Agent/Consortium Panel at the Charleston Library Conference Kim Steinle 26 Oct 2009 18:18 UTC

Announcement: Agent/Consortium Panel at the Charleston Library Conference

Who’s in the Middle?

When: Friday, November 6th, 12:30 – 1:45
Where: Francis Marion, Colonial Ballroom

In the era of electronic resource acquisition, procedures change. Most
libraries belong to one or more consortium. Consortia negotiate
discounted pricing for e-journal and e-book packages. The consortium can
provide the ordering and billing services for the library. E-book
collections can be activated by a consortium without the intervention of
a book distributor. In this new environment, what is the role of the
subscription agent or book vendor?

Rick Burke, Executive Director, Statewide California Electronic Library
Consortium (SCELC)
John B. Elliott, Director of U.S. Sales, YBP Library Services
Kimberly Steinle, Library Relations Manager, Duke University Press
Dan Tonkery, Vice President, EBSCO Information Services

For more information, please contact Rick Burke ( or
Kimberly Steinle (