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Discussion Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group Forum

by Lee Sochay on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 02:34 pm

The Future of Publishing – Insights from Librarians, Publishers and Vendors

Monday, June 27 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Orange County Convention Center, Room W105A

The Future of Publishing – Insights from Librarians, Publishers and Vendors

Monday, June 27 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Orange County Convention Center, Room W105A

Description:
As we look at the future of publishing - and its impact on authors, publishers, libraries, book stores and vendors - there are a large number of changes in the acquisition and distribution of content to explore. New trends include the continued shift between print and eBooks, their business and pricing models and its impact on bookstores and libraries; and the changing environment for authors, especially those who self-publish. Challenges include access to alternative content, in both e- and print formats, and a changing environment which emphasizes self-publishing and other alternative publishing methods. Another trend is the increase in eBook prices, which means that print sales are also higher and eBook sales are somewhat stagnant – with noted differences in trade and academic publishing. Libraries are tasked with reflecting the culture of their communities and making all of this content available, accessible, and kept for future generations. When fulfilling a library’s mission, librarians face budgetary constraints, the dominance of large publishers and distributors who aim to serve a broader reader base, and the lack of knowledge that alternative and self-published materials exist.

This session will bring together library professionals, publishing and self-publishing service representatives to brainstorm future trends and lead a discussion about finding solutions to these challenges.

SPEAKERS:

Paula Laurita, Director, Athens-Limestone Public Library
Paula Laurita earned her Master’s in library studies in 1997 from the University of Alabama.  She was a school librarian for 10 years. She is the director of the Athens-Limestone Public Library in Athens, Alabama.  Until April she was the president of the Alabama Library Association. She currently serves as the past president and chair of the legislative committee for ALLA.  Paula also serves on the LLAMA-PRMS committee.  She’s been a judge for the Benjamin Franklin Book, Maggie, and Regina Medal awards.

Jim Heuer, Director of Sales, Ingram Library Services
Jim Heuerhas been with Ingram Content Group for the past 18 years.  Presently, he is the Director of Sales for Ingram Library Service and manages a team that works with Public Libraries and K-12 schools in the US.  Previously, his roles included Sr. Sales Rep for Ingram Book Company and Ingram Publisher Services, calling on independent bookstores in the Great Lakes. 

Beth Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Beth Bernhardt has her graduate degree in Library Science from the University of South Carolina.  She is currently the program director for the Charleston Conference and editor of the Charleston Conference Proceedings. Beth is also the incoming chair for the ALCTS Collection Management Section.

Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies
As President of Informed Strategies Judy Luther is a consultant whose experience includes work in publishing, for vendors and a first career as an academic librarian.  She enjoys finding win/win solutions that connect users with content.  A recent project was helping launch Knowledge Unlatched, a collaboratively funded open access ebook initiative.   A Past President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) she is also active in the Charleston Conference.  Judy has earned both an MLS and an MBA.  

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Event Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group

by Eugene Hayworth on Tue, May 3, 2016 at 11:21 am

Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group

 Room: OCCC W105A

Description:

Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group

 Room: OCCC W105A

Description:

As we look at the future of publishing - and its impact on authors, publishers, libraries, book stores and vendors - there are a large number of changes in the acquisition and distribution of content to explore. New trends include the continued shift between print and eBooks, their business and pricing models and its impact on bookstores and libraries; and the changing environment for authors, especially those who self-publish. Challenges include access to alternative content, in both e- and print formats, and a changing environment which emphasizes self-publishing and other alternative publishing methods. Another trend is the increase in eBook prices, which means that print sales are also higher and eBook sales are somewhat stagnant – with noted differences in trade and academic publishing. Libraries are tasked with reflecting the culture of their communities and making all of this content available, accessible, and kept for future generations. When fulfilling a library’s mission, librarians face budgetary constraints, the dominance of large publishers and distributors who aim to serve a broader reader base, and the lack of knowledge that alternative and self-published materials exist. 

