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Continuing Resources Interest Group Midwinter 2011 Panel

Please join the ALCTS Access to Continuing Resources Interest Group for our program at ALA Midwinter.

 Expanding and Understanding Access Options: From Open Access to Patron Driven to Article Rental

Sunday, January 9, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm, San Diego Convention Center, Room 02

 When every library budget dollar must count, one access option definitely does not fit all. Librarians and publishers must consider new methods to get researchers the content they need. Join us to learn about some newer access options that might better fit your library needs. Some universities now require faculty to publish in Open Access journals, but how does this shift affect their libraries? Bob Schatz (BioMed Central, Springer) will explain how your library can play its part and how the new SpringerOpen journals expand publication options to researchers across more fields than ever before. Patron-driven purchasing is another access option that promises to match eBook purchases with precise researcher/student needs and to ensure that library purchases will not sit unused on the virtual shelf. What are the pros and cons of such an agreement? Kari Paulson (EBL) will detail this new “on-demand” acquisition option. Finally, article rental offers varying access options that tailor-fit content acquisition to researcher needs. How might unaffiliated researchers secure access to individual articles? Where might temporary access to content be procured? Bill Park (DeepDyve) will reveal how individuals and libraries can access valuable content through this new model and what advanced search options are possible though growing publisher collaborations.

 The panelists are:

 Bob Schatz

North American Sales Manager, BioMed Central, http://www.biomedcentral.com/

 Kari Paulson

President, EBL - Ebook Library, http://www.eblib.com/

 Bill Park

CEO, DeepDyve, http://www.deepdyve.com/

 For more information please contact group chair Heather Staines, (heather.staines@springer.com), or vice-chair Anneliese Taylor (anneliese.taylor@ucsf.edu).  See you in San Diego!