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Drawing Comparisons: Analyzing Art & Architecture Print And E-Book Usage, Jamie Hazlitt, Madelynn Dickerson, Caroline Muglia, Jeremy Whitt 2016 Loyola Marymount University

Drawing Comparisons: Analyzing Art & Architecture Print And E-Book Usage, Jamie Hazlitt, Madelynn Dickerson, Caroline Muglia, Jeremy Whitt

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

Recent studies have shown that despite possible preconceptions, e-books in art and architecture subject areas are actually quite well used. By collaborating across four SCELC-affiliated Southern California institutions (Claremont Colleges Library, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, and the University of Southern California), we engaged in extensive usage analyses to understand more about what might motivate art and architecture researchers to seek out e-books, and compare that usage to print books.


Achieving The Holy Grail Of Electronic Resource Management With Automated Holdings Feeds, Antje Mays, Jody Stroh, Jozef Paulik 2016 OCLC

Achieving The Holy Grail Of Electronic Resource Management With Automated Holdings Feeds, Antje Mays, Jody Stroh, Jozef Paulik

Antje Mays

Libraries face many challenges with maintaining electronic resource holdings that are constantly changing. In this session, attendees will learn how libraries, a content provider and a knowledge base are working together to ensure accurate, up-to-date holdings via automated, institution-specific feeds that save libraries both time and frustration.

Library panelists will share their e-resource challenges and lessons learned followed by publisher/partner perspectives outlining what it takes to create and share these feeds. 
Be sure to join the conversation that follows and learn how automated holdings maintenance is a win-win-win for everybody!


Web Archiving In Academia: Collection Strategies Beyond The Institutional Domain, Kevin C. Miller 2016 University of California - Davis

Web Archiving In Academia: Collection Strategies Beyond The Institutional Domain, Kevin C. Miller

Kevin C. Miller

With the Internet Archive turning 20 this year, and its subscription service Archive-it turning 10, this is an excellent time for reflection on the current state of best practices for web archiving. This presentation will examine and analyze web archiving strategies and collection development approaches by a sampling of academic and cultural heritage institutions, highlighting trends and noting opportunities for collaboration. Using the UC Davis Library’s web archiving program as a case study, this presentation will further probe the potential for web archiving to highlight and preserve the teaching, research, and service activities of university faculty and staff.


Beyond The Matrix: Repository Services For Qualitative Data, Sebastian Karcher, Dessi Kirilova, Nic Weber 2016 Syracuse University

Beyond The Matrix: Repository Services For Qualitative Data, Sebastian Karcher, Dessi Kirilova, Nic Weber

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) provides infrastructure and guidance for the sharing and reuse of digital data used in qualitative and multi-method social inquiry. In this paper we describe some of the repository’s early experiences providing services developed specifically for the curation of qualitative research data. We focus on QDR’s efforts to address two key challenges for qualitative data sharing. The first challenge concerns constraints on data sharing in order to protect human participants and their identities and to comply with copyright laws. The second set of challenges addresses the unique characteristics of qualitative data and their relationship ...


Toward Data-Informed Collection Decisions: 4+ Years Of Pda Insights At Winthrop, Antje Mays 2016 Winthrop University

Toward Data-Informed Collection Decisions: 4+ Years Of Pda Insights At Winthrop, Antje Mays

Antje Mays

This article is the first in a three-part collection assessment study. Through extensive data analyses and visualizations, this research study compares expenditures and usage patterns and trends between hardcopy circulation and specific types of eBook collections. The study includes four complete fiscal years of data (year 2011/2012 through 2014/2015) gleaned from the old integrated library system (ILS, plus partial-year data from July 1, 2015 through February 18, 2016 gleaned from the new ILS.

This first of three articles kicks off the sharing of research findings by presenting broad print and eBook usage and expenditure findings from year 2011 ...


Going Beyond Dda’S “They Clicked It → We Bought It → Done” Assessing Ebook Use Pre- And Post-Purchase, Nicole Branch, Tina Chrzastowski, Jessica Harris 2016 Santa Clara University

Going Beyond Dda’S “They Clicked It → We Bought It → Done” Assessing Ebook Use Pre- And Post-Purchase, Nicole Branch, Tina Chrzastowski, Jessica Harris

Staff publications, research, and presentations

Ebook DDA (demand-driven acquisitions) programs have become common in academic libraries of all sizes. To establish a DDA program, a library creates potential subject collections by establishing profiles and downloading e-records that match them into their online catalog; when books are “used” (in an amazingly wide array of options), the library buys the book, often after a certain threshold is met. This is a fairly seamless process that users are often unaware is happening. DDA assessment by libraries, however, is often limited to the obvious demarcation between those ebooks that are purchased (after meeting library thresholds), and those that remain ...


