ALCTS E-forum, April 12-13–Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Where do I start and how do I know when I’ve arrived?


Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Where do I start and how do I know when I’ve arrived?

April 12-13, 2011

Hosted by Angela M. Carreño and Nancy Gibbs

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, sessions begin and end at:

Pacific: 6am – 2pm
Mountain: 7am – 3pm
Central: 8am – 4pm
Eastern: 9am – 5pm


The convergence of ebook availability, patron interest in e-books, new business models and the economic crisis has accelerated library adoption of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA). This change has been facilitated by customized patron-driven acquisitions programs from some major library book distributors and aggregators. The adoption of PDA has also been facilitated by a shift in collection management philosophy away from “just-in-case” collecting to a “just-in-time” strategy for providing access to collections. How should libraries balance patron driven acquisitions with more strategic decisions to prepare their collection for the future?

Topics to be covered include:

*       Budgets and how to budget
*       Campus sharing of costs (specifically between separately administered libraries on a campus)
*       Profiles – are they different for different disciplines? Are certain LC classes totally excluded (art, music)? What happens to your approval plans?
*       Foreign or domestic plans
*       ILL PDA – in print or in e format
*       E Reserve PDA – will this meet the needs on a short term basis?
*       Reference Collection PDA – is this a possibility? Could it be a browsable, ever changing collection? If so what are the associated costs for collections budget and for staff time?
*       Dual formats and Bundled pricing – could there be deep discounted pricing for print accompanying e formats?
*       Vendors/providers – who is doing what? Do you go through vendors or direct to publishers, or both?
*       Implications for collections – does this mechanism skew the collection?
*       Marketing and promotion – if you promote it will you run through your budget even faster than thought? What happens if you don’t promote it?
*       Consortia applications – if you have rich consortia obligations for shared borrowing what happens when your collection is all electronic?
*       Mechanics – marc records, link resolvers, monitoring, statistics, pricing models, duplications, weeding; levels of use (single user, multiple user), purchase versus subscription

Nancy Gibbs is head of Acquisitions at Duke University Libraries, She has held previous positions at Penn State University Libraries, Auburn University, and at North Carolina State University Libraries. She is the past chair of the Acquisitions Section of ALCTS and the 2007 recipient of the ALCTS Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. In 2008, she taught an Acquisitions Practices course to students in the United Arab Emirates at Al-Ain University and continues to speak about acquisitions practices, electronic books, and electronic resources at local, national and international conferences. She serves on advisory boards for a number of library vendors and is a consultant in the field of acquisitions, publishing and vendor relationships.

Angela M. Carreño is the Head of Collection Development for the Division of Libraries at New York University. Angela has led, coordinated and supported the expansive growth of licensed electronic resources at NYU since 2000. She is the primary licensing officer for the Division of Libraries and assumes primary responsibility for consortial collection development commitments. She represents the Libraries on collaborative projects with other campus units and other libraries. Since 2007 she has intensified work on the NYU electronic book collection in close collaboration with NYU’s branch campus library in Abu Dhabi, a library with an e-preferred collection policy. Angela is a member of the Springer Library Advisory Board; the Oxford Library Advisory Group and the Brill Library Advisory Group.

*What is an e-forum?*

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:

*To register:*

Instructions for registration are available at: Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

LYRASIS Presents: 2nd Friday Series

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LYRASIS Professional Development invites you to join us in our virtual librarian’s lounge every 2nd Friday scheduled from 12:30 – 2:00 pm (EST). During each session, you will be given the opportunity to connect with your peers, discuss the hottest topics, and share best practices

Member Cost: $25
Non-Member Cost: $35

We kick off this series Friday, April 8th with RDA in a Nutshell. For more information or to register please see:

April 8, 2011: RDA in a Nutshell from FRBR to RDA

There has been quite a bit discussion about Resource Description and Access (RDA). This session will provide an overview of the essentials of RDA and FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), as well as the highlight some of the differences in cataloging practice RDA would introduce.

