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Friday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Are Midsize Academic Libraries on the Right E-Book Train?

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Librarians and their vendors are invited to a lively lunch discussion of the fate of books in midsize academic libraries. Do the monograph acquisition models advocated by R-1 librarians at recent Charleston Conferences fit the needs of midsize academic libraries? These radical new models appear to assume almost full migration to e-books and include such strategies as wholesale movement to e-book only approval; large leased e-book packages; and expansive DDA offerings of e-books in the catalog. Should midsize academic libraries--which are more often faced with unpredictable budget cycles, limited resources, and a different set of priorities—follow the R-1s’ lead or should they find monograph acquisition models better suited their needs? Participants will have the opportunity to explore these issues with the moderators’ guidance and to offer ideas on blending the best of the emerging R-1 models with the differing needs of midsize academic libraries.

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avatar for John P. Abbott

John P. Abbott

Coordinator, Collection Management, Appalachian State University
John Abbott is Coordinator of Collection Management @ Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  He previously served as North Carolina State University’s Associate Head of Collection Management with responsibilities for life sciences/agriculture, and as Texas A&M University’s Agriculture Librarian.  Before librarianship, he was a field biologist mapping vegetation in Utah and New Mexico and live-trapping deer and elk: all good... Read More →
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Allan Scherlen

Social Sciences Librarian, Appalachian State University
Allan Scherlen is the collections management librarian for the social sciences at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Allan has published articles on various issues related to publishing, open access, and international librarianship in International Information and Library Review, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Serials Review, Serials Librarian, Public Libraries, and North Carolina Libraries. He was also the co-editor of the... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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