Concurrent Sessions III (2:40 pm - 3:30 pm)

Session III Breakout Programs – 50 Minutes

Participants Choose One from I, J, K or L

I. "The GALILEO Knowledge Repository Project"

Tyler Walters, Georgia Tech Library and Information Center
Toby Graham, Digital Library of Georgia

The GALILEO Knowledge Repository (GKR) is poised to begin testing its services with selected University System of Georgia (USG) campuses, providing access to members of the public who seek USG-produced scholarly works and other research information. Members of the GKR steering and technical committees have submitted a grant proposal to the IMLS this past February to staff and fund this pilot phase of operations. The GKR project will result in a searchable metadata repository open to the public and will provide an institutional repository (IR) hosting service to USG institutions. This is a unique national model being built here in Georgia. Please attend this session to learn more about the GKR project and how it will benefit your users!

J. "Georgia Health-Go Local: Your Link to Health Services in the Peach State"

Rita Smith, Mercer University Medical Library
Anna Krampl, Mercer University Medical Library

Consumers in Georgia now have a convenient new way to locate health services and resources in their own county or zip code. Georgia Health-Go Local ( is a federally-funded initiative to link users of MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) premier consumer health information Web site, to health services and providers in their local community. The presentation will feature a discussion of the statewide collaboration and partners at the heart of the project. In addition, the site will be demonstrated, and attendees will learn how they can participate in promoting, reviewing and/or adding information for their local communities.

K. "Let Your Audience Hear You: Creating an Instructional Podcast"

Jason Puckett, Woodruff Library, Emory University
Rachel Borchardt, Woodruff Library, Emory University

Interested in publishing an instructional podcast at your library? Learn the steps to design, plan and produce a podcast for your students using inexpensive hardware and mostly free software. We will discuss both instructional design and technological how-to, drawing on our experiences producing Woodruff Library’s Survival Guide podcast for undergraduates. We will include topics such as technology tools, publicity, “iTunes U”, and involving tech-shy colleagues.

L. "Training Showcase – Late Afternoon"

ProQuest (Room K)
EBSCOhost (Room L)

Designed from a trainer’s approach this session highlights the strategic features, benefits and trends of selected GALILEO databases. Come join these discussions with expert staff from either ProQuest or EBSCO.