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Thursday, November 7


Doing More with Less: Exploring Batch Processing and Outsourcing in Academic Libraries
Doing more with less is a challenge facing all libraries. Staff sizes are trending down while technical services work load remains the same or is increasing, at the same time there are new and emerging areas of focus for libraries. Grand Valley State University Libraries have made a commitment to exploring any opportunity to outsource or streamline work flows. Presenters will discuss specific examples that utilize outsourcing opportunities as well as batch processing to keep up with the work demand and benefit the library. Positives and negatives of these experiences will be explored. Factors to be discussed will include: cost, staff time, quality of work, vendor, platform and access issues. The audience can expect to learn what factors to consider in exploring outsourcing opportunities and how to identify the appropriate ways to streamline work flows through batch processing. The experience of the presenters will hopefully help others as they weigh these considerations.
GVSU dedicated staff to working with electronic resources starting in 2006. The experience gained in dealing with large amounts of records and data led us to use outsourcing and batch processing early and often. This experience led us to try outsourcing in other areas we had never considered before, we now employee this method in a variety of ways. We feel we have something to offer the library community from this experience.

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Patrick Roth

Head of Systems & Discovery, Grand Valley State University

Thursday November 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Let’s Talk About Streaming: Providing the Resources that Faculty and Students Request

Libraries have always provided videos as part of their collections, but advances in technology and bandwidth have made it possible now to offer streaming media. The increased accessibility of streaming, available on any network computer, from on or off campus, compared to a DVD makes the decision to seek streaming a no-brainer. Streaming videos however brings a new set of challenges for librarians: there are few or no licensing standards, rights ownership is often unclear and bandwidth limitations are some of them. In this panel we will be presenting the experiences of two academic libraries and of a streaming video provider.

Baruch College has been providing streaming media since fall 2008, with the advent of a new Film Studies minor. The films requested were feature films, often foreign films, not films easily available in any of the nascent aggregator streaming. We will discuss how we grew from streaming a couple of films a semester to over 50.

You’ll also hear about the experience of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in responding to faculty needs as more courses are offered online and students express a preference for streaming options over viewing DVDs in the classroom or the library.

One source of educational content is Docuseek2, which provides educational streaming access to films from such publishers and distributors as Bullfrog Films. Representatives of these two companies will explain the technical side of working with our libraries, and they will discuss the pros and cons of self-hosting versus using third party platforms to stream video.

This panel will consider licensing issues, access and security issues, and managing course deadlines. We will also discuss issues around hosting (or not) one’s content and what to consider. We will share what we have learned and some best practices that we have developed.

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Jim Davis

President, Docuseek2
President, co-founder and lead architect of Docuseek2, the streaming media platform for essential films for higher ed. Blogging at http://docuseek2.com/wp
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Christine Fischer

Head of Technical Services and Associate Professor, UNC Greensboro
Christine Fischer is the Head of Technical Services at UNC Greensboro, where she has worked since 2005. She has an interest in streaming film, acquisition models, and organizational culture. She has held positions in academic and special libraries in both public and technical ser... Read More →

Elizabeth Stanley

National Sales Manager, Bullfrog Films

Amanda Timolat

Media Librarian, Baruch College, CUNY
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Michael Waldman

Head of Collection Management, Baruch College
Baruch College, CUNY

Thursday November 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403


Transforming a Print Collection
Academic libraries are now faced with the challenge of finding the right mix of print and electronic books. These two formats are not necessarily substitutes and very few academic libraries have the budgets to consistently buy both. The Temple University Libraries is facing an additional challenge – and a wonderful opportunity – the construction of a new library, with a tentative opening date of September 2017. The planning process for this new library is in full swing. Though the story of the ebook is just beginning, librarians and administrators at Temple must make concrete decisions on print book collections in relatively short order. How large will the browsing collection be? What kind of storage facility to construct? What role will ebooks play in the Libraries’ future?

As a result of these twin challenges, Brian Schoolar, head of Acquisitions and Collection Development and reference librarian Fred Rowland are intensively analyzing the circulation of print books at Temple University. Looking at the past ten yearly “cohorts” of print books as well as overall collection data, they are seeking to gain insight on questions such as…

• How large will the browsing collection be in the new library? How will we decide the makeup of the browsing the collection?
• After how many years should browseable books be moved into an ASRS or offsite storage to create shelf space in the browseable collection?

Audience members can expect to see significant usage statistics of print books in the Temple University collections, parsed in different ways to reveal meaningful patterns. The presenters will eagerly encourage feedback and discussion.


Fred Rowland

Reference Librarian, Temple University Libraries

Brian Schoolar

Head, Acquisitions and Collection Development, Temple University Libraries

Thursday November 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Magnolia Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Adding PDA for Print? Consider Your Options for Implementation
After three years of doing electronic book PDA with EBL, Cowles Library decided to expand our PDA offerings to include print. Some of the reasons for expanding the EBL program to include print were low usage of approval books; librarian uncertainty about which slips to purchase; a desire to make more efficient usage of acquisition funds; and our desire to determine if PDA was a workable acquisitions model for print materials.

This presentation will discuss the factors the Library considered in selecting a vendor, including the ability to integrate the two formats without duplication, technical considerations, and real-time stock availability to enable rush delivery. Additionally, the presentation will discuss librarian and teaching faculty roles in developing PDA profiles, and profile considerations (e.g., selection of format, delay in electronic publication, costs).

Cowles Library worked closely with the vendor Ingram Coutts to develop the integrated print & ebook plan. The vendor representative will compare Cowles Library’s approach to print PDA with other customers, and share details of the choices libraries have when establishing a print PDA plan (determining which titles should be included in the PDA, mediated vs. direct to vendor ordering, collecting information about the requesting patron, stock check and rush delivery, etc.) These comparisons will show how the choices made by Cowles Library staff, along with the energy invested in setting up the plan and integrating it into the catalog, make this print PDA a great example of best practices for others to follow.

Finally, we will discuss developing metrics for determining the success of the project, and future considerations, including refining existing profiles, expanding subject areas, budget impact, developing weeding method for records in the catalog.

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Teri Koch

Head, Collection Development, Drake University
Teri Koch is Head of Collection Development & Professor of Librarianship at Drake University's Cowles Library in Des Moines, Iowa. Teri’s primary responsibilities include oversight of the Collection Development & Management Unit, the Library’s Liaison Program, Budget Administration... Read More →

Lisa McDonald

Account Manager, Ingram Coutts
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Andrew Welch

Librarian for Discovery Services & Technology, Drake University
Born and raised in Iowa, but bounced around from East Coast to Rocky Mountains before landing back in the Midwest. Achieved my MLIS from The University of Iowa in 2003, and have worked in corporate, public and academic libraries, mainly in cataloging and systems.I'm interested in... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403


Breaking New Ground: A Demand Driven Ebook Model in a Multi-type Library Environment
For all libraries, the landscape of ebook access models, content choices and platforms are changing with exponential speed. Library budgets continue to decrease, driving new modes of collaboration. Learn how the NY 3Rs Association Inc. is addressing the needs of its academic and public library members through a multi-phased ebook initiative that leverages differences among members to expand content scope and enhance resource sharing. Using EBL as a vendor, the initiative is a user-based demand driven project involving public library systems and all types of academic libraries – perhaps one of the few multi-type DDA ebook pilots currently in place.

This session will share results from phase one (August 20122 to May 2013) of the pilot initiative which operated under a multiplier model as well as provide preliminary information on phase 2 which is operating under a limited-use model. Issues such as publisher participation, multi-type collaboration, cost-share models, and shattering of some long-held assumptions will be discussed.

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Kate Cunningham-Hendrix

Collections Project Manager, University at Buffalo
Kate serves as chair of the University at Buffalo (UB) Ebooks Task Force, member of the WNYLRC Resource Sharing Committee and is the research libraries representative for the NY3Rs Ebooks Advisory Group. Before coming to UB in 2004 she was a humanities librarian at Colorado State... Read More →
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Sheryl Knab

Executive Director, Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC)
Sheryl Knab is the Executive Director for the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) one of 9 Reference and Resources Councils (NY3Rs) chartered in New York State under the New York State Library. WNYLRC is a multi-type consortium with 63 member public and school libraries... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Discovery and Collections: When Too Much is Definitely Not Enough
As academic library collections have become more a proliferation of silo e-resources than a managed collection, discovery systems have become necessary for libraries to represent this vast ocean of content as a single collection. New content seems to just show up, especially with the growing open-access movement. Ebooks and resources that were buried in individual database silos are now as findable and the regular monographic collection. Leased ebook collections such as Springer, Ebrary, or Ebsco instantly add 100,000 titles instantly and these collections keep growing. The discovery systems are moving targets of development and continue to find ways to incorporate more content while also organizing it better. Patron-driven- acquisition exposes thousands of titles and invites patrons to select for themselves. Are we now in the post-collection-development age? Should discovery be focused on the individual library digital/print collection? Or open-ended where the “Amazon-like” library is primarily a procurement service? Panelists Andy Perry (SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY), Rob Zylstra (MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta), and Ron Burns (Vice President of Global Software Services, EBSCO Information Services) all are involved with the Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS), how it affects libraries, and how it is likely to evolve. EDS, Summon, Primo, and WorldCat Local all fundamentally change how patrons will be viewing library collections that are both too much while always not enough. This topic is broad and provocative and we’ll be inviting the audience to weigh in on these existential questions. There should be a lot of opinions.

