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ALCTS E-Forum: Streaming Media: Acquisition, Discovery and Usage Data

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 8:00 am to Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 5:00 pm, US/Central

Streaming Media: Acquisition, Discovery and Usage Data

August 27-28, 2013

Hosted by Sally Gibson and Susan Marcin

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm


Streaming media is on the rise in library collections as well as in the classroom. This e-forum will explore the streaming media acquisitions process, how access is established to optimize discovery and how usage information should inform each step of the process.

Topic covered will include:

  • Streaming media vendors
  • Optimizing discovery
  • Marketing
  • Usage data
  • Workflow
  • Legal issues and licensing


Sally Gibson is Head of the CAP Department at Illinois State University.  She oversees cataloging, acquisitions, and processing.  Prior to joining ISU in July 2013, she was the Head of Technical Services at Creighton University’s Reinert Alumni Library.  She also held positions in serials and electronic resources and reference.  Sally serves on the ALCTS AS Research and Statistics Committee and is chair of the ACRL College Libraries Section.

Susan Marcin is the Head of Electronic Resources Management: Technologies & User Experience for Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, where her work focuses on electronic resource licensing, user services, management, and strategic planning.  Previously, Susan was the Head of Digital Services & Technology Planning at Fairfield University.  She has also held positions at Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science, The New York Public Library, PAIS International, and T3 Media, a New York City-based Web design and strategy firm.  Presently Susan serves on the ALA ALCTS AS Research and Statistics Committee, the ALA LLAMA Leadership Development Committee, and the NISO IOTA (Improving OpenURLs Through Analytics) working group.


*What is an e-forum?*

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at: http://bit.ly/upcomingeforum.

*To register:*

Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.