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ALA Annual 2010 Program Announcement

Please join us:

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries Interest Group Annual Meeting
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010
Time: 10:30 am -12:00 noon
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, Grand Ballroom IV

1. Electronic Resources Evaluation Central: Homing in on a Permanent Site
Presenter: Lenore England, Digital Resources Librarian, University of Maryland University College

The UMUC library staff carefully review electronic resources each fiscal year. This process can be complex and inefficient since a wide variety of sources and tools need to be utilized. To more effectively manage the process, evaluation of resources was streamlined by setting up a site with LibGuides that could be utilized each fiscal year, which is called Electronic Resources Evaluation Central (EREC). EREC includes statistical and cost analysis of our resources, trials, fact sheets, library liaison information and templates for communication with faculty, and a comments blog. This presentation will discuss the effectiveness of setting up a central site and statistics on its use.

2. Ithaka S+R 2009 Faculty Survey Report
Presenter: Ross Housewright, Analyst, Ithaka S+R

Ithaka S+R recently released the results of its fourth faculty survey, which examines changes in faculty attitudes towards the academic library, information resources, and the scholarly communications system as a whole.  In the published report based on this survey, Ithaka S+R analyzes responses from over 3,000 faculty members based at US four-year colleges or universities.  This presentation will report findings on (1) faculty attitudes about the idea of a local shift away from print journal collections and towards electronic-only access and (2) faculty attitudes towards scholarly communications trends in open access and digital repositories.

3. Scholarly Video Publishing to Increase Productivity and Standardization in Life Sciences
Presenter: Moshe Pritsker, CEO, Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)

An insider in the business will provide answers on video-publication in science: why do it? Who needs it? What fundamental problems of today research and education does it address?  He will also detail how to build a sustainable video-publication and discuss acceptance of video-publication in the scientific and librarian communities based on 3 years of the experience acquired by JoVE.

We hope to see you in DC!

Best wishes,

Rebecca Kemp, Chair, CRS C&RL IG
E-Resources Acquisitions Librarian
CB#3938 Davis Library
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
ph: 919-962-0162
fax: 919-962-4450

Beth Bernhardt, Chair-Elect, CRS C&RL IG
Electronic Resources Librarian
Jackson Library
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402