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Ron Burns

VP Services PM, EBSCO
Ron is part of a great team creating FOLIO Services from EBSCO. Ron has been with EBSCO for 13 years and has lead many EBSCO technology customer outreach initiatives. He is a software industry veteran having been involved with several web content management and search technology companies... Read More →

Andrew Perry

Head of Library Technologies, Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta NY

Robert Zylstra

Campus Librarian, MacEwan University

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403


Is ILL Enough? Examining ILL Demand After Journal Cancellations at Three North Carolina Universities
Interlibrary Loan has traditionally been offered as a substitute method of access for low use titles during cancellation projects. There has been little current research about the impact that cancellations actually has on Interlibrary Loan demand. Universities in North Carolina experienced severe budget reductions in 2011 – 2012, resulting in dramatic serials cancellations. This session will examine Interlibrary Loan demand for journal titles cancelled during budget reductions at three North Carolina schools since time of cancellation. We will also address factors that mitigate Interlibrary Loan demand including the diverse structure of cancellation projects at the different institutions. The panel will discuss implications of these data for future journal cancellation projects as well as implications for publishers, database providers, and the future of scholarly communication.

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Kristin Calvert

Head of Content Organization and Management, Western Carolina University
Kristin Calvert is Head of Content Organization & Management at Western Carolina University and previously the Electronic Resources Librarian. Prior to coming to North Carolina she was Head of Periodicals at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. She also has worked at YBP Library... Read More →

Rachel Fleming

Serials Librarian, Western Carolina University
Rachel Fleming is Serials Librarian at Western Carolina University. Previously she was Collection Development librarian at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Rachel has overseen several serials cancellation projects. She holds an MA in library science from the University of Missouri... Read More →
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William Gee

Head, Circulation & Interlibrary Loan, East Carolina University
William Gee is the Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Joyner Library, East Carolina University. He has authored articles and presented on interlibrary loan as it relates to purchase-on-demand, e-books, K-12 schools and special collections, among other topics. His professional... Read More →
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Janet Malliett

Serials/Collection Development Librarian, Winston Salem State University

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 227, Addlestone Library 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Library Value in the Developing World
This presentation will introduce the findings of a SAGE research study conducted in 2013 to investigate library value in the developing world. The project, 'Library Value in the Developing World' investigates the value of academic libraries for teaching and research staff at 12 institutions selected from countries classified by the World Bank as low income and middle income economies (i.e. with a GNI less than $4035). The project findings explore evidence and perception of value, evidence and perception of library services, and evidence and perception of communication between library and academic departments. ‘Library Value’ also includes a marketing case study which examines the effectiveness of marketing techniques to drive awareness, usage, and perception of the services and support libraries offer their academics in teaching and research roles.

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Elisabeth Leonard

Senior Field Editor, SAGE Publications

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


The Women's Library Moves: Deeds not Words
The move of the Women's Library (TWL), Europe's most important collection on the history of women is an ongoing project for the Library of the London School of Economics (LSE). Building LSE academic and financial support and withstanding public protest while prompting political support the collection moved summer 2013. Managing building works, staff transfers and more the project has revealed the riches of this UNESCO listed collection of Women's History. Housed alongside LSE's existing campaigning and historical collections it enables a rich resource for students, researchers and the public. Lessons learned from the project will be combined with illustrations from the collections and should interest those who work in Archives, Special Collections, Fundraising and Development, Library building design and management, digital library offerings, publishing and discovery, outreach, exhibitions and teaching. For those with an interest in women's history individual stories will be revealed as the next part of the project gets underway to develop the new home for TWL@LSE.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Chapman

Director of Library Services, BLPES, London School of Economics and Political Science
Liz has been Director of Library Services at LSE since January 2010 and in 2012 she led the successful bid for the transfer of the Women's Library collection to LSE. LSE Library has recently incorporated responsibility for LSE publishing, and has a pioneering Digital Library. A... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Who are the Winners? E-books Consortial Purchasing
Over the last year, JISC Collections has undertaken a project, managed by Information Power, to see if there is an effective way to purchase e-books on a title by title basis with a collaborative group of academic libraries. The aim of the project is to explore if all books receive sufficient use to provide value-for-money for libraries; how such an initiative could be equitably funded by libraries; how much would publishers charge; what benefits there would be for participating publishers; and how it would be managed.

Previous consortial e-books projects have been undertaken in Germany and Spain, but no analysis was done of usage, cost per use and value. The JISC project includes 5 libraries and 6 publishers, and focuses on e-books in engineering. Usage data and cost data have been collected and analysis is currently in progress.

Interim results of the project are showing considerable savings for libraries and excellent cost-per use. By November there will be a full analysis of all the cost and usage data, with detailed breakdowns of use by subject, publisher and institution. Find out who are the winners (and losers?) at this year’s conference.


Helen Henderson

Managing Director, Information Power Ltd
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Hazel Woodward

Director, Information Power Ltd
Having worked in academic libraries for the majority of my career, I am passionate about e-content and digital library innovation. I have undertaken research on areas of scholarly communication and published many articles and books. My current passion is for our company Information... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


“Access vs. Ownership” Revisited: Quinnipiac University Libraries’ STL Program with eBooks
Challenged by a historically small monographs collection, a considerable growth in the number of students and academic programs, and faced with space limitations in the stacks, Quinnipiac University librarians began their large scale investment in eBooks in January 2011. Initially, we subscribed to Ebrary’s Academic Complete collection. That same year, we began a conversation with EBL and its then VP of Sales Dr. David Swords. It was our desire to compare a subscription approach with a patron-driven acquisitions strategy as we further examined the place of eBooks in our libraries. Initially, in 2012, we offered EBL titles published from 2010—2012. Yet questions remained around the purchase of eBooks EVEN when our patrons used EBL titles. An eBook, used but once or twice took up no shelf space, but it represented a purchase – funds spent. In ownership, it also represented a unit that required care, feeding, and quite possibly weeding. Discussions with our colleagues at Fairfield University about their STL (short-term loan) strategy intrigued us, and we are indebted to them for sharing data, observations, and issues encountered. In October 2012, Quinnipiac’s Arnold Bernhard Library expanded its own STL initiative, making available the entire EBL catalog and adhering almost completely to STL activity. That is, we bought almost no eBooks but made more than 300,000 academic titles available to our patrons. Charles Getchell, former Director of the Bernhard Library, Quinnipiac; June DeGennaro, Collection Management Librarian, Quinnipiac; and David Swords, EBL-Ebook Library/ProQuest will share with you key elements of the planning, implementation, and outcome assessment of this full-fledged STL program at Quinnipiac University. Surprises, discoveries, and future plans will be shared as well. We remain intrigued, as at present, only three known academic libraries in North America have this valuable access strategy in place.

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June DeGennaro

Collection Management Librarian, Quinnipiac University
A Catholic University of America MLS graduate and a librarian for over 30 years, June is currently part of the Technical Services team at Quinnipiac University. Her responsibilities include acquisitions, serials, licensing and statistical gathering for the library’s print and electronic... Read More →
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Charles Getchell

College Librarian, Saint Anselm College
Charles Getchell became College Librarian at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH in May 2013. Previously, he was College Librarian and then Director of the Arnold Bernhard Library at Quinnipiac University 1995 – 2013. His primary interests and background are in collection development... Read More →

David Swords

Director of Consortium Sales, ProQuest
David Swords is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ebook Library and has worked with academic and special libraries for 15 years.  He is the editor of Patron-Driven Acquisitions:  History and Best Practices, published by Walter DeGruyter in late 2011.  Swords has a Ph.D... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Collective Collection Development and DDA
Many librarians have advocated for the use of DDA as an important money saving approach in a time of reduced resources that targets acquisitions we know will be used. In addition to saving money, the introduction of e-DDA presents an opportunity for a consortium to achieve three collection development objectives: continue to make the core publisher output available - and even more quickly and easily available; free up more of the collections budget to purchase unique content for the system across the campuses, not just at the larger schools; and allow campuses to review user activity to make systemwide, long-term decisions about user behavior and content not acquired through DDA. DDA can enable the consortium to meet the needs of the many right now as well as to continue to build some collections of depth for the system as a whole and the scholarly community writ large.

