2011 DataFest

The 2011 Tenn-Share DataFest was held Thursday, Oct 27, at Nashville Public Library. Thanks to all 215 of you who attended, and all those who made presentations.

Powerpoints and handouts

DataFest 2012 will be held on Thursday, Sept 27th.

Tentative schedule of sessions (Word doc)

Jump to Session Descriptions

Pre-Conference (free!)

pic of Sue PolankaA DataFest first! Tenn-Share is sponsoring a pre-conference webinar, Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library, offered by Sue Polanka.  Ms. Polanka is the creator of No Shelf Required, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers, which won the 2010 Salem Press Library Blog Award for Best Academic Blog. She has been a reference and instruction librarian for 20 years at public, state, and academic libraries in Ohio and Texas and is currently the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio. 

The webinar will address eBook issues for all types of libraries.  Some topics to be discussed include:

  • Current trends with e-book ownership and lending, including the impact of the Harper-Collins lending limits, the new Amazon Kindle/OverDrive lending partnership, and vendor licensing
  • Comparing vendor offerings and interfaces (publishers, distributors, and aggregators)
  • Choosing business models, including subscription, one-book checkout, and patron-driven acquisition

We hope this pre-conference webinar will give you a head start on questions and concerns you can raise with the many eBook vendors we'll have at the DataFest.  

The webinar, sponsored by ebrary, was given on Monday, Oct 24, at 2:00 Eastern, 1:00 Central time.  The webinar will be available as an archive for one week after the presentation to registrants. Thank you to TLA for the use of their GoToWebinar software for this program! 

As the sponsor of Sue Polanka’s pre-Datafest webinar, ebrary is a leading provider of e-books and research technology to libraries worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company offers more than 273,000 e-books from over 500 trusted publishers under flexible models including subscription, perpetual archive (purchase), patron driven acquisition, and short-term loans. ebrary is the only e-book provider that enables customers to upload and integrate their own digital materials right from their computers with DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast) technology as well as apply cross-referencing with multiple online resources with InfoTools™ technology. A member of the ProQuest® family of companies, ebrary is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, USA

Preview all e-books under ebrary’s different models here.


DataFest Sessions

Librarian Sessions

Library eBooks from OverDrive, Kyle Cook & Jenny Ellis, Nashville PL
      Get a quick overview of the most popular ebook devices. See the checkout and download process in action with three different demos: transfer to Nook, download to a mobile device with the Overdrive App, download to Kindle with the Kindle App. Leave with troubleshooting tips and ways to talk up the service at your library.

Cheap is Good, Free is Better: How to find free and inexpensive ebooks, RaShauna Brannon, Univ of Memphis; Marion Bryant, Bluegrass Regional Library; Donna Clark, Harpeth Hall School; Floyd Hicks, World Book
     This session will introduce you to a variety of creative ideas for locating free or inexpensive eBooks from the perspective of a high school librarian, a public librarian, and an academic librarian.  Downloadable eBooks will be discussed as well as eBooks meant to be read and used online. World Book will also demonstrate eBooks freely available in TEL.

Gadget Zoo, Marion Bryant, Bluegrass Regional Library; Cynthia Carmack, Millard Oakley PL; Genny Carter, TSLA; Marian Christmon, Nashville PL; Courtney Fuson, Belmont Univ
Thinking about buying some of the latest gadgets for your library?  You don’t have to rely upon written reviews only.  Come to the Gadget Zoo to get some hands-on experience with a variety of dedicated ereaders, tablet devices and MP3 players. 

