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Thursday, November 7


Not So Fast! Researcher Preferences for Print or E-books
Directly or through consortia, libraries receive offers from publishers to provide more content via e-book packages than we could purchase on a title-by-title basis. McMaster University, a mid-sized ARL, has embraced this direction, subscribing to or purchasing a number of publisher collections – an enthusiasm not always shared by our users. To explore whether we are serving the needs of our advanced researchers – those who need to engage closely with texts – we invited all faculty, graduate students, and upper-level undergraduates to complete a short, 7-question survey identifying their format preferences and use of e-books. By April 2013, we had received over 1100 responses, including submissions from one third of our faculty. This Lively Lunch provides a current snapshot of issues surrounding the use and acceptance of e-books across the disciplines, and invites participants to share strategies around format choice, duplication of print and e- , and support for researchers.


Janice Adlington

Collections & Information Resources Librarian, McMaster University
Janice Adlington heads the collections department - serials, acquisitions, and processing - at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and spends her time pondering the e-book marketplace, Big Deal developments, and education trends.  Before returning north of the border, she spent... Read More →

Wade Wyckoff

Associate University Librarian, Collections, McMaster University Library
Wade Wyckoff joined McMaster University Library in 2006, where he is currently Associate University Librarian, Collections. Previously, he held appointments as Cataloguing Policy Librarian and Collection Services Librarian with the University Library. Before coming to McMaster, Wade... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


You Bought a New Resource—Now How Do You Get People to Use It? A Library, a Consortium, and a Publisher Explain What They’re Doing and How It’s Working.
From every stakeholder’s perspective, identifying resources, finding the funding, and adding an electronic product to the library’s holdings are all just the beginning. The library needs to demonstrate that the investment was wise and is being well used. The consortium wants to do best for members, not just in the negotiation and acquisition stages, but for the long term. The publisher wants to help customers increase usage and looks for faculty engagement to help grow the resource in the best way.

The librarians from the University of Notre Dame will discuss past challenges and new approaches, their methods for defining and measuring success (is it usage alone?), and early signs coming from efforts to date. Cindy Clennon from CARLI will explain a recent big deal to purchase six large academic video collections for each member library, and she’ll describe how everyone is working together to integrate the content into the knowledge fiber of the institutions. Eileen Lawrence from Alexander Street will discuss the company’s expanding projects for supporting libraries’ efforts with training, materials, and outreach, and how partnership efforts like those with CARLI and Notre Dame can make the difference.

We will invite each attendee to join in a lively discussion, sharing information about ideas you’ve tried at your own library and what you learned.

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Eileen Lawrence

Senior Vice President, Alexander Street Press
Eileen has worked with academic libraries since 1980. She is a co-founder of Alexander Street Press, having served previously as Vice President of Sales at Chadwyck-Healey, Inc.  She created and works with Alexander Street’s sales teams globally, manages key customer relationships... Read More →


Cindy Clennon

Director, Electronic Resources, CARLI (Consortium of Academic Research Libraries in Illinois)

Andrea Langhurst

Program Director, Resource Acquisitions & Discovery, University of Notre Dame
Andrea Langhurst is currently Program Director for Resource Acquisitions and Discovery at the University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Libraries. Andy has been at Notre Dame since 2008, previously working as Licensing/Acquisitions Librarian and unit manager for the Electronic Resources... Read More →
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Monica Moore

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Notre Dame

Thursday November 7, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


“Eat Yourself Full, Leave Your Plate Empty:” or Why Student and Faculty Appetite for Data is like an Offensive Lineman at a Buffet
From an old postcard of Miller’s Smorgasbord (on the Lincoln Highway east of Lancaster Pennsylvania) we see the sign that stands over the scrumptious buffet welcoming all patrons at the restaurant: “Eat Yourself Full, Leave Your Plate Empty.” The notion is simple - take what you can eat - but do not waste food. But in many ways, the whole premise of a buffet is the ability to try, sample, nibble and experiment with foods that you might not order otherwise order. And we all pay the same, even if we are a college football offensive lineman with a legendary appetite.

It is this conundrum that leads us into problems between libraries and the database vendors. Librarians scramble to keep the balance between the student needs of getting and analyzing data with the vendors’ need to keep the systems working and not to be over-burdened with royalty payments to the publishers. Increasingly, we see faculty and students wanting to download more data, but vendors too quick to install restrictions out of intellectual property concerns . In this “Eat Yourself Full” database environment, our students and faculty want to download more and more to analyze and interpret on their own.

The presenters will explore the issues of downloading caps and other obstacles at the business libraries of three large U.S. Public Universities (Illinois, Michigan and UCLA). Among the topics discussed will be the topics that drive this research, the types of resources they wish to use, the impact of the limits imposed on the students and faculty, and the workarounds that connected the user to the data that they needed.


Angela Horne

Head, Rosenfeld Management Library, UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Corey Seeman

Director, Kresge Library Services, University of Michigan
Corey Seeman is the Director of Kresge Library Services of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The unit has recently undergone a great transformation from a traditional library to an electronic-only library service group with the completion of the Ross Construction... Read More →

Rebecca Smith

Business Librarian, College of Business Digital Research Library (U of Illinois)

Thursday November 7, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403