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Event Publisher /Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 07:22 pm

What drives acquisitions in 2014?

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.
Panelists:
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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Event Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 07:07 pm

Friends… With Benefits: Assessing Publisher/Vendor/Library Relationships

Good relationships between publishers, vendors, and librarians are essential for providing good service and good products to library users. But as in any relationship, things can get… complicated.

Friends… With Benefits: Assessing Publisher/Vendor/Library Relationships

Good relationships between publishers, vendors, and librarians are essential for providing good service and good products to library users. But as in any relationship, things can get… complicated.

This year, PVLR takes a look at the good, the bad, and the tangled, and what all parties can do to help keep our relationships on an even keel, with perspectives from Wendy Allen Shelburne, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Illinois, Regan Harper, Director, Member Programs, LYRASIS, and Lenny Allen, Director, Institutional Accounts, Oxford University Press.

Please join us at 8:30 AM on Monday, July1, MCP room N-231.

And a reminder, the PVLR business meeting will be Saturday, June 29 4:30-5:30 PM in HRM Boardroom 2.

We hope to see you at PVLR on the First!

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Event Publisher / Vendor / Library Relations Interest Group Forum

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

The Publisher / Vendor / Library Relations Interest Group discusses topics of interest to all three constituencies

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Event Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 01:07 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

When in Anaheim, please join the Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations (PVLR) Interest Group for what promises to be a lively session on a topic our group doesn’t usually deal with: MARC records. That’s right: MARC records.

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

When in Anaheim, please join the Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations (PVLR) Interest Group for what promises to be a lively session on a topic our group doesn’t usually deal with: MARC records. That’s right: MARC records.

Libraries/librarians often complain that publisher/vendor-supplied MARC records that can accompany e-book deals are less than desirable. They are also often free of charge. And on the flip side, we’ve heard publishers and vendors respond that librarians are being too picky. Where's the happy medium? Join us for a conversation of issues relating to MARC records for e-books.

PVLR’s panel, including librarian, publisher, and vendor perspectives, promises some energetic discussion, and will meet Monday, June 25, 8-10 AM in the Hyatt Pacific Room.

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Discussion Forum Notes: What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?"

by Elizabeth Lorbeer on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

The Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group (PVLR IG) forum panel discussion was sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and took place at ALA Midwinter on Monday (23 January 2012) from 8 to 10 AM in room D168 of the Dallas Convention Center. The topic was, "What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?", and was well attended with between 60 and 100 attendees present.

Our panel of 4 experts included 2 librarians and 2 industry representatives. They were:

The Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group (PVLR IG) forum panel discussion was sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and took place at ALA Midwinter on Monday (23 January 2012) from 8 to 10 AM in room D168 of the Dallas Convention Center. The topic was, "What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?", and was well attended with between 60 and 100 attendees present.

Our panel of 4 experts included 2 librarians and 2 industry representatives. They were:

Nora Dethloff
Assistant Head of Information & Access Services
University of Houston
ndethloff AT uh.edu

Cherié Weible
Acting Head of Central Access Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
cweible AT illinois.edu

Katie Birch
Portfolio Director - Delivery Services
OCLC (UK) Ltd
katie.birch AT oclc.org

Trina Wilson
Product Manager, MyiLibrary
Ingram Library Services
trina.wilson AT ingramcontent.com

Kim Steinle, the PVLR co-chair, moderated the discussion and introduced the speakers.

Presentations were given in this order: Nora Dethloff, Cherié Weible, Katie Birch, and Trina Wilson.

Nora Dethloff

Nora started off with a simple rubric that her ILL team uses to determine how to handle an interlibrary loan request. They ask themselves: 1) do we own it, 2) can we lend it, and 3) where is it. Once these answers are determined, they print, scan, and send. The M.D. Anderson Library handles 20,000 ILL borrowing requests per year, which works out to more than 50 per day. They judge how well they are doing by their fill rate and their turn-around time. Because of this, they want to handle requests as quickly and as cheaply as possible; this means the less they handle a request, the better their stats are.

They track licenses using an Excel spreadsheet. It can be onerous determining ownership and license compliance for ILL, particularly on e-journal content. Licensing language is often convoluted and difficult to understand, so her ILL team will opt sometimes to avoid using e-journal content because it is more complicated than an "ordinary" print request. They basically consider there to be no ILL for e-books; even if it's allowed (like with Springer), they don't do it because of all the high-profile legal cases in the news involving academic libraries and copying, there's a chilling effect on doing any ILL that isn't the norm. She briefly mentioned Odyssey and the trusted sender in the ILLiad system.