 This session will bring together library professionals, publishing and self-publishing service representatives to brainstorm future trends and lead a discussion about finding solutions to these challenges.

 

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File Chip-Nilges-Presentation-January-2016

by Eugene Hayworth on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 02:18 pm

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by Eugene Hayworth on Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 09:49 am

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by Eugene Hayworth on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 11:57 am

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Discussion Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations IG at Midwinter 2016 - ROOM CLARIFICATION

by Lee Sochay on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 04:16 pm

ROOM CLARIFICATION

The Event is located in Boston Convention Center Room 105

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ROOM CLARIFICATION

The Event is located in Boston Convention Center Room 105

DESCRIPTION

The consolidation in the publishing and vendor industry has continued at an accelerated pace. The library market has realized the mergers and acquisitions of several providers of content and services in recent years. It seems the trend is for more mergers and acquisitions of this type to continue to take place as companies seek to strengthen market positions and profitability. Mergers and acquisitions affect all stakeholders in the industry, from authors to independent and commercial publishing houses, from vendors to libraries. The effects of these mergers and acquisitions can be felt industry wide from changing business relationships and models to the changing of the very content and services these companies provide, and it may create the need to make changes in client communications and company workflow. Such mergers can enhance capabilities and address customer needs; they allow an organization to assume the complimentary capabilities, skills and talents of the merged organizations while investing in worthwhile entities and developing them while continue to provide service. This all effects the way libraries provide access to the resources their communities need. This session presents the impacts of mergers and acquisitions from the different stakeholders and how we might work together in reducing the impact on the eventual end users of our content and services. Our speakers will identify industry trends and develop guidelines or best practices for dealing with mergers on all sides. Aspects include the impact of changing relationships, technical services and data workflows.

SPEAKERS:

Chip Nilges
Vice President of Business Development
OCLC

Michael Arthur
Head, Resource Acquisition & Discovery
The University of Alabama

Skip Dye
VP, Library and Academic Sales
Penguin Random House

Kevin A. Norris
General Counsel / SVP Global Content Alliances
ProQuest

ABOUT THE EVENT:
Time: Monday, January 11, 8:30am-10:00am
Boston Convention Center Room 105

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Discussion Working Together through Mergers and Acquisitions: Impacts and Best Practices for the Library Market - Speakers

by Lee Sochay on Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 02:38 pm

The ALCTS Publisher / Vendor Library Relations (PVLR) Interest Group is excited to have these speakers for the session on the Impacts of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Library market

Chip Nilges
Vice President of Business Development, OCLC

The ALCTS Publisher / Vendor Library Relations (PVLR) Interest Group is excited to have these speakers for the session on the Impacts of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Library market

Chip Nilges
Vice President of Business Development, OCLC

Chip originally joined OCLC in 1994 as a member of the FirstSearch team. In his career with OCLC, he has managed OCLC reference and interlibrary loan services  and has led a variety of new product planning efforts, including WorldCat.org,  QuestionPoint and WorldCat Local. Chip became Vice President of Business Development in 2007. In his current role, Chip and his team manage OCLC's data services division, its inbound content licensing program, and its commercial partnerships with publishers, consumer Web sites and library service providers. In addition to his MBA and MA degrees, Chip holds a bachelor's degree in English; all are from The Ohio State University.

Michael Arthur
Head, Resource Acquisition & Discovery, The University of Alabama

Michael Arthur is an Associate Professor and Head, Resource Acquisition & Discovery at the University of Alabama.  Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Sport Marketing & Management in 1991, and his Master of Library Science in 1999, from Indiana University in Bloomington.  He received his Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University in 2006.  Michael is active in ALA and serves on the Finance and Budget Committee for ALCTS.   He has presented at NASIG, The Charleston Conference, The North Carolina Serials Conference, and the Acquisitions Institute.  Michael is past chair of the Collection Planning Committee for the State University Libraries in Florida and past co-chair of the Collection Planning Committee for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries.  He currently serves on Library Advisory Boards for Sage Publications, Alexander Street Press and Gale.

