2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event] Archived
ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:00 am -10 am
Mayflower Renaissance-Rhode Island Room
The ALCTS PLTSIG in addition to our usual lively discussion of topics of interest to librarians in Technical Services in Public Libraries, will host a program on catalog enrichment using Table of Contents and other data, particularly the recent agreement between Bowker and Backstage Library Works, presented by Jeff Calgano from Backstage. After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A.
After the presentation, as always, a general discussion regarding current topics of interest will ensue. This is our third meeting. So far, the discussions have always been a blast!
Last, but certainly not least, after the presentation we will hold an election for the next Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the IG, so if you are looking for an opportunity to become involved in ALCTS, please be sure to attend the meeting.
Slides and Audio from "Pay-Per-View Options: Is Transactional Access Right For My Institution?" (ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group)by Adam Burling (staff) on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 03:33 pm
(links to the audio file and PDF versions of the slides are at the end of this post)
The ALCTS CCS Electronic Resources Interest Group presented a panel discussion "Pay-Per-View Options: Is Transactional Access Right For My Institution?" on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Presenters and participants shared their experiences and questions related to providing access to journal content without submitting their bottom lines to costly and sometimes little-used journal subscriptions.
The panel included:
Pay Per View – Where We Were, Where We Are and Where Are We Going Next?
Beth R. Bernhardt, Presenter
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Between 2002 and 2003, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) set up several different types of pay-per-view options that provided users with over 3,500 unsubscribed titles. A few years later the library set up access to many of these titles through Consortium Big Deals. This presentation will talk about what options the library experimented with, what is still there, compare its pay-per-view statistics with its big deals and discuss how libraries might use pay-per-view options in the coming years.
Developing a Pay-Per-View Model in a Financially Challenging Budget Year
Nicole Mitchell and Elizabeth Lorbeer, Presenters
Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Anticipated reductions at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, for fiscal year 2009/2010 will result in a content budget of roughly half what it was four years ago. The library went from having packages with almost every commercial and society publisher to just a few packages in 2009. Over 4,500 titles were cancelled for 2009, with only 52 journals being reinstated by user request. In exploring a solution for next fiscal year, the library began to investigate investing twenty percent of its journal budget to subsidized pay-per-view by setting up deposit accounts with the publishers, with a goal to significantly lower user fees for article access.
Fast Food Nation/Google Generation/Financial Down Turn ... Meet the Library
Ryan Weir and Ashley Ireland, Presenters
Murray State University
Murray State University recently initiated a project that will be the inaugural step in its transition to both providing optimized digital access and changing the landscape of its journal acquisitions from a model that has been traditionally print to one that is primarily electronic. Alongside this transition, the library recently added a just-in-time element to its previous just-in-case-only model. The presentation also addressed the driving forces behind the library's decisions, its selection of Science Direct as a vendor, the implementation process, the outcomes, and where the library sees itself headed in the future.
Transactional Access: A Publisher's Take
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The final presentation offered the perspective of a major publisher about its experiences offering streamlined article access via prepaid tokens, including the realities and potential benefits of transactional access to journal articles to libraries and publishers, plus suggestions as to what libraries should be thinking about.
Following the presentations, several participants asked questions and shared their own experiences.
Click here to listen to the entire panel presentation (1 hour, 12 minutes).
Our users ask for access to information unhampered by arbitrary boundaries between libraries, archives and museums. Yale, Princeton, the Smithsonian, the University of Edinburgh, and the Victoria and Albert Museum have been working at breaking down the walls between their collections. Each of these institutions strives to present a holistic view of all collections regardless of where they are housed or how they are managed. Come learn about what has worked and what has not.
Speakers: Meg Bellinger, Director of the Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure, Yale University; John Scally, Director of University Collections, University of Edinburgh; Cathryn Goodwin, Manager, Collection Information and Access, Princeton University Art Museum; Moderator: Jennifer Schaffner, OCLC Research
Sponsored by the ALA/AAM/SAA Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums (CALM)
ALA Annual 2009 Meeting - Carl Fleischhauer of LC: Presentation on the U.S. Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiativeby Preston Cabe on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 09:45 am
The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices to digitize historical content in a sustainable manner. The initiative was launched in 2007 with the formation of the Federal Agencies Still Image Digitization Working Group, who concentrate their efforts on image content such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic prints and negatives. In 2008, the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group was formed with a focus on sound, video, and motion picture film.
The Working Groups plan to develop recommended practices and associated specifications that are based on clearly articulated objectives describing the expected uses of the digitized content. The initiative's methodologies and requirements will be based on recognized approved standards or empirical data to the extent possible.
Federal agency participation is voluntary and non-binding. Participants will provide input, share information and resources (when possible), and provide their opinions on priorities, methodology of the initiative, and approval or disapproval of draft guidelines, and respond to external recommendations or queries. Adherence by the participating agencies to the guidelines developed under this initiative is not required, nor is it expected to be practical under all circumstances.