It’s in the Mail: Improving the Physical Delivery of Library Resources

“Tired of all the focus on electronic resources when you’re still dealing every day with delivering those physical resources–like books? Then NISO’s May webinar on “It’s in the Mail: Improving the Physical Delivery of Library Resources” is for you.

Resource sharing of physical formats–whether books, DVDs, CDs, or audiocassettes–continues to play an important role in library service, as does moving those materials between libraries and from a library directly to a patron’s home or office. The issues around how to deliver library materials quickly, securely, and cost-effectively can be immense. So what are the best ways to provide physical delivery of library materials?

Join us on May 12, 2010 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) and hear about the current state of library delivery services, the work being done by NISO’s Physical Delivery of Library Resources Working Group to improve resource sharing workflow and practices, and about efforts to provide a delivery service directly to library patrons. Can’t make it on May 12? Register and receive access to the recorded version for one year; then watch at your convenience.

Speakers and topics for the webinar are:
— Keynote Presentation: An Overview of Library Delivery Services Today — Lori Bowen Ayre, Library Technology Consultant and Project Manager, The Galecia Group
— NISO’s Physical Delivery of Library Resources Working Group — Diana Sachs-Silveira, Virtual Reference Manager, Tampa Bay Library Consortium
— Direct to Patron Delivery: Case Study — Speaker TBA

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2010/resourcesharing/. Registration is per site (access for one computer). NISO and NASIG members receive a discounted member rate. A student discount is also available.”

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: chodgson@niso.org
Phone: 301-654-2512

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