Fall 2018 Meeting

Acquiring Minds Want to Know

Cuyahoga County Public Library | Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium
2121 Snow Rd. | Parma, OH 44134
Registration and light refreshments: 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Program: 9:30 am – 4 pm

Friday, November 9, 2018
Deadline to register was Friday, November 2!

Links to presentations:
Morag Boyd: Acquiring Minds Want to Know
Pam Matthews: The Mysteries of Publishing Revealed
Barbara Satow: The Mysteries of Publishing Revealed
Joanna Voss: What Use Are Stats?
Kay Downey: The DDA Ebook Model
Jennifer Rice: Streaming Media Acquisitions

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NOTSL is pleased to welcome the following speakers and their presentations:

Acquiring Minds Want to Know: The Future of Procurement of Library Materials
Presented by Morag Boyd, The Ohio State University Libraries

Current trends in acquisitions and collection development are leading to interesting tensions in the acquisitions of library collections. All libraries are facing an exponential demand for streaming media without increasing budgets. Academic libraries are looking to demand- and use-based purchasing/lease models and packages for core titles, and at the same time exploring beyond traditional library markets for unique materials and using non-standard purchasing such as eBay or Kickstarter. This talk will explore the implications now and into the future for technical services.

Morag Boyd is the Acquisitions and Discovery Strategist for The Ohio State University Libraries. She leads a program with responsibility for content ordering, receiving, licensing and negotiation, bibliographic description, metadata creation and management, access management for electronic resources, and arrangement and description of special collections content. In short, Morag provides vision and direction to a large team charged with making content available to researchers.

The Mysteries of Publishing Revealed: Looking Behind the Curtain at the Wonderful World of Publishing
Presented by Pam Matthews and Barbara Satow, Cleveland Public Library

Ever wonder what an agent does? What the differences are among publishers, distributors, jobbers? How and why authors self publish? What are “rights” anyway? Find out the answers to these and other confounding conundrums in this session designed to put those “I’ve always wondered about that!” thoughts to rest.

After many, MANY years of working for libraries (public and academic), non-profits, and even going to the dark side and working for a vendor, Pam Matthews landed her current position as Collections Manager at Cleveland Public Library. She oversees the collections of CPL’s 27 branches, its Popular Library at the Main Branch, and its electronic collection available through OverDrive.

Barbara Satow is a cataloger for the Cleveland Public Library. Long before receiving her MLIS from Kent State University in 2010, she aspired to write fiction and had a historical romance novel published by a small press in 2006. She has dabbled in the world of self-publishing (as have many of her fellow members of the Romance Writers of America) and is always happy to discuss her two “vocations” —  author and librarian.

What Use are Stats? Usage Statistics in Context
Presented by Joanna Voss, OhioLINK

We have the usage statistics, now what? What is the rest of the story? This presentation will cover how electronic resource usage statistics fit into the larger context of information by and about libraries, their collections, and their users. It will review how standards like COUNTER level the playing field for analyzing electronic collections and how other sources of information can be used to build out to get the bigger picture. In short, when making data-driven decisions for a consortium of academic libraries of diverse sizes and types, how do we make sure that the data is not just a slice, but the whole pie?

Joanna Voss is currently the Collections & Insight Analyst for OhioLINK. She has Master’s degrees in aerospace engineering and library and information science and has worked in academic and public libraries.  In her current position she puts these skills to use analyzing data from shared collections, member libraries, and the whole wide world to further OhioLINK’s mission to provide scholarly resources to advance teaching, learning, and research. She is OhioLINK’s staff liaison to its Electronic Resources Implementation Team and works closely with its Cooperative Information Resources Management Committee (CIRM) in evaluating the consortium’s electronic resources.

The DDA Ebook Model, Practices, and Program Variances
Presented by Kay Downey, Kent State University

Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) have been using the Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) ebook purchasing model since January 2012. Today, multiple years of DDA data make it possible to conduct a systematic comparison to evaluate different demand driven acquisition scenarios based on ebook usage patterns. Researchers at Kent State University Libraries have also collected DDA ebook program data from 8 large academic libraries in order to further research on DDA use and efficacy. This study specifically compares the economies of the straight PDA business model and the PDA model that uses the Short-Term Loan (STL) component. As libraries transition more and more to the just-in-time acquisition model it is even more imperative to understand the factors that contribute to successful collection management practices and sustainability.

Kay Downey is an associate professor and has been the Collection Management Librarian at Kent State University Libraries since 2008. She previously worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art for 12 years as the Continuing Resources Librarian. She has a B.F.A in Painting and Drawing, and M.L.S. in Library Science.

Streaming Media Acquisitions
Presented by Jennifer Rice, Kent State University

A brief overview of several streaming media acquisition models currently used by Kent State University. A focus will be on Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA) and the maintenance of catalog records, content access, and budget management challenges. Vendors such as Kanopy, Swank Motion Pictures, Alexander Street Press, and others will be also discussed.

Jennifer Rice is the Manager, Collections at Kent State University, where her focus is streaming media and acquisitions. She has been employed at the KSU library since 2001. She has a BA in History and a MLIS in Library and Information Science.


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