Effectively, electronic ILL for Nora's team is non-existent. They are still working in a print world. Even if they own an e-journal article, they have to print it, then scan it into an image, and then send that image as a PDF to their requestor. We as ILL librarians want an easier workflow and we wonder why we signed away those rights for electronic content.

Nora shared a list of her eILL wishes: 1) let's figure out how to share e-books; 2) let's transmit electronic content electronically; 3) publishers should respect our rights to copy content we own; 4) don't make librarians jump through hoops; and 5) let's have the same rules apply to everything, everywhere.

Cherié Weible

Cherié stated that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a net lender, with 65,954 lending and 25,723 borrowing requests. High volume is what’s important to her team, since they are handling so many requests. When they retrieve an OCLC ILL request, they print the article, scan it, and deliver it via Odyssey to the borrowing library. There are too many limitations on loaning e-content, whether it’s e-journal articles or portions of e-books.  There are too many different types of e-reading devices, so lending any e-book content is problematic. Their current workflow is quite cumbersome, because of all the restrictions and decision trees. Cherié mentioned many of the same concerns that Nora brought up.

In regard to academic library users and ILL, they have different needs than public library patrons. They need longer loan periods than those provided for with the OverDrive system (only 3 weeks); they need the ability to renew the check-out easily; the purchase option for e-books should be expanded after the initial loan; they need the ability to export notes and marginalia, and not have it tied to a specific e-book; they prefer that e-books be in PDF format; and they need to be able to search and discover the e-content via their local library catalog and the Internet.

Katie Birch

Katie talked about the WorldCat; there are 7,000 member libraries worldwide and they handle 10 million requests per year. We would all like to get the user what they want in a timely way; in minutes and hours rather than days and weeks. She used an analogy with Cinderella; even though ILL is hidden away, everyone finds it much more attractive than Cinderella’s ugly sisters. Katie also mentioned that the interlibrary loan system was first conceived of in 1550 by several Italian libraries that wanted to loan materials to one another.

Electronic ILL to her means being able to really lend electronic content electronically without resorting to clunky systems of printing, scanning, and sending as an image. True e-ILL would allow for short-term access to e-resources and just-in-time purchasing, so that librarians can make quick decisions “on the hoof”.

OCLC’s Article Exchange provides a cloud-based document delivery tool. Large files can be uploaded to a dropbox in the cloud for lenders and users to access via URL and password. Once a file has been picked up for the first time, it will remain available on this site for 5 days. After 5 days, the file is removed. A file can be picked up a maximum of 5 times for each URL/password combination. Files that are never picked up are removed after 30 days. This allows for an easy, 1-2-3 step enhanced sharing of articles with built-in rights management. The license management tool provides clearly defined decision trees to indicate which collections and titles are licensed for ILL, and any instructions/restrictions for lending licensed content. Workflows for articles held electronically by a lending library are simplified.

Katie showed a slide with several milestones for OCLC’s Marketplace. Libraries will be able to make just in time, buy it decisions rather than placing an ILL with a lending library. By February 2012, staff will have the option to buy an item rather than place an ILL. By May 2012, they will be able to modify their ILL workflows to support buy-it. By August 2012, the ability to define the buy-it profile will be added to the service config. By November 2012, the buy-it profile will be implemented. By February/May 2013, buy-it will be added from the WMS ACQ module. In the future, Marketplace plans to also provide a workflow for an ebook ILL between Marketplace partners.

Trina Wilson

Trina talked about the MyiLibrary system. They have over 55K titles available for loan today and more publishers are joining. MyiLibrary provides: the e-book to loan to the patron, an easy-to-use interface for the library, and compensation to publishers for the ILL usage. Publishers see ILL as a lost sale, but don’t seem to realize it’s an upsell opportunity. Publishers are concerned about the “breaking” of the licensing model. The issue is complex.

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Notetaking provided by Marie Bloechle, Electronic Acquisitions Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. 

