1999 ELD/ASEE Annual Conference

  • Charlotte, North Carolina, June 20-23, 1999
  • Conference Program



ELD Program at the 106th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

The Engineering Libraries Division’s program for the 1999 ASEE Conference is just about locked down. This year’s sessions are coming to you courtesy of a lot of our colleagues in the division.

The Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC will be the site for the 106th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition on June 20-23, 1999. The center is located on 501 South College Street. Members will have received a conference announcement with your recent ASEE Prism. To learn more about the conference visit the ASEE web site: http://www.asee.org/conferences/annual99/

Make sure you register by April 15, 1999 to get the early bird discount. To register online, go to http://www.expocard.com/ASEE/. Please make sure you register for the Society Wide Picnic (Session number 0705; $15 for registered attendees) and the ELD Annual Banquet (Session number 2741; $45). I think Tom Volkening did a great job when he selected the Mimosa Grill, I can’t wait!

Housing information and reservations can be accessed at: http://www.asee.org/conferences/annual99/html/accommodation.htm

We have space for and would welcome more poster presentations. Please consider adding your efforts to our poster session. This is a wonderful opportunity for new and old ASEE members to introduce projects and programs. Mark Shelton (marks@unllib.unl.edu) is moderator for this session.

Sunday, June 20, 1999

Session Number 0241 Create Your Own Web Pages for Beginners 
8:30 a.m. to noon Ticket Price $ 30
Moderators: Fred O’Bryant; University of Virginia ( jfo@virginia.edu) & Jill Powell; Cornell University (jhp1@cornell.edu)
In this workshop you will learn how to create your own HTML documents in order to publish text and image files for classroom and professional use. Experienced instructors will teach HTML basics in a PC environment using a cross-platform HTML editor for hands-on instruction. Attendees should meet at the ASEE Registration Desk at the Charlotte Convention Center at 8:30am. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Smith Engineering Building

Session Number 0541 Advanced Web Topics
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ticket Price $ 30
Moderators: Jill Powell; Cornell University (jhp1@cornell.edu) & Fred O’Bryant; University of Virginia (jfo@virginia.edu)
Learn cascading style sheets, a mechanism that allows authors and readersto attach style (e.g. fonts, colors and spacing) to HTML documents. Spice up your Web pages with Javascript and clickable image maps. These advanced Web features will be taught by experienced instructors in a hands-on PC environment. Attendees should meet at the ASEE Registration Desk at the Charlotte Convention Center at 2:30pm. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Smith Engineering Building

Session Number 0705 ASEE Society-Wide Picnic
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Ticket Price $ 15
Experience the Old South with a Carolina-style picnic at Oehler’s Mallard Creek Barbeque Barn located minutes from Uptown Charlotte. The Oehler family will share with you one of North Carolina’s favorite traditions-Southern barbeque. A bluegrass band will fill the air with great music and the Oehler’s Family Cloggers will provide ASEE picnickers with some down-home mountain dancing. They will keep that country feelin’ going strong by showing you how North Carolina clogging is done! The outing will also feature a hayride for kids of all ages! The picnic begins at 6:00 p.m. Buses will depart from the Convention Center at 5:45 p.m and will provide continuous service until 9:30 p.m.

ELD members should watch for the maroon and gold balloons.

Monday, June 21, 1999

Session Number 1205 Main Plenary
8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
This year’s main plenary speakers are Rick Priory of Duke Power and Ralph Snyderman of Duke University. Convention Center; Ballrooms C&D

Session Number 1341 ELD Get-Acquainted Session
10:30 a.m. to noon
Moderator: Leslie Reynolds; Purdue University (reynolds@purdue.edu)
This traditional opening session and ice-breaker encourages input from all attendees to identify the major issues affecting engineering libraries and librarians.

Session Number 1541 ELD Poster Session
2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Moderator: Mark Shelton; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (marks@unllib.unl.edu)
A variety of innovative projects and descriptions of current activities will be presented by Engineering Libraries Division members. Convention Center; Exhibit Hall

Session Number 1641 WWW Accessible Full-Text Journals Update
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Moderator: Larry Thompson; Virginia Tech (larryt@vt.edu)
During the past year, major publishers have made full-text engineering articles available via the World Wide Web. This session will feature updates from three full text providers including: a professional society publisher, a commercial publisher and a database producer. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

Kluwer ONLINE: Journals on the World Wide Web Adam Chesler; Kluwer Academic Publishing (adam.chesler@wkap.com)

The IEEE’s Electronic Publishing Plans Jonathan Dahl; IEEE (j.dahl@ieee.org)

Full Text Linking Technologies Leslie Lees; Silverplatter (Lesliel@silverplatter.com)

Tuesday, June 22, 1999

Session Number 2105 Meet the Board Breakfast
7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
An annual event, this is an opportunity to meet the Board of Directors and ask questions in an informal setting.
Ticket Price: To be scheduled

Session Number 2241 The Impact of Consortia on Collections
8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Orion Pozo; North Carolina State University (orion_pozo@ncsu.edu)
Many librarians are finding that the collection development decisions they made in the past now occur at the state or regional level. There are obvious benefits but have we considered all the costs? Presentations by consortia representatives and librarians on this topic will be the focus of this session.

