ASA 2012 Presentation

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Presentation given at the 2012 Association for Subscription Agents & Intermediaries Conference on services that would help libraries in the 21st century.

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ASA 2012 Presentation

  1. 1. The Role of the Modern Intermediary <ul><li>And What Constitutes Value in the Library of 2012 </li></ul>
  2. 2. State of Libraries in North America 75-80% of library collections are electronically delivered Library budgets are fragile Value & return on investment of collection spend is crucial Librarians are moving rapidly into cloud computing Librarians are collaborating more than ever
  3. 3. Services Needed from Intermediaries <ul><li>Providing better subscription maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking of publishing by local faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Overlap analysis of packages & aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>APIs and cloud services </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium support </li></ul>
  4. 4. Subscription Maintenance Stories
  5. 5. Local Author Tracking <ul><li>Librarians are collaborating more and more with institutional research offices </li></ul><ul><li>Both attempting to understand local publishing landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Both trying to maximize support funds </li></ul><ul><li>Both trying to quantify research support </li></ul><ul><li>Both working closely with faculty </li></ul>
  6. 6. Overlap Analyses <ul><li>Need to look at all coverage of titles </li></ul><ul><li>Need to evaluate where usage is occurring </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be able to show coverage from different access points </li></ul><ul><li>Need to know Impact Factor, Eigenfactor, Google Citation, SNIP </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be able to calculate cost per use for each instance of access </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cloud Computing Services <ul><li>Need to be able to link data from your systems to other data management tools </li></ul><ul><li>Need ONIX implementations & EDIfact processing </li></ul><ul><li>Need full service agents who understand proxy services, OpenURL protocols, and hosting services </li></ul><ul><li>Need local data management spaces within your systems </li></ul><ul><li>APIs allowed/available to help create data bridges </li></ul>
  8. 8. Services Open for Consortia <ul><li>Consortia partners need to be able to share data with other libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Individual consortia partners need to be able to use multiple vendors in consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be able to track what is held locally and what is held collectively </li></ul><ul><li>Need to readily separate out local only from shared resources usage </li></ul><ul><li>Consortia managers need to be able see cost information from multiple providers </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank You! <ul><li>Jill Emery, Collections Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Portland State University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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