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Friday, November 7 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
How Is That Going to Work, Part II: Acquisitions Challenges and Opportunities in a Shared ILS

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How much difference does a year make? This session continues the discussion about acquisitions policies and workflows in a next-generation ILS that began at the 2013 Charleston Conference. The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of 37 public and private academic institutions in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In January 2013, the Alliance began a 2-year process of migrating all 37 institutions to a shared ILS in order to realize efficiencies and increase collaboration within the consortium. Migrating in 4 cohorts every 6 months, the last cohort of 10 institutions will go live with Ex Libris’s Alma and Primo in January 2015. Panelists will include members from the first and third cohorts who will offer perspectives on changing workflows, challenges and opportunities for the new system, policy issues to consider from a consortial viewpoint, and partnering with vendors to develop tools for improved workflows and real-time acquisitions, as well as large-scale cooperative collection development and assessment. Questions highly encouraged from the audience, especially from attendees who may be pondering, about to embark upon, or in the midst of their own migrations.


Damon Campbell

Acquisitions Librarian, University of Oregon Library
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Carol Drost

AUL for Technical Services, Willamette University
I am interested in the intersections between Technical Services activities and those in Public Services. I have worked in libraries for over 30 years and am always looking for ways to improve staff and user experiences. My BA in English is from Kalamazoo College, and my AMLS is from... Read More →

Siôn Romaine

Acquisitions Librarian / Canadian Studies Librarian, University of Washington Libraries

Kathleen Spring

Collections Management Librarian/Associate Professor, Linfield College
Kathleen Spring is Collections Management Librarian/Associate Professor and DigitalCommons Coordinator at Linfield College. Prior to beginning a career in libraries, Kathleen taught speech communication at Eastern Oregon University, Suffolk County Community College, and Hofstra University... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403