College and Research Libraries Interest Group (ALCTS CRS - Continuing Resources Section) Community
“Sustainable Models of Open Access Publishing”
Join us for a panel discussion focused on sustainable models of open access publishing and what those models mean for libraries and faculty.
Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, Center for Research Libraries
David Crotty, Senior Editor, Oxford University Press
Matt Straiges, Regional Sales Manager for the Americas, Royal Society of Chemistry
Johnathan Nabe, Collection Development Librarian, Southern Illinois University Library
ALCTS Continuing Resources Section – College and Research Libraries Interest Group
ALA Midwinter meeting, Sunday, January 27, 2013
08:30 am 10:00 am WSCC-TCC LL3
Melissa Behney, Wesleyan University, chair
Doralyn Rossmann, Montana State University, chair-elect
Web-scale Discovery and NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative
At this panel discussion, participants will learn about issues and opportunities surrounding indexed search and the preliminary results of NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) survey. This initiative is a collaboration between libraries, publishers, and discovery vendors. You will hear more about this initiative from a discovery vendor perspective and what it means to libraries as customers. Finally, an academic librarian will present considerations of the importance of ODI initiatives based on experience with implementation of a Web Scale Discovery tool. Lively discussion to follow!
“Introducing the Open Discovery Initiative”
Marshall Breeding, Founder, Library Technology Guides
Marshall explained the evolution of library search and the basics of index-based discovery as well as the importance of understanding indexing depth. Discovery adds value to library collections/investments but also brings uncertainty to publishers and adds complexity. Key points to consider are the breadth of coverage of library collections, level of indexing (citation or full text), and how content packages are presented in the discovery service. It’s important to encourage a healthy relationship for libraries, content providers, and discovery service providers. The Open Discovery Initiative is bringing together the stakeholders to gather information and develop standards and recommended practices around data format and transfer, communicating content rights, indexing, linking, and usage statistics.
Marshall Breeding is co-chair of the ODI Working Group.
- ODI Project website: http://www.niso.org/workrooms/odi/
(see Marshall Breeding’s PowerPoint slides below)
“Summon Web-scale Discovery Service”
John Law, Vice President, Discovery Services, Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions actively participates in and supports the Open Discovery Initiative, and John Law is a member of this working group. Libraries, publishers, discovery services are in this together. The primary goal of ODI is to help these groups work better together. How do we measure success? Make resources accessible to and support the end user/researcher. Library systems have not kept up with user expectations. The library needs to demonstrate value by creating a digital front door. This requires having a unified index, full text book search from partners such as HATHI Trust, indexing of content packages, and the ability to expose native resources and to recommend specific resources. Libraries using Summon are seeing increased resource usage and improved return on investment. It is typical to see increases of 40-80% for some resources and big year-over-year usage increases. “We’re all in it together.” Through work on the ODI committee, key areas are defining/struggling to define best practices. COUNTER should be the keeper of metrics and formats (integrate with them).
(see John Law’s slides below as PDF)
“Web Scale Discovery Tools: An Institutional Assessment of User Behavior, User Expectations, and System Performance”
Doralyn Rossmann, Assistant Professor & Collection Development Librarian, Montana State University
Did we get what we paid for? Montana State University acquired a Web-scale discovery service (Summon) in June 2010 with a three-year contract. Rather than assess simply based on anecdotes, an assessment group was convened in January 2012 to look at link analysis, transaction log analysis, and Google Analytics as well as a holdings and indexing comparison to determine if another Web-scale discovery service would provide better indexing to match the library’s holdings. This allowed the librarians to look at user behavior, system preferences, collection coverage, and provide benchmarks. They are continuing work to turn off high offending databases, compare link success with other libraries using Web-scale discovery services, consider the placement and use of the service and the implications for instruction.
