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Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group

Saturday, June 28, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Pacific

Lightning Round Discussion Topics in Las Vegas
When: Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:00-2:30pm
Where: Las Vegas Conference Center, Room N203
There are forces of change requiring new approaches by collection development practitioners. Join us for a whirlwind discussion of some current trends...

1) Who should be the selector? The librarian or the users?

Moving from philosophical to the practical implications of user-selection models, how do collection development practitioners handle this important question? Which DDA/PDA/POD models work the best? How to shape profiles to get the most of these opportunities? What are the budgetary implications? Which assessment approaches are the most useful?

2) What are successful methods to predict coming collection needs?

Your collection is a living organism that must be adapted to changing needs on your campus. Past usage, ILL statistics, and anecdotal evidence from users has its place. Beyond this, how do you stay informed on needs and what additional data do you collect to predict collection needs? Are you able to use your predictive data for the purpose of budget development and collection expansion?

3) To collect or not to collect: collection decisions of open source materials

Open source content is growing in importance in selection decisions yet has hidden budgetary and user impact. What approaches are in play at academic institutions? How are various disciplines managing this dynamic area of publishing? What next steps can you take to make the most of this lasting publishing trend?

Questions? Suggestions? Would you like to help lead one of these discussion topics?

Please contact Josephine Crawford (IG chair) at jocraw@k-state.edu

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