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Wednesday, November 5 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Evidence-Based Decisions on Collecting and Collections

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Cost = $175, reduced to $100 for Ithaka S+R Local Survey participants. Registration required

Ithaka S+R is hosting a workshop to help academic and research libraries make more evidence-based decisions about their collecting and collections. This session will cover the format transitions for current collecting as well as collections management, especially for monographs and other books. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own data pertaining to their college or university, such as collections usage, survey findings, and budget documents, for group discussion. The workshop format will include the following components:
  • An overview of national-level data that help to contextualize this issue and frame some of the key issues that individual institutions may wish to consider;
  • Group discussion of strategies for incorporating evidence most effectively into institutional decision-making on these topics;
  • Group review of participants' institution-level data, including what is useful and what is missing; and
  • Time to begin formulating institutional plans for structuring evidence-based decision-making processes on these issues.
Participants will benefit from this workshop by improving their ability to incorporate evidence into decision-making processes about collections and collecting. Librarians who have implemented the Ithaka S+R Local Survey(s) are welcome to bring their results to the discussion.

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Roger Schonfeld

Director of Libraries, Scholarly Communications, and Museums, Ithaka S+R
Roger is program director at Ithaka S+R. There, he leads strategic consulting, surveys, and other research projects, designed for academic libraries, publishers, and scholarly societies. Previously, Roger was a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He received degrees... Read More →

Wednesday November 5, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
Cypress Grand Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401