ALCTS CMS (Collection Management Section) Section
Looking for Collection Management & Development trends, practical tips, and more at ALA Orlando?
The Collection Management Section (CMS) is proud to offer a variety of venues for discussing important and timely collections-related topics. These include the CMS Interest Groups and the 7th Annual Collection Management and Development Research Forum.
See more (below) for CMS conference highlights.
CMS Interest Group events include:
(links go to the conference scheduler)
- OERs (Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries)
- Collection assessment (Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group)
- Issues and trends in public libraries (Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group)
- Talks on evidence based acquisition, making room for streaming video and primary online sources in collections decision (Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group)
The list of CMS Interest Group meetings can be found in the conference scheduler.
The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Seventh Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum.
- Lynn Wiley will discuss two demand driven e-book packages for Humanities university press books that use different measures for determining demand. This work compares triggered demand models for e-book purchasing with evidence based demand purchasing. Lynn is Head of Acquisitions at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign University Libraries.
- Wenli Gao and Cherie Turner will describe their research into monograph usage that compares the usage patterns of books acquired via approval plan with those acquired through firm orders and incorporates interlibrary loan data for analysis. Wenli is the Communication, Sociology, and Anthropology Librarian at the University of Houston Libraries and Cherie Turner is the Chemical Sciences Librarian at the University of Houston Libraries.
- Kristin Calvert will discuss a citation analysis of research published by Western Carolina University faculty and staff to determine whether a statistically-significant relationship exists between academic department and the type(s) of research cited in its faculty’s scholarship. The result of this analysis is then used to apply adjustments across all subject areas in the library’s allocation formula. Kristin is Assistant Professor and Department Head of Content Organization & Management at Hunter Library, Western Carolina University.
Learn more about the ALCTS Collection Management Section at http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/cms.
Call for Papers: The Seventh Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum ALA Annual 2016by Andrea Wirth on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 05:41 pm
Call for Papers
The Seventh Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum
ALA Annual 2016
The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Seventh Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando.
This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.
The Committee will use a "blind review” process to select two projects. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum. Each researcher should plan for a 20 minute presentation, with a 10 minute open discussion following each presentation. Criteria for selection are:
Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices
Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies
Quality and creativity of the methodology
Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to February 15, 2016, will not be accepted.
The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address). The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include only:
The title of your project
A clear statement of the research problem
A description of the research methodology used
Results of the project, if any
Examples of research presented at previous forums have included
- Comparison of Biographical Information in Commercial Literary Databases and on the Open Web
- Assessment of a Fully Integrated Patron Driven Access (PDA) Model
- Comparison of Citation Use Patterns to Link Resolver and Vendor Statistics in Journals in the Health Sciences Fields
- Development of a holistic approach to collection development and assessment
- Development of a data-driven weeding project
- Development of a sustainable, permanent assessment process to maintain shelf capacity equilibrium without an adverse effect on librarian time management
The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2016.
Notification of acceptance will be made by March 15, 2016.
ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.
Please send submissions to:
Chair, CMS Publications Committee
TEL: 847 467-1866
ALCTS Collection Management Section Midwinter Forum
Sunday, January 10 2016; 4:30 – 5:30pm
Add to your Midwinter Schedule: http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=127295
Please join the ALCTS Collection Management Section for a panel discussion on the following topic for its Midwinter Forum:
Re-organization, in broadest terms, is happening at virtually every library these days. These re-organizations of staff, work flows, and resources could be to prepare for a new library building, to cope with new demands on library collections, or to introduce new needed services to our library users. How do traditional skill sets apply to these new demands, and what can we do to facilitate effective leadership in these transitions?
CMS welcomes two panelists to discuss aspects of re-organization that they have successfully participated in as leaders in their respective libraries: Erin E. Boyd and Erica Findley.
Erin E. Boyd is the Technical Services Supervisor at the Irving Public Library in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area where she is responsible for overseeing all cataloging and processing. Previous to this position, she worked as a cataloger in academic libraries. An active ALCTS member, Ms. Boyd currently serves as Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors and as the ALCTS Representative on the ALA Website Advisory Committee
Erica Findley is a passionate library supporter and is influential in the broader library advocacy ecosystem. Ms. Findley is the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at Multnomah County Library (OR) and is a 2008 MLS graduate from Emporia State University. She is an active member of the American Library Association where she is an at-large member of their governing Council and serves on the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee. Ms. Findley is a co-convener of the ALA Think Tank and regularly hosts “pop-up libraries” when traveling by train or plane. Ms. Findley can be found online at www.ericafindley.com.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Collection Management Section Executive Committee Member-at-Large Betsy Appleton. She is currently Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian for St. Edward's University Munday Library.
Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries
Saturday, January 9, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Westin Waterfront (WEST) – Marina Ballroom I – III
9:00 Welcome and Introductions (Name, Institution, Title)
- Review of Minutes
- Nomination/Election of New Chair/Chair-elect
9:30 Presentation and Discussion:
- Collections are a Service, Using Tableau to Visualize Usage and Financial Information – Daniel Dollar (Yale University Libraries)
10:15 Discussion Session
- A call for agenda items elicited several suggestions for discussion with few takers to lead sessions. Topics that were raised included:
- After a decade in which many institutions have addressed financial hardships, some institutions continue feeling very pinched by the annual increases they experience with many subscriptions. In light of the continued tightening of budgets, there are many questions to examine. Does the database model for purchases make sense going forward? If not, what are the alternatives, and have they been financially beneficial to those institutions that have moved away from them? What constitutes adequate justification for a “financial out” on licenses, and once the crisis passes, have publishers been helpful in re-establishing relationships with past customers?
- Have institutions begun figuring out how they can bring together locally held primary source content and licensed primary source content in ways that are most beneficial to students and scholars?
- What is the impact of ProQuest’s purchase of ExLibris? What do we perceive the impact to be in the next several years?
- What has been the local impact/discussion around the recent editorial board resignation from Elsevier’s title Lingua?
- Are there examples of active, effective shared print collaborations, and how are they changing how individual institutions manage their print collections?
The ALCTS Collection Management Section Publications Committee seeks two individuals to join long-term editor Helene Williams on the editorial board of the Sudden Selectors Guide series (http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/collect/collmgt/ssg). Editors appointed this year will serve for either a one or three year term in order to establish staggered appointment terms.
Applications are due by Friday, March 27, 2015.
Editors of the Sudden Selectors Guide series work as a three-member board, reporting to the CMS Publications Committee. The primary responsibility of the Editors is to work with authors contributing to the Sudden Selectors Guide series, from the proposal to finished manuscript stages.
Specific tasks include but are not limited to:
- Recruit potential authors for subjects agreed upon by CMS Publications Committee
- Work with authors at all stages of process to:
- Develop proposals that meet ALCTS and CMS guidelines for manuscripts
- Provide feedback on and manage timeline for manuscript writing
- Provide developmental editing
- Seek and manage inside (CMS Publications Committee) readers
- Seek and manage outside readers
- Coordinate activities with other editors and ALCTS Publications (Christine McConnell)
- Work with ALCTS Publications on final manuscript editing and galley proof process
- Meet virtually with other Editors prior to Midwinter and Annual conferences
- Attend virtual CMS Publications Midwinter meeting
- Coordinate with Co-Editors to ensure attendance, on a rotating basis, at the CMS Publications Committee at ALA Annual
- Provide update reports for Midwinter and Annual meetings
- Contribute productively to discussions of future directions and needs of the Sudden Selectors Guide series
Term of appointment is for three years, and is renewable once. Until staggered appointment terms are established, initial appointment may be for fewer than three years. ALCTS provides a stipend of $1800 to support conference attendance in the third year of appointment.
Editors are ex-officio members of the CMS Publications Committee.
- Current ALCTS-CMS member. (Applications will be accepted from non-members, but appointment is contingent upon joining.)
- Experience editing manuscripts for publication
- In-depth selecting and collection management experience
- Proven project management skills and a strong commitment to producing timely, quality publications
- Track record of professional publication
- Ability to work in collaboration with co-editors, CMS Publications Committee members, and ALCTS Publications
- Active in professional organizations, either library or discipline-related
To apply, send a cover letter detailing your interest in serving as an Editor for the Sudden Selectors Guide series and your previous editing experience, your CV, and the names and contact information of two or more references who are familiar with your work as an editor and selector/collection manager to:
Emily Prather-Rodgers, Chair, ALCTS-CMS Publications Committee
Please combine all application documents into a single PDF file and format your subject line as SSG Editor application/YourLastName.
Fifth Annual Collection Management & Research Forum, ALCTS CMS
The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum (formerly known as the Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development Forum) at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. This year’s featured speakers are:
Denise Weldon-Siviy, Collections Associate, and Amy Ward, Director of Technical Services, from Gettysburg College. Siviy and Ward will discuss their work to develop a sustainable, permanent assessment process to maintain shelf capacity equilibrium without an adverse effect on librarian time management. They endeavored to develop a process that would result in a net-zero growth scenario while producing a higher-quality collection.
Cheri Duncan, Director, Acquisitions & Collections, from James Madison University. Duncan will discuss a project she undertook with Genya O’Gara, Director, Collections, to develop a holistic approach to collection development and assessment. Their ultimate goal is to develop a flexible assessment rubric that will include a suite of tools for more consistently evaluating and better expressing a holistic value of their collections.
The speakers will briefly present their work and then welcome questions and ideas from attendees.
The forum will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center, N237, on Sunday, June 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Collection Management in Public Libraries IG
Monday, June 20th LVCC N102 1-2:30 pm
Meeting will begin at 1:00 with introductions.
Debra Lambert from the Indianapolis Public Library will be introduced as the new ALCTS IG Co-Chairperson
Charlene Rue from Brooklyn Public Library is the RUSA IG Co-chairperson
Topics discussed range from: self-publishing print and e-books, managing e-media collections in changing environments, floating collections, e-media budgeting and round-table talks about the different providers/vendors. Other topics will come up and be discussed as time permits. The meeting ends at 2:30 pm. Everyone is asked to sign an attendance sheet.