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Caveat Emptor: It May Be Electronic, But Don’T Overlook The Fine Print, Stephanie N. Aken Oct 2010

Caveat Emptor: It May Be Electronic, But Don’T Overlook The Fine Print, Stephanie N. Aken

Library Presentations

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Return On Investment For Collaborative Collection Development: A Cost-Benefit Evaluation Of Consortia Purchasing, Denise Pan, Yem S. Fong Jan 2010

Return On Investment For Collaborative Collection Development: A Cost-Benefit Evaluation Of Consortia Purchasing, Denise Pan, Yem S. Fong

Collaborative Librarianship

This paper describes the cost-benefits and the return on investment of one consortium comprised of five separately administered libraries in the University of Colorado (CU) System. With a long history of collaboration, the libraries have developed an ideal cooperative arrangement for acquiring electronic content that is accessible across all campuses. The size and flexibility of this institution-based consortium allows it to be responsive and successful in collaborating across four campuses despite different sized budgets and unique local and institutional constraints. To demonstrate the value of jointly leveraging library budgets to university administrators, the authors conducted a consortium level cost-benefit analysis ...


Academic Libraries Without Print, Allen Mckiel Jan 2010

Academic Libraries Without Print, Allen Mckiel

Faculty Research Publications (All Departments)

A panel of librarians presented glimpses of the changes occurring in their library operations as they transition to services centered in e-resources. The four university library environments were Western Oregon University, University of California Merced, Brigham Young University, and Cleveland State University. The panel explored, through the evidence of their changing library operations, a range of topics including trends in e‐book „acquisition‟ and usage; developments in open access publishing; changes in the impact of consortia; and the role of librarians in instruction and evolving peer review and publication processes. The moderator initiated the discussion with a review of a ...