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COSA 2017 Conference registration now open!

 

You can now register for the COSA 2017 Conference here - https://cosa2017.eventbrite.com
 
Early Bird registration price is available up until August 31.
 
Conference Dates – 
  Pre-conference training – Monday Oct 9, Tuesday Oct 10 2017
  Conference – Wed Oct 11, Thu Oct 12 2017
 
Venue – 
  Hobart Function and Conference Centre
 
Draft program:
 
The program is still being developed so we have put together some notes on the sessions we know will be offered so that you have some idea of content. 
This year we have a keynote speaker; Liz Jack, Director LINC Tasmania who will speak after the welcome messages on Wednesday morning. 
 
SirsiDynix presentations will include: 
  • Product updates including Discovery update, Digital Academy, BC Commerce, BC Mobile, BC Campus, BC Lists, BC Circulation, BC Analytics (and the new subscription levels), eResource Management. 
  • Sessions on new features and functions for our core Symphony and Horizon, what is going to be released and when over the next 12 months, what is being worked on longer term. 
  • Updates on what’s new in the Support Portal and Mentor, Bib and Data Services
Confirmed presentations submitted from your colleagues: 
  • Using Portfolio Assets and DiXML search sources to make digital resources available in Enterprise
  • Mapping data from a SQL database to DiXML to add non-MARC data into Enterprise
  • Exporting DiXML from Enterprise into data.gov.au; export formats: XML, JSON, CSV
  • Designing Enterprise for mobile devices
  • SAPLN BC Acquistions update
  • Libraries Australia dataloading
There is still room for more of your input – please contact Nathan Turner with any suggestions or offers. We are especially looking for anyone who would be prepared to contribute as a panellist for a GoogleAnalytics session, or System Admin Tips and Tricks, HandyHints session.
 
Pre-Conference Training:
  • Symphony System Administration – mini sessions on Holds management, Running and Exporting Symphony Reports, Indexing, Customising staff logins, Label Designer.
  • Enterprise Starter – Administration  and Rooms
  • Enterprise Intermediate – mini sessions on Marc Maps, Creating Filters, Configuring EDS, Search Sources, Web Services
  • API and Web Services Refresher, including What’s New in API Workbook
  • API – Creating Custom Reports Refresher
  • BC Central, with BC Cat and BC Circ
  • BC Analytics – Starter
  • BC Analytics - Advanced
Download the pre-conference training session timetable and details below.
 


Call for presentations - COSA 2017
COSA 2017 needs YOU!
 
Have you done something interesting in your library with your SirsiDynix software? Have you found a creative way around a problem, or tried something that worked really well? Have your patrons responded positively to a development in your library processes, your website or your catalogue? Do you have something else related to brag about? Then join us in Hobart this 11-12th October, and get a discount on registration fee when you tell us about it!
 
The COSA Committee is looking for presentations from libraries using SirsiDynix products, but remember: you don't have to present by yourself. Think you can't talk for a full session? Partner with another librarian/library or even a vendor you worked with on the project, and talk for half as long!
 
This year, we're also looking to hear from people who use Google Analytics, or have System Administration Tips and Tricks to share. Please let the Committee know if you are prepared to join in with any of these topics or something completely different, so we can plan the program.
 
The theme for COSA 2017 is ‘Innovate Collaborate Inspire’, if you can contribute then contact us.

 


Is your library a member of COSA?

Membership is open to any site that is a current customer of SirsiDynix, and who is located in Australia, New Zealand or the Asia Pacific region.


Membership benefits include:

Discounted conference registration fees and pre-conference software training sessions 

  • Up to 2 staff from a financial member institution or consortium may take advantage of discounted fees. Additional staff can attend at the non-member rates, or purchase additional memberships

Voting rights at the annual general meeting, held at the conference

  • One vote per financial membership

Ability to become a committee member, to shape the future direction of the group

Discounted conference registration fees for international SirsiDynix user group conferences, such as COSUGI in the USA and COSI EMEA (usually held in Europe)

Access to a members-only area on the website, with papers and presentations on SirsiDynix software

Access to COSUGI presentations from the USA

Free access to escrow arrangements for your institution negotiated on our behalf by the American user group COSUGI


Queries?

See the membership tab or call Geoff on: +61 3 5272 6022

 

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