fall.
Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, this webinar will provide a synthesis of the priorities and trends affecting US research libraries in the twenty-first century and the directions they are taking.
In this webinar, OCLC Research Library Partnership Vice President Jim Michalko will share a synthesis of the priorities and trends affecting US research libraries in the twenty-first century, the directions they are taking, and the ways in which OCLC Research seeks to respond to these concerns and advance the desired directions. This synthesis is based on a series of interviews that Jim conducted with the senior staff at more than 65 OCLC Research Library Partner institutions, as well as surveys by OCLC staff and visits to institutions by OCLC field staff. Jim observed a surprisingly strong convergence of concern around a small number of issues despite differences in library size, constituencies, funding and geography. This suggests that a new pattern of investment has begun that will result in a new portfolio of library services. The exact service offerings vary from institution to institution as they take shape through close attention to and engagement with the local institutional mission and the needs of the local constituency.