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Purpose: Provides connectivity between publishers, libraries, and vendors. We strive to bridge gaps in communication among these groups by supplying ongoing training opportunities, hosting discussion groups, and presenting information on current and future trends through ALA programs and eforums.

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PVLR IG Planning Meeting - Sat, June 26 at 4:00 pm

  • 1.  PVLR IG Planning Meeting - Sat, June 26 at 4:00 pm

    Posted Jun 11, 2010 01:19 PM


    Please also consider helping us brainstorm and plan future panels. The PVLR Planning Meeting will be held on:


    Grand Hyatt Washington, Room McPherson (located on the Independence Level 5B).

    ALCTS PVLR (Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations) Interest Group

    Planning Meeting

    Saturday, June 26, 2010

    4:00 to 5:00 PM (we can go til 6:00 P.M. if we need to)

    Grand Hyatt Washington, room McPherson (located on the Independence Level 5B)




    1. Monday Forum: Any last work to be ready for the Monday morning Forum? Hand out flyers to volunteers who’ll have time to get over to the exhibit hall on Sunday.

    2. What are the most important acquisitions and/or supply chain issues facing your organization? What are you spending the most time and thought on these days? Let’s see if we can get some discussion going!

    3. Possible forum topics for ALA MidWinter in San Diego: perhaps will follow from the above…

    4. ALA Connect: is there a good way for PVLR to use this space. How have people been using it with other ALA groups – are you finding it a useful workspace? What do you want to see on the website?


    Reminder that the PVLR program is on Monday, June 28th, 8:00 - 10:00 am


    Patron-Driven Access for E-Books: Have We Finally Found the Solution?

    Washington Convention Center, Room 143B/C


    E-books have been a hot topic at recent library conferences, with animated discussions regarding preferred platforms, delivery methods and purchase models. Publishers are offering their content to libraries on a variety of platforms via many delivery methods with content being available for purchase through different pricing models. Libraries are considering their options, experimenting with pilot projects and purchasing content. Vendors are watching the events unfold in order to provide the appropriate services. Please join us to hear panelists from various sectors of the library community share their experiences with patron-driven access models for purchase of e-books.

    Nancy Gibbs, Head of Acquisitions, Duke University Libraries

    Matt Nauman, Academic E-Content Product Manager, YBP Library Services

    Kari Paulson, President, EBL - Ebook Library

    John Riley, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, BUSCA, Inc.







    For more information, please contact co-chairs Liz Lorbeer

    ( or Kim Steinle (