Thursday, January 29, 2015: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, January 30, 2015: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Chris Janssen, Founder
Chris Janssen shares his story of collecting post-secondary textbooks from Canadian students and bringing them to African Universities.
Darren Cooney, Manager, Public Education & Partnerships
Join the ADO for a fast-pased overview of the information and communications standard. Learn what you need to know.
Kelli Gonzalez, ProQuest
The world of e-books is definitely on the rise and growing faster than you think! Whether you are a librarian in a University, CEGEP, or Public Library, you already have a large collection or are still trying to decide where to begin, there are many ways to acquire e-books and build a program that is right for your library and the end users you serve. During this session, you will learn more about the variety of “tools” used to acquire e-books – from access models like discounted subscription collections and demand-driven acquisition with short-term loans to individual purchases or pre-selected perpetual packs. Using the unparalleled ingenuity and experience of the ebrary and EBL businesses, you will come away with a better sense of how to fit the pieces together to design the right e-book toolkit for your library!
Jeremy McLaughlin, ProQuest
Better serve researchers through integrated document management and collaboration. Flow is a cloud-based research management and collaboration solution that helps researchers better manage citations and full-text documents to gain control over the research workflow, while providing insight for the library into the most used, saved and cited collections to help better serve library patrons. Through recent integrations with the ProQuest platform, Summon Discovery Service, and 360 Link, as well as third-party integration with commonly used tools like Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and Dropbox, researchers can now accomplish all of their research tasks within one simplified, integrated research workflow. Additional product integrations planned throughout 2015 will deliver greater efficiency and a more positive user experience across the complete research ecosystem.
Carolyn Harris, History Professor, University of Toronto
Historian Carolyn Harris, author of Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada (Dundurn) will discuss the historical significance of the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta’s influence on the American and French Revolutions is well known but the Great Charter’s influence on Canada has received less attention. Magna Carta informed the creation of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, which continues to shape the relationship between the Crown and First Nations, Canada’s Confederation in 1867, and the modern Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Magna Carta also serves as a foundation document for the common law system in English Canada and continues to be cited in judicial proceedings in present day Canada. The Magna Carta Exhibit will stop in four locations across the country as of June, 2015, bringing one of the rare surviving thirteenth century versions of Magna Carta to Canada, placing the charter in its Canadian and global context.
Cheryl Suma, M.H.Sc., B.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist & Author Habitan Series
Passionate about the importance of the development of speech, literacy and imaginative skills in children, Cheryl Suma brings a unique perspective to the challenges of selecting books that can engage young readers and stimulate literacy development, without losing the benefit of language and vocabulary growth, particularly in middle grade children and teens. Cheryl holds an Honours degree in Child Psychology and a Masters of Health Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology, and brings over 30 years of experience working with children and youth.
Mitch Moulton, Account Development Specialist
Every Springer client is assigned a dedicated Account Development Specialist who you can collaborate with to optimize usage of licensed electronic resources. With available services including implementation and discoverability assistance, trainings and campus events, promotion and awareness, and usage statistics, here is an opportunity to learn how Springer’s Account Development team could become part of your library’s team.
Ruth Wolfish, Client Services Manager
This fast-paced presentation will cover recent significant additions to IEEE Xplore. The addition of HTML and Open Acccess articles will be highlighted. The talk will also include new collaboration tools plus “cited by” and short features. Expanded personalization options will also be discussed.
Winton Jeune, Regional Account Manager – Canada & US Government
NPG is happy to announce the launch of Nature Plants and the forthcoming Nature Reviews Disease Primers. Nature Plants covers all aspects of primary research covering the molecular biology, physiology, and ecology of plants. Coming this spring, Nature Reviews Disease Primers will publish introductory review articles, Primers – covering one disease – that describes global epidemilogy, molecular mechanisms, diagnosis, and management.
Lakshmi Santosh, Customer Consultant
As research becomes increasingly global, interdisciplinary and collaborative, Elsevier helps researchers to ensure that critical research from around the world is not missed.
Joshua Morrow, Account Manager
Salem Press provides online access to all of its award winning content and we are pleased to present a new interface that has more features and functionality. This new platform has a slick new look that offers quicker searches, the ability to save notes, easier access to relevant content and is cross database searchable.