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Discussion What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?

by Elizabeth Lorbeer on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 02:38 pm

What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?
Time: Monday, January 23rd, 8:00- 10:00 am
Meeting room: DCC - D168

Panelists:

Katie Birch, Portfolio Director for Delivery Services, OCLC

Nora Dethloff, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, M.D. Anderson Library,
University of Houston

Cherié L. Weible, Acting Head of Central Access Services at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Trina Wilson, Product Manager, MyiLibrary, Ingram Library Services

What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?
Time: Monday, January 23rd, 8:00- 10:00 am
Meeting room: DCC - D168

Panelists:

Katie Birch, Portfolio Director for Delivery Services, OCLC

Nora Dethloff, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, M.D. Anderson Library,
University of Houston

Cherié L. Weible, Acting Head of Central Access Services at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Trina Wilson, Product Manager, MyiLibrary, Ingram Library Services

Description: Do you think you know everything there is to know about
Interlibrary loan (ILL)? What is the difference between lending book
versus journal content? What about ILL of electronic content? How is
electronic ILL being addressed in site license agreements? What does
the future hold for ILL borrowing practices? The
Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations (PVLR) interest group invites you
to join us for an informative and lively discussion with a
step-by-step explanation of the ILL process, the current copyright
issues surrounding ILL of electronic content, and views from the
librarian, vendor and publishing communities about this important
practice, and how it is evolving to meet the demands of the digital
age.

If you are interested in participating in PVLR, please join us for the
business meeting on Saturday, January 21st, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in
DCC - A118.

For more information, please contact co-chairs Liz Lorbeer
(lorbeer@uab.edu) or Kim Steinle (ksteinle@dukeupress.edu).

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Event Publisher / Vendor / Library Relations Interest Group Forum

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?

What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?

Do you think you know everything there is to know about Interlibrary loan (ILL)? What is the difference between lending book versus journal content? What about ILL of electronic content? How is electronic ILL being addressed in site license agreements? What does the future hold for ILL borrowing practices? The Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations (PVLR) interest group invites you to join us for an informative and lively discussion with a step-by-step explanation of the ILL process, the current copyright issues surrounding ILL of electronic content, and views from the librarian, vendor and publishing communities about this important practice, and how it is evolving to meet the demands of the digital age.

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Discussion What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?

by Elizabeth Lorbeer on Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 01:20 pm

What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?

Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group

Monday, January 23, 2012 from 8:00- 10:00 am

Meeting room: Dallas Convention Center Room D168  (Click here to find meeting room: http://www.dallasconventioncenter.com/services/floor.html

Panelists TBA

 

What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?

Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group

Monday, January 23, 2012 from 8:00- 10:00 am

Meeting room: Dallas Convention Center Room D168  (Click here to find meeting room: http://www.dallasconventioncenter.com/services/floor.html

Panelists TBA

 

Do you think you know everything there is to know about Interlibrary loan (ILL)? What is the difference between lending book versus journal content? What about ILL of electronic content? How is electronic ILL being addressed in site license agreements? What does the future hold for ILL borrowing practices? The Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations (PVLR) interest group invites you to join us for an informative and lively discussion with a step-by-step explanation of the ILL process, the current copyright issues surrounding ILL of electronic content, and views from the librarian, vendor and publishing communities about this important practice, and how it is evolving to meet the demands of the digital age.

If you are interested in participating in PVLR, please join us for the business meeting on Saturday, January 21st, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, DCC - A118

For more information, please contact co-chairs Liz Lorbeer (lorbeer@uab.edu) or Kim Steinle (ksteinle@dukeupress.edu).

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Discussion Tentative Topic: What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?

by Elizabeth Lorbeer on Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 09:38 am

Monday, January 23, 2012 - ALA MidWinter Meeting, Dallas Texas - Room TBA

 

Tentative Topic/Abstract:  What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?

 

Monday, January 23, 2012 - ALA MidWinter Meeting, Dallas Texas - Room TBA

 

Tentative Topic/Abstract:  What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?

 

Do you think you know everything there is to know about Interlibrary loan (ILL)? What is the difference between lending book versus journal content? What about ILL of electronic content? How is electronic ILL being addressed in site license agreements? What does the future hold for ILL borrowing practices? The Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations (PVLR) interest group invites you to join us for an informative and lively discussion with a step-by-step explanation of the ILL process, the current copyright issues surrounding ILL of electronic content, and views from the librarian, vendor and publishing communities about this important practice, and how it is evolving to meet the demands of the digital age.

 

We're still looking to complete the panel.  If you are interested in speaking, please contact co-chairs  Kim Steinle ksteinle @ dukeupress.edu and Liz Lorbeer at lorbeer @ uab.edu

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