ALA Midwinter 2011 presentation and discussion
Current trends in patron driven acquisitions for books in science & technology
ACRL/STS Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group
Sunday, January 9, 2011, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) Room 28 D
Due to lean acquisitions budgets, is the "just in case" model of collecting print and electronic books being replaced by "on demand" collecting in some of our academic institutions? Anecdotal information indicates that purchase on demand is more readily accepted in the sciences and business. How are publishers and book vendors adjusting to patron driven acquisitions in the sciences? A panel of librarians and publisher and vendor representatives will briefly share their views and experiences followed by a discussion with audience participants.
Panelists: Michael Levine-Clark (University of Denver); Diane Clark (University of Alberta); Mary Woodley (CSU-Northridge); Syed Hasan (Springer); Matt Barnes (ebrary)
The PowerPoint slides presented at this session are attached.