Dear Colleagues:

The IDS Project's 10th Annual Summer Conference is Thursday, July 31st, 
and Friday, August 1st at the Crowne Plaza Syracuse Hotel & Conference 
Center. This year's conference theme is “One Collection, One Community.” 
Approximately 250 attendees are expected.

On Wednesday, July 30th, we will be hosting two Pre-Conference Sessions 
concurrently with the All-Region User Group Meeting. These two, three 
hour technology sessions will be focused on IDS Logic and ILLiad Client 
Addon creation. Since these two workshops will be hands-on, 
participation will be capped at fifteen seats. Attendees will need to 
bring a laptop with the ILLiad client loaded to benefit the most from 
the sessions. Also Wednesday evening, we are pleased to announce a 
pre-conference gathering.
This year's conference is packed with information and training regarding 
exciting new technologies and strategies for access, resource sharing 
and acquisitions/collection development. Session tracks include ILL/DD; 
Technology; Collection Development; and Administration. You can choose 
to follow an entire track or choose individual sessions from across each 

The preliminary conference agenda will be available in the next few 

Tom Bruno is the Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Reserves at 
the Sterling Memorial and Bass Libraries at Yale University. Previously 
he was the Head of Resource Sharing at the Widener Library at the 
Harvard College Library. He received his Master's in Library and 
Information Science from Simmons College and has a BA in Ancient Greek 
and Latin from Boston University. In another life, Tom wanted to be an 
astronaut, and he eagerly looks forward to filling his first 
interplanetary interlibrary loan request.

Pre-Conference registration includes the following:
• IDS Logic (9:00am-12:00pm)
• How to Create ILLiad Client Addons (1:00pm-4:00pm)
• Snacks & drinks provided
• Lunch
• Free car parking at Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

Accepted methods of payment for registration include credit card and 
direct billing
Conference registration includes the following:
• Thursday and Friday Conference Programs
• Snacks & drinks at each break
• 2 breakfasts
• 2 lunches
• Thursday dinner
• Fun-filled social gatherings and great camaraderie Wednesday & 
Thursday evenings!
• Free car parking at Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

Syracuse is well-served by bus, train, and airlines. Instructions on 
getting to the conference site from public transportation are found at:
Be sure to bring a NYS tax exempt form for your hotel reservation, if 

We want everyone to be comfortable during our days of work and nights of 

Go the following URL:
If you already have an IDS Project login account, please login to your 
account before accessing the registration page. Once you are logged in 
and at the registration page, please select the "IDS Project Member 
Registration" button. Your information will automatically be entered for 

If you do not have an IDS Project member login, please create one using 
the registration tool. In creating this account, you will be 
automatically enrolled in the Conference. Once you are registered for 
the conference, you will be directed to a Thank You page that provides 
instructions for Conference Registration Payment and making Hotel 

All registered conference attendees will receive a confirmation email 
containing instructions for registration payment and hotel registration. 
Please register for the conference and your lodging as soon as possible. 
This will help us a great deal in planning all of the conference logistics.

For frequently asked questions, please visit

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the conference, please 
Bill Jones, [log in to unmask] (585-245-5172)
Mark Sullivan, [log in to unmask] (585-245-5172)

We look forward to seeing you in Syracuse at this summer's IDS Project 

Mark Sullivan