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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Controlled Digital Lending - Webinar (04/06/21)

Explore new methods of assisting customers

As libraries have struggled to provide access to print collections during the pandemic, we have found creative solutions that leverage staff expertise and help connect patrons with the books, journals, films, and other resources they need.

At the University of Florida, we have launched a pilot program that implements controlled digital lending as one way to ensure our students have reliable, affordable access to materials they need to be successful. This session will give an overview of our planning process, including how we navigated copyright questions, and a demonstration of our current workflow.

We will also share lessons learned and future plans and will leave time for discussion. This session will not be recorded, so plan accordingly. 

Virtual Trainers: Xuan (Lily) Pang & Perry Collins, University of Florida

Xuan (Lily) Pang, Director, Access and Resource Sharing, University of Florida

Xuan is the Director of Access and Resource Sharing Department at George A. Smathers libraries at University of Florida. Xuan’s role is to support the teaching and research goals of University of Florida faculty, students, and staff, by facilitating access to resources in circulating collections, and through interlibrary loan and document delivery services, print and electronic course reserves, and consortia resource sharing partnerships. Xuan (Lily) has more than 10 year’s professional experience in academic libraries. Previously, Xuan (Lily) Pang was the Head of Resource Sharing and Course Reserves Department at the Healey library at University of Massachusetts Boston.

Perry Collins, Copyright and Open Educational Resources Librarian, University of Florida

Perry is the Copyright and Open Educational Resources Librarian at the University of Florida, where she works with students and educators on campus and beyond to navigate copyright dilemmas and promote affordable access to learning materials.

Before coming to UF, Perry was a program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.