ODIN Workday 2023

Apr 24 - 28 2023

ODIN Workday sessions were scheduled throughout the week for both Academic and Public/K12 libraries.  Individual session information below.  

ODIN Workday 2023 sessions for Alma Libraries

Monday, April 24 at 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Alma Analytics Tips
by Liz Mason – ODIN
We will go over copying a report from the community and editing it. Useful filters, sorting columns, formatting dates and numbers, and the new Alma Analytics interface.  Link to recorded session.

Monday, April 24th at 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Digital accessibility review: How to prepare for possible online accessibility issues before they arise
by Jessica Gilbert Redman & Beth Valentine
Trying to make your online resources more accessible but aren't sure where the vendor's interface might cause problems?

Do you collect Accessibility Compliance Reports (sometimes referred to as a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template or VPAT) and file them away without doing anything with the information contained within?

Find out how the Online Resources and Services Librarian at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Library Resources has partnered with UND’s Equity Compliance and Education Manager to take accessibility compliance to the next level.

We have augmented the basic University requirement to check a box into a more comprehensive process that ensures we are proactively attending to our users’ current and future needs.

We work internally and with vendors to identify and track the potential failing points of our online resources as identified in their ACR. We then, prior to purchase approval or renewal, develop a plan to mitigate the accessibility barriers within the platform and provide equally effective alternative access to the material. Once the resource is made available within our ILS, we inform users of known accessibility barriers and make sure they know how to contact us with questions or for assistance. In this lightning talk, we will discuss going beyond basic internal requirements to establish more rigorous measures that better meet users where they are and before they know they need help. You will discover how to identify and track potential problems, how to communicate to your users regarding accessibility concerns, and how to maintain contact with your vendors and publishers to advocate for your users. Link to recorded session

Tuesday, April 25 at 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Back to Basics for Resource Sharing by Tina Stockdill – ODIN

Interested in fortifying your Resource Sharing foundation?
This session will go through each step of the Resource Sharing process from both the Borrower and Lender perspectives and include some tips and tricks for a successful Resource Sharing experience.  Link to recorded session

Tuesday, April 25th at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Lost in the Stacks: Setting up stack maps in Alma/Primo by Will Martin & Rebecca Brown – Chester Fritz Library

We will discuss how we set up stack maps in our instance of Alma/Primo, allowing patrons to view the floor and shelf for any item using the “Locate” button in the search results.

We will cover the settings in Alma, a discussion of the PHP script for selecting the correct map, creating the maps and ongoing maintenance.  Link to recorded session

Wednesday, April 26th at 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Primo VE Analytics by Jenny Sjoquist – NDSU
Join this session to find out how your patrons are using your library catalog!

We will look at getting started with Primo VE Analytics reports on how to obtain data and information on the usage of facets, popular searches, devices used, action usage, and more.  Link to recorded session

Thursday, April 27th at 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Title: Rapid Serials Weeding by Tuya Dutton – University of Jamestown

In this session, Tuya Dutton, Director of Libraries at University of Jamestown will discuss the circumstances that resulted in the rapid serials weeding project, withdrawal criteria that informed the decision-making, OCLC and ALMA reports used in deselection analysis, and collaboration with the campus Physical Plant office for completing the physical processing of serials.  Link to recorded session

Friday, April 28th at 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Alma Import Profiles by Liz Mason, Tina Gross, and Benjamin Ferguson

In this session, we will review things to consider when setting up an import profile, and then specific import profiles: new order profiles, automated profiles, creating portfolios and purchase order lines, DDA (demand driven acquisitions) import profile, and an import profile for open access electronic resources.  Link to recorded session

***All sessions were recorded and posted to the ODIN Workday section on our website.***


ODIN Workday 2023 sessions for Polaris Libraries 

Tuesday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grand Forks Public Library Children's Department Remodel Project by Aaron Stefanich – Grand Forks Library

The Grand Forks Public Library Children’s Dept. is undergoing a major renovation that will be completed in late May. We will discuss the remodel, along with the move to a temporary Children’s Dept. on the main floor. We will discuss how we put most of the collection in off-site storage and modified our records and patron access in Polaris. Link to recorded session

Wednesday, April 26 at 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Quick Overview of the Minitex Package of Online Library Resources by Al Peterson - ND State Library

This quick overview will review the Online Library Resources available in the Minitex package. We will examine PebbleGo, EBSCO, Gale/Cengage, and Proquest Newsstream database packages and explore the basic features of these resources.  Link to recorded session

Wednesday, April 26 at 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Quick Overview of the Online Library Resources provided by the North Dakota State Library and the ODIN Office by Al Peterson – ND State Library

In this session, we examine the Online Library Resources provided by the North Dakota State Library including the Britannica resources, provided to you through a partnership between the North Dakota State Library and the ODIN office. In addition to the Britannica editions, we will look at Universal Class, Mango Languages, OCLC WorldCat package, and Ancestry Library Edition.  Link to recorded session

Thursday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Notifications & Customizations by Ginny Millette & Lynn Wolf – ODIN

This session will cover:
Almost overdue/Auto-renew.
Patron record expiration
Days until expiration
Inactive patron  
Link to recorded session

Friday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. – 12 pm.
PAC Customization and Content Carousels: Improve the Catalog Discovery Experience by Jason Bedsaul - ODIN

Come to this Polaris session to discover the different ways we can customize the PAC to improve the catalog experience. Help your patrons better discover not only what is in your library's physical collection, but also some of the electronic subscriptions.

This session will cover:
 - Custom Search Limiters/Scopes
- Content Carousels and creating custom Record Sets
- 3rd Party Integrations: Overdrive, Kanopy, Novelist Select
- Messages for logins and notices
- Expandable menus and custom options
Link to recorded session

***All sessions were recorded and posted to the ODIN Workday section on our website.