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ALCTS SS Acquisitions Committee Program in Chicago (corrected) Jina Wakimoto 17 Jun 2005 15:04 UTC

This is a corrected posting of an earlier one with permission from the author.

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 Interest 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-

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

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

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
Outoging Chair, ALCTS Serials Section Acquisitions Committee