In the rodeo of the electronic world, libraries and agents need to rope in the information to acquire electronic material. In many cases, you just can't look up pricing on the internet or in a vendor's system. Quotations from the publishers are sometimes required and for big deals, publisher sales managers get involved with license negotiations. Consortia are now a major presence in negotiating the big deals. This workshop will discuss pricing options and issues encountered in this serials pricing roundup. Come join the discussion led by an agent and a consortium negotiator.
Director of Sales and Marketing in North America, OTTO HARRASSOWITZ GmbH & Co. KG, Booksellers and Subscription Agents
For the past five years, Tina has been the Director of Sales and Marketing in North America for HARRASSOWITZ, subscription agent and bookseller. A former Head of Serials at the Free Library of Philadelphia and Princeton University, Tina has spent 30 years working for subscription agents including Blackwell's Periodicals which merged into Swets. Active in standards work and library associations, Tina was the Chair of SISAC (Serials Industry Systems Advisory Committee) and the 2nd and 3rd President of NASIG. Her awards include the Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award for the promotion of EDI standards and the first NASIG Champion Award (2005). Tina is on the Serials Librarian Editorial Board and was just recently appointed to the NASIG Mission & Vision Task Force. In her spare time, she loves to travel, go to the theatre and opera, collect poetry, read mystery books and also collect Inuit and Haida Indian artwork.
Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance
McKee received her M.L.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington and has had a very diverse career in librarianship. She has been an academic librarian, a sales rep for two subscription agencies and now a consortium officer for the past 13 years. A former President of NASIG, McKee is on the Serials Review Editorial Board, 3 publisher/vendor library advisory boards and strives to balance a busy career with an even busier family including a husband, 1 high schooler, 1 middle schooler, 2 dogs while being a first year newbie [and admittedly a rather bewildered] club volleyball mom: all this including wearing orthodontia! McKee is probably the only person you’ll meet with both an undergrad AND MLS in Library Science.