Skip Dye
VP, Library and Academic Sales, Penguin Random House

Skip Dye, VP Library Marketing and Digital Sales, Sales Operations NA, has been with Penguin Random House for 20 years. Skip started his publishing career at St. Martin's Press moving shortly thereafter to William Morrow. He joined Bantam Doubleday Dell in 1996 and has held a number of roles, in particular, managing the merger of BDD and Random House and a number of Publishing house acquisitions leading to the newly formed Penguin Random House. Skip has been directly involved with the Library marketplace on and off for the past 20 years. During this time and leading up to the present, Skip has been involved with forming the new corporate Adult Library Marketing team. Skip has reporting to him all the digital sales teams which handle representing PRH e-content to public and school libraries.

Kevin A. Norris
Senior Vice President, Global Content Alliances and General Counsel, ProQuest

Since 2007 Kevin has driven the company’s Global Content Alliance efforts to identify and build lasting relationships with the very best providers of content for its customers.  These licensing teams help the thousands of diverse publishers who partner with ProQuest to feature their ongoing full text, archives and metadata in the constantly evolving academic and corporate market segments. Having joined ProQuest in 2003, Kevin was named General Counsel in 2004.  In that role he is responsible for the strategy and operations of ProQuest’s legal functions in support of its compliance imperative and business development goals. Prior to joining ProQuest he was counsel to bigchalk, the K-12 information network, as well as assistant general counsel and director of business development for the national franchisor AAMCO.  Previously, he served as assistant general counsel to the international accounting and consulting firm Laventhol & Horwath and spent a number of years in private practice.

 

DESCRIPTION

The consolidation in the publishing and vendor industry has continued at an accelerated pace. The library market has realized the mergers and acquisitions of several providers of content and services in recent years. It seems the trend is for more mergers and acquisitions of this type to continue to take place as companies seek to strengthen market positions and profitability. Mergers and acquisitions affect all stakeholders in the industry, from authors to independent and commercial publishing houses, from vendors to libraries. The effects of these mergers and acquisitions can be felt industry wide from changing business relationships and models to the changing of the very content and services these companies provide, and it may create the need to make changes in client communications and company workflow. Such mergers can enhance capabilities and address customer needs; they allow an organization to assume the complimentary capabilities, skills and talents of the merged organizations while investing in worthwhile entities and developing them while continue to provide service. This all effects the way libraries provide access to the resources their communities need. This session presents the impacts of mergers and acquisitions from the different stakeholders and how we might work together in reducing the impact on the eventual end users of our content and services. Our speakers will identify industry trends and develop guidelines or best practices for dealing with mergers on all sides. Aspects include the impact of changing relationships, technical services and data workflows.

 

Time: Monday, January 11, 8:30am-10:00am
Boston Convention Center Room 156C

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Discussion Working Together through Mergers and Acquisitions: Impacts and Best Practices for the Library Market

by Lee Sochay on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:08 pm

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DESCRIPTION

The consolidation in the publishing and vendor industry has continued at an accelerated pace. The library market has realized the mergers and acquisitions of several providers of content and services in recent years. It seems the trend is for more mergers and acquisitions of this type to continue to take place as companies seek to strengthen market positions and profitability. Mergers and acquisitions affect all stakeholders in the industry, from authors to independent and commercial publishing houses, from vendors to libraries. The effects of these mergers and acquisitions can be felt industry wide from changing business relationships and models to the changing of the very content and services these companies provide, and it may create the need to make changes in client communications and company workflow. Such mergers can enhance capabilities and address customer needs; they allow an organization to assume the complimentary capabilities, skills and talents of the merged organizations while investing in worthwhile entities and developing them while continue to provide service. This all effects the way libraries provide access to the resources their communities need. This session presents the impacts of mergers and acquisitions from the different stakeholders and how we might work together in reducing the impact on the eventual end users of our content and services. Our speakers will identify industry trends and develop guidelines or best practices for dealing with mergers on all sides. Aspects include the impact of changing relationships, technical services and data workflows.

