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Thursday, November 6 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
You Got Surveyed! Real-time Polling on the Landscape of Use-Driven Acquisition

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Charleston—another program on use-driven acquisition! This unique and dynamic session will use audience polling to generate real-time data on the transforming landscape of use-driven acquisition (UDA) among librarians, vendors, and publishers. Use-driven acquisition has evolved from a limited number of pilot programs to a proven method of collection development utilized by a wide variety of libraries and offered by numerous vendors and publishers. It is vital that librarians considering implementing UDA and that those who wish to maximize the potential of their current UDAs stay cognizant of the current environment so that they can make well-informed decisions. The presenters will create a variety of timely and relevant survey questions relating to all aspects of planning and sustaining use-driven acquisition in libraries. Topics will include considerations for implementation, budgeting, collection management, technical requirements, marketing, assessment, stimulating new trends, and future directions. The presenters will utilize Poll Everywhere to engage the audience through survey questions, real-time replies, and immediate display of their responses. This innovative session will inspire lively interaction and discussion, and will embolden the attendees to participate in an anonymous atmosphere.

Participants will gain knowledge of the shifting landscape of UDA and will simultaneously contribute to that body of knowledge. They will develop deeper awareness of the elements to consider when planning, maintaining, and assessing UDA in their own libraries. The nature of this session will encourage discourse and lively debate on provocative topics such as short-term loans and consortia UDA; participants will be energized to continue the discussion conference-wide. They will return to their own institutions more confident in their abilities to make decisions that will enhance and optimize their UDAs.

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Erin Gallagher

Director of Collection Services, Reed College
Erin Gallagher is the Director of Collection Services at Reed College in lovely Portland, Oregon. Before that, she worked as the E-Resources & Serials Librarian at Rollins College in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Erin started her library career on the vendor side as a collection development... Read More →
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Michelle Leonard

Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources Librarian, University of Florida

Thursday November 6, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403