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IS THERE A FUTURE FOR THECOLLECTION DEVELOPMENTPOLICY? Charleston Conference 2011 Matt Torrence Megan Sheffield Audrey Powers http://guides.lib.usf.edu/futurecdpolicy University of South Florida, Tampa Library
The Changing Face of LibraryCollections Continuing shift to new/electronic formats The economics...it’s all about the money More with less People, resources, and flexibility of purchase Increasing large-scale packages
The Literature “Preservation Implications” Does the conspectus model provide enough flexibility The 2001 IFLA model...a product of the “good” times? Does have an eye for the future Can we use the “depth indicators”?
The Conspectus Model First mention of “just in time” metaphor (IFLA, 1991?) Great at planning for print and approval platforms Does allow for flexibility, but how much? Depth of collections still easily measureable?
New Motivations for Policies For “clusters” and hybrid departments The increasingly electronic nature of materials Meeting the needs of our clients Emphasis on currency and immediacy Patrons driving the collections PDA and POD
The Call to Continue PolicyDevelopment For archival and platform considerations Collections still need guidance! The pros and cons of “macro-selection” (Nabe) Efficiency, but at what cost? What about uniqueness?
Motivations for Planning Fiscally responsible plan for collection growth Develop a balanced collection (or not!) Build a collection of lasting value Measure institution’s commitment Determine quality of collection with numeric matrices
The Environment(s) Both internal and external Peer and aspirant institutions Target areas of programmatic growth Subject areas where collection building could pause due to budget constraints The information needs of the moving user
Assessing Departmental Needs Current and future research / creative activities (surveys & interviews) Current and future teaching needs Analyze faculty publications and dissertations Review departmental web sites Future growth areas of the institution
Collecting in the Sciences &Engineering The needs of the engineering patron... Desire for seamless and self-guided access Using web tools to locate and access materials (both in and out of our collections) Addressing their needs with e-books Textbook models for the future
Collecting in the Sciences &Engineering The needs of the natural science patron... Technically minded - not afraid to follow a trail of links Mobile users Interested in open access Increasing requests for video
Collecting in the Arts The multiple needs of the arts… Faculty sometimes more print-centric Depending on the discipline Electronic images limited by equipment Video projects and collections Streaming video Partnerships with science and engineering
Assess the collection forspecific disciplines Using WorldCat Collection Analysis to shape collection Compare your collection to peers and aspirants Determine weak and strong areas (and how to be “unfair”)
Looking at WCCA Results Total number of items in the collection (Total) Total number of items in Art (Art Total) Number of items unique to each institution (Art Unique) Number of items unique to USF compared to institution being reported (USF Art Unique) Number of items both institutions own (Art Overlap)
WCCA Authoritative ListsSelection sources included: Books for College Libraries Library Journal Outstanding Academic Titles Publishers Weekly Different lists for different subjects
Benefits Develop a customized strategy Prioritize needed titles and develop an acquisitions timeline Advanced budget planning (good in these times!) Identify a collection baseline Set realistic benchmarks for growth Drill down to title level
Identify collection gaps Compile a list of needed titles Distribute collection work Identify needed funds Calculate dollar amount for remediation Be ready if funds become available Re-run analysis to measure growth
Growing the Collection Use WCCA in tandem with WorldCat Select If moving toward e-only, identify weak areas and select e-titles in the catalog Fiscal challenges may continue…
User-Driven CollectionBuilding Purchase on demand Always been a part of our lives... Patron Driven Acquisitions How much do we allot? How much do we tell our patrons? Expanding ILL departments and budgets Mobile users Pay per view
New Modes of Acquisition Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA)/Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) Purchase-on-Demand (POD) Print-on Demand Espresso Machine Still some “old school” activities (especially in certain disciplines) New modes of analysis lead to other new forms of acquisition
New Directions in CollectionDevelopment Patron-centric collection Access and timeliness A “Living Framework” Selection, de-selection, and retention What about gifts? Plethora of e-Resources
Collection DevelopmentPhilosophies Vanderbilt University Medical Center University of Virginia Health System Northwestern University Health Sciences Library
Questions for Discussion Change in format = new policy? Minor tweaks or massive changes? Can we continue with the conspectus as the base? What about new tools that help us to compare/grow? Balanced vs. unbalanced
Thanks for your time! Other questions or comments? http://guides.lib.usf.edu/futurecdpolicy Charleston Conference 2011 Matt Torrence Megan Sheffield Audrey Powers University of South Florida