September 9th, 2020

Connections Summit: Academic Edition is a free, online conference open to all staff at academic libraries. Hear from Open Access (OA) experts and fellow academic librarians in sessions about the OA movement and how it can benefit your library.

What Is Connections Summit: Academic Edition?

Connections Summit: Academic Edition—is a free, online conference for all academic libraries worldwide—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix. The 4-hour virtual event is divided into two parts. For the first two hours, all are invited to hear from Open Access (OA) experts and fellow academic librarians in sessions about the OA movement and how it can benefit your library. In the second half, learn how SirsiDynix is meeting the Open Access needs of the academic community with CloudSource OA, our new open access product.

What is Open Access?

Open Access content is legally available, licensed content for anyone anywhere in the world to find, read, and reuse without permission or fees. OA has caused a huge shift in the way libraries operate, and Connections Summit: Academic Edition aims to explore those changes through fast-paced, inclusive sessions from experts in the industry. 

Why Attend Connections Summit: Academic Edition?

Connections Summit: Academic Edition—a free, online conference open to all libraries, worldwide — provides opportunities for educational and professional development within social distancing guidelines and budgetary constraints. This conference is open to you and your team whether or not you are a customer of SirsiDynix.

Connections Summit: Academic Edition 09.2020

Who is Presenting?

The summit features a great lineup of experts from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and industries.

You can expect to hear from SirsiDynix staff like Chief Product Officer Berit Nelson, Chief Marketing Officer Eric Keith, VP of Pre-Sales Solutions Rick Branham, Director of Pre-Sales Solutions Melissa Kulmer, Director of Marketing Robert Storer, Director of Content Solutions Carolyn Morris, and Pre-Sales Consultant III Adam Viator!

Event Details

for
ALL ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

Sep
9

Academic Edition

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Featuring a presentation from keynote speaker Lisa Hinchcliffe of Information Literacy Services and topics like using Open Access content to save money, and expanding online access services during COVID-19!

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Academic Edition - Sep 9, 2020

Start Time (ET) Title Speaker
1:00 PM

Introductions For The Day

Eric Keith
1:15 PM

Open Access and the User Workflow: The Role of the Library in Discovery and Use

Scholarly journal articles and books are increasingly made publicly available to read without a subscription or user fee. But, as librarians know, use of content demands not only on access but also discovery pathways and the user experience. How can libraries get open access publications into the user workflow and leverage this content to expand their collections and improve information access for their user communities?

Lisa Hinchliffe
1:45 PM

The Knowledge Unlatched Experience and What It Says About Open Access

Bob Schatz
2:05 PM

Connecting Research and Practice

Terri Gallaway will be giving her perspective on the library’s role in supporting open and affordable educational resources.

Teri Gallaway
2:25 PM

Save on Digital Content with CloudSource OA

Looking for the best way to save money while offering high quality content? CloudSource OA Product Managers Carolyn Morris and Rick Branham will be giving a demo of our upcoming product and a quick overview of the pilot program!

Rick Branham,
Carolyn Morris
2:45 PM

Is it time to cut the cord? Subscription Products and Open Access

Wondering which method will work best for your library? Join Product Manager Carolyn Morris as she explores identifying OA overlap, delivering a better user-experience, and supporting student success with OA content.

Carolyn Morris
3:05 PM BREAK
3:35 PM

Roadmaps: The Big Picture

Join us for a general session on SirsiDynix roadmaps. We’ll cover the general roadmap with focus on areas that are a little off the beaten path, including technology updates and products that aren’t covered in other sessions.

Rick Branham
3:55 PM

BLUEcloud Course Lists: Bridging the Triangle Between Library, Faculty, and Students

BLUEcloud Course Lists is designed exclusively for our academic libraries. Product Manager Adam Viator will walk you through how to use BC Course Lists to improve the student experience of accessing and using library resources, include accurate and complete references on reading lists using the bookmarklet tool, and support distance learning activities by integrating library resources in e-learning platforms.

Adam Viator
4:15 PM

The Community Engagement Platform

The Community Engagement Platform is an ideal tool for marketing your library. With emails, events, calendaring, and room booking—all integrated with your ILS—learn how you can use it in your library.

