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"New Tools for Enhancing Digital Reference", part 1 of Realities of
Digital Reference:
Challenges, Tools, and Opportunities, a College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn,
IL, Teleconference will be hosted locally at the Nova Scotia Provincial

Discover tools, strategies and techniques to help your staff deliver
top-notch service. Leading experts from public and academic libraries
will share their experience. New products for cross-platform searching,
serials management, scheduling, and more will be demonstrated.

Hosts: Michael Jackson and Richard M. Dougherty


- Flo Denny, Assistant Director, Suffolk Cooperative Library System,
Long Island, NY

- Nancy Huling, Head, Reference and Research Services Division,
University of
  Washington Libraries and president of the Reference User Services
  (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association

- Sarah McCord, Electronic Resources and Reference Librarian,
Washington State
  University Health Sciences Library.

Products to be demonstrated - Ex Libris: FSX and Meta-search; III:
AirPac, Metafind, MetaBridge, and WebAccessManagement; Serials
Solutions; Ebsco: Ebsco A-Z; Datavision: Vocera; Illinois Alliance:
VoIP: Minitex: Webinars; Schedule Source Software Inc: work scheduling

Following the live broadcast at the Provincial Library, Holly Bureaux
from Halifax Regional Library will speak about HRL's experience as a
member of Virtual Reference Canada, the National Library's reference
network initiative.  If you would like to share what's happening at your
library with the group, please contact me as soon as possible.

Details for the teleconference:
- Date: Friday, February 6, 2004, 1 pm - 4 pm.
- Place: Nova Scotia Provincial Library (Classroom), 3770 Kempt Road,
- Admission is free.
- Registration will be on a first come first serve basis to a maximum
of fifty people by
   February 3rd.
- Limited parking is available in front of the building.

To register for this please contact Carol Morris at 424-2477 or
[log in to unmask]

We respectfully request that you refrain from wearing any scented
products, including perfume, hair spray, cologne, deodorant, etc. and we
thank you for your cooperation.

Carol Morris
User Services
Nova Scotia Provincial Library
3770 Kempt Road
Halifax, N.S.
B3K 4X8
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (902)424-2477
Fax: (902)424-0633