Participants will hear from three University of California campuses: large, small and smaller and learn about their experiences with using DDA in collective collection building and their hopes for its potential for their local and systemwide collections.


Jim Dooley

Head, Collection Services, University of California, Merced
Jim Dooley has been head of collections and technical services at the University of California, Merced since 2003.  Prior to coming to UC Merced he held a variety of positions in technical services and special collections at the University of Utah.  He serves on various University... Read More →

Martha Hruska

Institution Administrator/Manager, UC San Diego / The Library

Kerry Scott

Head, Research Support Services, University of California, Santa Cruz

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 138, Science and Mathematics Building 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Cost-Per-Use and the Big Deal: The Right Metric for Cancellation Decisions?
The Carolina Consortium enables academic libraries in North and South Carolina to use their bulk purchasing power to obtain favorable pricing on a variety of electronic resources. In 2013 the Carolina Consortium (CC) included roughly 150 community colleges, public universities, and private institutions of higher learning. Started at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), the CC has no formal structure and requires no membership fees. Librarians at UNCG handle the majority of negotiations with publishers and vendors and serve as a resource for libraries throughout the Carolinas. Through the consortium, members realize a collective cost avoidance of approximately 240 million dollars each year.
Despite these significant savings, we believe it is imperative to assess our deals for our members. For the past two years, we have collected cost-per-use statistics on several big journal packages for institutions in the CC with an aim of better understanding the value institutions derive from these deals and to evaluate how well these deals serve the many different types of colleges and universities within the consortium. UNCG and several other CC members have used this cost-per-use data as a metric for determining whether to cancel or renew big deals. In this presentation, we will discuss trends we uncovered through our CPU analysis. We also explore what is behind the numbers and how our members balanced the CPU data with other factors in their decision making.
In discussion, we hope to gather information from the attendees about their own CPU data. Through this presentation, attendees will be able to place their usage statistics in a broader context and will take away tools for evaluating the value of their Big Deal packages.


Tim Bucknall

Assistant Dean of Libraries, UNC Greensboro
Tim is founder and convener of the Carolina Consortium, and an inventor of Journal Finder, the first Open URL link resolver. He was recently named the 2014 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.

Kimberly Lutz

Associate Director of Marketing, ITHAKA

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Non-English E-books. Really??
When it comes to foreign language materials, the path from print to electronic resources is as complex from the perspective of vendors as it is for the libraries they serve. Today, despite the digital revolution’s potential to bridge the divides of geography and culture, scholarly publishers overseas remain wary.

Three leading suppliers of vernacular language content — Casalini Libri, Harrassowitz, and East View — will address the unique challenges and specific issues facing academic libraries in North America that acquire, process and deliver non-English language content to patrons. Learn how eBook design from concept to delivery took a different approach for each of these three for scholarly content published in German, Italian, Russian and Chinese.


Angela Carreño

Head of Collection Development, New York University Libraries
Angela M. Carreño is the Head of Collection Development for the Division of Libraries at New York University. Angela has led, coordinated and supported the expansive growth of licensed electronic resources at NYU since 2000. She is the primary licensing officer for the Division of... Read More →
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Michele Casalini

CEO, Casalini Libri
Michele Casalini is CEO of the family-run company Casalini Libri, which supplies bibliographical data, books and journals to libraries, and offers e-content through the Torrossa platform, thanks to its dedicated Digital Division. Following studies in Modern Languages and Literature... Read More →

Zina Somova

Director of Operations, EastView Information Services
Databases, books and serials in print and e-formats from countries of the former Soviet Union (Russia, Ukraine, etc.), Eastern Europe, East Asia (China, Korea, etc. and Middle East. Foreign language materials in all formats.

Friedemann Weigel

Managing Partner - Director Sales, HARRASSOWITZ

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Rethinking Collection Development: Selecting More with Less
This presentation will provide an exploration of the shifts in collection development practices at two universities. IUPUI’s new approach to collection development is a hybrid of the traditional just-in-case collection development. It includes a core approval plan for undergraduates, Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) for both print and electronic monographs which addresses user needs, and combined subscription and document delivery for journals. This three-pronged approach to collection development results in a collection that is more responsive to user needs and allows for the continued provision of required content for teaching and research. CSUN has also utilized the PDA model but is rethinking this approach to e-book collection development. Ultimately, the library is moving away from the PDA model to a subscription model in order to discover which titles should be added to the collection, which is a fundamental shift in collection development policy. The motivating factors behind this decision include: the variable content availability in different subject areas in the PDA model; the problems in managing the purchased and un-purchased titles; issues when running multiple PDA programs; poor discovery records; de-duping records for titles already owned; deposit funds for the pilot programs running out in the middle of the pilot.

The primary objective of the session is to explore the budgetary pressures on academic libraries and the innovative responses to those pressures. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own situations and their own innovative responses to their budget pressures. The attendees will learn various techniques for reviewing their own collection development processes. Additionally, they will be able to examine ways to identify both basic and hidden costs of traditional collection development.


MaryBeth Minick

Team Leader, PPT, IUPUI University Library

Kevin Petsche

Head of Acquisitions, IUPUI University Library

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


The City University of New York: 24 Colleges, 5 Boroughs, 1 Collection
The City University of New York is the third largest public university system in the United States. It consists of eleven senior colleges, seven community colleges, The Macaulay Honors College and five graduate and professional schools located throughout the city’s five boroughs. Though they have their own budgets and report up through separate academic structures, the 21 libraries in the CUNY system are tied tightly together by shared students, shared resources, and shared systems.
This presentation will describe how the campus libraries and the central Office of Library Services work collaboratively to build a collection of electronic resources using different models to align with local and system-wide needs. The benefits and the drawbacks of this hybrid system will be discussed. Special attention will be paid to CUNY’s efforts to use the power of the system as negotiating tool with vendors for better pricing, to develop methods for the selection of various electronic resources, and its use of several years of “cost per usage” data to aid in retention decisions. Technical services/access; collections development; and the new legal and operational aspects of New York State procurement will also be covered.

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Curtis Kendrick

University Dean, The City University of New York
I am passionate about my family and friends, and music.

Angela Sidman

Electronic Resources Librarian, CUNY, Office of Library Services

Susan Vaughn

Associate Librarian for Collection Development, CUNY, Brooklyn College

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


The Fly in the Ointment? Does Open Access = Savings?
The consolidation of scholarly publishers has resulted in higher costs for journal subscriptions and library budgets have been stretched to accommodate price increases. As a result libraries have less latitude in what they choose to purchase to support research and teaching. One solution to the scholarly communication crisis has been the growth of open access journals and alternative publishing streams. Additionally libraries have invested in institutional repositories and some support publishing operations in an effort to offer alternatives to for-profit publishing for faculty and scholarly societies. Are any of these models any more economically sustainable than relying on traditional publishing models? Can a library make intentional decisions to support open access that would provide budget relief and wider dissemination of the intellectual output of their faculty and researchers? Do the various open access models (e.g. Article Processing Charges, OA Institutional Memberships, hybrid journals, SCOAP3-like projects) provide budgetary relief or is this transitional period likely to add costs for a library and its parent institution?

The authors will conduct a survey of 52 U.S. university libraries representing two academic consortia: The Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Orbis Cascade Alliance. Respondents will be asked to answer a series of questions about direct and indirect costs to the library as a result of open access efforts. The survey will include topics such as: costs to the library to support OA memberships (PLoS, BMC, SpringerOpen, etc); costs to the library to support OA projects such as SCOAP3, arXiv, COPE; new positions in scholarly communication/copyright; and more broadly, whether local institutional repositories, publishing units or outreach efforts to educate faculty about open access have resulted in any direct ability to manage or draw down the costs of their journals spends. The results of the survey and implications for long-term collections planning will be presented.

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Kim Armstrong

Deputy Director, CIC
Kimberly is currently Deputy Director, Center for Library Initiatives, at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The CIC, founded in 1958, is an academic consortium of the fourteen Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago. Her current responsibilities include management... Read More →

Jay Starratt

Dean, Washington State University
Washington State University

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Unnatural Selection: E-Book Choices in a PDA Program from a Community College Perspective
Patron-driven acquisition (PDA) or Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) has been around for some time now and many large academic libraries have already adopted it. However, not many community colleges have taken a shot at allowing their patrons to do the selection. Since collection development in community college libraries is driven by curricular needs of its students and teaching support for their faculty, titles included in the PDA/DDA pool differ from larger four-year undergraduate libraries. Likewise, usage of titles in the PDA/DDA pool also presents surprising insights into what our patrons are “selecting.” If you think that PDA can’t be done if you don’t have a big budget, then let us prove you wrong.

