“Dad’s Desk II” by Chris Jagers
Speakers: Matt Torrence, Audrey Powers, & Megan Sheffield, University of South Florida
Are collection development policies viable today? In order answer this, they sent out a survey to ARL libraries to see if they are using them or if they’re experimenting with something else. They were also interested [...]
Speaker: Mary Ann Trail & Kerry Chang FitzGibbon
It is not in the interest of faculty to cut journal titles because it may be perceived as an admission that it is not needed. With relying on faculty input for collection decisions, the collection can become skewed when certain faculty are more vocal than others.
“Selectors are more fussy about the [ebook] platform than the students.” – Nancy Gibbs [...]
As we shift to a demand-driven collection development approach, we will better be able to provide content at the point of need. [...]
Presenters: Dani Roach, University of St. Thomas and Linda Hulbert, University of St. Thomas
As with most libraries, they are faced with needing to downsize their purchases in order to fit within reduced budgets, so good tools must be employed to determine which stuff to remove or acquire.
The statistics for impact factor means little [...]