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Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

Sunday, June 29, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Pacific

1:00 – 1:05 p.m. - Welcome/Intros / Review of Agenda

1:05 – 1:45 p.m. – Presentation by Oliver Pesch on Usage Statistics

Oliver Pesch has served as chief strategist for EBSCO’s e-resource access and management services since 2004. In this capacity he helps set direction for EBSCO’s products such as EBSCO A-to-Z®, LinkSource®, ERM Essentials®, Usage Consolidation and more. Pesch devotes a considerable energy to the creation and promotion of library standards. Currently, he serves as co-chair of NISO's SUSHI Standing Committee and the Executive Committee for Project COUNTER as well being a member of several standards committees. Pesch joined EBSCO in 1986.

1:45 – 2:05 p.m. – Presentation by Beth Avery on Collection Evaluation

While many libraries have evaluated their collections, either as a whole or for specific subject areas, few have implemented such evaluations at regular intervals. Such regular, routine evaluations could provide the support needed not only to maintain the library, but to grow it. The Collection Development department at the University of North Texas Libraries has developed a service to evaluate our collections on a regular basis. We would like to share with other librarians our flowchart of activities, the organizational structure of managing the evaluations, and the methods used in our evaluations. We would also like to initiate a discussion on the value of such services to library administrators, collection managers, subject librarians, and the faculty and students we serve.

Karen Harker - University of North Texas
Beth Avery - Librarian, University of North Texas

2:05 – 2:25 p.m. – Q&A

2:25 – 2:30 p.m. - Closing

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