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Saturday, November 8 • 12:15pm - 3:00pm
Charleston Seminar: Being Earnest with our Collections: Determining Key Challenges and Best Practices

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Sponsored by ACSESS and Cambridge University Press

Slides from Michael Levine-Clark and Rebecca Seger
Slides from Robert McDonald

Slides from Jill Grogg
Slides from Jonathan Harwell and Jim Bunnelle
Slides from Rick Anderson

This session will bring together librarians, publishers and vendors from across the country to explore important changes within the industry that affect the way information is acquired and delivered to library patrons. This lively discussion will replace the Rump Session with the goal being to cap off another great Charleston Conference by defining key challenges and identifying attainable goals. The format will be a series of panels in lightning round format on exciting or controversial topics followed by group discussions. Panelists will challenge participants to explore new ways of thinking about libraries, users, and the dissemination of information. Following each panel, participants will be asked to further develop ideas and build consensus for turning those with broad appeal into action items. Future plans include follow-up with attendees to ascertain their progress on key takeaways, and sharing results through various Charleston Conference publications.


1:00-1:30 pm  Panel 1  Michael Levine-Clark and Rebecca Seger: Ebooks: Key Challenges, Future Possibilities

For scholarly publishing and academic libraries, the transition from print to ebooks has been slower than we initially imagined. Multiple business models, concerns about digital rights management and long-term access, and the nature of long-form scholarship itself have made librarians and publishers slow to embrace ebooks to their full potential. By polling experts from both communities, we have identified five key challenges posed by ebooks. We will discuss innovative but sustainable models for acquisition, access, and long-term management that will help us make the transition.

1:35-2:05 pm  Panel 2  Jill Grogg and Robert McDonald: Transitioning from Legacy Systems to Cloud Infrastructure 

Next generation library management systems are moving in new directions from the historic ILS silo to new library services platforms and a key ingredient for this new type of service is grounded in a cloud computing future. New developments that modularize the core functions of an ILS within the library services platform also should allow for new options for dis-integrated discovery layers and use of outside e-resource data that can take advantage of data feeds coming from commercial and other supplied application programming interfaces (APIs). How will these key changes benefit your library? What are the pitfallsWhat does your library need to know about migrating to the next generation library services platforms and when is the right time to migrate?

2:10-2:40 pm  Panel 3  Jonathan Harwell and Jim Bunnelle: Lightning Round:  Alternative Serial Distribution Models for Libraries

It’s 2014, and library patrons still have limited ways to access the text of articles behind pay walls.  The current mix of subscriptions, interlibrary loan or document delivery, and pay per view is unsustainable for endangered library budgets, and thus is unsustainable for publishers.  It’s time to begin leveraging the tools we use for e-books--  discovery services, demand-driven acquisition, and perpetual purchase--  and apply them to articles.  After all, the distinction between a monograph and a serial is fluid.  Books in series, book-length articles, article-length books, and special issues sold as monographs illustrate the folly of treating them as inherently different creatures.  Let’s talk about what it will take to enable publishers and librarians to work together on sustainable, perpetual purchases of serial content.

2:45-3:00 pm   Rick Anderson: Depth Perception in Academic Libraries: A Two-Dimensional Model

Academic libraries are unlike many other mission-driven institutions in that they have to situate their missions and strategies in two dimensions simultaneously: spatial (along a spectrum from local to global) and temporal (short-term to long-term). Furthermore, they have to harmonize their strategic orientations with those of their host institutions, resulting a complex and sometimes politically difficult set of contervailing tensions. Rick will share a model he has created for visualizing these dynamics and solicit input and discussion from the group.

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Michael Arthur

Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development, University of Central Florida
Michael Arthur is Head of Acquisitions & Collection Services at the University of Central Florida. Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Sport Marketing & Management in 1991, and his Master of Library Science in 1999, from Indiana University in Bloomington. He received his Master... Read More →
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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah

James Bunnelle

Acquisitions/Collection Development Librarian, Lewis & Clark College
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Jill Grogg

Strategist, Content and Schol Comm Initiatives, LYRASIS
Jill Grogg is a Strategist with the Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives team at LYRASIS. Previously, she was electronic resources coorindator at The University of Alabama Libraries for over a decade.
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Jonathan Harwell

Head of Collections and Systems, Rollins College
Jonathan H. Harwell has previously served as guest editor and peer reviewer for Against the Grain. He is Head of Collections & Systems at Rollins College, and was previously a librarian at Georgia Southern University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Berry College. He... Read More →
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Michael Levine-Clark

Dean, University of Denver
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Robert McDonald

Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies, Indiana University
As the Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies, Robert H. McDonald works to provide library information system services and discovery services to the entire IU system and manages projects related to scholarly communications, new model publishing, and technologies that... Read More →
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Rebecca Seger

Vice President, Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships, ITHAKA

Saturday November 8, 2014 12:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403