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ALCTS SS Journal Costs in Libraries Discussion Group in Orlando Gary Ives 08 Jun 2004 22:37 UTC

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Please mark your calendar for a panel presentation on:

"Dealing with 'The Deal': Views and Experiences from the Field"

Sponsored by the ALCTS SS Journal Costs in Libraries Discussion Group

Day:  Saturday
Date:  June 26
Time:  2-4pm
Place:  The Peabody Florida BR II

Our speakers (in alphabetical order):

   Stephen Bosch, Materials Budget, Procurement, and Licensing Librarian, University of Arizona Library,
   Kenneth Frazier, Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
   Gary Ives, Assistant Director of Acquisitions & Coordinator of Electronic Resources, Texas A&M University Libraries, College Station

   Stephen Bosch will discuss the short term benefits of using "big deals" as a strategy for enhancing the availability of digital content for customers.  Despite being an unsustainable business model, the big deal can be effectively used to stretch resource dollars while other models for scholarly communication mature.

   Kenneth Frazier will speak candidly about the opportunities and liabilities of operating a research library system that has consciously avoided "big deals."  Although the consequences for Wisconsin have included the good, bad, and ugly, Ken will discuss the fast-moving changes in scholarly communication that are making fundamental changes in the dissemination of research articles.

   Gary Ives will present his findings on the content overlap among the Elsevier Backfile Collections, which range from 25.1% overlap for the Chemistry Collection with all other collections, to 94.4% overlap for the Veterinary Science Collection, with all other collections.  Gary will also describe how to calculate unique content for collections not yet purchased, compared to overlapping content with collections already purchased and collections under consideration.

There will be short Q&A opportunities following each speaker, with an extended discussion period following all presentations.

A (very) short business meeting will come at the end of the presentations and discussion periods.

Hope to see you there!

Gary Ives
Chair, ALCTS SS Journal Costs in Libraries Discussion Group
Texas A&M University Libraries