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Publisher /Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group

Monday, January 27, 2014
8:30 am to 10:00 am, US/Eastern

What drives acquisitions in 2014?
The face of acquisitions is changing –from single copy print to shared print, from print to electronic. Demand driven acquisition (DDA) has changed how we handle purchasing – and revolutionized the approval plan process. Spaces are changing too, from in-library shelving to shared space and even off-site high density storage. Publishers are becoming vendors (Project MUSE, UPSO), and with the advent of Espresso Book Machines some libraries are becoming publishers. These monumental shifts impact how we manage our work, but also significantly impact how we deliver books and e-content to our students and researchers. How do these changes impact how we acquire? And how do they impact the way vendors and publishers do business with us?
Our distinguished panel of experts will tell us about their experiences, and share some of the newest practices that can ease the pain of a constantly changing workplace.
Julie Swann--Head, Content, Access and Delivery Services, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University
Michael Zeoli Vice-President, eContent Development & Publisher Relations, YBP Library Services
Alex Holzman, Director, Temple University Press
The Publisher Vendor Library Relations (PVLR-IG) Interest Group of the American Library Association is a long-standing interest group that seeks to create formal and informal settings for the discussion of issues and trends of interest to publishers, vendors, librarians, and others concerned with the business aspects of library collections and technical services, and to highlight best practices among our constituent groups.
Be a part of the conversation! Come to the PVLR committee planning meeting on Saturday, January 25th from 4:30 to 5:30 - MAR Room 406

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