Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Upcoming Webcast (5/12): It’s in the Mail: Improving the Physical Delivery of Library Resources

Upcoming Webcast (5/12): It’s in the Mail: Improving the Physical Delivery of Library Resources
May 12, 2010 at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Many users assume that most information today is digital. As digital content increases, so does the information resources that are produced, consumed, and distributed in physical formats. Resource sharing of physical formats—whether books, DVDs, CDs, or audiocassettes—continues to play an important role in library services. Moving library materials between libraries has been a hidden component of resource sharing activities. Numerous activities have focused on improving resource sharing workflow, but little attention has been paid to how materials are moved from one library to another, and from a library directly to a patron (e.g., to a home or office). The issues around how to deliver library materials quickly, securely, and cost-effectively are equally immense. What are the best ways to provide physical delivery of library materials? 

In this webinar you will hear from three speakers. The first speaker will first provide an overview of library delivery services today; the second speaker will discuss the charge, current work plan and emerging recommended practices of NISO’s Physical Delivery of Library Resources Working Group; and the final speaker will talk about efforts to provide a delivery service directly to library patrons.

For more information or to register, visit the NISO website: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2010/resourcesharing/

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