Celebrating Ten Years of Learning and Saving at DataFest

The Tenn-Share DataFest is a free day-long vendor fair and conference held each year at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center. It will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2014. This year we are celebrating 10 years of bringing vendors and library staff together to talk, share and learn. Future dates for 2015-2018

Each year's DataFest Committee meets in the late spring and summer to determine the "hot" areas in electronic resources.  A number of themes are developed, and vendors are invited to present certain products in 25-minutes sessions.   Because of space limitations, DataFest vendors do not have exhibit space, although they are welcome to meet with interested librarians in the hospitality area.  

The DataFest Committee strives to offer our members several resources in the same category or subject area for comparison purposes.  We also attempt to appeal to all our membership types: academic, public, school and special. Please contact us if you want to participate.


registrant list

10 for Tenns presented by your colleagues (presentations that are 10 minutes or less)

Cami Townsel Collaborative Lessons - Best Practices The presentation will highlight favorite collaborative lessons that link to common core standards.  Contact Tenn-Share for the presentation.

Courtney Fuson BrowZine "What is BrowZine? How does it work? Why should I think about providing this instead of more content? Belmont's decision to provide BrowZine and the response we've seen on our campus. 

Jena Gray Forging Relationships with Local Schools  With Common  Core  Standards  currently  being implemented,  our  library  saw  a  need  to  forge  new  partnerships  with  local  schools.  This  relationship has proved  invaluable  for  both  the  public  library  and  the  schools.  My  presentation  will  share  what we have learned  and  provide  ideas  for  implementing  similar  programs  in  your  community.  

Jena Gray Forging Relationships with Universiities

Participating vendors 

  1. EBSCO about Rosetta Stone, Flipster, Plum  Analytics and Discovery Service
  2. EOS about EOS.Web
  3. InfoBase/Facts on File about Films on Demand  (Sponsor)
  4. Ingram Content Group about iPage (Sponsor)
  5. Innovative Interfaces, Inc. about Sierra Library Platform Services
  6. Movie Licensing USA about licensing for K-12, public and academic libraries
  7. Naxos about Naxos Music Library
  8. NoodleTools
  9. OCLC about WorldCat Discovery
  10. ProQuest about Research Companion
  11. Recorded Books about RBDigital
  12. Rittenhouse about R2 Digital
  13. SAGE Publications about SAGE Reference and STAT Collections (Sponsor)
  14. Springer about eBooks
  15. SpringShare about LibAnswers
  16. Taylor and Francis about CRC Press eBooks
  17. Wiley (John Wiley and Sons) about the Digital Evolution (Sponsor)


Hotels: Those highlighted in yellow were the highest rated by attendees and vendors in 2012.

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