Gadgets in the Library workshop w/ Jason Griffey

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Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians With Jason Griffey

Two 90-minute sessions
Wednesdays 4/13/11 and 4/20/11
2:30 – 4:00 PM EDT | 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT
12:30 – 2:00 PM MDT | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

From the iPad to eReaders, gadgets are everywhere. Learn how you can use them in your library, whether through services or by circulating to patrons.

This ALA TechSource workshop will cover

  • Operating Systems vs Devices
  • Circulation and policy
  • iOS, Android, Amazon, Nook, Sony
  • Cataloging and representation in systems
  • Summary and conclusions

Jason Griffey is an associate professor and head of library information technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Only $85 for 180 minutes of interactive learning!

Register Now for “Digital Copyright” with Mary Minow

*Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science Continuing Education*

* Digital Copyright*

Online (asynchronous)

$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $200)
April 1 – April 30, 2011
PDPs: 15

This four-week workshop gives students a hands-on, nonacademic view of copyright. Bring your own real-life scenarios for class discussion. Who owns the works I create? When can I use text, images and music created by others? Learn how to determine if an item is in the public domain. If it is not, learn how to determine if the library/archive or another user exception in copyright law allows your use. If the user exceptions don’t fit your need, learn how to make a good faith Fair Use evaluation. Finally, learn some tips about getting permission to use others’ works.

Assignments include: registering for a copyright, creating a creative commons license for a work you’ve created, searching the Copyright Clearance Center ( for permissions and designating a copyright agent with the Copyright Office (optional).

Threaded discussions with classmates and the instructor will be the primary means of teaching.

Instructor: Mary Minow, J.D., A.M.L.S. is a Library Law consultant at
For additional information or to register see or contact

RDA Workshop with Oliver, Coyle, and Hillmann

Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future
With Chris Oliver, Karen Coyle, and Diane Hillmann

Three 90-minute sessions
Wednesdays May 11, May 18, and May 25
2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT | 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT
12:00 – 1:30 PM MDT | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

Oliver, Coyle, and Hillmann are back, updating the popular workshop on RDA from Fall 2010, and offering new perspectives. Learn about the promise of RDA, from its roots in AACR2 to its potential for sharing library data on the Web.

This ALA TechSource workshop will cover

  • RDA as AACR2 deconstructed
  • Alignment with the conceptual models, FRBR and FRAD
  • Semantic web concepts and application profiles
  • The Open Metadata Registry and the RDA Vocabularies
  • And much more
Chris Oliver is a cataloguing librarian and cataloguing manager at the McGill University Library.
Karen Coyle is a librarian and a consultant in the area of digital libraries.
Diane Hillmann is currently Director of Metadata Initiatives at the Information Institute of Syracuse and partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates.

Final Reminder: Free Webinars on 3/16: Strategy for Social Media and Digital Identity Management

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The Georgia Library Association is pleased to announce the March 2011 sessions of the newly retitled Carterette Series Webinars(formerly Wednesday Webinars). The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries. The webinars feature Georgia speakers, but registration is open to anyone, anywhere, so please forward this announcement to a friend. Topics are chosen to be of interest to employees of all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour. Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay–the sessions will be recorded and available on the CSW site for later viewing.

Strategy for Blogging and Social Networking
Presented by Casey Long and Sarah Steiner

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 10:00am – 11:00am EASTERN TIME
Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.
Blogs and social networking tools enable libraries to market resources, educate users, and build community relationships. To be effective, however, libraries must have a content strategy, schedule, and guidelines. In this session you will learn about the strategic planning techniques two libraries – dramatically different in size and staff – are using to maximize the impact of these tools while minimizing the workload of generating quality content.

Branding and Influence: Establishing Your Digital Identity and Reputation
Presented by Robin Fay

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 11:15am – 12:15pm EASTERN TIME
Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.

What is your library brand? Do you have one? What about your own brand? Do you “Google” yourself? How do you know if your social media presence is effective? Do you have digital credibility? We’ll explore tools to cultivate a digital identity, branding, and ways to evaluate social media effectiveness.