(see Doralyn Rossmann's PowerPoint slides below)
"The Evolving Challenges of E-Resource Preservation," a meeting presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries Interest Groupby Patrick Carr on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm
"The Evolving Challenges of E-Resource Preservation," a meeting presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries Interest Group
The transition of library collections from print to electronic formats has presented extraordinary challenges to traditional concepts of preservation. This meeting’s program addressed were some of these challenges stand in the rapidly evolving information landscape. The program featured three short presentations:
“Accessing e-Content in the Portico Archive: Balancing Librarian Needs for Preservation and Ongoing Access” by Ken Difiore (Director of Outreach and Participation Services, JSTOR/Portico): Portico defines digital preservation as “the series of management policies and activities necessary to ensure the enduring usability, authenticity, discoverability and accessibility of content over the very long term.” This definition of digital preservation is the driving force behind our preservation philosophy and practical applications. We will explore these preservation choices through the representation in the audit access provided to over 17,000,000 articles & nearly 17,000 books and the user access provided via trigger and perpetual access to over 580,000 articles & books. (See presentation slide below)
“Perpetual Access to Continuing Resource Collections: We are not Quite There Yet” by Regina Koury (Electronic Resources Librarian, Idaho State University): Idaho State University library had a list of 2012 journal cancellation recommendations from all departments. In preparation for the coming journal cuts, many of which were online only, we joined LOCKSS. This presentation will talk about which headaches joining LOCKSS solved, how we tried to persuade publishers who are not in LOCKSS to join and show examples of library losses when there is no perpetual access agreements in place." (See presentation slide below)
“Evolving Preservation Challenges for Online Resources: The LOCKSS Program Response” by James Jacobs (Government Information Librarian, Stanford University): The LOCKSS Program [www.lockss.org], based at Stanford University Libraries preserves what publishers publish; the author's words and the presentation and branding. It enables libraries to keep what they buy on local preservation LOCKSS boxes, separating payment from access. Following the presentations, we hope for a lively and engaged discussion.
Did you attend this Interest Group meeting? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012
ALCTS CRS C&RL IG - Leaders' tips & tricks, updated 7/28/2010 by Rebecca Kemp; updated 6/27/2012 by Patrick Carr
NOTES on how to get to various information centers:
*The ALCTS CRS C&RL IG home page is http://connect.ala.org/node/66385. You will need your ALA ID and password to log into ALA Connect. You should become a member of CRS C&RL IG; to join, click on JOIN in the right column of the IG's Connect screen. To get notified when there are posts, opt in to receiving messages. Do that by clicking "My Profile" in the left column of the Connect screen and select the Subscriptions tab.
You will start to see e-mails from various ALCTS personnel and will get to know them, including Charles Wilt (firstname.lastname@example.org , Executive Director of ALCTS) and Dale Swensen (email@example.com, ALCTS Interest Group Coordinator).
*Google Docs: I will send you an invitation to modify the roster document, and then you can keep passing it along by inviting future officers!
A. BEFORE the Midwinter or Annual conference
*Several months out (around April for Annual and November for Midwinter), you will receive a notification (probably from Charles Wilt) with the IG's assigned meeting location and time
*A few months before the conference: develop ideas for program content. This may involve inviting specific speakers to present and/or sending out a call for proposals. If you send out a call, it's advisable to try to encourage presentations regarding one general topic. When soliciting presentations: ask for a title, abstract, presenters' names, positions, institutions. See sample email (http://connect.ala.org/node/107479). Here are the places we have been posting to solicit presentations (presented as a checklist):
ALA Connect __
*Collect submissions. *AFTER* the submission deadline, choose your presenters and determine their order. Notify presenters with confirmation that they have been accepted. Make *sure* that people know how long they will be speaking. Ask people if they will be willing to submit their presentations after the conference to post on the presentation wiki. Ask speakers for a short bio that you can use when introducing the session. Encourage speakers to arrive at the session early and, in case of unforseen changes, ask them for their cell phone number and provide them with your number. See sample email (http://connect.ala.org/node/107479) for information about what all to include in the messages to speakers.
*Once you have received notice of the room assignment, you will be able to e-mail the presenters of this information.
*After you have the room assignment and have determined the program, post the program announcement to these places (presented as a checklist):
ALA Connect __
See sample e-mail here (http://connect.ala.org/node/107479). If you post to listservs early (before the flurry of announcements that inevitably precedes every conference), you may want to send a reminder a little closer to the conference.
