Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries (ALCTS CMDS) Community
Saturday, January 31st, 2015, 3:00 to 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency McCormick Prarie Room B
Please join your fellow collection colleagues at the ALA Mid-Winter meeting, to discuss the following topic:
When Should Academic Libraries Withdraw Print Serials when Electronic Versions Exist?
Summary: For many academic libraries, especially those that support science education and research, science print holdings were cancelled years ago, some more than a decade. Such libraries have relied only on electronic versions of ejournals – and patrons prefer this. Yet, libraries hold “legacy” print volumes on shelf, even though publishers and other vendors have scanned and created electronic backfiles of these older print holdings. Should academic libraries even keep these print legacy volumes when there are stable, high resolution scans available online, and when such e-versions are backed up via Portico and similar systems? What about regional, print dark archives – are they even needed? How many? If so, do such archives need a print copy of the most recent journals, given that so few, if any, academic libraries subscribe to print journals in the sciences anymore? Should the approach be taken by discipline/field? What criteria should be developed to make such determinations?
Two short (5-7 minute) presentations “for” and “against” withdrawing print will be followed by open discussion by all present.
Approximately 15 minutes will be left after this topic to discuss what CDLAL-IG should focus on at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco. We are also looking for a volunteer to step up and server as Vice Chair for 2015/16, becoming Chair in 2016/17.
Michael Leach (Harvard U.), Chair, ALCTS CDLAL-IG
Anne Liebst (U. Arkansas, Little Rock), Vice Chair, ALCTS CDLAL-IG
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Join us for the ALCTS CMS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group!
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Location: Convention Center, TCC 204
Add this event to your Midwinter schedule: http://alamw13.ala.org/node/8999
We hope to see you there! We will discuss topics of interest related to electronic resources and collection management issues. Suggested topics include but are not limited to: implementation and/or best practices with utilization of electronic resource management (ERM) systems, assessment.
The interest group also needs a new chair person for July 2013-June 2014. If you are interested in learning more or would like to volunteer, please feel free to contact me for more information.
We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!
Hilary A. Wagner
Please join us for a discussion about "Transforming Collections," as we continue a discussion begun at Midwinter by exploring how different libraries and consortia are dealing with the transformation of our collections. Our distinguished panelists will share their experience and perspective on such trends such as patron-driven acquisitions, E-book approval plans, collaborative collection development, and the development of collaborative, curated, subject collections. Following the presentations, we will have a Q&A session and share our own experiences, gaining new ideas we can implement in our own Libraries.
Keith Powell, Head of Acquisitions, University of California, Irvine
Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University
Jennifer Younger, Executive Director, Catholic Research Resources Alliance and Edward H. Arnold Director of Hesburgh Libraries Emerita, University of Notre Dame
Did you attend this Interest Group meeting? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012
Please join us for a discussion about transformative collections on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 4–5:30 p.m. in the Dallas Convention Center D173. The ALCTS Transforming Collections Task Force was formed to consider how ALCTS can best address ALA’s goal of “providing leadership in the transformation of libraries and library services in a dynamic and increasing global digital information environment.” Members of the task force will update us on their work to date, detailing some of their proposals for how ALCTS and ALA can promote transformative collections. Their report is online at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/ianda/transcol/0611report.cfm
The group will discuss collection development trends we feel are transformative, sharing our experiences and gaining new ideas we can implement in our own libraries.