Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Registration is now closed

Registration is closed as we have reached our maximum attendance capacity.  Thanks to all for your interest in the Great Lakes E-Summit.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Overflow hotel update

The conference hotel has only a couple of rooms available on Monday, September 22.  More rooms are available on Sunday, September 21.  Check our Travel and Hotel page for contact information on the overflow hotel and other hotel options in the area.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Registration update

We are now accepting credit card payments (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa) via PayPal.  When registering for the conference select the payment option.  Links to pay with credit card via PayPal will appear on the confirmation page as well as the confirmation email.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for the 2014 Great Lakes E-Summit: Delivering Information vs. Collection Building!   As a boutique conference the "eSummit's" attendance is limited so be sure to register early.

Registration will close on September 5 -or- earlier if maximum attendance is reached.

To register click on the "Registration" tab above.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Call for Proposals closed

The Call for Proposals for Delivering Information vs. Collection Building is now closed.    The eSummit's Program Committee is currently reviewing submitted proposals and will make their selections by the end of June.  Registration is targeted to open on June 30, 2014.

Thanks to all who submitted proposals!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Call for Proposals: Delivering Information vs. Collection Building

2014 Great Lakes E-Summit 
Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center 
Oregon, OH 
September 22-23, 2014 

We are asking for your proposals for the fourth annual Great Lakes E-Resources Summit. Our theme this year is delivering information vs. collection building and we are inviting proposals for fifty minute sessions that address the following topics.

  1. Just in Time Acquisitions - An in depth discussion of PDA, DDA, and other programs designed to deliver information to the user on demand rather than provide service using materials previously acquired by the library. We welcome proposals about your library’s PDA program, what has worked or what has not worked well, as well as more theoretical discussions of the costs and benefits of just in time information service for libraries. 

  2. Navigating the Marketplace for Electronic Resources – We welcome proposals regarding how your library controls or addresses costs for electronic resources. How have electronic resources changed the collection development policy or polices at your library? Is an allocation formula used for part or the library’s materials budget? How are freely available electronic resources included or not in your library’s collection/services? How does your library work with consortia to pursue discounts or find other ways to reduce the cost of electronic resources? 

  3. Analytics and Assessment of Electronic Resources – We welcome proposals regarding how your library uses data, including but not limited to usage statistics, to determine how to acquire electronic resources. How do you assess the value of your library’s electronic collection to the user? Who manages the assessment process of electronic resources in your library? We welcome proposals about specific tools, techniques, workflows, and organizational structures relevant to the data driven assessment of electronic resources. 
Please submit your proposal by clicking on the Submit a Proposal (2014) tab above.  

Deadline extended until May 21, 2014
Deadline for submissions is May 2, 2014. 

Contact us at with questions.

Please share this information with all of your colleagues.

We look forward to reviewing your proposals.

Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 Conference - Save the Dates!

Great Lakes E-Summit
September 22-23, 2014
Oregon, Ohio
Great Lakes E-Summit is pleased to announce the 2014 Conference.  A boutique conference, the two-day “eSummit” is the Great Lakes region’s only conference dedicated to the topic of electronic resources and related issues.  This year’s conference will be held on September 22-23 at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center located approximately 10 miles east of Toledo in Oregon, Ohio.  For more information about the conference venue see:

Stay tuned for more information as plans progress!