RUSA CODES (Collection Development and Evaluation Section) Section
The E-book Elephant in the Room: Determining What’s Relevant and Effective for Your Patrons & Making Effective Decisions for Your Future E-collectionby Anonymous (not ... (not verified) on Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 01:07 am
Faced with growing e-collections, more interesting e-content from publishers and a struggle to balance our materials budgets, how do we make good decisions about e-collections content? How do we evaluate the success of e-books when many of these patrons never darken the doors of our library building? How do we gain the valuable patron feedback beyond download statistics? What support issues arise around use of the collections, are the vendor platforms reliable, and what e-formats are most in demand? Hear how representatives from both public and academic libraries are measuring the success and challenges of their e-book collections.
Long a core service of public libraries, the expectation of readers' advisory in college and university libraries is a growing trend. Come hear academic librarians describing how they have been challenged to incorporate readers' advisory techniques into their programs, and to hear from public librarians who have successfully partnered with their local institutions of higher education for the mutual benefit of public library cardholders and students.
UPDATE! **This event will be held in the **Venetian Room** at the Fairmont Hotel.** This is a room change from the original announced location, however we are still at the same hotel. Hope to see you there!
Celebrate the best fiction, non-fiction and reference titles of the year! RUSA's expert readers' advisory committees will unveil their choices for the Collection Development and Evaluation Section's (CODES) literary awards. All Midwinter attendees and exhibitors are invited to attend.
Life after the Statistical Abstract: What will the proposed demise of the Statistical Abstract mean for reference librarians and library users? Now in its 130th annual edition, Statistical Abstract has played a central role in guiding users to statistics since before we were born.
Since finding statistics can be challenging under the best of circumstances, what are our strategies for dealing with this loss? Are there new services and products we would like to see from commercial publishers?