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ALCTS SS Acquisitions Committee Program in Chicago Virginia Taffurelli 15 Jun 2005 20:08 UTC

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Dear Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to the ALCTS Serials Section Acquisitions
Committee Program at ALA Annual 2005 in Chicago.

The ALCTS SS Acquisitions Committee would like to acknowledge and thank
Swets Information Services for their corporate sponsorship of our program.

The program is also being co-sponsored by the following ALCTS Division
Committees and Groups:  the ALCTS Acquisitions Section Organization and
Management Committee, the ALCTS Electronic Resources Management Discussion
Group and the ALCTS Serials Section Education Committee.

When: Saturday, June 25, 2005 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Where: McCormick Place Convention Center Room S402

Title: Innovations in E-Journals Management

Come and hear about workflow innovations created by acquisitions,
cataloging, serials and information technology departments to meet the
needs of their libraries created by the new e-resources available in the
market place.  Librarians have had to make changes to the way their staff
and their technologies are used to make the workflow in their departments
work better to supply service and information to faculty and users about
new titles and e-resources.  We have four innovators discussing the new
structure in their departments to handle the new information flow created
by e-resources and e-journals.

Innovators: Emily McElroy (Head of Acquisitions, New York University),
Patricia A. Loghry (Resource and Collections Special Projects Librarian,
University of Notre Dame), Robert Alan (Head, Serials and Acquisitions
Services, Pennsylvania State University), and Norm Medeiros (Coordinator,
Bibliographic and Digital Services, Haverford College).

Emily will provide a brief overview of the difficulties facing librarians
in managing electronic resources.  In addition, she will discuss some of
the approaches she has taken in analyzing cross departmental workflow and
the challenges and opportunities that resulted in these studies.

Patricia will discuss the licensing environment at the University of Notre
Dame.  After a brief discussion of the different licensing participants,
she will discuss current workflows and recent changes.  She will conclude
with some possible trends she feels are developing as well as some proposed
management solutions.

Robert will focus on the impact of electronic resource management on
serials acquisitions staffing.  The demarcation between print and online
has become blurred over the past several years.  What are some of the
changes that impact the way we now need to manage serials (both print and
online)?  How to overcome resistance from staff who may not be ready or
willing to transition from print to online.  What skills sets, if any,
associated with core tasks are transferable to electronic resources
management?  These are important issues that need to be addressed as staff
transition from print to electronic resource management.

Norm will describe migration from two home-grown e-resources management
systems to a commercial product; outsourcing of select e-resource tasks to
a serial agent; and creation of a model license for distribution to
licensors for the Tri-College Consortium of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and
Swarthmore Colleges.

There will be time for discussion and questions.  Please come and
participate in the program.

Sandhya Srivastava
Chair, ALCTS Serials Section Acquisitions Committee

Virginia Taffurelli
Head of Technical Processing
Science, Industry and Business Library
The New York Public Library
188 Madison Avenue
New York NY  10016-4314
Phone: (212) 592-7234
FAX: (212) 592-7233