Vendor Sessions


  • Baker & Taylor: Axis 360, http://www.baker-taylor.com/axis360/
    Axis 360 leverages cloud-based delivery and Blio to provide fast and simple circulation of digital resources on computers, mobile phones and tablets, including Apple iOS and Android devices. Our libraries benefit from Baker & Taylor’s unrivalled collection development services and one-step selection of both physical and digital materials.
  • Cambridge Univ Press: Cambridge Books Online, http://ebooks.cambridge.org/
    Cambridge Books Online offers thousands of titles covering fields such as science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences. Coverage dates to the early 1900s and hundreds of new online books are added each month. The option to choose from carefully created collections or customize and choose just the titles desired.
  • Capstone: PebbleGo and Capstone Interactive Library, www.Pebblego.com, www.MyCapstoneLibrary.com
    PebbleGo is an award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research. PebbleGo Animals, Earth and Space, and Biographies provide leveled text, spoken-word audio, text highlighting, and research tools.  Capstone Interactive Library has over 450 Interactive titles that are great for emergent, struggling, and reluctant readers. 
  • Davidson Titles: DTI eMedia, http://www.davidsontitles.com/index.cfm?event=showeMediaSplash
    DTI eMedia is electronic media how you want it.  We listened and we delivered. Unlimited, simultaneous users; one-time purchase, access forever; no setup or hosting fees; multiple publishers, one location.  Visit my session to learn more and view the demo. 
  • EBSCO: The NetLibrary Transition to EBSCOhost , http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks
    eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary) – This session will focus on the recent integration of the former NetLibrary eBooks and platform onto EBSCOhost.   Areas of focus will be how to use EBSCOhost to the library’s eBook collection, the option for downloading to ebook readers, as well as a discussion of new eBook business models that EBSCO Publishing is implementing.
  • eBrary: New E-book Models for Public Libraries, http://www.ebrary.com/corp/
    This presentation will cover ebrary’s e-book offerings including Public Library Complete™. The collection includes a selection of 27,000+ e-books in multiple subjects with multi-user access. Available under a subscription model, Public Library Complete features research tools and the unique ability for libraries to upload and integrate digital materials with DASH!™
  • Britannica Educational Publishing: fee-free eBook Platform & eBook titles, http://www.ebooks.com
    Access 300+ Non-Fiction titles covering through our Britannica eBook platform. Users can easily take notes, bookmark, and print. Free MARC records for easy catalog access.  eBooks Accessible on any web-enabled device. Nook, Kindle, iPad accessible by12/31/11. K12, Public, and Academic Library Collections. We do not charge a platform fee.
  • Follett: FollettShelfwww.follettshelf.com
    FollettShelf is a free hosted online shelf that provides librarians, students and teachers with a user-friendly environment for searching, reading, and managing your school's Follett eBooks, databases and digital subscriptions, keeping all of your eContent in one place.  Come learn more about FollettShelf and Follett's digital resources.
  • Gale: Gale Virtual Reference Library, www.gale.cengage.com/gvrl/
    Learn more about this popular eBook platform:  Circulate reference information that previously “behind the desk”; select from thousands of new titles, hundreds of imprints; search online, or access with eReaders and phones, with audio and language translation.  Acquire and create online collections instead of leasing with unlimited simultaneous use!
  • Gale: Gale Directory Library, www.gale.cengage.com/DirectoryLibrary/
    Free the directory:  Acquire authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations and more; access content online, with no check out required -- on a platform enhanced for directory content; export lists to Excel, Word and Access and facilitate quick look-up 24x7 from anywhere in the world.  Innovative access to information!
  • Gale: Career Transitions, http://www.gale.cengage.com/careertransitions/
    This practical, self-paced tool guides jobs seekers through the entire process including career exploration, training opportunities, interactive interview practice, resume writing, cover letters, and job postings.  Extensively tested for ease of use, there are hundreds of career videos making this the ideal resource for jobs seekers, career changers, and students.
  • Ingram: eBooks from the Ingram Vantage Point, http://www.ingramcontent.com/about/profile.aspx
    Trina Wilson, E-book Product Manager at Ingram, will share the view of e-books from the Ingram vantage point. Trina will give an overview of how Ingram’s dedication to understanding e-content uniquely positions us to deliver to libraries and their patrons today and in the future. A demonstration of MyiLibrary, Ingram’s fully-functioning e-book delivery platform will also be included.
  • JSTOR: JSTOR eBooks, http://about.jstor.org/books
    JSTOR is working toward an exciting new initiative to publish scholarly books online. Partner publishers will offer access to current and backlist eBooks along side journal and primary source content on the JSTOR platform. John Lenahan, Associate Vice President for Outreach, will discuss developments of the initiative.
  • Learning Express: eBooks and Job & Career Accelerator, http://www.learningexpressllc.com/products/home.cfm  and http://www.learningexpressllc.com/products/jobandcareeraccelerator.cfm
    Join this session to learn about the downloadable eBooks in the LearningExpress Library. You will also learn about software and basic computer skills tutorials to help patrons enhance their computer literacy skills. And, you’ll learn about the Job & Career Accelerator, LearningExpress’ complete career selection and job search tool.
  • Library Ideas: Freading
    Freading is an innovative new ebook service for libraries.  Highlights of the service include a collection of 20,000 ebooks with no upfront cost, simultaneous access to titles, an easy-to-use interface, and mobile apps.  Whether you are looking to supplement your existing collection or start a new one, with Freading you can say goodbye to platform fees and long waits for titles.   From Library Ideas, LLC, whose other products include Freegal Music and Rocket Languages.
  • Mackin: MACKIN VIA Free Ebook Portal, www.mackin.com
    20,000 ebooks. 40 databases. 1 login. Mackin VIA provides free, 24/7, simultaneous access to all your ebooks via one simple login. Easy for students. Exciting for educators. Whiteboard compatible. Customize ebook collections for teachers, grades and subjects. One click and you’re in!
  • Mackin: Mackin Ebooks, www.mackin.com
    See and compare Mackin ebooks for grades PK-12 from popular publishers such as ABC-CLIO, Rosen, Rourke, Lerner, Infobase, ABDO and more. 20,000+ high-quality ebooks all in one location. Simultaneous access 24/7. Whiteboard-compatible. Interactive options for struggling, reluctant and ESL readers. Free MARC records.
  • Project MUSE: Project MUSE eBook Collections  http://beta.muse.jhu.edu
    Available on our platform beginning January 2012, MUSE eBook Collections will provide access to over 14,000 digital books from 66 university presses, fully integrated with MUSE’s essential electronic journal collections. Browse and search free sample ebooks now, alongside content from our more than 500 respected scholarly journals.
  • Recorded Books: One Click Digital, www.recordedbooks.com
    One Click Digital is an easy-to-use website and platform to deliver downloadable audio books.  All titles can be downloaded to I-Pods, I-Phones, and other MP3 players.  We offer 2,600+ exclusive adult titles and 900+ exclusive children and ya titles.  All titles are multi-access.  eBooks coming early 2012!
  • Rittenhouse: R2 Digital Library, http://www.r2library.com/public/ris-aboutr2.aspx
    The R2 Digital Library is a web-based application that aggregates monographic content from over 40 key health science publishers onto a single interface. R2 allows your library to select from roughly 3,000 medical, nursing, and allied health titles and purchase at the individual resource level based on your library’s needs.
  • Scholastic: TrueFlix, scholastic.com/trueflix
    TrueFlix is an online resource offered by Scholastic.  Not your ordinary e-book, it leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content (science and social studies), and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process. TrueFlix makes learning fun!
  • Swets: World eBook Library,
  • www.swets.com
    SWETS is the world’s leading Information Services Company. Our extensive portfolio simplifies the acquisition, access and management of print and e-resources including 1,000,000+ E-Books. Increase the value of your collection with additional solutions for user statistics, discovery, ERM and more!
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Celebrate 10 Years of Online Books from Wiley-Blackwell, http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406090.html
    Discover more than 10,000 Online Books by eminent and award-winning authors across the life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, and deepen your library’s subject coverage – to include classic titles, as well as the very latest in their field - with Wiley-Blackwell’s deeply-discounted Online Book Subject Collections.

