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Thursday, November 6 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Bringing Players to the Table: Consortial Ebook and DDA Selection, Purchasing, and Management

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Consortia represent greater buying power and leverage for many libraries, but they face challenges in negotiation pricing and licensing agreements for Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) programs as well as in representing them for discovery.  Come hear about two consortia’s, WNCLN Network and USMAI, experiences with shared DDA and ebook programs from investigation to implementation and discovery. Attendees will learn:

  • How to create a consortial program for DDA or ebook purchasing and to communicate with partner institutions, match priorities, and use leverage to increase consortial access to DDA titles.

  • What DDA consortia models are available to networks, particularly in comparison to separate DDA plans for individual libraries, and about the Limited Access Model.

  • What management challenges exist for consortia, including administering shared budgets among schools with  varying size and resources, the creation of a shared DDA profile, and DDA record management within a shared catalog

  • About technical set up of shared DDA ebooks programs to enable discovery. 

  • About consortial advocacy for the library perspective in the selection and purchasing process and how consortia might to work with vendors and publishers to find a sustainable model that works for everyone.

A discussion with the audience will follow the presentation, sharing additional concerns or options for consortial DDA.


Lynda Aldana

Head of Technical Services & Library IT Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Lynda Aldana has been the Head of Technical Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since March 2009. Prior to working at the Albin O. Kuhn Library, she worked as the Coordinator for the Cataloging Department at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins... Read More →
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Beth Cramer

Catalog and Liaison Librarian, Appalachian State University
Beth is a cataloger and liaison/collections librarian for Languages and IDS at Appalachian State University. She also teaches French, and loves traveling with her husband, John, on their bicycles and motorcycles. Huge fan of public libraries.
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Amy Elliott

Product Analyst, WorldCat knowledge base and WorldShare Metadata Services, OCLC
I'm interested in connecting users with information, whether that's as a reference librarian, a repository manager, an e-resources librarian, or a product analyst. I'm also passionate about intellectual property, copyright, and authors' rights. Non-library interests include food... Read More →
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Rachel Fleming

Lead Librarian for Acquisitions/Budget Officer, Appalachian State University
Rachel Fleming is Lead Librarian for Acquisitions at Appalachian State University, where she manages the acquisition of all material types. She has previously served as Serials Librarian at Western Carolina University and Collection Development librarian at Central College in Pella... Read More →

Susan Israel

E-Resources Librarian, D. Hidden Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville

Randall Lowe

Collection Development, Acquisitions & Serials Librarian, Frostburg State University
Randy Lowe has served in various positions in the Lewis J. Ort Library at Frostburg State University since 1997 and is currently Collection Development, Acquisitions & Serials Librarian. He has been responsible for the acquisition, licensing, data collection, and assessment of electronic... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403