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From: "Winter, Kenneth A." <Ken.Winter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:03:25 -0400
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Sorry I did not get back to you all sooner.  It has been a tremendously busy time getting ready for the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting in Portland, ME, where I am now.

We were fortunate several weeks ago to be given an opportunity to include ETKN promotional materials at a display booth set up by the pooled fund for library connectivity.  We were asked to provide our logo, a brochure or fact sheet, and any other materials describing the ETKN.  At that time, we had none.  I'm pleased to inform you that through a wonderful team effort we were able to pull together a number of items for the display .  The downside is that due to such haste, we were not able to deliberate and discuss many elements of these promotional materials.  For that I apologize. 

We can discuss these promotional materials and next steps (we can do a complete revise, make minor tweaks, or keep them as is) on our next conference call, which is Thursday, July 24th from 10:00-11:30 EST.  I am attaching an agenda for that meeting and hope you can all join us.

First, and most importantly, I want to express my deep thanks to Eileen Gallagher ETKN member from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) for helping secure the talents for a graphic artist to help us design a logo.  As you recall, Eileen lined up a graphic artist from DVRPC and spoke to her management about getting help on the project.  A slew of designs were created and we had a voting process and by a narrow margin members selected the logo you see on the fact sheet attached to this e-mail.

I also want to thank Sandy Brady (Louisiana Transportation Research Center), who has offered to help maintain a web site for the ETKN (due to delays on my end here, we were not able to get anything up and running before the AASHTO meeting).  Finally, I want to thank Kathy Martin (FHWA) who has offered to help us design a brochure.   We don't want to rush that, so it is on our "to do" list.

Anyway, thank you Eileen, Sandy and Kathy!

Finally, I want to give you an update on the status of the TKN resource sharing arrangement that we've talked about for so many months.  

Firstly, this library-to-library program is a go, and starts August 1.  Secondly, it is funded to the tune of $20,000.  Amanda and I and the other TKN chairs are working on a few simple documents that are "how-to" instructions.  Those of you who have ever done ILLs will have no trouble at all with this, and it will be a simple process to track statistics.

Some of you, however, have not done ILL before (OCLC or otherwise).   With that in mind, I have asked Kathy Kie from OCLC help us by conducting a series of 4 webinars on how libraries can benefit from doing resource sharing, and to help us in training for doing that sharing through OCLC's system.  I am attaching a word document with those training dates and descriptions and I strongly urge you to join me in attending any of these you can. 

Again, I know it is really late notice (especially for the first) but please block these dates and consider joining us.  We don't often get a chance for this kind of training!

The World of Resource Sharing: An Overview / Friday, July 25, 2:00-3:00 EDT 

Best Practices for Borrowing Items from Other Libraries / Tuesday, August 5, 2:00-3:00 EDT

Best Practices for Lending Items to Other Libraries / Wednesday, September 3, 2:00-3:00 EDT

Follow - up Questions and Answers / Wednesday, October 1, 2:00-3:00 EDT

If you are interested and can only do one session, "Borrowing Items from Other Libraries" will be most valuable...

Again, I apologize for throwing this all at you so late in the game...  If you have any follow up questions at all please get in touch with me and I'll try and respond ASAP.

Ken Winter, MLIS
Director of Library and Information Services
VDOT Research Library
530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Ph: (434) 293-1959 FAX: (434) 293-4196
Intranet: http://rclibrary


Attachment: ETKN Conference Call 7-24-8 Agenda.doc
Description: ETKN Conference Call 7-24-8 Agenda.doc

Attachment: ETKN_fact_sheet.pdf
Description: ETKN_fact_sheet.pdf

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Attachment: WorldCat Resource Sharing Overview.doc
Description: WorldCat Resource Sharing Overview.doc

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