Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Lightning Round Discussion Topics in Las Vegas
When: Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:00-2:30pm
Where: Las Vegas Conference Center, Room N203
There are forces of change requiring new approaches by collection development practitioners. Join us for a whirlwind discussion of some current trends...

1) Who should be the selector? The librarian or the users?

Moving from philosophical to the practical implications of user-selection models, how do collection development practitioners handle this important question? Which DDA/PDA/POD models work the best? How to shape profiles to get the most of these opportunities? What are the budgetary implications? Which assessment approaches are the most useful?

2) What are successful methods to predict coming collection needs?

Your collection is a living organism that must be adapted to changing needs on your campus. Past usage, ILL statistics, and anecdotal evidence from users has its place. Beyond this, how do you stay informed on needs and what additional data do you collect to predict collection needs? Are you able to use your predictive data for the purpose of budget development and collection expansion?

3) To collect or not to collect: collection decisions of open source materials

Open source content is growing in importance in selection decisions yet has hidden budgetary and user impact. What approaches are in play at academic institutions? How are various disciplines managing this dynamic area of publishing? What next steps can you take to make the most of this lasting publishing trend?

Questions? Suggestions? Would you like to help lead one of these discussion topics?

Please contact Josephine Crawford (IG chair) at jocraw@k-state.edu

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ALCTS Collection
Development for the Practitioner Interest Group

Lightning Round Discussion Topics
in Las Vegas

 When:  Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:00-2:30pm

Where:  Las Vegas Conference Center, Room N203

There
are forces of change requiring new approaches by collection development
practitioners.  Join us for a whirlwind discussion of some current
trends...

1)     
Who
should be the selector?  The librarian or the users?  

Moving from philosophical to the practical implications
of user-selection models, how do collection development practitioners handle
this important question?  Which
DDA/PDA/POD models work the best?  How to
shape profiles to get the most of these opportunities?  What are the budgetary implications?  Which assessment approaches are the most
useful?

2)     
What
are successful methods to predict coming collection needs?

Your collection is a living organism that must be
adapted to changing needs on your campus.  
Past usage, ILL statistics, and anecdotal evidence from users has its
place.  Beyond this, how do you stay
informed on needs and what additional data do you collect to predict collection
needs?   Are you able to use your
predictive data for the purpose of budget development and collection expansion?

3)     
To
collect or not to collect: collection decisions of open source materials

Open source content is
growing in importance in selection decisions yet has hidden budgetary and user
impact.  What approaches are in play at
academic institutions?  How are various
disciplines managing this dynamic area of publishing?  What next steps can you take to make the most
of this lasting publishing trend?

 

Questions?  Suggestions? 
Would you like to help lead one of these discussion topics?

Please contact Josephine Crawford
(IG chair) at jocraw@k-state.edu