Heard On The Net: Developing The Balance Of Discovery And Respect With Primary Resources, Jill Emery, Tara Robertson, Peggy Glahn 2016 Portland State University

Heard On The Net: Developing The Balance Of Discovery And Respect With Primary Resources, Jill Emery, Tara Robertson, Peggy Glahn

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Within libraryland social media this past spring and summer, an emerging story began to unfold. A relatively new upstart company, Reveal Digital <http://www.revealdigital.com/> has begun developing digital archives of primary resources which are funded by institutions pledging upfront support. The eventual result of this work will be collections made available as Open Access content to everyone. The majority of the content is being sourced from research libraries’ archival collections. Those pledging money get early access to the content as it is being digitized and made available. In addition, source libraries obtain digital copies that they can dark ...


Comparing Electronic Vs. Print Book Preferences Between Students In The Social Sciences, The Arts And Stem, Lee Cummings, Anne Larrivee, Leslie Vega 2016 Saint Louis University

Comparing Electronic Vs. Print Book Preferences Between Students In The Social Sciences, The Arts And Stem, Lee Cummings, Anne Larrivee, Leslie Vega

Anne Larrivee

The purpose of this study was to determine if there were any distinct differences in e-book usage habits among students in the social sciences, technical fields and the arts. To complete this study, students from three different disciplinary areas were surveyed. The same nine questions were posed to each student group, with slight modifications to some questions based on the discipline.The results of this study show that students in each discipline have a preference for convenience and accessibility, whether material is print or electronic. Some more unique characteristics between disciplines include the percentage of students using books and frequency ...


Giving Subject Specialists The Tools They Need To Succeed: The Collection Development Training Manual At The University Of Maryland, Margaret Z. Saponaro 2016 University of Maryland Libraries

Giving Subject Specialists The Tools They Need To Succeed: The Collection Development Training Manual At The University Of Maryland, Margaret Z. Saponaro

Charleston Library Conference

The University of Maryland Libraries (UMD) employs over 40 librarians with collection development responsibilities. These subject specialists represent a range of varying experience levels with collection development—from new librarians to seasoned veterans. Although many subject specialists are required to use the same tools for their collection development activities, materials to support these activities were not always easy to find, nor was there one place available to direct new subject specialists who needed resources to assist them with their responsibilities. This paper describes the process undertaken to develop of a toolkit for materials for subject specialists at the UMD Libraries ...


Getting Graphic: Improving The Student And Collection Connection, Ann Kardos, Aimee Slater 2016 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Getting Graphic: Improving The Student And Collection Connection, Ann Kardos, Aimee Slater

Ann Kardos

Ignite Talk presented at NELA in October 2016.


Don’T Share This Item! Developing Digital Collections And Services In A Consumer‐Licensed World, William M. Cross, Darby Orcutt 2016 North Carolina State University Libraries

Don’T Share This Item! Developing Digital Collections And Services In A Consumer‐Licensed World, William M. Cross, Darby Orcutt

Charleston Library Conference

Libraries have always faced unique challenges in providing non‐academic content for academic use, but the digital age has brought particular problems of “one size fits all” consumer purchase models and vexing methods of digital rights management (DRM), wrapped up with a large bow of legal uncertainty for many institutions. These proceedings describe some practices for sharing consumer‐licensed popular materials and confronting legal and technical barriers, as well as what some libraries are considering and encountering in applying the law, fair use, user expectations, and common sense in developing collections and services around digital content that is geared directly ...


Mitigating Madness: How We Authenticate And Authorize Users To Deliver Databases In A Contractually Complicated Context, Jeremy M. Brown, Geoffrey P. Timms 2016 Mercer University Libraries

Mitigating Madness: How We Authenticate And Authorize Users To Deliver Databases In A Contractually Complicated Context, Jeremy M. Brown, Geoffrey P. Timms

Charleston Library Conference

During the 2011 overhaul of the Mercer University Libraries website we developed an authentication system to interface with EZProxy and our campus Active Directory system that provides convenient management and delivery of our A–Z database listing. With multiple campuses and seven e‐resource privilege groups, we were able to provide persistent URLs for databases to subject librarians, dynamic database lists based upon users’ access privileges, convenient integration with our content management system, and a simple backend management interface requiring little expertise to use. We then sought to improve the situation by organizational and license simplification before our 2014 website ...


Balancing Bananas: Collection Assessment Of Patron‐Driven Acquisitions, Gabrielle Wiersma, Rhonda Glazier, Denise Pan, Stephanie Spratt 2016 University of Colorado-Boulder

Balancing Bananas: Collection Assessment Of Patron‐Driven Acquisitions, Gabrielle Wiersma, Rhonda Glazier, Denise Pan, Stephanie Spratt

Charleston Library Conference

The libraries in the University of Colorado (CU) System have been using patron‐driven acquisitions (PDA) to build a shared collection of e‐books for many years. This paper presents our experiences as both early adopters of PDA and libraries with longstanding PDA e‐book programs and describes an analysis of how PDA has impacted collections at each of the libraries in the CU System.


