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Wednesday, November 8 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Finding the Right Mix: A Holistic Approach to Collection Development

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When it comes to collection development, there is no magic bullet or one-size fits all solution. Today’s acquisition librarians and those charged with collection development responsibilities must navigate a wide range of options for acquiring content, all while managing a shrinking budget and limited staff. To help libraries continue to achieve their mission of collecting high quality content with dwindling resources, recent years have seen the rise of acquisition models such as DDA to help librarians acquire content based on user demand.
But with more publishers removing front list titles from DDA and costs increasing with changes in triggers, has demand driven acquisition or other usage-based models lived up to the promise of saving library budgets? How do these models and other, more traditional options such as approval plans come into play in a balanced collection development strategy?

Join our panel of librarians as they discuss:
• How libraries are using new acquisition models
• The role of DDA in their collection development strategy
• How approval plans factor into the mix
• Utilizing data and your user community to inform collection decisions
• Managing and balancing other acquisition models
• Developing a holistic strategy based on collection development goals

The panel will include librarians from both small/medium and large academic institutions to provide varying points of view. By the end of the session, attendees will have insight into these institutions’ specific approach to balancing the myriad acquisitions options available to them and the role these options play in helping them achieve their collection development goals.

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Kim Anderson

Senior Collection Development Manager, GOBI Library Solutions
Kim joined Gobi in 2010 following 35 years experience in the academic bookselling industry. He began his career in publishing then became the Mountain-Plains Regional Manager at Midwest Library Service in 1980. In 1990, he joined Blackwell as Regional Sales Manager for their Mountain-Plains... Read More →
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Shannon Burke

Coordinator of Monograph Acquisitions, Texas A&M University
I have experience in the areas of electronic resources, discovery, collection development, and acquisitions. I have a particular interest in interactive data visualization, using tools such as Tableau and the R programming language, to aid in evaluation and decision-making.

Eric Wedig

Coordinator of Scholarly Resources for Social Sciences, Tulane University

Wednesday November 8, 2017 11:35am - 12:15pm EST
Salon I, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401