This presentation will look at Lansing Community College and Gulf Coast State College experience with DDA/PDA, using Ebrary as the vendor and YBP and Coutts as service providers. This session will look into the titles selected by our patrons, including usage, cost, subjects, and publisher data analysis. We will also share budget and financial data that can help community colleges or even a small four-year college gain confidence in trying out a PDA program even on a tight budget. We will also discuss some caveats, lessons learned, and future collection development implications in light of our experience in allowing our patrons do the selection.

Those who attend this session will learn how to implement a PDA program on a very small budget, roadblocks we hit as smaller institutions, and how to analyze the choices students made and tie it up to the overall collection management decisions moving forward.

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Sara Duff

Collections Librarian, Gulf Coast State College
Sara Duff is the Collections Librarian for Gulf Coast State College.  In addition to managing the collection, she works as the liaison librarian for the Business & Technology and Visual & Performing Arts departments, occasionally hosts the library’s television show “Check It... Read More →
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Regina Gong

Open Educational Resources (OER) Project Manager & Manager of Technical Services and Systems, Lansing Community College
I'm a librarian and the OER Project Manager at Lansing Community College. I would love to talk to you about your OER projects and how it has impacted student learning and faculty's teaching in your campuses. I'm also one of the Open Education Group Research Fellow for 2017-2018 and... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


You Have a DDA E-book Plan, Now How Do You Manage It?: Streamlining Individual and Consortial DDA Program Management using the WorldCat Knowledge Base and EBL - Ebook Library Profiling
Many libraries starting Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) e-book programs face challenges and increasing workloads with loading records, ensuring discoverability by their patrons, and deciding when and what titles to remove as the plan ages. Come hear about the experiences of an individual library - Kreitzberg Library at Norwich University, and a library consortium with a shared DDA plan - the Virtual Library of Virginia. Both utilize the WorldCat knowledge base and the EBL profiling system to automate portions of the record management and collection development workflows. Attendees will learn about:

  • Efficiencies gained by using a knowledge base to select records, including a process for distributing records to libraries sharing a DDA plan that also allows each library to add local customizations
  • A means of automatically rolling titles out of a DDA plan (“automated weeding”) based on publication date, publisher, and previous usage. 
  • Differences between managing a local and a consortial DDA program.

A discussion with the audience will follow the presentations.


Sara Finch

Product Analyst, OCLC

John Holm

Electronic Resources Librarian, Norwich University
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Anne Osterman

Director, VIVA
Anne Osterman is a librarian with over ten years of experience in academic libraries. She has worked in a variety of roles, including research data services, reference and instruction, acquisitions, and the licensing of electronic resources. She is currently Director of the Virtual... Read More →
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Sadie Williams

Director of Product Marketing, Workflow Solutions, ProQuest

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
Friday, November 8


"To Mediate, or Not Mediate, That is the Question:" Setting up Get It Now at Furman University Libraries
Get It Now from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) complements your interlibrary loan (ILL) services by providing library patrons with the immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In late spring 2013 Furman Library set up unmediated, Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) access to our pay-per view journals through Get It Now (GiN). Working with the Copyright Clearance Center, and EBSCO, Furman set up a custom link to allow students unmediated access to titles previously available only through Interlibrary Loan or via mediated pay-per-view access. On Tuesday May 21, 2013 we began offering unmediated access to journal articles. Since that time Furman students, faculty, and staff have directly ordered 75 articles through GiN. Collection Services plans to promote GiN in fall 2013.

In this presentation you will learn how Furman set up this program, what it involves, and get an idea of student/faculty response. A Copyright Clearance Center representative will then take over the presentation to discuss their part of the process and answer questions.

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Tim Bowen

Director, Academic Products & Services, Copyright Clearance Center
Tim Bowen is the Director of Academic Products & Services at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) in Danvers, Massachusetts. He joined Copyright Clearance Center in 2003 and is responsible for the development and management of CCC's pay-per use and annual licensing services for academic... Read More →
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Janet Nazar

Coordinator of Content Management/Collection Services, Furman University Library
I serve as the Coordinator of Content Management in Collection Services at the J.B. Duke Library, Furman University in Greenville, SC. I have worked at the Furman library for 14 years and have experience in cataloging, electronic resources management and acquisitions. On a personal... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cypress Ballroom South, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Alma in the Cloud: Implementation through the Eyes of Acquisitions
This session will provide an overview of the VCU Libraries’ journey from implementation up until “Go Live” through the eyes of the Acquisitions Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. This session will explain why the VCU Libraries decided to become an Early Adopter of the Ex Libris Alma system. As Early Adopters, there were many challenges encountered by the Implementation Task Force. The Task Force had to make configuration decisions, attend training sessions, conduct internal training sessions, analyze existing workflows, improve the efficiency of workflows and review configuration and migrated data. The objective of the session will be to identify the work involved in preparing for and implementing a cloud-based library management system. It will discuss the advantages of moving to a cloud-based system and challenges encountered. Attendees will learn about implementation processes, cleanup and workflow issues and how issues and problems are reported to Ex Libris. Finally, this session will share lessons learned by the Alma Implementation Task Force.

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Denise Branch

Head Electronic and Continuing Resources, Virginia Commonwealth University
Denise is a native of Powhatan, Virginia and the Head of Electronic and Continuing Resources at the VCU Libraries, an ARL Library. She earned her B.S. from VCU and M.L.I.S. from The Catholic University of America. Managing e-resources within the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems keeps... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Best Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs: Preliminary Recommendations of the NISO Working Group
Since Summer 2012, a National Information Standards Organization (NISO) working group has been developing a recommended practice regarding Demand-Driven Acquisition. This group, consisting of librarians, publishers, e-book aggregators, and approval and ILS vendors, has gathered feedback through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, and will present draft recommendations and ask for audience reactions.

The working group plans to release a final report in Spring 2014. This session will provide a crucial opportunity for stakeholders to respond to preliminary findings of the group, including detailed results of its recent international survey of stakeholders about DDA practices and opinions.  The report will include recommendations on:

  • Best practices for populating and managing the pool of titles under consideration for potential purchase, including methods for automated updating and removal of discovery records;
  • Development of consistent models for the three basic aspects of e-book DDA – free discovery to prevent inadvertent transactions, temporary lease, and purchase – that work for publishers and libraries;
  • Methods for managing DDA of multiple formats; and
  • Models and strategies for measuring and predicting use.

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Barbara Kawecki

Director, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Barbara Kawecki, Director of Customer Retention, Western U.S., is responsible for the management and growth of GOBI Library Solutions business throughout the western U.S. Barbara has more than 23 years of experience selling information products and services into the academic library... Read More →
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Michael Levine-Clark

Dean, University of Denver Libraries

Friday November 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Magnolia Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Collection Development Policies for the 21st Century Academic Library: Creating a New Model
Collection development policies in academic libraries have traditionally addressed scope and depth of subject; which languages, geographic regions, and time periods are covered; and what formats and material types are included. However, academic library collections increasingly face new challenges that these issues do not always address. These include shrinking budgets for collections and personnel, new modes of publication and distribution of content, repurposing of library spaces to focus on users rather than physical collections, and the transition to the digital library. Future collection development policies must address emerging trends use-driven acquisition and acquisition on demand, open access, emerging models of digital publishing, big science, data curation and mining, diversity issues, interdisciplinary research and teaching, and platform-agnostic content delivery. This session will demonstrate how libraries can create standards for designing collection development policies that address these issues. The presenters will engage the audience in creating model collection development policies by identifying rubrics and guidelines that are relevant to the current and future needs of their audiences. The audience will take away templates for authoring collection development policy statements that can be customized for individual libraries, collection areas, and disciplines.


Steve Alleman

Head of Collections, University of Missouri - Kansas City
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Daniel C. Mack

Associate Dean, Collection Strategies & Services, University of Maryland
Daniel C. Mack is Associate Dean for Collection Strategies and Services, University Libraries at the University of Maryland Libraries in College Park, where he provides leadership in policy creation and implementation, strategic planning, program development, and assessment for library... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Managing Journals by Committee
What do you do when your serials librarian retires and there’s no option to hire a replacement? You form a committee. When the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences serials librarian retired in early 2010, budget cuts required that the position be eliminated from the personnel lines. While other aspects of her position could be redistributed, rather than reassign another librarian to manage the collection development tasks, the library director decided to pool the responsibilities for serials selection, faculty contact, subscription termination, and all other tasks relative to serials collection maintenance. With varying knowledge of journal management, the committee of five (the director, two information services librarians, one informationist and a technical services librarian) has worked as a team through journal cancellations, continued format switches, and new acquisitions for three years.

