NISO Webinar at Holy Cross

ITIG has purchased access to the NISO Webinar on Open Url’s.

Cost: FREE!!

Date and Time: August 21, 2008 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: College of Holy Cross, Scalia Electronic Classroom on the second floor of the library

Please RSVP to: Bob Scheier,

Description: “OpenURL Implementation: Link Resolution That Users Will Love.” This follow-up to to introductory webinar on “Demystifying Standards” will take a look at implementing the NISO standard for link resolvers, OpenURL (ANSI/NISO Z39.88), from an end user perspective. You do not need to have attended the previous webinar to participate, however the slides and Q&A from that webinar are available online( for those who wish to review them.**

OpenURL link resolving addresses a core issue: how we can help our users find and get the content that they want and have access to. But without successfully implementing OpenURLs, we are at risk of having content that can’t be found our used, and patrons who do not know about the information they have access to. In this webinar, learn about some of the real ways that you can make certain that your link resolvers work effectively, about the practical steps that you can take to implement OpenURLs, and learn about some of the projects underway focused on improving OpenURLs so that your users can benefit.

*Speakers include:*

** Joanna White, Product Manager, WorldCat Registry, OCLC, and member of the OCLC Maintenance Advisory Group for the OpenURL standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.88 – 2004 /

Joanna will provide a practical view of OpenURL implementation, including the process of registering OpenURLs with OCLC’s WorldCat Registry and OpenURL Gateway, as well as discuss some of the ways that the OpenURL framework can be applied to best take advantage of this tool.

** Peter McCracken, co-founder and Director of Research, Serials Solutions, and Co-Chair of the NISO/UKSG KBART Working Group

Peter will provide an update of the work of the NISO/UKSG KBART (Knowledge Bases and Related Tools) Working Group, sharing with the audience how the work of this group will be applied to improve the transfer of information found in knowledge bases, as well as speak to how their work will affect publishes, content providers, and libraries, and, more importantly, how the best practice will provide benefits to your end users.

*Audience*: This webinar is for librarians, publishers, and content providers who are interested in how to best take advantage of OpenURL to provide users with simple, accurate access to the content they have rights to. It is expected that attendees will have an understanding of what OpenURLs are and what they do, but would like to learn more about best practices to improve the implementation and use of link resolvers so that patrons can find the information that they want.


Directions and Location information for he College of Holy Cross

Directions to the campus Hogan Center where attendees can park:

Please park in the visitors lot to the right of the Hogan Center.

Directions from the parking lot to Dinand Library The Dinand Library is located behind the Hogan Center. When you park, you can go into the Hogan center, look for the elevators, and go down to the basement level. Exit the elevator and the building. You will be looking at the rear of the library. Take the pathway to rear entrance.

When you enter the library you will see the circulation desk and a set of stairs just past the desk, elevators are to the left of the stairs.

Proceed to the second floor and go to the left down the hall. Take another left and you will see the Scalia Electronic Classroom on your left across from the ILL Office.

NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED. There is however two eateries in the Hogan Center as well as other alternatives near the college.

Cross Roads Cafeteria:

Cool beans Coffee Shop:

Area Restaurants:

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