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Event Slides from the Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group ALA Midwinter Meeting 2017

by Gabrielle Wiersma on Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 01:04 am

The ALCTS CMS Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group met on the afternoon of January 21, 2017 at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta. We discussed four topics that were suggested prior to the meeting. Beth Bernhardt from the University of North Carolina Greensboro led two discussions about Open Educational Resources and weeding programs and Gabrielle Wiersma as Chair led two discussions about selecting eBooks that are available on multiple platforms and ideas for showcasing new books and books by faculty or local authors.

The ALCTS CMS Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group met on the afternoon of January 21, 2017 at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta. We discussed four topics that were suggested prior to the meeting. Beth Bernhardt from the University of North Carolina Greensboro led two discussions about Open Educational Resources and weeding programs and Gabrielle Wiersma as Chair led two discussions about selecting eBooks that are available on multiple platforms and ideas for showcasing new books and books by faculty or local authors. Discussion leaders introduced each topic with a brief presentation and a lively discussion followed each topic. There were approximately 34 attendees.

How can libraries support Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

New ideas and best practices for weeding projects:

  • Reviewing and removing serials and multiset volumes has a lot of impact.
  • Reduce any unnecessary duplication of formats.
  • Review and remove superseded editions or multiple copies.
  • Develop a formula with multiple criteria to identify low use materials. For example, books that have not circulated within a certain timeframe, items that have 0-1 checkouts but have not been used recently, or focus on books published within a given time period. Beth recommended starting with a sample and refining the criteria as needed based on what the sample returns.
  • Consider weeding materials that are easily borrowed from local consortia or nearby libraries.
  • Consider and define any exceptions to weeding criteria such as government publications, books by faculty authors, or seminal works.
  • Compression—decreasing the empty space on each shelf and shifting to remove shelving or shelve more volumes per shelf.
  • To maintain collection size, calculate annual growth rate by call number range and either weed at a comparable rate or build in growth room in each section of the stacks according to average growth rates.
  • Communicate with stakeholders as needed. Beth presented the library’s weeding plan to the Provost Council, sent letters to the Deans and Department Heads, and posted project information on the library’s website. Other libraries consider weeding to be a logical extension of collection management and no longer involve faculty or campus administration. Just as an approval plan has defined criteria for aiding in the selection of materials, a deselection plan is just as essential for maintaining a relevant collection. But no one likes to see books in dumpsters, so use discretion and your best judgement when disposing of materials. Many libraries are using services such as Better World Books to donate unwanted books. Verify that you are removing or disposing of materials according to campus or institutional guidelines.

How does your library select eBooks that are available on multiple platforms? Here are some of the factors in the selection process:

  • Format Availability
    • Is it available as an eBook?
    • Is it available as soon as the print?
  • Access and License Restrictions
    • Is the eBook available to only one, multiple, or unlimited concurrent users?
    • Is this title needed for course reserves?
  • Accessibility
    • Does the vendor have a current VPAT?
    • Does the vendor supply PDFs, EPUB, or another format?
  • Price
    • Is the eBook price comparable to print?
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM)
    • Is access or use restricted in any way?

How does your library showcase new books? Books by faculty or local authors?

  • Physical book displays
  • Digital book displays (e.g. Book Gallery in Digital Commons)
  • Book jacket displays
  • LibGuide/website; image carousel to advertise new books or books on a particular subject/theme
  • Institutional repository
  • RSS feeds
  • Library newsletter, campus announcements, customized emails

Thanks to Beth for leading two informative talks and to everyone who actively participated in the discussions. If you are interested in leading a discussion or would like to suggest a topic for the Interest Group to discuss at the annual conference please email gabrielle.wiersma@colorado.edu.

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Event Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 07:07 pm

Please join the ALCTS Collection Development Issues for Practitioners Interest Group for a facilitated discussion at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco! Our discussion will focus on three major areas based on librarians’ suggestions:

Please join the ALCTS Collection Development Issues for Practitioners Interest Group for a facilitated discussion at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco! Our discussion will focus on three major areas based on librarians’ suggestions:

1. With new library services evolving, librarians are asked to take on new responsibilities in areas such as scholarly communications, data services and digital humanities. However, traditional duties such as collection development are not going away. How do we balance our responsibilities of the new and traditional without sacrificing the quality of our work? How does your library meet this challenge? How do you keep your faculty relationships strong in the face of these new areas?

2. Discovery services have been adopted by libraries of all types. Based on research, we have observed changes in usage patterns as a result of the implementation of discovery services. What are the implications and impact of discovery services on library collection development? How does a discovery platform influence decisions for product and vendor choices? What is the impact on print collections and its management?

