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Online Doc University Librarian & Director of Auraria Library - Denver, CO

by Andrea Falcone on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

The University of Colorado Denver seeks an innovative, visionary, inspired leader to serve as the University Librarian and Director of the Auraria Library. The Library is located on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. The Library serves over 45,000 students, faculty and staff from three institutions of higher education on one campus – University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver.

The University of Colorado Denver seeks an innovative, visionary, inspired leader to serve as the University Librarian and Director of the Auraria Library. The Library is located on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. The Library serves over 45,000 students, faculty and staff from three institutions of higher education on one campus – University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver. The Library is newly renovated and for more information about the renovation, visit http://library.auraria.edu/renovations/phases/innovating-dreams.

For more information about this position, visit: https://library.auraria.edu/about/jobs/university-librarian-director.

 

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Online Doc 2012 Midwinter Copyright Discussion Group Minutes (draft)

by Tomas Lipinski on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

The ACRL Copyright Discussion Group at the ALA Midwinter meeting hosted attorney Beth Cate, formerly of the General Counsel’s Office of Indiana University, and now on the
faculty of its School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Ms. Kate updated the
group on recent developments in pending and ongoing litigation involving
institutions of higher education, such as the Georgia State reserves trial,
UCLA streaming re-filing, and continuing saga of the Google books litigation,
among others. The implications of the most recent Supreme Court decision (Golan

The ACRL Copyright Discussion Group at the ALA Midwinter meeting hosted attorney Beth Cate, formerly of the General Counsel’s Office of Indiana University, and now on the
faculty of its School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Ms. Kate updated the
group on recent developments in pending and ongoing litigation involving
institutions of higher education, such as the Georgia State reserves trial,
UCLA streaming re-filing, and continuing saga of the Google books litigation,
among others. The implications of the most recent Supreme Court decision (Golan
v. Holder) upholding the restoration of copyright for numerous foreign works
were discussed as well as orphan works, federalization of pre-1972 sound
recordings and mass digitization projects.

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Online Doc Slides and Audio from "Pay-Per-View Options: Is Transactional Access Right For My Institution?" (ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group)

by Adam Burling (staff) on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 03:33 pm

(links to the audio file and PDF versions of the slides are at the end of this post)

The ALCTS CCS Electronic Resources Interest Group presented a panel discussion "Pay-Per-View Options: Is Transactional Access Right For My Institution?" on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Presenters and participants shared their experiences and questions related to providing access to journal content without submitting their bottom lines to costly and sometimes little-used journal subscriptions.

The panel included:

(links to the audio file and PDF versions of the slides are at the end of this post)

The ALCTS CCS Electronic Resources Interest Group presented a panel discussion "Pay-Per-View Options: Is Transactional Access Right For My Institution?" on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Presenters and participants shared their experiences and questions related to providing access to journal content without submitting their bottom lines to costly and sometimes little-used journal subscriptions.

The panel included:

Pay Per View – Where We Were, Where We Are and Where Are We Going Next?

Beth R. Bernhardt, Presenter
Jackson Library
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

ABSTRACT:

Between 2002 and 2003, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) set up several different types of pay-per-view options that provided users with over 3,500 unsubscribed titles.  A few years later the library set up access to many of these titles through Consortium Big Deals. This presentation will talk about what options the library experimented with, what is still there, compare its pay-per-view statistics with its big deals and discuss how libraries might use pay-per-view options in the coming years.

Developing a Pay-Per-View Model in a Financially Challenging Budget Year

Nicole Mitchell and Elizabeth Lorbeer, Presenters
Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham

ABSTRACT:

Anticipated reductions at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, for fiscal year 2009/2010 will result in a content budget of roughly half what it was four years ago. The library went from having packages with almost every commercial and society publisher to just a few packages in 2009. Over 4,500 titles were cancelled for 2009, with only 52 journals being reinstated by user request. In exploring a solution for next fiscal year, the library began to investigate investing twenty percent of its journal budget to subsidized pay-per-view by setting up deposit accounts with the publishers, with a goal to significantly lower user fees for article access.  