SPEAKERS:

Chip Nilges
Vice President of Business Development

Michael Arthur
Head, Resource Acquisition & Discovery
The University of Alabama

Skip Dye
VP, Library and Academic Sales
Penguin Random House

Kevin A. Norris
General Counsel / SVP Global Content Alliances
Proquest

ABOUT THE EVENT:
Time: Monday, January 11, 8:30am-10:00am
Boston Convention Center Room 156C

 

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Discussion Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations IG Business Meeting

by Lee Sochay on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 02:07 pm

Have you ever wondered about the different models of acquisitions and the way in which publishers, vendors, and librarians affect the marketplace? Have you ever wondered about the issues libraries/librarians have with publisher/vendor-supplied MARC e-book records and if there is anything I can do about it? Have you ever wondered what role you can play in improving relationships among publishers, vendors, and libraries?

Have you ever wondered about the different models of acquisitions and the way in which publishers, vendors, and librarians affect the marketplace? Have you ever wondered about the issues libraries/librarians have with publisher/vendor-supplied MARC e-book records and if there is anything I can do about it? Have you ever wondered what role you can play in improving relationships among publishers, vendors, and libraries?

These are the topics of recent ALCTS PVLR (Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations) Interest Group sessions at ALA Annual and ALA Midwinter. Do you have a topic that you would love to hear about at PVLR Interest Group Session but don't know how to make that recommendation?

Please join us at the PVLR Interest Group planning meeting on Saturday, January 9th from 4:30-5:30pm in Room 154 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center where we will gather topics, ideas, and suggestions for upcoming PVLR sessions.

Everyone is welcome!

Any further questions? Contact Eugene Holland Hayworth, University of Colorado, gene.hayworth@colorado.edu; Suzanne Saskia Kemperman, OCLC, kempers@oclc.org; or
Lee Sochay, Michigan State University, sochayle@msu.edu

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Event Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

The Changing Textbook Ecosystem in Higher Education: New Opportunities, New Perspectives

The Changing Textbook Ecosystem in Higher Education: New Opportunities, New Perspectives
PVLR, the Publisher-Vendor-Library Interest Group of ALCTS, has put together a stellar panel whose members will focus on intriguing and enlightening perspectives about textbooks, possibly the one major area of campus “content” which has normally been beyond library mandate. Now some librarians have begun to take notice of textbooks. In doing so, they join a community whose earliest members—students, professors, publishers, and bookstores—have already experienced revolutionary change. What has happened, and what is happening today, in this volatile marketplace? Should libraries acquire, market, and even create textbooks? How can libraries, publishers, and vendors share their perspectives to gain a new understanding and ultimately provide better access to textbooks— whether print or online, whether new or used, and whether bought, sold, shared, rented, or free.
Again, please join us Monday June 30th 2014, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM in room LVCC-N263.
Our panel members are:
• Kris Lange (Ingram) will set the stage by describing how the ecosystem of textbooks has changed since he, as a student, created BookFool and now is engaged with Textbook Army, two online buyback sites for students and bookstores.
• Franny Kelly (Wiley) will discuss how the textbook market looks today from the standpoint of a major international publisher of online and print textbooks.
• Cyril Oberlander (SUNY Geneseo) will describe a visionary project to publish open access textbooks across the entire State University of New York system.
• Chuck Hamaker (UNC Charlotte) will talk about how librarians can work with bookstores while creating effective marketing strategies to help faculty select and students access course readings in the library’s eBook collection.

Also, please join us for a PVLR business meeting, where we will plan our next Forum, for the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. Thanks to all who responded to our survey on upcoming Forums, where we learned about many areas of interest, from business practice ethics, to technical services collaborations, to knowledge base records, to shelf-ready issues, and more. All conference-goers are welcome to our meeting, with no need for any membership or registration. We will meet Saturday, June 28, 2014, 4:30-5:30 PM, LVCC N228.

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