New York Technical Services Librarians, est. 1923

Breaking the Mold: Technical Services Collaborations on New Products & Standards

  • 6 Jun 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual: Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event


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Libraries and other organizations are partnering to collaborate on exciting new models for technical services work. In this program, we will have two sets of presenters highlighting two major collaborative projects.  We will hear from the Palace Project, which offers a new model for ebook management, and from Share-VDE, which is harnessing the potential of linked data.  Both presentations will discuss how organizations have collaborated and combined their resources to achieve results that will benefit libraries and their users.

The Palace Project
James English Director of Business Development  at The Palace Project | Lyrasis
Nancy Lin Sr. Data Projects Strategist at New York University Libraries

The middleware solution that allows for easy management of a library's eContent offerings from multiple licensed and open eContent sources, such as Proquest, Overdrive, Biblioteca, RBDigital, DPLA, and more. Palace is the user app, available for iPhone and Android, that gives patrons 3 click access to an entire collection of eBooks, audio books, and other eContent.

Beth Picknally Camden Director of Information Processing at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Michele Casalini CEO of Casalini Libri

A library-driven initiative which brings together the bibliographic catalogues and authority files of a community of libraries in a shared discovery environment based on linked data. Share-VDE expanded its scope to embrace a wider community of over thirty institutions also from the art and music domains, building the Share Family.

James English currently works as Director of Business Development at The Palace Project | Lyrasis where he conducts business development activities, partnership development, and new market entry as part of The Palace Project division team. He also works across other company open source programs to help build scalable and sustainable services and drive innovation. Prior to LYRASIS, James worked at The New York Public Library to create the Library Simplified Program and SimplyE platform. Before coming to work in the nonprofit sector, James was Chief Product and Executive Officer of Telemetry Labs and Chief Product and Operations Officer for Guardian Networks, both web and mobile product development service providers specializing in machine-to-machine technology development, R&D and managed services for utilities, municipalities and fortune 500 companies.

Nancy Lin is Sr. Data Projects Strategist at New York University Libraries where she is developing e-reader apps, NYU bookstore and library integrations, and Open Access resources. She focuses on improving access to e-resources through the promotion of open standards and interoperability. She also serves as an administrator of NYU’s library services platform. Prior to working at NYU, she spent decades developing electronic publishing products at Oxford University Press, John Wiley & Sons, and ACLS. She has an MLIS from the University of Michigan and a BA from Cornell University.

Beth Picknally Camden is the Patricia and Bernard Goldstein Director of Information Processing, responsible for technical services at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. She is active in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), where she chairs the PCC Standing Committee on Training (SCT) and a member of the PCC Policy Committee (PoCo). Beth is engaged in international linked-data initiatives, and is past chair of the Share-VDE Advisory Council.

Michele Casalini is CEO of Casalini Libri, which supplies bibliographical data, books and journals to libraries, and offers e-content through the Torrossa platform, with a particular focus on original-language research. Among his recent interests is the digital transition and the current situation of HSS academic publishing, in particular the potential risks of marginalization facing these subject areas, as well as analysis of collaborative measures that can contribute to the visibility of, and access to, cultural heritage, and its preservation for the future.

A Note on Registration Fees:

Since 2020’s transition to virtual events due to COVID-19, NYTSL has been offering our programming both online and free of charge. Luckily, NYTSL had enough funds to continue offering free programming through 2021 and 2022. However, in order to provide honoraria to our invited speakers as well as cover the cost of website operations, we will need to resume program registration fees.

Especially since NYTSL will continue to offer programming in a virtual environment, our updated fees are significantly lower than they were for our pre-pandemic in-person programs:

Member: $6.00 (updated fee) vs. $15.00 (pre-pandemic)
Student member: $5.00 (updated fee) vs. $10.00 (pre-pandemic)
Non-member: $15.00 (updated fee) vs. $40.00 (pre-pandemic)

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