Interrogating Demand: Pathways Toward Purchase In Patron‐Influenced E‐Book Models; University Of California‐Wide Demand‐Driven Acquisitions—E‐Book Hopes And Dreams Revisited, Kerry P. Scott 2016 University of California, Santa Cruz

Interrogating Demand: Pathways Toward Purchase In Patron‐Influenced E‐Book Models; University Of California‐Wide Demand‐Driven Acquisitions—E‐Book Hopes And Dreams Revisited, Kerry P. Scott

Charleston Library Conference

From January 2013 to date, the University of California has piloted a system‐wide e‐book demand driven access (DDA) program comprised of University Press publications in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. This paper reviews the pilot’s progress, specifically focusing on how well it has achieved the hopes and dreams laid out by several of the participating campus librarians prior to the pilot’s launch.


Interrogating Demand: Pathways Toward Purchase In Patron‐Influenced E‐Book Models, Jim Dooley 2016 University of California, Merced

Interrogating Demand: Pathways Toward Purchase In Patron‐Influenced E‐Book Models, Jim Dooley

Charleston Library Conference

E‐books are available to academic libraries through a wide variety of acquisition models. The University of California, Merced (UC Merced) Library has used demand‐driven acquisitions (DDA) as its principal model for providing access to e‐books from its founding in 2005 to the present. This paper will discuss the influence of the situation at UC Merced on the implementation of DDA plans for e‐books and the results of the most recent five years of operations of these plans.


Three Heads Are Better Than One: Organizational Changes In Collection Management Leadership, Barbara A. Bishop, Adelia B. Grabowsky, Liza Weisbrod 2016 Auburn University

Three Heads Are Better Than One: Organizational Changes In Collection Management Leadership, Barbara A. Bishop, Adelia B. Grabowsky, Liza Weisbrod

Charleston Library Conference

Financial pressures, shrinking staff, shifting user expectations, and advances in format access and availability mean that organizational change seems to have become a constant in today’s academic library. The area of collection management has not been immune from change; the increasing emphasis on electronic formats, questions about access versus ownership, and the rise of open access have all required adjustment in managing collections. Even with all this change, most academic libraries have retained an organizational structure with a single person serving as a collection management coordinator or decision maker. This presentation details the shift in one academic library from ...


Developing A Weighted Collection Development Allocation Formula, Jeff Bailey, Linda Creibaum 2016 Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Developing A Weighted Collection Development Allocation Formula, Jeff Bailey, Linda Creibaum

Charleston Library Conference

In this preconference workshop Bailey and Creibaum gave attendees detailed instruction on how to create a spreadsheet‐based library collection development allocation formula, one option to manage a library’s collection development budget. The presenters demonstrated and led participants through the process of creating customizable Excel‐based formulas that can be modified to utilize the criteria relevant to a specific library and institution. The primary element in the success of such a formula is the use of weights applied to each factor contained in the spreadsheet. Potential factors include the number of students majoring in a degree program, total faculty ...


Aligning Collections With Emerging Needs In Research Informatics, Heidi J. Tebbe, Darby Orcutt 2016 North Carolina State University Libraries

Aligning Collections With Emerging Needs In Research Informatics, Heidi J. Tebbe, Darby Orcutt

Charleston Library Conference

Some of the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries’ largest investments are in collections, digital library development, and technology‐rich collaborative spaces. The goal of the NCSU Libraries Fellows Program initiative, "Aligning Collections with Emerging Needs in Research Informatics," is to ensure these areas leverage one another to the benefit of our users in support of emerging research informatics needs through licensing and acquisition of new data sources, as well as leveraging the capabilities of new high‐tech library spaces. Over its two years, this initiative seeks to address and mainstream subject specialists’ and selectors’ consideration of high‐tech research ...


Cost Per User: Analyzing Ezproxy Logs For Assessment, Tiffany M. LeMaistre 2016 Nevada State College

Cost Per User: Analyzing Ezproxy Logs For Assessment, Tiffany M. Lemaistre

Charleston Library Conference

Cost per use has long been a staple of collection development decision‐making for electronic resources, but what of the users behind those retrieval and search counts? Questions about the interdisciplinary usage of an e‐resource, the depth of integration into a given program or course, and who will miss it if it is cancelled are generally relegated to the realm of anecdotal evidence. Researchers at Nevada State College have made efforts to remedy this gap in knowledge by analyzing EZProxy logs, which can be set up to capture unique user identifiers at the point of authentication into library electronic ...


The User‐Driven Collection 4.0: The Next Phase In User‐Driven Monographic Acquisition, Darby Orcutt 2016 North Carolina State University Libraries

The User‐Driven Collection 4.0: The Next Phase In User‐Driven Monographic Acquisition, Darby Orcutt

Charleston Library Conference

For more than a decade, the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries has had some level of user-driven collecting. Periodically building upon the success of these programs, which has often entailed pushing vendor and library systems beyond their current capacities, the Libraries is now poised to move most of our monographic selection into user‐driven pools.


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