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ALA Midwinter 2010 Program Announcement: ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries IG

ALA Midwinter program announcement: we will have three great presentations and time for discussion.  See details below.

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries Interest Group Midwinter Meeting
Date: Sunday, 1/17/2010
Time: 10:30 am -12:00 noon
Location: Westin Waterfront (WEST) - Burroughs
Program:

1. What to Withdraw? Print collections management in the wake of digitization
Presenters : Roger C. Schonfeld, Manager of Research, Ithaka S+R; and Ross Housewright, Analyst, Ithaka S+R

As digitized journal backfile sets become available online, they fulfill the lion's share of user access needs at academic libraries, leading many librarians to call into question the need to retain print. Can libraries securely reassign the stack space occupied by decreasingly used print versions without risking preservation? This talk will examine several key questions: Does print preservation still matter, and if so, for how long will it remain a relevant priority?  What sort of preservation framework is needed for legacy print collections? And, for which journals is this preservation framework already in place, allowing for responsible withdrawal today? Drawing from a report recently released by Ithaka S+R, this talk will conclude with some remarks about how the set of materials appropriate for withdrawal can be expanded to allow libraries additional flexibility in their collections management.

2. To Have and to Hold: MARC Format Holdings Data
Presenter: Sandy Chen, Electronic Resources & Serials Management Librarian, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

The goal of the presentation is to describe the concepts behind and importance of standardized holdings in library processes, particularly, MARC Format for Holdings Data (MFHD) and Z39.71: what they are, how they function, and how they help academic libraries to serve patrons. Sandy will provide specific examples of challenges in Clarion University of Pennsylvania Libraries' implementation of these standards, along with descriptions of better practices that other research libraries can use to represent holdings data.

3. Pay-Per-Use Article Delivery at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Presenters: Mindy King, Serials Librarian, University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point Library; and Aaron Nichols, Access Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point Library

Exponentially increasing journal costs are a fact of life. Libraries can no longer afford to purchase expensive, low use  journals "just in case" an article is needed. Recently, the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Library conducted a pilot, pay-per-use article delivery program that offered "just in time" access to articles our patrons actually need. Pay-per-use article delivery requests are submitted by completing a standard Interlibrary Loan request. Over a three month period, pay-per-use users were surveyed regarding the convenience and quality of the service. Positive survey results and feedback from university faculty were used to cancel high cost/low use journals in favor of the pay-per-use model, resulting in over $50,000 savings in journals subscriptions. Cancellations are to begin January 2010, at which time the survey will be reopened to gain feedback after the print version is no longer available.

4. Brief Business Meeting: New members are welcome!

Contact information for CRS C&RL IG:

Rebecca Kemp, Co-Chair, CRS C&RL IG
E-Resources Acquisitions Librarian
CB#3938 Davis Library
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
rkempemailuncedu
ph: 919-962-0162
fax: 919-962-4450

Beth Bernhardt, Co-Chair, CRS C&RL IG
Electronic Resources Librarian
Jackson Library
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
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336-256-1210