Over those three years, we have systematically addressed new requests, budget impact, journal usage, the balance between clinical versus research faculty requests, and a significant change in our user mix that continues to inform us that no matter the number of journals in our collections, if the desired journal title is not among them, there are not have enough journals.
This paper will describe the myriad challenges, changes, and lessons learned plus our successes and a few missteps along the way during the last three years of managing the UC Health Sciences Library journal collection by committee. Audience interaction will include polling throughout the presentation.


Sharon Purtee

Technical Services Librarian, University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library

Edith Starbuck

Information Services Librarian, University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library

Friday November 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Proving the Value of Library Collections Part II: An Interdisciplinary Study Using Citation Analysis
At the 2012 Charleston Conference, University of Kansas (KU) librarians presented the results of a citation analysis project conducted using faculty publications in the sciences. During the subsequent year, KU librarians took the collection assessment project two steps further by gathering citation data from faculty publications in the humanities and social sciences to conduct an extensive citation analysis.

Using a random sampling of faculty publications from three departments in the humanities-philosophy, art history, and English, and three departments in the social sciences-psychology, political science, and economics, the presenters conducted a citation analysis of the resources cited in faculty journal publications. The librarians used this new data to compare the two broad disciplinary areas with the sciences, but even more importantly, they collected data that would influence collection development decisions in the individual subject areas.

The presenters tested their assumptions, expecting to find that science faculty use more journals than books and humanities faculty use more books than journals, but in some cases, the results were unexpected. KU librarians will share the analysis data for each department and discuss how they used the citation analysis to demonstrate the value of the library collections and inform collection development decisions.

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Lea Currie

Head of Content Development, University of Kansas Libraries
Lea Currie has been the head of Content Development at the University of Kansas Libraries since 2008 and employed with the Libraries in other positions since 1999. Lea’s principal role in her current position is to manage the collection development budget, review and analyze collections... Read More →
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Amalia Monroe-Gulick

Collection Assessment Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries
Amalia holds an MLS from Indiana University, as well as a BS and MS in political science from Illinois State University. She has worked at the University of Kansas Libraries since 2008.

Friday November 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Triangle Research Libraries Network Oxford University Press Pilot: An Evolving Model for Consortial Print and E-Books Collections
The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are continuing their pilot to create a financially sustainable model for consortial acquisition e-books coupled with needed shared print copies in cooperation wit YBP Library Services (YBP). The project expands acquisitions of e-books in tandem with reductions in print, so as to move both the consortium and the university presses to a decidedly electronic environment for books that will enhance support for instruction and research across the disciplinary spectrum within an environment that is acceptable to users. This presentation will report on the challenges and lessons learned in Year 1, librarian and patron reactions to this format shift, and the resulting philosophical and practical evolutions in TRLN’s approaches to monographic acquisitions generally and understandings of what constitutes cooperative success specifically. Presenters also will discuss how this knowledge has changed understandings about vending and acquiring e-books and their relationship to print and what have been the implications of these experiences for making changes in Year 2 and envisioning how the pilot would become a permanent venture.

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Ann-Marie Breaux

Vice President, Academic Service Integration, YBP Library Services
Ann-Marie Breaux works for YBP Library Services, developing and implementing technical and workflow services for customers. Based in Woodstock, Georgia, Ann-Marie has worked for YBP since 1997. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of acquisitions and cataloging positions for Lamont... Read More →
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Lisa Croucher

Executive Director, Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN)

Teddy Gray

Head of Acquisitions, Duke University Libraries

Cotina Jones

Assistant Director of Library Services, North Carolina Central University Library
Cotina Jones has over fifteen years experience in libraries (academic, public, and school).  In her current role she serves as a supervisor to reference and instruction librarians.  Cotina is also involved as a member of two TRLN committees, the Collections Council and Human Resources... Read More →
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Rebecca Seger

Vice President, Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships, ITHAKA

Luke Swindler

Collections Management Officer, University of North Carolina
Luke Swindler has been working in collections for over three decades. In his current position he has a leading role in analyzing, planning, and managing library collections generally and spearheading e-books initiatives specifically for the University Library, University of North... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403


Using the Past to Chart the Future: Evaluating Top Circulating Print Books by Subject and Publisher to Inform Future E-Book Purchases

Libraries and library consortia are buying increasing numbers of e-books through a variety of acquisition models, and analysis of previous usage can be used to help make these purchases more effective and targeted.  This session provides two perspectives – a consortium of 73 academic libraries and an individual academic library – and gives practical examples of how this approach can be implemented.

The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) consortium used a pilot Publisher/Subject Collection Analysis to explore ways to use print circulation data to inform future, collaborative e-book purchases.  An important consideration was defining “high circulating” books in a way that allowed member libraries of all sizes to participate, and central to this analysis was distillation and normalization of the data.  Libraries provided the ISBN, call number, and total number of circulations, among other data items, to the VIVA central office, which used the ISBN to generate normalized publisher names.  Initial results of the analysis have provided easy drilling down to show top publishers for a given subject area.

In a similar vein, American University Library has analyzed historical approval orders to identify which publishers may be the best fits to be removed from the approval plan and changed to package and frontlist purchases made directly from the publisher.  Benefits of this approach include more comprehensive coverage of a publisher’s titles and easier tracking of cost per publisher.  Circulation data for the books was used as a prioritization mechanism, and purchases have already been made using this method.

Attendees will learn the procedures for doing collection analyses of this kind, including the process of mapping ISBNs to publishers and the scripts used to process the data efficiently for the VIVA project.  A discussion with the audience will follow the presentation.

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Michael Matos

Librarian, Library of Congress
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Anne Osterman

Director, VIVA
Anne Osterman is a librarian with over ten years of experience in academic libraries. She has worked in a variety of roles, including research data services, reference and instruction, acquisitions, and the licensing of electronic resources. She is currently Director of the Virtual... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Will It Blend? A Practical Approach to Evaluating the Big Deal
This presentation will describe a new approach to evaluating Big Deal packages. This approach enables librarians to negotiate with publishers more effectively by comparing the cost per download of package titles with the expected cost per download of competing publishers’ titles currently provided through interlibrary loan. The element of competition compensates for the effect of inflated journal list prices and, in some cases, will show that a Big Deal package is not the most cost effective way to provide access to articles. The model and user guide described in the presentation will be made available for other libraries to use.

The model uses a publisher’s list price and JR1 data for all titles within a package to sort titles by cost per download. Additionally, the model combines a library’s interlibrary loan data with journal title list prices to produce an equivalent list of titles from a variety of publishers. These two lists are combined with additional data which reflects each library’s individual circumstance, including budget, usage inflation, and interlibrary loan costs.

The resulting output is a blended list of package titles and individual titles from other publishers to which the library could afford subscriptions as an alternative to the package deal, while maintaining a sufficient budget to provide all non-subscribed material through interlibrary loan.

The presentation will be in the form of a case study which describes the model developed by California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) for use by the California State University system in their current negotiations with publishers. This model improves upon work conducted by David Beales (formerly at Imperial College London) and used by the Research Libraries UK (RLUK) consortium in their successful negotiations with Elsevier and Wiley Blackwell.

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David Beales

Engineering Librarian, California Polytechnic State University
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Nikki DeMoville

Coordinator: Electronic Resources, Acquisitions, and Resource Sharing, California Polytechnic State University
Nikki DeMoville is the Coordinator for Electronic Resources, Acquisitions, and Resource Sharing at Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Friday November 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Data to Decisions: Shared Print Retention in Maine
All of a sudden, libraries seem have too much print in their stacks, much of it unused, if statistics are to be believed. The usual solution is judicious de-accessioning, aka weeding, based on various factors such as circulation, age, duplication across formats, and collection policies. This may be fine for individual libraries, but what if you’re part of group of libraries, interdependent and connected by a shared discovery catalog and delivery service? What if no one kept enough copies of stuff to supply users with needed books and journals in the future? And aren’t we all really parts of a larger library group?

Learn how nine institutions in Maine – including public, university, and college libraries, the state library, and the statewide collaborative system – are deciding what to keep, rather than what to discard. At last year’s Charleston Conference, the Maine Shared Collections Strategy grant, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, presented as part of the Shared Print Archiving: Making It Work preconference. We’ve made great progress since then.

Deb Rollins (Collection Services, University of Maine) and Becky Albitz (Collection Management, Bates College) will discuss the review and analysis of collections data for a collective three million monographs, OCLC shared print symbols and retention disclosure from local to national levels, HathiTrust and Internet Archive digital copies and their effect on decisions, implications of a multi-type library group on what we’re keeping, policy issues, and more.

