COSA Presentation Suggestions

Suggestions for Presentations

The COSA Committee are looking for people willing to share their knowledge in a 30-minute session, either singly, in a joint presentation, or as part of a panel. If you have an idea you're willing to present, please contact either Nathan Turner or Janette Chin with details.

LMS Sessions

  • 9xx ordering acquisitions
  • Floating items – do you have a way to automatically balance collections?
  • Symphony system administration
  • Symphony system administration on SaaS
  • Horizon system administration
  • Managing serial control functions

BlueCloud Sessions

  • BlueCloud Analytics
  • Transitioning reports in Symphony to BLUEcloud Analytics - specifically, how people are actually using it - reports, dashboards, tips and tricks, etc.

Online Catalogue/Enterprise Sessions

  • Enterprise CSS and theme customizations
  • Migrating to Enterprise from E-library
  • Obtaining stats from Enterprise using Google Analytics
  • Online registration
  • Using Enterprise as your library home page as well as your catalog
  • Vufind and other alternative interfaces working with Symphony.
  • Webservices - something practical on how to make use of the web services API

Non-LMS Sessions

  • Creating customized tutorials and helps for patrons and/or staff
  • Deployment/training plans for new clients (Blue cloud), and how to increase and measure foot traffic in libraries when many assets are going digital..
  • Explaining technical information to non-techies
  • How to use and/or archive social media
  • Innovative ways that the software facilitated programming or impact of programming/communication for public users or staff.
  • Open source solutions - VuFind, Book a Room (events calendar and meeting room software), WordPress in general.