Sponsored by Rittenhouse
Handout from Ramune Kubilius
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.