eReaders, Gadgets, and Software:

  • Apple Store: iPad, iPhone, etc.
  • Barnes & Noble: Nook, www.nook.com
    Please join us at this session to learn more about the NOOK family of e-book readers from Barnes & Noble. Learn how the NOOK Simple Touch and the NOOK Color can provide a wide range of reading opportunities that can be tailored to an individual institution or library's needs.
  • Best Buy: Kindle and other eReaders, BestBuy.com/ereaders
    Ereaders: We're in a technological age now, and you can't get away from it. It's not a simple decision anymore, do you want a device that is dedicated to one thing, or one device that does it all. We'll be looking at the differences between e-readers, what new ones are coming out, the pros and cons of e-loaning, and how to check out these books on almost any mobile device.
  • Gadget Zoo with the chance to play with lots of gadgets!

TEL Training (http://tntel.tnsos.org/):

  • WorldBook
    Training on the following World Book Web databases that are now on the Tennessee Electronic Library: Early World Of Learning- for prek-2nd grade students; World Book Kids- for lower elementary students; World Book Student/Info-finder- for students and partrons of all ages; World Book Advanced/Reference Center- for high school, college students and adults doing in-depth research; Discover- for struggling readers
  • Gale Databases
    This session will discuss updates to the Gale eResources available through TEL. New tips and tricks for using the tools with a variety of different types of patrons and students will also be covered.
  • Learning Express Library
    Review the content for elementary students to adult learners; content consisting of the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. Over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles.
  • Points of View Ref Center
    Emily Hayden, from EBSCO’s Customer Success Team, will present a short overview of the Points of View Reference Center (POV).  This full-text database provides essays on over 280 current issues & topics.  We will review searching functionality and ways POV supports topical research, critical thinking, debate, and persuasive essay writing, and review recent database enhancements.
  • NewsBank
    NewsBank will provide a brief session on Effectively Utilizing Newspaper information.  The session will focus on common content questions, tips for getting the best results from the search engine and insuring librarians are able to answer common patron questions.
  • HeritageQuest
    HeritageQuest Online is a unique resource for both genealogical and historical researchers. In today’s session, we will cover the U.S. Census module, finding and manipulating results. We will learn how to print images using Adobe Acrobat, and we will also work with the Census Book help, maps and census forms. 

And don't forget the Fall Conference on Friday, and the School Library Collection Fair running both days.