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Friday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Sustainability, not Profitability: the Future of Scholarly Monographs and STL

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Concern about the sustainability of scholarly monograph publishing is nothing new. Long-form scholarship, while crucial to the academy, is expensive to produce and often finds only a very small audience of readers. For most of the history of scholarly book publishing, universities helped support the cost of publication, and academic libraries purchased a large enough portion of an initial print run to make book publishing sustainable. Libraries have long had collection development strategies that allowed for purchasing monographs “just in case.” The introduction of e-books allowed for the development of demand-driven acquisition (DDA), which allows libraries to only purchase books with demonstrated need, and of the short-term loan (STL), which allows libraries to pay for temporary access of lower use monographs. This model has made it possible for libraries to present bigger collections to their users than would be possible under traditional models, but publishers have seen radically decreased revenues as STL programs have expanded – something that impacts their ability to continue to publish scholarly monographs. Recent decisions by some publishers to raise STL fees highlight the challenges facing all participants in the scholarly communication ecosystem. A monograph that does not recoup the costs associated with its production cannot be published – something that impacts scholars at all of our institutions. This panel of publishers, librarians, and an approval vendor will share data and experiences to help lead to greater mutual understanding, and which will hopefully help make long-form scholarly publishing sustainable in this new era.

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Michael Levine Clark

Dean and Director, University of Denver Libraries
Michael Levine-Clark, the Dean and Director of the University of Denver Libraries, is the recipient of the 2015 HARRASOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. He writes and speaks regularly on strategies for improving academic library collection development practices, including the use of e-books in academic libraries, the development of demand-driven acquisition models, and implications of discovery tool implementation. 

Barbara Kawecki

Director of Sales, Western US, YBP Library Services
Barbara Kawecki, Director of Sales, Western U.S., is responsible for the management and growth of YBP business throughout the western U.S. Barbara has more than 23 years of experience selling information products and services into the academic library market. She has served at YBP as Senior Digital Content Sales Manager in the Western U.S. from 2010 to 2013 and prior to that worked as a Senior Collection Development Manager in the same... Read More →
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Emily McElroy

Director, University of Nebraska Medical Center Library, University of Nebraska
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Lisa Nachtigall

Director, Sales Development, Wiley
I joined Wiley in 2010 and am currently Director of Sales Development, Digital Books. In this global role, I am responsible for the strategies and partnerships which drive digital book sales. My primary focus is on library channels. In addition to the development of sales and pricing models for Wiley Online Library, I also set Wiley’s strategies for delivering content via ebook aggregators. Prior to joining Wiley I led Oxford University... Read More →
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Rebecca Seger

Senior Director, Institutional Sales, Americas, Oxford University Press
Rebecca Seger is the Senior Director for Institutional Sales at Oxford University Press USA.  She has been working with libraries for her entire career, currently leading the OUP team that works with, and sells, to all types of libraries and consortia in North and South America.  Rebecca has been with OUP for 14 years, and has focused on the product development, sales and marketing of ebooks, databases and journals to and for the academic and... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403