NJEDge.Net EATF Meeting on eReaders, eBooks & eTextbooks – April 9th, 2010

Join us at FDU Madison for a busy and informative meeting including reports from three eReader pilot projects at Farleigh Dickenson, Princeton and Seton Hall University.  We will be hearing about eTextbooks and ePublishing formats from Pearson,  eBook purchasing from VALE, and Ken Ronkowitz will talk about eTextbooks and Open Content.

CoChairs: Brian Richards, Middlesex County College & Laura Barrett, UMDNJ

Register here

Here is our draft program for the day:

10.00 am Breakfast
10.30 am Introductions
10.45 am FDU eReader Pilot
11.30 am Princeton eReader Pilot
12.15 am Lunch
12.45 pm Seton Hall eReader Pilot
1.15 pm Open Textbook Project
1.30 pm VALE eBook Task Force
1.45 pm Pearson
2.45 pm Summary Q & A
3.00 pm Finish

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VALE Library Assessment Fair: Call For Poster/Projects To Showcase

VALE Assessment Fair:  Learn About Library Assessment Efforts and Share Your Successes!

MAY 25, 2010

Rutgers Busch Campus Center, Piscataway

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

  • Are you preparing for a Middle States visit and worrying about library assessment?
  • Are you looking for a good assessment tool but don’t know where to start?  Or have you found a promising technique for uncovering your users’ real needs?
  • Are you interested in learning about assessment projects used at other VALE libraries? Or have you conducted a project you’d like to showcase and share?
  • Have you developed your own assessment method or tool?  Or found a commercial product that had value?
  • Do you just want to know “what’s out there”?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please read on!

The VALE Assessment Committee, in partnership with the VALE Shared Information Committee, will be hosting a half-day Assessment Fair designed to inform VALE librarians about a variety of assessment techniques and products as well as to showcase individual library’s assessment successes.  The Fair will feature overviews of all kinds of assessment tools and projects such as:

  • Information literacy student learning outcomes
  • Collection analyses
  • User studies
  • Web usability studies
  • Vendor performance evaluations
  • User satisfaction studies
  • ILL and document delivery assessments
  • ROI investigations

Join us either as a Presenter or a Learner!

Presenters: Any VALE library, VALE committee or individual librarian is invited to showcase and share an assessment technique, presented either as a poster-type display or at an individual table.  Basic information about your project and the techniques used should be displayed and handouts made available (a template of information required will be provided). Complete the attached brief submission form and send to Jeanne Boyle.* Assessment Committee members will review all proposals and select those most applicable to the VALE audience.

Learners:   Mark your calendars now for this important event!  More information to come!

The VALE Assessment Fair

May 25, 2010

9:30 to 12:30

Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
(Directions:  http://maps.rutgers.edu/directions.aspx?id=44)

Lots of free parking

* Jeanne Boyle
University Libraries Administration
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901



Assessessment Fair Submission Form

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NJLA Action Alert

Please visit the NJLA Capwiz site and send a message to the Governor and your State Senate and Assembly representatives asking them to restore library funding and oppose A2555.


We need your voices to be heard in Trenton!, Thank you,

Pat Tumulty
NJLA Executive Director

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Higher Education Digital Video Summit

You are Cordially Invited
Higher Education Digital Video Summit
Friday, March 26, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Consulate General of Canada in New York City
1251 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Ave), NY, NY (between 49th & 50th Streets)
Canada Room (located on the concourse level of the building)
This summit will bring together buyers, distributors and filmmakers to discuss and develop agreements on best practices for streaming video. While numerous meetings at various organizations over the years have addressed some of these issues, we believe the time is ripe to develop policies and practices for distribution and delivery for higher education that are agreeable to all stakeholders. This will be a working session not only to brainstorm, but to produce guidelines we can all agree to and will help shape the future of video distribution in higher education.

Seating is limited. Please register by sending an email to Jane Hutchison at hutchisonj@wpunj.edu. You will be confirmed with a return email and a quick information sheet to complete that will be distributed at the meeting. Background readings will be provided with your confirmation. Registration closes on March 23rd. There is a $35 registration charge for lunch and cleaning.

Join us for this important dialogue to create agreements on practices. Your voice is needed.

Organizing Committee: Meredith Miller (Icarus Films);
Carleton Jackson (University of Maryland), Dylan McGinty (National Film Board of Canada), Jane Hutchison (William Paterson University), Sarah McCleskey (Hofstra University), and deg farrelly (Arizona State University)

Jane B. Hutchison
Associate Director
Instruction & Research Technology
President CCUMC: Leadership in Media & Academic Technology
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-720-2980 (work)
973-418-7727 (cell)
973-720-2585 (facs)

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