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Rethinking Resource Sharing

Date : Jun 14, 2005
Start Time : 12 p.m. Eastern
Length : 00:53:16

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This Dynix Institute explores new models of resource sharing, new standards, and changes to policies, improvements to current workflow, and new products and tools. This session will look at models of resource sharing, from traditional mediated interlibrary loan to the (somewhat) less costly unmediated model. This session will look at new approaches that will improve services to library users while attracting more library usage and staying within staff and budgetary limits. Brenda Bailey-Hainer and Gail Wanner are members of a small group who have authored a white paper on this topic with the purpose of bringing together interlibrary loan (ILL) librarians, library users, vendors and developers of resource sharing systems, library administrators, content providers, and other interested members of the library world to identify how library resources will be shared over the next decades.

In many ways, current resource sharing practice ignores changes in the information world - Amazon, OpenURL link resolution, and Google, just to name a few. Even new models, such as circulation based resource sharing systems, only address a piece of the resource sharing riddle. Reductions in funding for collection development limit libraries' abilities to purchase what they need, even as publication output continues to rise, both in sheer numbers of publications and in acquisitions costs. At the same time, library users are demanding more efficient and near-immediate delivery of documents & other materials in an increasingly self-service world. The phrase "resource sharing" underscores that this conversation is far broader than a targeted reassessment of the current mediated interlibrary loan environment by current ILL practitioners. Changes in resource sharing have already started, based on changing technologies and user expectations.

Imagine what would be needed to reinvent sharing services for your library clientele! Don't miss out on this special Dynix Institute to share your ideas on the future of resource sharing.

Brenda Bailey-Hainer ?Director, Networking and Resource Sharing, Colorado State Library

Brenda Bailey-Hainer has been the Director of Networking and Resource Sharing at the Colorado State Library since 1999 where she coordinates statewide projects related to resource sharing. Prior to that she spent 9 years working in academic libraries and 12 years with library automation companies, most recently with OCLC as Director of Distributed Systems. Her formal education includes an MLS from Kent State University and she is working on a PhD in Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Brenda has extensive experience managing statewide technology projects that include collaboration between many types of libraries and cultural heritage institutions. These projects include Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection (digitization of historic newspapers), SWIFT (statewide interlibrary system), Colorado Virtual Library (single interface to statewide resources), and AskColorado (statewide collaborative virtual reference). She received the Colorado Library Association's 2001 Librarian of the Year Award, was featured in Library Journal's March 2002 special issue on "Movers and Shakers," and received the Colorado Association of Libraries' 2004 Technology Project of the Year Award for her work with Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection.

Gail Wanner ?Resource Sharing Product Specialist, Dynix

Gail Wanner has been the Dynix resource sharing specialist for over eight years. As product manager, she was responsible for all aspects of interlibrary loan and resource sharing, specifically the RSS and URSA products. Recently, her focus has been migrating current customers to the new release of URSA and demonstrating URSA 4.0. As product specialist, she has worked closely with users groups and has represented Dynix on the NISO committee that created the NCIP standard. She represents Dynix on the NCIP and ISO ILL Implementers Groups.

Prior to joining Dynix, Gail worked in the Aurora Public Library and the Douglas County Library in Colorado for nearly 15 years, in a variety of roles, including Children's Librarian, Branch Manager, Cable Television Production Manager and System Administrator for CLSI and Dynix automation systems. She has a degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver and an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in ancient history and anthropology.

Gail's special interest is the application of technology make information of all kinds more accessible to patrons. She has presented sessions on new models of resource sharing at the IFLA ILL/DD Conference, National Library of Australia ILL Field Day, and other library-related events. Gail also edited the Colorado State Summer Readiing Program manuals, authored a quarterly column in Colorado Libraries and recently co-authored an article on NCIP in the January 2005 issue of NetConnect, a Library Journal supplement. After living in the West for many years, she now works from her home office in Northern Minnesota and understands very well the value of new standards and technologies in delivering library services for today's patrons wherever they may live.