3. Libraries invest a lot of time and money to acquire new resources to meet users’ information needs. But how do users know we have something new for them? What are the strategies to market new resources to library users? Do you add new resources to LibGuides? What are the deciding factors to consider on whether to add new titles to LibGuides?

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Event ALCTS Collection Development Issues for Practitioners Interest Group at the 2015 ALA Annual

by Irene Ke on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Please join the ALCTS Collection Development Issues for Practitioners Interest Group for a facilitated discussion at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco! Our discussion will focus on three major areas based on librarians’ suggestions:

Please join the ALCTS Collection Development Issues for Practitioners Interest Group for a facilitated discussion at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco! Our discussion will focus on three major areas based on librarians’ suggestions:

  1. With new library services evolving, librarians are asked to take on new responsibilities in areas such as scholarly communications, data services and digital humanities.  However, traditional duties such as collection development are not going away.  How do we balance our responsibilities of the new and traditional without sacrificing the quality of our work?  How does your library meet this challenge?  How do you keep your faculty relationships strong in the face of these new areas?
  1. Discovery services have been adopted by libraries of all types. Based on research, we have observed changes in usage patterns as a result of the implementation of discovery services.  What are the implications and impact of discovery services on library collection development? How does a discovery platform influence decisions for product and vendor choices? What is the impact on print collections and its management?
  1. Libraries invest a lot of time and money to acquire new resources to meet users’ information needs.  But how do users know we have something new for them?  What are the strategies to market new resources to library users?  Do you add new resources to LibGuides?  What are the deciding factors to consider on whether to add new titles to LibGuides?

Time: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 19 & 20 (Shuttle Bus Route 1)

 

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Event Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Please come and join the ALCTS Collection Development Issues for Practitioners Interest Group for a facilitated discussion at Midwinter! Together, we will explore the following four topics:

1. What are your experiences with Patron Driven Acquisition and how do you make it work?

2. Have you explored or have experience building collections collaboratively with other universities and institutions, such as determining what to purchase or withdraw? What would be the potential benefits or hindrances of collaborative collection building?

Please come and join the ALCTS Collection Development Issues for Practitioners Interest Group for a facilitated discussion at Midwinter! Together, we will explore the following four topics:

1. What are your experiences with Patron Driven Acquisition and how do you make it work?

2. Have you explored or have experience building collections collaboratively with other universities and institutions, such as determining what to purchase or withdraw? What would be the potential benefits or hindrances of collaborative collection building?

3. For collection assessment, what type of data or factors would you like to see for making collection decisions, and what would be useful for justifying your collection spending and demonstrating the impact of the collection?

4. How do you connect with library users, such as faculty and students, to get their input for collection development? At the same time, how do you manage user expectations?

Time: Saturday, January 31 from 1:00 -2:30 PM
Location: McCormick Place West W194a

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Event Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group

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

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?

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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Event Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group

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

This Interest Group meeting has been cancelled.

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

CD Practitioners-- Let’s Re-Purpose Order Request Data

Come discuss how order request data can enhance the assessment and communication work of collection development practitioners.

CD Practitioners-- Let’s Re-Purpose Order Request Data

Come discuss how order request data can enhance the assessment and communication work of collection development practitioners.

This discussion will be framed in the context of paperless workflow for monograph, serial and electronic resource order data. Leading the discussion will be University of Notre Dame Acquisitions Librarians Andy Langhurst and Laura Sill, and Web & Development Analyst Jaron Kennel. The moderators plan to prime the discussion by introducing how three local online systems currently in use by collection managers at Notre Dame assist in communicating, gathering, reporting and evaluating order request data.

Come ready to share what order request information you track as a collection manager? How do you use this information and with whom do you share it? How might this information be captured, enhanced and repackaged to better meet your needs as a collection manager?
Plenty of time will be made available to hear from attendees, so come share your experiences and idea wish lists! We look forward to seeing you at the discussion.

Josephine Crawford, IG Chair
Irene Ke, IG Vice-Chair

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Event Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

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

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As a collection manager, are you struggling to create an efficient review and selection workflow for electronic resources BEFORE records can be added to your ILS and ERM systems? Are you bogged down by publisher and vendor sudden deadlines coupled by email overload? Come learn about the Kent State University Libraries’ development of a system to manage the resource selection process. After presentations by Kay Downey, Collection Management Librarian, and Rick Wiggins, Lead Applications Developer, we will discuss the advantages of this approach to Kent State and whether this successful development could be generalized for use in other academic libraries. Speakers: Kay Downey and Rick Wiggins from Kent State University. Moderator: Josephine Crawford, Kansas State University.

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Identifies the forces of change in the development and management of collections as they affect the individual selector, and as they contribute to the selector’s ability to address and manage these changes. To this end the committee will take such actions as presenting forums and programs, designing guidelines, identifying resources, and collecting and disseminating information.

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