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RPLTS IG Meeting at ALA Midwinter, 2012, in Dallas, TX: Announcement

ALA Midwinter Program - ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group

Time:   Saturday, January 21, 10:30 am-12:00 pmLocation:   Dallas Convention Center - Room D174Topic: Perpetual Access: Peaks and Pitfalls
Presenters: Jane Smith (Coordinator of Electronic Resources, Texas A&M University); Eugenia Beh (Electronic Resources Librarian, Texas A&M University)

Librarians want to have perpetual access clauses in our licenses and we know that publishers will provide them, but what are we actually getting with our perpetual access rights?  Our two focus speakers will discuss the results of their examination of perpetual access clauses from 20 of the Texas A&M University Libraries’ licenses for major journal packages, including the impact on  the electronic resources and serials workflows; the potential impact on the acquisitions and cataloging staff; and how perpetual access affects current and/or future functions as technical services librarians.  The speakers will present a chart comparing the perpetual access rights offered by the 20 publishers.
After the presentation we will then open the discussion to the audience to learn how librarians at other institutions deal with perpetual access.

The meeting will conclude with a brief business meeting.

Jane Smith is the Coordinator of Electronic Resources at Texas A&M University, a post she has held since 2008. From 2002 – 2008, she served as the Education Librarian at Texas A&M. Prior to her academic library career, she was a public school librarian. She is interested in serials and electronic resources management. She received her MLS from Texas Woman’s University in 1996.

Eugenia Beh is an Electronic Resources Librarian at Texas A&M University. She received her MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, where she was also a staff member at the University of Texas Libraries from 2002-2010. Eugenia serves on the Executive Board of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association and is the Chair of the Student Outreach Committee for the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG).

2011/2012 Co-Chairs:
Erica Olivier, Douglas County Libraries (eolivier@dclibraries.org)
Shoko Tokoro, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (stokoro@uncc.edu)

2011/2012 Co-Vice Chairs and Co-Chairs Elect For 2012/2013:
Allison Yanos, Baylor University Libraries (Allison_Yanos@baylor.edu)
Charles McElroy, Florida State University Libraries (cnmcelroy@fsu.edu)

2011/2012 RLPTS Past Co-Chairs:
Jack Hall, University of Houston (jhall@uh.edu)
Wanda Jazayeri, University of California, Irvine (wpjaz@uci.edu)