Fast Food Nation/Google Generation/Financial Down Turn ... Meet the Library

Ryan Weir and Ashley Ireland, Presenters
Murray State University
Murray, Kentucky

ABSTRACT:

Murray State University recently initiated a project that will be the inaugural step in its transition to both providing optimized digital access and changing the landscape of its journal acquisitions from a model that has been traditionally print to one that is primarily electronic.  Alongside this transition, the library recently added a just-in-time element to its previous just-in-case-only model. The presentation also addressed the driving forces behind the library's decisions, its selection of Science Direct as a vendor, the implementation process, the outcomes, and where the library sees itself headed in the future.

Transactional Access: A Publisher's Take

Mark Rothenbuhler
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

ABSTRACT:

The final presentation offered the perspective of a major publisher about its experiences offering streamlined article access via prepaid tokens, including the realities and potential benefits of transactional access to journal articles to libraries and publishers, plus suggestions as to what libraries should be thinking about.   

Following the presentations, several participants asked questions and shared their own experiences.

Click here to listen to the entire panel presentation (1 hour, 12 minutes).

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Online Doc Minutes - 2009 Annual Meeting (consolidated)

by EBSS Admin (non-member) on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 01:07 am

ALA/EBSS Committee Meeting Minutes ALA Annual Meeting

Time and Place: 10:30 a.m., July 11, 2009; McCormick Place Conference Center, Chicago

Committee: Membership & Orientation Committee

Education & Behavioral Sciences Section (ACRL)

Minutes submitted by: Cheryl Goldenstein, Scott Collard

Members Present: Scott Collard, Rita Kohrman, Nancy O'Brien, Dottie Persson, Laura Ramirez (chair)

Members not present: Robert Hinton

ALA/EBSS Committee Meeting Minutes ALA Annual Meeting

Time and Place: 10:30 a.m., July 11, 2009; McCormick Place Conference Center, Chicago

Committee: Membership & Orientation Committee

Education & Behavioral Sciences Section (ACRL)

Minutes submitted by: Cheryl Goldenstein, Scott Collard

Members Present: Scott Collard, Rita Kohrman, Nancy O'Brien, Dottie Persson, Laura Ramirez (chair)

Members not present: Robert Hinton

Scott Collard opened the meeting with a welcome and introductions; chair Laura Ramirez was delayed due to representing EBSS at ACRL 101.

Minutes from the meeting at Midwinter in January 2009 were approved.

Scott shared membership statistics for EBSS and for ACRL as a whole. EBSS membership is down 3.24% to 955, well below the 1,000 members needed to meet ACRL's criteria for increased funding.  Membership in all but two of ACRL's sections has declined, and membership in ACRL as a whole has fallen 1.13% since 2008.

The committee brainstormed direct and indirect strategies to sustain and build EBSS membership during an economic downturn:

  • Take advantage of features in ALA Connect to recruit and engage members
  • Recommend ACRL change practices for funding sections. Lowering the 1,000-member threshold would be more attainable for sections in the current economic climate.  Considering alternative criteria and employing incremental steps for funding are other possibilities.
  • Allow for more virtual participation in the section and in ACRL as a whole. 
  • Approach members near retirement and provide incentives for them to purchase lifetime memberships.
  • Promote ACRL to students in LIS programs.
  • Pursue relationships with non-ACRL sections with interests similar to EBSS, such as AASL or YALSA. As a further step, ACRL could allow for members of other divisions to join ACRL committees by offering a revised fee structure. An increasing focus on interdisciplinarity is another argument for cross-division committee interaction.

Scott directed the discussion to action items from the previous meeting. He reported revising the letters sent to new, reinstated, and dropped members. Dottie created a set of survey questions to gain more information about why members let membership lapse. Committee members gave input and approved the letters and survey via email earlier this spring. An idea from the last meeting that we hope to address in the future is a buddy system to help new members navigate conferences.

Members agreed to focus on the following action items:

  1. Scott will present the suggestion regarding changing criteria for ACRL's funding of sections to Advisory Council.
  2. The Membership and Orientation Committee will explore a virtual meeting for Midwinter 2010. Scott will contact members via email to plan the meeting.
  3. The committee will deploy the new survey Dottie created. Laura can access names of those whose membership has lapsed in the past two years and will check it against the list of reinstatements. This group will be the initial focus of the survey. The survey will also be included with letters to dropped members.

The committee meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m. to join the larger section meeting.

Respectfully submitted

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