We hope participants will come to the session with questions and observations and ideas, and will leave with some understanding of the factors involved in managing legacy print in a collective collection.


Becky Albitz

Associate College Librarian for Collection Management, Bates College
Becky Albitz is the Associate Librarian for Collection Management at Bates College. Previously she was the Electronic Resources and Copyright Librarian at Penn State, Head Librarian at Penn State Shenango, Media and Performing Arts Librarian at NYU and the Media Librarian at the University... Read More →

Deb Rollins

Head, Collection Services, University of Maine

Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Do Approval Plan Purchases Circulate More Than Firm Orders?
Do print books purchased by individual selectors circulate more frequently than books acquired via an approval plan? There have been few studies that analyze circulation data categorized by acquisition model. Kent State University will share results from circulation data gathered from its large research library on the Kent Campus and a smaller regional campus library, comparing firm orders to approval plan orders over a five year period. Variable data such as publisher, publication date, LC classification and academic department further define effectiveness of these two acquisitions models.

Evaluation of these data could impact how funds are allocated across disciplines. Results may influence acquisition behavior and impact models such as print purchase-on-demand models, which typically have higher circulation compared with traditional acquisition models, as well as ebook purchasing models like Demand-Driven Acquisitions and Short Term Lending.

Attendees can expect to learn about (1) evaluating the effectiveness of selected vs. approval acquisition models for print books and (2) implications for strategic distribution of collection funds based on use outcomes for different acquisition models.


Kay Downey

Collection Management Librarian, Kent State University
Kay Downey (mdowney1@kent.edu) is an associate professor and Collection Management Librarian at Kent State University Libraries. Her research interests include library acquisitions and collection development. She has a B.F.A in Painting and Drawing, and M.L.S. in Library Scienc... Read More →
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Rob Kairis

Library Director, Kent State University, Stark Campus
My interests include: Cooperative Collection Development, Library Approval Plans, Plagiarism, Academic Honesty, Information Literacy.

Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Government Documents and InterLibrary Loan: The Red Headed Stepchildren in the Technical Services Process
Speak of government publications collections or interlibrary to colleagues and quite often one receives a glazed over look. In the era of reorganization, retirement and reductions these collections and services have come under a microscope as to their value. Traditionally government publications have been considered a stand-alone collection, where the documents librarian makes all of the decisions without input from subject specialists, bibliographers or technical services staff. Interlibrary Loan has faced many of the same issues. Traditionally they exist to get the needed materials for our users. Many librarians took a class on government publications and document delivery and never looked back. But the understanding of these unique areas are important to the technical services and collection management process. The model for collection management, providing service and the processing in these areas is changing. As selectors we need to take a second look at how these areas can be treated as integrated areas of the library. We will discuss what some of the traditional models have been and how they are changing to meet these new needs. We will also involve the audience in questions they have about documents and interlibrary loan and integrating them into public service and technical services more fully.


Donna Daniels

Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian, University of Arkansas

Tess Gibson

Head, Interlibrary Loan, University of Arkansas

Lia Hemphill

Director of Collection Development, Nova Southeastern University

Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Lack of Evidence: Proving ROI for eBooks Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Librarians continue to grow their scholarly ebook collections, and while many are seeking to establish more formal systems of measurement to determine the value of these collections, it can seem a daunting task without precedents on which to base their decisions. For librarians and administrators working to meet competing demands with limited resources, understanding the value of ebooks will be of great importance for the foreseeable future as expenditures grow. But Return on Investment (ROI) for ebooks in research and academic libraries can be difficult to determine, as the factors considered can vary widely.

In this session, a panel consisting of librarians, a publisher and consultant will present a broad overview of the current state of ebooks valuation in academic and special libraries along with its trends and dominant challenges. In addition, we will address some ways in which the scholarly ebook landscape is likely to change in the future and the anticipated impact on measuring the ROI of ebooks throughout the library community. Finally, the panel will discuss possible ways publishers, librarians and researchers can work together to improve methods of analysis and adjust to meet the needs of users.

Attendees can expect to learn about research currently available into the value of ebooks that is important to justify development decisions, how the evolution of ejournal publishing can inform the rapid growth of ebook acquisitions going forward, how to gather feedback from users via surveys on how and where they access ebooks, and how to channel these findings back to publishers to influence development of COUNTER-compliant statistics and enhancement of ebook platforms making content accessible, discoverable, granular and mobile.


Tina Chrzastowski

Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tina E. Chrzastowski is Professor Emerita, formerly Chemistry Librarian and Professor of Library Administration, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).  Prior to UIUC, she held academic library positions at the University of Delaware and the University of Washington... Read More →
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Janet Fisher

Senior Publishing Consultant, Publishers Communication Group
Janet Fisher has been in scholarly journals publishing for over 20 years, with stints at University of Texas Press and MIT Press. In 2003 she moved to Ingenta and then to Publishers Communication Group as Senior Publishing Consultant. Janet works with  academic and commercial publishers... Read More →

Jennifer Kemp

eProduct Manager, eBooks, Springer
Jennifer Kemp is Product Manager of eBooks at Springer in New York. Prior to joining Springer, she was a Publication Manager at Stanford University’s HighWire Press. Jennifer started her career as a librarian at IBM, where she spent several years in a variety of roles at the Watson... Read More →
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Deborah Lenares

Manager, Library Acquisitions and Resource Sharing, Wellesley College
Deborah has worked in libraries since 1996, and is currently Manager of Acquisitions and Resource Sharing at Wellesley College. Her current area of research is the use of and attitudes toward academic ebooks, which complements her earlier research examining the adoption of e-journals... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium, Science and Mathematics Building 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Metadata and Open Access – Reliably Finding Content and Finding Reliable Content

Open access publishing continues to be a topic of debate and discussion in the popular media, blogs and listservs.  A panel representing different points of view will discuss open access journals and articles from the perspective of metadata and accessibility. Open access content is the utmost accessible content, if students and researchers know how to find it, and know how to judge whether what they find is worthy of inclusion in their research. The discussion will focus on how to make open access publications and articles more accessible.

Questions the session will strive to answer are:

  • What metadata elements would help academic librarians and researchers find these resources within the larger databases, institutional repositories, and/or discovery services?
  • How do librarians vet open access publications for research by students and faculty?  How do they determine which titles to include in their catalogs, and how to catalog them?
  • What are benefits and considerations for identifying the most appropriate open access publications for their researchers to use and to publish in?  And is this identification even needed by researchers?
  • What additional information would be helpful?  What role could publishers of directories and providers of link, search, and discovery services play to that would lead to open access content?

Attendees will be encouraged to engage in the discussion and provide input as to what they see as being done well, and what issues they have with open access content. This potentially dynamic discussion we hope will be thought provoking and foster new thinking on the importance of metadata in reliably finding content – and finding reliable content!

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Sommer Browning

Associate Director of Technical Services, Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver
Discovery. Access. Electronic Resources. Acquisitions. Budget. Assessment. Tenure-track. Poetry.
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Jean-Claude Guédon

Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal
Jean-Claude Guédon received his Ph.D. in history of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974 with a thesis on chemistry in the Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert. He is a professor of comparative literature at the University of Montreal. His main areas of interest... Read More →
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Laurie Kaplan

Sr. Project Manager, ProQuest
Laurie Kaplan, as Director of Editorial Operations at ProQuest, facilitates efforts of the international database and the Serials Provider Relations teams. Throughout her career of over a decade at ProQuest, Laurie has successfully directed the international data team responsible... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403


Pitch Perfect: Selling to Libraries and Selling Libraries to Non-Users
Sales is the art of persuasion. It is intentional activity to move another individual (or group of individuals) to a desired outcome—e.g., “no” to “yes”; “maybe” to “yes; ”yes, someday” to “yes, now.” And, not surprisingly, there are numerous strategies for selling—challenger, consultative, high-touch, solution selling, etc. Regardless of the particular sales method in use, it’s important to recognize that sales activity is purposeful, goal driven, and remarkably effective. Paradoxically, the most effective sales interactions are those where the customer doesn’t even recognize that they’ve been “sold.” The mark of a great sales person is the ability to leave customers thinking that it is they—the customers—who have realized their will.

This program looks at three questions related to library sales:

1) What are the characteristics that library suppliers look for in their sales personnel?
2) How do library vendors train, manage and incentivize their sales teams?
3) Should librarians—especially subject liaisons in academic libraries—be recruited, trained and managed as if they were sales workers, charged with influencing faculty and student uptake of library materials and services?

