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Call for Presenters–March 26 CARLI Symposium on Emerging E-Resources: Streaming Video and Usage Statistics (Deadline Jan. 28)

(via Cindy Clennon, CARLI)

The CARLI Commercial Products Committee is planning a symposium on March 26, 2019 in Champaign focusing on two emerging issues in e-resources: streaming video and usage statistics.  The Committee is soliciting volunteers who would be willing to participate in a moderated panel and/or a breakout session addressing the following topics:

Streaming Video – presentations on library licensing, marketing and management of streaming video related to the following or other pertinent issues:

*   Deciding which streaming video vendors and products to license.
*   Marketing and educating administrators, library staff, faculty, and other stakeholders on how, why, and when to use streaming video.
*   Making streaming video resources discoverable.
*   Policies and procedures regarding replacing existing media (VHS, DVD, etc.) with streaming media.
*   How libraries handle various licensing terms within or across streaming media platforms.
*   How libraries do libraries fit streaming video into their budgets (re-allocation of funds from other resources? Which other resources? etc.).

Usage Statistics – presentations and discussion on the harvesting, storage, interpretation, and dissemination of usage statistics related to the following or other pertinent issues:

*   Why does your library track usage statistics? What specific reports are required of your library for which you might supply usage statistics?
*   How does your library collect usage statistics? What methods, products, or tools do you use?
*   How often does your library harvest usage statistics?
*   Who in your library is responsible for gathering usage statistics–is it just one person or department, or are multiple staff involved in collecting and compiling usage stats?
*   What challenges does your library face in collecting, interpreting, or utilizing the kinds of usage data gathered?

If you have experience in either of these areas and would be interested in participating on a panel and/or presenting, please send a 1-2 paragraph description of your topic idea to Lesley.Wolfgang@hshs.org<mailto:Lesley.Wolfgang@hshs.org> by Monday, January 28th, 2019. The Commercial Products Committee will review proposals and presenters will be notified by Friday, February 15th, 2019.

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