Hi George,

Do you have a location yet?




Nancy Chaffin Hunter

Metadata Librarian/Associate Professor
Colorado State University Libraries
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019


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From: The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries List ALLIANCE-L [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of George Machovec
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Subject: Hold the date: May 7th Journal Discovery Vendor Showcase



At the request of library deans/directors from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, we have scheduled a product showcase on discovery systems which have an emphasis on journal literature.  Some of you have had visits from some of these vendors but being able to see all of the major competitors in this area in one day will help in making an informed licensing decision.  About two years ago we did another vendor showcase on the more general topic of next generation discovery systems with products such as Encore, AquaBrowser, Indigo (TLC) and others.  This new program will feature new solutions that have arisen since that time or vendors which have made a concerted effort to bring in large quantities of journal article literature into their environment.


The location for the meeting has not yet been confirmed but the date is solid with all vendors agreeing to this date.  If you are available and interested  in this program please add this date to your calendar.   Please contact Geri Virtue to register.





As always – our apologies for cross posting on different listservs


Journal Discovery Vendor Showcase


Friday, May 7, 2010

Location: To Be Announced (it will be in Denver/Boulder metro area)


The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries is pleased to announce a product showcase that will bring in leading vendors who are developing next generation single-search discovery interfaces with an emphasis on journal literature.   The vendors will focus on content, user interface, staff functionality, special features, pricing and what makes their solution advantageous.   By attending this one day session participants will have an excellent overview of the marketplace.


Cost:  free to staff from any Colorado Alliance member library. $25 for staff from non-member libraries


Registration:  Must register with Geri Virtue ([log in to unmask])



8:00 – 8:30am                    Registration and set-up

8:30 – 8:45am                    Welcome

8:45 – 10am                        EBSCO Search and Discovery

10:00 – 10:15am                Break

10:15 – 11:30am                Summon (SerialsSolutions)

11:30 – 1:00pm                  Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:15pm                    OCLC WorldCat Local

2:15 – 2:30pm                    Break

2:30 – 3:45pm                    Primo/PrimoCentral (ExLibris)


For additional information about the content of the program contact George Machovec ([log in to unmask])




George Machovec

Associate Director

Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries

3801 E. Florida, Suite 515

Denver, CO  80210

(303) 759-3399 x.101

(303) 759-3363 (fax)

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