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Friday, November 7 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Collecting and Acquiring in Earnest (The 14th Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch)

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Sponsored by Rittenhouse

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In this year's sponsored but no holds barred lunch, host Nicole Gallo will offer a brief greeting, and Ramune Kubilius will provide the traditional “year in review” synopsis of developments since the last Charleston Conference.  Panelists will then share insights and lead discussion on earnest attempts to meet users’ information needs and satisfy administrations’ budget and other expectations. 

No matter how information has become re-packaged, two formats remain important in health sciences communication: books and journals (articles) .Speakers will focus on library experiments with these formats and the discussion will then broaden into other topics and trends.

Is PDA a solution? Yumin Jiang will share some impressions on experiments at her institution with a few e-book PDA/DDA (patron driven or demand driven acquisition) packages. Nichole Gallo will contribute highlights and findings from Rittenhouse health sciences customers’ experience with PDA. Both will then lead a discussion with participants about trends and best practices in e-book collection building. 

What conclusions can be reached from experimentation with and implementation of on-demand article acquisitions? Emma O'Hagan will share insights and experience with journal article “on demand” and “pay per view” services at two institutions. This will jumpstart a discussion with participants on how or when such services might become a major content strategy, impacting (or replacing) more traditional interlibrary loan, collection development, subscription and licensing practices. 

Finally, session moderator Andrea Twiss-Brooks will highlight some other trends. This will serve as a springboard to an expected lively discussion among participants on challenges, both current and looming on the horizon, as well as opportunities, in health sciences information acquisition and provision.


Nicole Gallo

Rittenhouse Book Distributors
Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. provides retailers, libraries and other businesses with print and electronic books in the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health from the leading health sciences publishers.
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Yumin Jiang

Department Head, Collection Management, University of Colorado Health Sciences Library
Yumin Jiang has a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also has a Master of Arts degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Prior to joining the University of Colorado... Read More →

Ramune Kubilius

Collection Development / Special Projects Librarian, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
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Emma O'Hagan

Medical Librarian, Western Michigan University School of Medicine
Emma O’Hagan is a medical librarian at the new Western Michigan University Stryker School of Medicine. The Stryker SOM launched its all-digital library in the summer of 2013 and welcomed its first class of students this past August. Emma assists in the management and development... Read More →
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Andrea Twiss-Brooks

Director of Research and Teaching Support, University of Chicago Library

Friday November 7, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
39 Rue de Jean 39 John Street, Charleston, SC 29403