While libraries generally characterize themselves as “learning organizations” as opposed to “sales organizations,” the fact remains that when libraries talk about liaisons assigned to provide “outreach” or “engagement,” they might just as well be talking about sales. And, if they were to think about library work in the context of sales, administrators would undoubtedly hire differently, manage differently, and use different criteria to evaluate and incentivize library staff. They would also recognize the need for different strategies for management, including the recruitment of experienced sales managers to direct the goals and activity of their library sales force.

This program, led by librarians and professional sales managers, is intended to address the need of libraries, as customers and service providers, to understand more about the theory, practice and management of sales, including the potential use of tools like Salesforce.com to monitor and evaluate librarian performance.


Dave Celano

Vice President for Library Sales, Springer

Melissa Oakes

Sales Director, Government/Historical Collections, Alexander Street & Dissertations Archiving, ProQuest

Marianne Ryan

Associate University Librarian, User Strategies, Northwestern University Libraries
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Mark Sandler

Director, CIC Center for Library Initiatives, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Mark Sandler is the Director of the Center for Library Initiatives at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). He is interested in how libraries, publishers and users are managing the transition from print to electronic resources, with particular focus on the collaborative... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Rebuilding the Plane While Flying: Library/Vendor Strategies for Approval Plan Revision (in a DDA World)
How does a library review and rewrite its approval plan while gradually transitioning from a monograph collection that is primarily print to one that in the future will be primarily electronic?

This session will review and describe the arduous but ultimately worthwhile and satisfying project that Loyola Marymount University and YBP Library Services undertook in a yearlong approval profile review. Attendees will hear how the library and the approval plan vendor strategized and collaborated to involve over twenty subject liaisons with varying levels of collection development experience. We will discuss the support infrastructure that the library used to get liaisons up to speed on the relevant issues and their roles in the project. We will also explain the communications and collaboration tools we used to document a process with myriad details to track. Attendees will hear tips from both the library and vendor perspectives on how to effectively structure and implement approval plan revisions for both print and electronic books.

Underlying this whole project was the belief that the approval plan (and intentional collection building) still has an important place in libraries, or at least for one library. During the general discussion segment of our session, we want to hear differing perspectives on whether and how to embark on such a major undertaking.

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Charles Hillen

Head of Acquisitions & Serials, Loyola Marymount University
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Glenn Johnson-Grau

Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development, Loyola Marymount University
Glenn Johnson-Grau is Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development at Loyola Marymount University. He frequently reminds himself that all is flux and nothing stays still.

Joan Thompson

Collection Development Manager, YBP Library Services

Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 227, Addlestone Library 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Secrets in Vendor Negotiations
Libraries purchase, license, lease or otherwise acquire a multitude of services from a variety of vendors. Whether the library is negotiating for content from a publisher on subscriptions, or perpetual lease, or if the library is acquiring new technology or services from outside or affiliate organizations, the staff responsible for negotiations can ensure better results in terms of price & performance if armed with more knowledge, proven strategies and actionable intelligence.

Based on decades of complex content and technology negotiations from the vendor perspective, and dozens of interviews of information professionals tasked with negotiations for products & services -- This provides actionable takeaways that attendees will be able to use immediately in their negotiations with all vendors - technology, content, and service providers. Attendees will be able to gain greater efficiency from their budgets, more clarity in vendor deliverables / reduction of renewal surprises / increased return on product investment and better understanding of vendors' motivations. Attendees are encouraged bring real-life examples to the session.

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Matt Dunie

President, Data-Planet
Matt Dunie has founded or co-founded three information and content application services companies (Insight Publications, RefWorks, and LabArchives), is an advisor to ThirdIron, and held numerous executive-level management positions and professional association board positions. His... Read More →
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Carl Grant

Interim Dean of Libraries, Oaklahoma University
Dean (Interim) of The University of Oklahoma Libraries, a facility that has been undergoing a rapid transformation for the last five years. Here is a link to our latest annual report that shows the scope of work being done here: https://issuu.com/oulibraries/docs/ou_libraries_pro... Read More →
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Michael Gruenberg

Consultant, IOS Press
IOS Press serves the information needs of scientific and medical communities worldwide publishing more than 100 international journals and 75 books each year. Featuring the IOS Press Neurodegenerative Disorders Journals Collection: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Journal of Parkinson’s... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403


The Changing Face of Collection Development and Acquisitions: 40 Year Trip from the Past
I have been involved directly or indirectly with collection development and acquisitions for forty years. Today’s online tools, automated systems, and software support have greatly simplified the process. Join me on a not-so-nostalgic look at collection development and acquisitions through the years. I’ll go back to an era of card catalogs, microfilm on-order lists, and adding machines before returning to the present. Along the way, I’ll identify the major advances that have changed the face of collection development in addition to telling some of my favorite stories.

While most people at this conference understand the importance of the shift to digital over the last decade, other factors have led to profound changes. Approval plans were a new invention as libraries coped with the bankruptcy of the Richard Abel Company. Before the online catalog and other digital files, knowing cataloging rules to determine the main entry of the potential order was often the only way to avoid unwanted duplicates. Even the slightest error at the beginning of a citation could make the document undiscoverable. Another key factor for collection development was the brief window of availability for many publications. Research libraries had to have agents in countries where local publications sold out quickly and weren’t under bibliographic control. The out-of-print market was cumbersome with high transaction costs that upped prices. Small factors such as the lack of spreadsheets made analyzing the acquisitions accounts a tiresome task that occurred rarely and could take several days with adding machines as the only support. The mainframe computer could generate statistics, but they were much harder to analyze and required a programmer to write code for special reports.

Come take a trip in my time machine to an uncharted wilderness or down memory lane

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Bob Holley

Professor Emeritus, School of Library & Information Science, Wayne State University
Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University School of Library & Information Science. Bob Holley has been actively involved in collection development since 1980 as an academic librarian, library science professor, and researcher. He was chief collection development officer at the University... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Acquiring Small Press Monographs: Trends and Analyses
In a publishing environment that is increasingly electronic and acquisition models that are demand driven, librarians at the University of Colorado are exploring current trends in acquiring small press monographs.

Social Sciences librarian Gene Hayworth conducted research using the data in WorldCat to examine library acquisitions of small press titles for the years 2008-2012. He generated a list of 430 small press publishers to see how many titles each press published in a given year, and how many libraries hold those titles. In addition, a random survey of collection development and acquisitions librarians will assess factors that influence purchase decisions for small press monographs. Using holdings data from WorldCat and survey responses co-authors will determine what types of small press titles are being purchased, whether or not this has changed over time, the impact of electronic publishing on library purchases of small press titles, and whether there are geographic (US/global) factors that come into play. This will provide an analysis of trends and patterns between the two sets of data, particularly in light of ALA's mission and stated interest in "Equity of Access" for all to the records of humanity.


Yem Fong

Professor & Director, Scholarly Resource Development, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Gene Hayworth

Director of Social Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
Gene Hayworth is the Director of Social Sciences at the University Libraries of the University of Colorado He received a BA in English from UNC-Greensboro in 1982, and an MLS from Syracuse University in 1995. He moved to Colorado in 1995 where he worked for CARL Corporation, and in... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Contemplating e-Scores: Open Ruminations on the e-Score, the Patron, the Library, and the Publisher
For several years now libraries, publishers, and vendors have worked out a means of creating, licensing, and delivering e-books in academic settings. While the art of the academic e-book is perhaps not quite yet perfected, conservatively speaking today’s students and faculty will find and use at least one e-book in the course of their academic career and be more or less satisfied with the experience. E-scores, however, are only now coming to occupy the attention of librarians, and not a moment too soon as commercial e-score vendors with sub-par quality content manage to meet the functionality needs of most users. Many living composers are harnessing the internet and cutting out the middle man by offering “e-scores” in the form of downloadable PDFs. Score publishers are by and large still in the early stages of thinking about moving to e-score format (also for personal downloads), and vendors with e-score platforms are negligible. This session seeks to open the conversation about e-scores to acquisition librarians, e-book publishers and vendors who typically work outside the music library.

During the first half of this session audience members will learn about the current state of e-scores in academic libraries, including what patrons want from e-scores, what score publishers are doing, what libraries are currently able to provide, and, finally, what commercial vendors are already doing. Audience members will bring their own e-book, publishing, technological, and acquisitions experience and expertise to the many issues surrounding e-scores by responding to a series of open questions presented to them during the second half of the session. Through this open questioning, it is hoped that audience members will come to new understandings of their own work with other electronic materials while at the same time bring their expertise to bear on the future of e-score development.


lisa Hooper

Head of Media Services, Tulane University

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Ebooks Down Under
Australian libraries have been early adopters of groundbreaking ebook initiatives for the past 10 years, helping to build and shape some of the innovative models and tools we use today. There has been a significant shift to e-preferred collection policies and ebook acquisition programs, including Demand-driven acquisition (DDA), are generally substantially larger and more established in Australia than North America.

