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Thursday, November 6 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Real Time Acquisition Workflows- Vendors & Libraries Panel

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This year, library staff at Willamette University, as members of a larger testing group, piloted the latest acquisitions functionality developed by Ex Libris and YBP for the Alma library management service. This new collaboration provides automated workflows for the end-to-end selection and acquisition of content between our vendor systems. Now library staff can select content in the YBP platform, and upon purchase, the content and related acquisition information are updated in Alma in real time, without the need to upload records or re-enter acquisition data. By saving time and resources, this integration enables librarians to dedicate more time to providing valuable services to end users. In this session, we will discuss the lessons and outcomes of the pilot and implementation process, including observed time savings.

Speakers
avatar for Ann-Marie Breaux

Ann-Marie Breaux

Vice President, Academic Service Integration, YBP Library Services
Ann-Marie Breaux works for YBP Library Services, developing and implementing technical and workflow services for customers. Based in Woodstock, Georgia, Ann-Marie has worked for YBP since 1997. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of acquisitions and cataloging positions for Lamont and Hilles undergraduate libraries at Harvard. Ann-Marie has an AB from Harvard University and an MLS from Simmons College.
avatar for Liz Butterfield

Liz Butterfield

Monographs and Acquisitions Manager, Willamette University
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Amanda Schmidt

Solutions Architect, Ex Libris


Thursday November 6, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cypress North, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401