This is the latest overview schedule document for the 2019 KLAS Users' Conference in MS Word and PDF formats! Check it out now! This is a draft document that is subject to change prior to the conference. Thank you to the 2019 KLAS Users' Conference Program Committee for all your work thus far and everything you still have yet to do.
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Early Bird: $120.00 / person (on or before 1/31/2019)
Full Registration: $145.00 / person (2/1/2019 – 4/30/2019)
Late Registration: $170.00 / person (5/1/2019 – onsite)
Conference Format: Each day attendees will have the chance to network with Keystone staff, librarians and other staff who use KLAS, attend general sessions, and choose from different types of breakout sessions including Workshops, Seminars, and Birds-of-a-Feather Discussions. Go here to access the Conference Overview Schedule.
Conference Sessions Location: Monday pre-conference and all Thursday conference sessions will be at the Palm Beach County Library System's Main Library. All Tuesday and Wednesday conference sessions will be held at the conference hotel. More information about both is available here.
Conference Room Rate = $82.00 / night + 13% tax for a room with 1 King or 2 Queen beds
Reservation Deadline = April 30, 2019
Getting to West Palm Beach: The Palm Beach International Airport is served by major airlines including Delta, Southwest, JetBlue, American, Frontier, and United.
Tuesday Evening Welcome Reception: A welcome reception hosted by Keystone Systems will be held Tuesday, June 3 from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex in Lake Worth, FL. Transportation, food, and drinks will be provided for conference attendees. Guests of conference attendees are $25.00 / person.
Now that we've been doing this for a year, it's been great to take a step back, look at how it's going, and figure out places where we need to make adjustments. You may have already noticed some format changes in the weekly wrap-ups, trying to make it quicker and easier to scan through these and quickly spot any topics you may want to read up on. I will also be re-doubling my efforts to bring you great technical content (how-to's and development updates), but first: a look at the survey results.
First, I want to take a look at the question I felt had the most interesting responses! After the read more link, I'll go through the rest in order. (Note: questions are listed in heading 3 for easy browsing)
Would you like to see comments or tips from your fellow users? How comfortable do you feel commenting on the forums?
The second part of this question saw the full range or responses, from people who are confident and comfortable with replying, to those who are not at all. However: everyone who answered the first part of the question wanted to see tips or comments from other users!
I would encourage all of you to keep that in mind... even if you feel like you're newer to KLAS or if you suspect your comment might be too basic or even wrong... your fellow users want to hear from you! I promise, if I spot something that could use some correction or clarification, I will provide the extra info with respect.
Also, don't feel like you need to wait for me to post a topic that applies to you--you can post comments, tips, or questions any time, anywhere on the forums. They're here for you!
The addition of the Service Queue and the transition to duplication service is a huge change to patron services. One thing that it will likely have a big impact on is how we serve Series.
In the new service model, Nightly Duplication functions are used to refill the Service Queue, similar to how Nightly Autoselect works now. Duplication Orders are constructed from this Queue (by pulling Titles in order from the top of the Queue) for use with the old PCC Cartridge Builder program, the Scribe unit, or Gutenberg Bespoke.
One of these functions is dedicated to serving Series. Like all nightly functions, the function is constrained by the nightly setup parameters. There are separate functions for the "old" nightly (termed Physical delivery method in the new setup), and the new Duplication delivery method, used for populating the Service Queue.
Read on or download the attached file for the details of how the Duplication - Series nightly function will work!