Consortial Purchasing and the California Digital Library
Sharon Shafer; UCLA (sshafer@library.ucla.edu)

The Impact of Consortial Purchasing
Charles Hamaker; University of North Carolina Charlotte (cahamake@email.uncc.edu)

Consortial Purchasing of the INSPEC Database
Ray Lewis; INSPEC (rlewis@inspecinc.com)

Session Number 2541 Issues in Scholarly Communication
2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Moderator: Mel DeSart; University of Kansas (desart@ukans.edu) Researches and librarians are feeling the ever-worsening “crisis” in scholarly communication: how to provide access to a growing body of scientific research, much of which is published in journals, whose double-digit annual price increases far outstrip academic libraries ability to pay. Issues and alternatives will be explored.

Affecting Change in Complex Systems: The SPARC Initiative and Scholarly Publishing
Paul Kobulnicky; University of Connecticut (knicky@uconnvm.uconn.edu)

Adding some SPARC to Engineering Journal Publishing: The ELD Project Process, Analysis, and Results
Carol Szambelan; University of Notre Dame (szambelan.1@nd.edu)

Eliminating the Scholarly Communication Crisis: From Here to NEAR
David Schulenburger; University of Kansas (des@co.wpo.ukans.edu)

Session Number 2641 ELD Annual Business Meeting
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Moderator: Beth Brin; Boise State University (bbrin@bsu.idbsu.edu) This is the Division’s opportunity to handle the nuts and bolts of the Engineering Libraries Division. All ELD members are encouraged to attend.

Session Number 2741 ELD Annual Banquet
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Ticket Price $ 45
Moderator: Tom Volkening; Michigan State University (volkenin@engr.msu.edu) The banquet will take place at Mimosa Grill, immediately following the Engineering Libraries Division Business meeting. The dinner will be preceded by a cocktail hour from 6:30-7:30pm.

Wednesday, June 23, 1999

Session Number 3141 ELD Extended Exec. Comm. Mtg./Breakfast
7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Ticket Price $ 11 Moderator: Sheila Curl; Purdue University (curl@purdue.edu) The Engineering Libraries Division’s Extended Executive Committee will complete the business of operating the division for the coming year. This includes preliminary planning for the 2000 Annual Conference.

Session Number 3241 ELD Extended Exec. Comm. Mtg. II
8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Sheila Curl; Purdue University (curl@purdue.edu) This session is a continuation of the early morning business meeting (session # 3141) with special emphasis on program planning.

Session Number 3441 Electronic Information Y2K: Getting There
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Moderator: Paige Gibbs; University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (pgibbs@umassd.edu) Electronic delivery of information requires that an ever greater expenditure of the library budget and the librarian’s attention. Getting the best value for these expenditures will be the focus of this program.

Practical Guidelines for Choosing Bibliographic Databases
Larry Thompson; Virginia Tech (larryt@vt.edu)

Striking the Bargain – the Library Administration Perspective
Karen Cole; Kansas State University (kcole@lib.ksu.edu)

Build a Better Mousetrap: The development and marketing of an information database user interface
Jack O’Toole; Elsevier Engineering Information (jotoole@ei.org)

Session Number 3484 PIC IV Awards Lunch and Business Meeting
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
At this session, PIC IV divisions will present their award winners and the council’s final business meeting will be held. Ticket Price: To be scheduled

Session Number 3541 ELD Professional Issues Discussion
2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Moderator: Chris Byrne; University of Washington (cbyrne@u.washington.edu)
Participants are invited to review information, identify trends from conference sessions and offer their opinions on a variety of issues affecting engineering librarians.

Session Number 3641 Information and the Savvy Engineer
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Moderator: Ron Rodrigues; Hewlett-Packard Labs (Ron_Rodrigues@hpl.hp.com)
What should an engineering professional know about finding and evaluating information. What does industry expect? What should industry expect? This session focuses on the expectations that industry has of recent graduates of our engineering programs.

Sessions Number 3705 ASEE Annual Reception
6:30-7:00 p.m.
Piedmont Crescent Promenade, Hilton Charlotte & Towers

Session Number 3805 ASEE Annual Awards Banquet
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Piedmont Ballroom, Hilton Charlotte & Towers Ticket Price $40

I look forward to seeing a good, if not, record turnout in Charlotte.

Sheila Curl Program Chair

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