Robert Storer
4:30 PM

BLUEcloud DataControl: An intuitive, Web-based Interface for Utilizing Your API Tools

Learn about DataControl updates from Adam Viator, a DataControl expert, as he talks about new features like an easy-to-use GUI for Symphony APIs, database tables in Symphony, and the ability to construct queries, output data, and make edits cell-by-cell or in batch.Adam

Adam Viator
4:50 PM

Expanding Online Access Services During COVID-19

Join Product Specialist Melissa Kulmer as she introduces new product updates to help your library adapt to operating during COVID-19. BLUEcloud Mobile has added awesome new features to make virtual access to your library more seamless than ever, including self checkout, books by mail, click & collect, and a kid’s app! Melissa will also cover the ins and outs of the Enterprise OPAC, including the Discovery platform, the consulting services catalog, display options, and Enterprise mobile!

Melissa Kulmer
Start Time(ET) Title/Speaker
1:00 PM

Introductions For The Day

Eric Keith
1:15 PM

Open Access and the User Workflow: The Role of the Library in Discovery and Use

Lisa Hinchliffe

Scholarly journal articles and books are increasingly made publicly available to read without a subscription or user fee. But, as librarians know, use of content demands not only on access but also discovery pathways and the user experience. How can libraries get open access publications into the user workflow and leverage this content to expand their collections and improve information access for their user communities?

1:45 PM

The Knowledge Unlatched Experience and What It Says About Open Access

Bob Schatz
2:05 PM

Connecting Research and Practice

Teri Gallaway

Terri Gallaway will be giving her perspective on the library’s role in supporting open and affordable educational resources.

2:25 PM

Save on Digital Content with CloudSource OA

Rick Branham

Looking for the best way to save money while offering high quality content? CloudSource OA Product Managers Carolyn Morris and Rick Branham will be giving a demo of our upcoming product and a quick overview of the pilot program!

2:45 PM

Is it time to cut the cord? Subscription Products and Open Access

Carolyn Morris

Wondering which method will work best for your library? Join Product Manager Carolyn Morris as she explores identifying OA overlap, delivering a better user-experience, and supporting student success with OA content.

3:05 PM BREAK
3:35 PM

Roadmaps: The Big Picture

Rick Branham

Join us for a general session on SirsiDynix roadmaps. We’ll cover the general roadmap with focus on areas that are a little off the beaten path, including technology updates and products that aren’t covered in other sessions.

3:55 PM

BLUEcloud Course Lists: Bridging the Triangle Between Library, Faculty, and Students

Adam Viator

BLUEcloud Course Lists is designed exclusively for our academic libraries. Product Manager Adam Viator will walk you through how to use BC Course Lists to improve the student experience of accessing and using library resources, include accurate and complete references on reading lists using the bookmarklet tool, and support distance learning activities by integrating library resources in e-learning platforms.

4:15 PM

The Community Engagement Platform

Robert Storer

The Community Engagement Platform is an ideal tool for marketing your library. With emails, events, calendaring, and room booking—all integrated with your ILS—learn how you can use it in your library.

4:30 PM

BLUEcloud DataControl: An intuitive, Web-based Interface for Utilizing Your API Tools

Adam Viator

Learn about DataControl updates from Adam Viator, a DataControl expert, as he talks about new features like an easy-to-use GUI for Symphony APIs, database tables in Symphony, and the ability to construct queries, output data, and make edits cell-by-cell or in batch.Adam

4:50 PM

Expanding Online Access Services During COVID-19

Melissa Kulmer

Join Product Specialist Melissa Kulmer as she introduces new product updates to help your library adapt to operating during COVID-19. BLUEcloud Mobile has added awesome new features to make virtual access to your library more seamless than ever, including self checkout, books by mail, click & collect, and a kid’s app! Melissa will also cover the ins and outs of the Enterprise OPAC, including the Discovery platform, the consulting services catalog, display options, and Enterprise mobile!

How Do I Access Connections Summit?

Connections Summit is a live online event. You can come and go during the conference depending on your schedule and interests. Ahead of time, you can test your connection and browser here.

 

All sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the conference is over. If you’ve missed previous Connections Summits, you can view those sessions here.

 

For more information about Connections Summit, please contact us.