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The CMS Executive Committee hopes you are all having a great start to fall.
This message is intended as a reminder that the CMS Executive Committee minutes from conference and virtual meetings are located on the committee's webpage under “Public Posts from ALA Connect” (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/cms/cmtes/ats-cmdec). Minutes are typically posted within a few weeks of the most recent meeting. Other information that we hope is of interest to members is posted there as well, such as the summary results from the spring 2013 CMS membership survey.
Secretary, Collection Management Section
Emerging Research in Collection Development and Management Forum:
Burke, Jane and Jim Ulsh, “Curating Institutional Video Collections.”
Wical, Stephanie and R. Todd Vandenbark, “Building a Stronger Collection: The Art of Combining Citation Studies and Usage Statistics.”
The Forum will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 4:30-5:30, McCormick Place MCP-N229
Curating Institutional Video Collections
Institutional video content remains the least curated and discoverable of all content types. Symptoms include:
Growing volume and complexity of institutional multimedia, including lecture capture
Users expect ubiquitous access to all content, regardless of format
Video is often siloed
Video is under cataloged/indexed
Video is not easily accessible
Video, especially institutional video, is not available to discovery services
Rights management and use concerns
Libraries are missing out on an opportunity to showcase its relevance on today’s campus
The hypothesis: Utilize automated transcription to create indexing data that would promote the discoverability and usability of institutionally created video. If successful, this could lead to an affordable service that would allow libraries to work with a service partner to curate large volumes of video content.
In analyzing the problem and determining if an affordable service could be developed, multiple research methods were used:
Facilitated focus group of 12 experienced multi-media librarians
5 research surveys by professional research firms
Pilot partner group that contributed 520 pieces of video and met in person four times over 1 year period
Creation of a test version of every step of the service, so that Pilot Partners could evaluate real examples – all 520 pieces taken through the process multiple times
Building a Stronger Collection: The Art of Combining Citation Studies and Usage Statistics
Usage statistics, while helpful in determining cost-¬-per-¬-use of resources, present an incomplete overview of resources used. Resources frequently downloaded do not necessarily end up in research publications. Citation studies, on the other hand, provide insight into what faculty find valuable inside and outside the library collection. But where do they overlap? Librarians at a small, liberal arts university are currently analyzing the intersection of these data sets looking for such trends. Combining these methods provides increased granularity in assessing where a library should allocate its limited funds.
Librarians are collecting article citations from publications (journal articles, books and book chapters, etc.) written by teaching faculty in four departments: nursing, mathematics, chemistry and biology. In addition, usage statistics data will be culled from electronic journals and databases corresponding to each of these departments. Data across these groups will be combined and analyzed in order to answer questions such as:
Are faculty members publishing in the same journals they are getting information from?
Do items with high usage reflect the same levels of publication?
What should we have as part of our collection to adequately support research at our institution?
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Join us for the ALCTS CMS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group!
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Location: Convention Center, TCC 204
Add this event to your Midwinter schedule: http://alamw13.ala.org/node/8999
We hope to see you there! We will discuss topics of interest related to electronic resources and collection management issues. Suggested topics include but are not limited to: implementation and/or best practices with utilization of electronic resource management (ERM) systems, assessment.
The interest group also needs a new chair person for July 2013-June 2014. If you are interested in learning more or would like to volunteer, please feel free to contact me for more information.
We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!
Hilary A. Wagner
ER&L/EBSCO Information to Inspiration Fellowship
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Electronic Resources &
Libraries (ER&L) are pleased to announce the inaugural “Information to
Inspiration” Fellowship. Designed to advance the careers of highly
motivated library professionals and the field of librarianship, this
unique program will provide up to $4,000 to support a library
professional or a team of library professionals interested in
conducting research about issues related to management of electronic
resources in the ever-evolving information industry. Read the full
news release here:
ER&L encourages you to submit an application. After 7 years of working
to cull thought provoking and valuable research into the annual ER&L
conference, we are excited to share this new opportunity with the
library community. "Rooted in a shared belief that our individual
efforts and leadership can and will impact the field of librarianship,
ER&L is pleased and proud to partner with EBSCO Information Services
to serve as the inaugural launch pad for the EBSCO Information to
Inspiration Fellowship--an award which will directly fund research by
library professionals working to advance our field." -- Bonnie
Tijerina, ER&L Conference Coordinator/ Harvard University
Fellowship Area of Focus
This award is seeking library professionals work on measuring and
evaluating use, users and usage. Some example topics of interest
Practical implementation and support of analysis techniques to
increase usage and maximize the value of electronic resources
Measuring value or impact of library resources with data
Determining return on investment
ER&L Strongly encourages applications from the library community.
Learn details about the award, uses for funding, eligibility,
selection criteria and application process: http://bit.ly/ebscofellow
Jan. 18, 2013: Round 1 deadline.
Jan. 22, 2013: Round 1 applicants advised of results.
Feb. 4, 2013: Round 2 deadline.
Feb. 1–11, 2013: Committee review applications.
Feb. 15. 2013: Winning applicant notified.
March 17–20, 2013: Winner announced, brief presentation by award winner.
A committee of ER&L community members and EBSCO representatives will
be evaluating applications. Committee members include:
Anna Creech, University of Richmond
Ellen Conrad, Denison University
Katie Gohn, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Bonnie Tijerina, Harvard University & ER&L Conference Coordinator
Read the full news release with links to the application here:
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Title: Scholarly Communication and Collections: From Crisis to Creative Response
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2012
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Renaissance Seattle Hotel – Compass South Room
Over the past decade, consolidation of the publishing industry, accompanied by unsustainable pricing models has created a crisis in scholarly communication that affects universities, libraries, faculty, and students. Nationally and internationally, libraries are being forced to decrease access to scholarly publishing due to increasing journal costs and declining budgets. In response, libraries and scholars have taken a leadership role in the area of open access to deal with the crisis and attempt to make the current model more sustainable. As libraries continue to lead open access efforts, it is important to educate librarians on the issues of scholarly communication so they can collaborate with faculty and become a part of an effective scholarly communication program. In addition, it is vital for libraries to have a formalized strategy to incorporate open access into collection development policies and activities to continue this momentum. The ALCTS Collection Management Section and the ACRL Science and Technology Section are co-sponsoring a Forum to discuss these issues.
Robin Champeiux – Oregon Health Sciences University
Lori Critz – Georgia Institute of Technology
The purpose of this forum is to nurture new authors by giving them an opportunity to present research and receive feedback as they prepare manuscripts for publication. Proposals for the forum were refereed by the ALCTS/CMS Publications Committee. The first presentation, by Kristin E. Martin, Sandra L. De Groote, and Deborah D. Blecic from the University of Illinois at Chicago, is entitled "Comparison of Citation Use Patterns to Link Resolver and Vendor Statistics in Journals in the Health Sciences Fields." The second presentation, by David Beales from California Polytechnic State University (formerly from Imperial College London), is entitled "Modeling the Cost of Abandoning the Big Deal: A Case Study from the UK."
Did you attend this forum? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012