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Wednesday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Staying Relevant in a Changing Information Landscape: A Global Perspective on Collection Development Best Practices

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Navigating the changing book acquisitions landscape can be a challenge. As libraries, we need to stretch budgets further, providing greater access to resources without increasing expenditure. We need to accommodate for the needs of digital natives who expect instant access to content, while still providing in-demand print resources. We need to add to physical and digital collections while taking up less space, so users are better served and the library remains relevant even as the information landscape changes. We need to tie collection development back to measurable outcomes beyond just basic usage statistics.

Are we alone in facing these challenges? Are they unique to North America? How can we learn from the experiences of our colleagues across the globe?

During this panel discussion, librarians from Australia, the U.K. and North America will share how they’re evolving their collection development and acquisition strategies to respond to evolving user demands. They’ll offer insight into the challenges faced at their institutions and the diverse demands of the users who they serve. They’ll also outline how to best work towards common goals of providing researchers and faculty with the breadth and depth of content they seek, working within budgetary limitations, and delivering results that demonstrate return on investment.

Attend this session to gain a panoramic view of budget management, collection building, and purchasing trends from across the globe. This session will be sure to deliver inspirational ideas and best practices that you can incorporate at your own library.

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Dunham

Joanne Dunham

Associate Director: Resources and Information, University of Leicester
I am on the University Library's Senior Leadership Team and head the teams responsible for acquiring, describing and making both physical and digital content available and discoverable; collection development and management; the library's digital information systems. I have strategic... Read More →
avatar for Kari Paulson

Kari Paulson

VP - Market Development, Books, ProQuest


Wednesday November 8, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott Hotel 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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