In 2006, Swinburne was the first ever library to load the full EBL catalog into its library OPAC and make all titles available for immediate access using EBL's DDA model. Swinburne expends over 80% of its resources budget on electronic resources and provides access to more ebooks than print books.

Evidence from University of Western Australia shows that DDA is more effective in selecting relevant material for the collection. In 2012, DDA usage indicated 99.59% of titles auto-purchased by DDA saw further use. As a result, UWA is currently implementing an e-preferred strategy across all monographic acquisition processes.

This presentation will present and discuss studies from two institutions that have shaped ebook collections in Australia, and look back at the bold beginnings of Demand-driven Acquisitions and to where Australia is now - where a markedly more established ebook purchasing market exists.

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Tony Davies

Deputy Director, Library Services, Swinburne University of Technology
Tony started working as a librarian at Swinburne University on a 2 week contract in 1987 and he's still there, although he has taken on a number of different roles over the years. In 2016 the Library merged with Student Administration to form a new department Student Administration... Read More →
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Michelle Morgan

eBook Librarian, Information Resources Access Management, University of Western Australia
Michelle graduated from the post graduate diploma in Library and Information Studies in 2007 and initially worked in the public library sector. She began as a Senior Library Officer at UWA in 2009 and in 2010 she won a position as Institutional Repository Librarian & Ebook Librarian... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Making ‘Too Much’ Manageable and Discoverable: How Publishers, Vendors and Libraries Can Work Together to Help Users Unlock the Full Potential of Library Collections
In the land of ‘too much,’ it’s important to have different, creative acquisitions models available; that no matter the acquisitions model, materials are discoverable in a timely manner; and that workflows are streamlined so that librarians can focus on value-added tasks such as collection development rather than loading records and setting holdings.

As libraries integrate ‘just in time’ collection development strategies, management and discovery tools must support the creative (and complex) acquisitions models available from publishers and content providers. These new models provide great opportunities for libraries to connect users with relevant content. However, managing and maintaining accurate holdings information necessary for effective discovery is challenging.

How can publishers, vendors, and libraries work together to optimize discovery, shorten the timeframe from when a title is available to when it is discoverable, and relieve some of the burden on libraries of maintaining holdings? One word, libific. The panel will share more about this exciting initiative currently underway.


Jesse Holden

Director of Acquisitions, USC
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Alexandra de Lange

Head of Third-Party Platform Relations, Elsevier Science
Alexandra de Lange is the Head of Third-Party Platforms in Elsevier. In this role she is responsible for strategy and policy development as well as product- and partnership management related to discoverability of content published on ScienceDirect.  ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s... Read More →

John Law

Vice President of Discovery Services, ProQuest
As vice president of discovery solutions, John Law leads a dynamic team that builds information solutions aimed at getting librarians and end-users to their information "discovery moment" effortlessly. John was the visionary and development leader behind the ground-breaking Summon... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403


Navigating the Flow of Value-Streams to the Seas of Collection Management, Acquisition, and Preservation.
At UNLV Libraries, the practices for gathering and mending damaged materials had created an amorphous backlog which negatively impacted users’ access and the Libraries’ return on investment (ROI). An initial-state review of the process revealed (a) no apparent process owner existed; (b) an unwieldy backlog developed; (c) no value-adding actions were developed for determining what should be mended, or setting turn-around times; (d) no standardized methods of evaluation were created to link procedures to stakeholder goals. After review of the initial state, value-streams were identified based on users’ needs and workflows—a central gathering place was created with daily pickups, as well as an evaluation process—which then transformed flow into various value-streams based on collection criteria and ROI. A future state was then set to embrace both users’ value and ROI outcomes. Value-adding actions of the future state include (a) eliminating backlog and sustain one-piece flow; (b) deliver 24-48 hour turn-around times; (c) provide more time for highly trained staff to pursue divisional initiatives and key workflow within Special Collections; (d) establish the Preservation Laboratory as a focal point for preservation outreach and education.

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Michael Frazier

Book & Paper Conservator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Frazier has served as Book and Paper Conservator for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries since 2002. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa, where he also worked as a Preservation Assistant at the McFarlin Library. He has a Master's Degree in Library Science... Read More →

Greg Voelker

Continuing Resources Lifecycle Coordinator, UNLV
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Richard Zwiercan

Art, Architecture & Design Librarian, University of Nevada Las Vegas
As of January 7, 2019, I started my position as the Art, Architecture & Design Librarian and oversee the Architecture Studies Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) -- University Libraries. I provide instruction and librarianship to the disciplines within the School... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Searching for Sustainability: Strategies & Choice in the eBook Supply Chain
As ebooks have evolved within the publishing and library community, publishers have faced many new choices of how to distribute their content. This presentation will focus on what those choices are, and how those decisions affect not only the availability of content to the library market, but how publishers with different strategies are performing.

Evelyn Elias will kick off the discussion by addressing a few questions:
• Why exactly does it take so long for ebooks to publish?
• Why aren’t all ebooks available everywhere?
• How do relatively new models of PDA and STL affect a publisher’s bottom line differently than traditional books?

Michael Zeoli will provide:
• A review of the shifting landscape that digital content has precipitated for publishers, suppliers, and librarians
• Statistics on content sales via YBP, highlighting challenges facing all segments of our universe
• Publisher X vs. Publisher Y: different strategies and performance

Rob Kairis will discuss the various challenges ebooks present from the library perspective. Despite the fantastic technological advances ebooks provide, when purchased by individual libraries ebooks cannot be shared. When purchased at the consortial level, striking the correct balance between cost and access is key. Are current ebook models sustainable for libraries and consortia?

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Evelyn Elias

Library Sales Director, Taylor & Francis
why I love what I do: "Bookselling was and is for me a cultural and political expression, an expression of progressive change, of a challenge to oppressive authority, of a search for a community of values which can act as an underpinning of a better world. The true profit in bookselling... Read More →
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Rob Kairis

Library Director, Kent State University, Stark Campus
My interests include: Cooperative Collection Development, Library Approval Plans, Plagiarism, Academic Honesty, Information Literacy.
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Michael Zeoli

VP, eContent Development, YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, 1997-current ebrary, 2005-2007 Regenstein Library, Acquisitions Dept., University of Chicago http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/eternal_ebooks/

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Magnolia Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Shared Print on the Move: Collocating Collections
As university libraries devote increasing portions of staff time and budget dollars to electronic resources, many are looking for cost- and labor-efficient ways of storing and ensuring access to legacy print collections. Shared print repositories have emerged as one possible solution, but setting up a shared storage system is never easy. Issues of selection, preservation, access and use, and interoperability must be resolved, but first comes one pivotal question: Where are we going to put all these books?
Collocating shared print storage is one answer. Rather than securing holdings in place, The Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Shared Print Repository selects volumes for preservation from multiple universities, relocating materials as necessary to create a comprehensive print backfile collection of scientific journals. We feel that collocating the collection means more secure conditions can be maintained, and better user services supported, by holding some bodies of print content in common, thus relieving each individual school of the obligation to commit the necessary resources to manage these resources on its own. Nonetheless, physically transferring items (but not ownership) to other locations creates specific challenges.
This session will explore the opportunities and costs associated with collocating shared print storage. How is such a project governed? Who decides what and who will deposit materials, and who will host? How do such items become findable in both physical space and in the world of available library resources? How does resource sharing work in this environment? This session will cover these questions and more using the CIC Shared Print Repository as one example.

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Rebecca Crist

Project Manager, Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Shared print storage, weather data, or how the Cubs' implosion was the inevitable heartbreak we should have expected
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Sherri Michaels

Head of Collection Management and Director of MDPI Library Operations, Indiana University
Sherri Michaels is currently the Head of Collection Management at Indiana University. She also serves as the Director of MDPI Library Operations. The Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative is a project to digitize media and film by IU's Bicentennial in 2020. Sherri received... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cypress Ballroom South, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


The Road Oft Traveled: Collection Analysis and Development in a Modern Academic Law Library
Academic law libraries have seen a monumental shift from print to digital over the last decade, requiring library administration to be forward-thinkers when utilizing library staff and when analyzing and developing the library collection. While students are content to research using Westlaw, Lexis, and even Google, the law librarians at Stetson University College of Law’s Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library are actively utilizing every library department, from circulation and technical services to administration, to analyze and develop the print and digital collection. This session will engage the audience in discussion about best practices when implementing staff into collection development and acquisitions, and the failures and successes we have experienced. Attendees can expect to learn how to best use staff at every level to make better collection decisions in a rough economic climate.


Elizabeth Barnes

Library Administrator, Stetson University College of Law
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Ashley Chase

Associate Director, Stetson University College of Law

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 122, Addlestone Library 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401