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The University of Minnesota Rochester is creating a new paradigm for higher education. The UMR library is creating a new library model with its virtual library and its marriage to IT. The campus is leveraging resources, collaborating with likely and unlikely partners, and accessing the cloud to make the campus technologically robust and cost-effective. The need to offer access to research resources and the limitations of space and budget were catalysts for building a synergistic relationship between the librarian and IT to create a virtual library environment. How can this be duplicated in other library environments? How can you leverage existing resources to your advantage? How can you rethink collections and acquisitions? Come hear the UMR story.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

  • Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran is Librarian at the University of Minnesota - Rochester.
  • Michael Oleson is the Director of Information Technology, Bioscience and Research at the University of Minnesota - Rochester.

Start Date

16-3-2011 10:45 AM

End Date

16-3-2011 11:45 AM

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Marrying Collaboration and Innovation: UMR

The University of Minnesota Rochester is creating a new paradigm for higher education. The UMR library is creating a new library model with its virtual library and its marriage to IT. The campus is leveraging resources, collaborating with likely and unlikely partners, and accessing the cloud to make the campus technologically robust and cost-effective. The need to offer access to research resources and the limitations of space and budget were catalysts for building a synergistic relationship between the librarian and IT to create a virtual library environment. How can this be duplicated in other library environments? How can you leverage existing resources to your advantage? How can you rethink collections and acquisitions? Come hear the UMR story.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

  • Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran is Librarian at the University of Minnesota - Rochester.
  • Michael Oleson is the Director of Information Technology, Bioscience and Research at the University of Minnesota - Rochester.