Conference Program



8:00- 8:55am

Registration (Refreshments)

9:00- 9:10am


9:10- 9:50am

OCLC Updates

Tony Melvyn, OCLC

9:50- 10:35am


InfoExpress: A Year in Review and a Look Forward

Steven J. Schmidt, Indiana State Library


10:35 11:15am

Better Together:  #improveresourcesharing an Indiana White Paper

Collette Mak, University of Notre Dame

Steven J. Schmidt, Indiana State Library

Matthew Shaw, University of Indianapolis

11:30- 12:45pm


1:00- 1:45pm

Break-Out Session One (Choose One)



What is Open Access and How Can it Help ILL?


Tina Baich, IUPUI University Library


This presentation will provide an introduction to the concept of open access and the publishing models it encompasses. The presenter will also provide basic tips for locating open access materials to fill ILL requests.




PALNI Resource Sharing Discussion


Karl Stutzman, PALNI


PALNI libraries are adopting OCLC WorldShare Management Services. The group functionality of WMS and WorldCat Local will create new pathways for resource sharing within PALNI. This is an opportunity for PALNI resource sharing practitioners to learn about and discuss these changes; as well as for other libraries to see an example of how innovative technologies are improving resource sharing.



Patron Driven Acquisitions: It's Time for Public and Academic Libraries!


Nick Schenkel, West Lafayette Public Library

Rebecca Richardson, Purdue University


Print and ebook PDA in public and academic libraries benefits library patrons, collections and staff. Come and learn from the experiences of both public and academic librarians whose patrons and collections offer service to library users from the same community but with different library service models and goals.


2:00- 2:30pm

Discussion Reports on Break-Out Topics

2:30- 2:45pm

Break (Refreshments)

2:45- 3:30pm

Break-Out Session Three (Choose One)



Strategic Borrowing: Optimizing Custom Holdings to Reduce Turnaround Time for Loans


Alison Johnson, Indiana Wesleyan University


Discover strategies for optimizing your Custom Holdings to take better advantage of InfoExpress libraries and other free lenders. Discover how one library dramatically reduced turnaround times for loans simply by restructuring and updating Custom Holdings data.




Unearthing Open Access Resource Evaluation: Joining Together to Avoid Inadequate Peer Review Process and Predatory Publishing


Nina Collins, Indiana Tech - McMillen Library


Predatory publishers, posing as scholarly Open Access publishers, have raised doubt as to the quality of some scholarly publications. As the gateway to scholarly resources, academic libraries can play a pivotal role in the question of Open Access quality by providing recommendations to scholars.




UBorrow:  Bringing Together the Collections of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Through Consortial Borrowing


Amy Winks, Purdue University


UBorrow is the consortial borrowing system implemented by the CIC using Relais D2D and ILLiad. This presentation provides an overview of the history and implementation of UBorrow from its inception to the present, including information on lending and borrowing workflows using the system.



Discussion Reports on Break-Out Topics