B. AT CONFERENCE
*At time of presentation, arrive early at the room & get A/V set up. When session begins, welcome the presenters and audience, introduce self and fellow officer. Introduce presenters briefly with where they are from and their presentation topic. Tell audience that you are sending around sign-up sheet (include 3 columns: Name, Institution, E-mail address). Tell audience format of the presentations. It is generally advisable to tell attendees to hold questions to the end of the session; this will help ensure that all speakers have adequate time to present.
*After the discussion, announce that presentation files will be posted on the IG's webspace.
*Collect sign-up sheet with new names, e-mails, etc.
*Go to the CRS Exec Board meeting. Give brief report on IG meeting.
C. AFTER CONFERENCE
*Solicit presentations from presenters to post on the IG webspace.
*E-mail thank-you notes to presenters. See sample note (http://connect.ala.org/node/107479).
*Submit a report to the ANO: http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/grp_report
*Post presentations on the IG web space.
* Update the Google Docs membership roster w/ new people's e-mail addresses.
*Post on ALA Connect that the presentations are now up.
Repeat conference cycle...
D. To recruit new officers
*This past year, we solicited nominations from all the listservs (ERIL-L, Serialst, etc.) for candidates for Chair-Elect (see sample e-mail here: http://connect.ala.org/node/107479). In the past, the position has been handed down from the Chair to another person; it’s up to you to choose how to transfer leadership. If you solicit nominations from the listservs, you can then hold an election via Surveymonkey or current/former IG leadership can select a succesful candidate among the nominees.
*After new Chair takes office, e-mail Charles Wilt (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get new Chair added to alctsleaders listserv.
*Add new officers as admins in ALA Connect. Charles may provide instructions.
"Discontinuing Big Deal Publisher Packages: Perspectives and Processes," a meeting presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries Interest Groupby Patrick Carr on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 03:28 pm
"Discontinuing Big Deal Publisher Packages: Perspectives and Processes," a meeting presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries Interest Group
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2012
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Location: DCC – D227
As budgets tighten and as title-focused and demand-driven acquisition models gain in popularity, conventional 'big deal' publisher packages are falling under increased scrutiny. Are these packages a good investment? What processes are libraries using to make decisions about publisher package renewals/cancellations? How does the process of a 'big deal' discontinuation work? And--perhaps most importantly--what are the impacts?
This meeting featured two presentations:
- "Big Deals: Where Do We Go From Here?" by Beth Bernhardt, Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- "Leaving the Big Deal: The University of Oregon Experience" David Fowler, Head, Licensing, Grants Administration & Collection Analysis at the University of Oregon
ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries Interest Group Winter Meeting and Program Announcementby Beth Bernhardt on Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 11:35 am
The College & Research Libraries Interest Group program will be on Sunday 10:30 -12:00 noon in room Sapphire P in the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.
The following three speakers will present.
Rick Anderson, Assoc. Dir. for Scholarly Resources & Collections, Univ. of Utah
“Patron Knows Best: Why We Should Put the Patron in the Driver's Seat”
Patrick Carr, Head, Electronic & Cont. Resources Acquisitions, East Carolina University
“Assessing Return on Investment for E-Resources: A Cross-Institutional Analysis of Cost-Per-Use Data”
Ya Wang, Electronic Collections Coordinator, San Francisco State University
“Research databases in a mobile computing environment”
ALA Midwinter 2011 Presentation Proposals, ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries IGby Beth Bernhardt on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 09:50 am
The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College and Research Libraries Interest Group (CRS C&RL IG) requests presentation proposals for our Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, CA on Sunday Jan. 9th from 10:30am-12:00pm.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Withdrawing print when libraries also have online access
- Distributed print repositories
- Coping with hard economic times in continuing resources acquisitions and collection management
- Pay per view pricing for journal articles and new models of acquisitions
- Continuing resources cataloging
- Next generation OPACs and continuing resources displays
- Accessing continuing resources through discovery platforms
- Continuing resources in a mobile computing environment
- Other topics?
Each presentation should be approximately 20 minutes. There will be time for discussion.
Please e-mail proposals by *Dec 10th* to Beth Bernhardt email@example.com and Patrick Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please include in your proposal:
- Title of presentation
- Brief summary of proposed presentation
- Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
- E-mail address(es) of presenter(s)