Invitation to a seminar for health libraries

Invitation to a seminar for health libraries to be held at the new Library of Birmingham on 18th March 2015.

PTFS Europe in conjunction with the BASE consortium of NHS libraries
is holding a seminar at the new Library of Birmingham. The aim of the day is to showcase some of the new technologies available to health libraries, outline an opportunity to collaborate, share and discover resources across the NHS and to hear the experiences of some existing users.

The team at PTFS Europe is pleased to already count a considerable number of NHS libraries among its users. We hope that the day should prove equally interesting to prospective customers and existing users alike. Prospective customers will be able to learn about the range of products we can now offer. Existing users will be able to hear about the very latest developments but also have a chance to network and share their experiences.

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The agenda includes:

10.00 Registration

10.15 Welcome – David Law BASE/Library Services Manager – Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

10.25 Introduction and update on PTFS Europe

10.45 Koha library management system demonstration
A break-out session aimed at people new to Koha

10.45 Update on Koha and review of latest version
A break-out session aimed at existing Koha users

12.15 User experiences –

12.15 – 12.30 Natalee Mousley-Metcalfe – Area Systems Librarian, BASE Library Consortium “Koha and the consortium: innovation and integration”

12. 30 – 12.45 Presenter TBA – University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust “Koha in action: the story so far”

12.45 – 13.00 Lucy Vaux-Harvey – Lead Librarian (Resource Development) Worcestershire Health Libraries

13.00 Lunch

13.45 A discovery service for NHS libraries
A demonstration of a discovery system that could be deployed widely across NHS libraries, supporting collaboration and information sharing

14.15 Rebus:list and Rebus:tutorial
An overview of a reading list management tool and also of a product aimed at supporting information literacy and encouraging use of the range of services offered by libraries.

14.45 Digital storage options
An outline of two approaches to storing and managing local digital content

15.00 Enquiry management and request tracking
A demonstration of a new service offered by PTFS Europe that can be used to track and manage enquiries and requests

15.25 Close

Where and When:

Room 104,
Centenary Square
Broad Street
Birmingham
B1 2ND

18th March 2015 from 10.00 – 15.30

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