Changing Operations of Academic Libraries

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Allen McKiel (speaker), Dinesh Siddaiah (speaker), Jim Dooley (speaker), Robert Murdoch (speaker)

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Changing Operations of Academic Libraries

  1. 1. CHANGING OPERATIONS OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIES James Dooley University of California, Merced 2013 Charleston Conference
  2. 2. University of California, Merced • Opened in 2005 • 6,200 students • Goal of 10,000 students by 2020 including 1,000 graduate students • Aspiring research library
  3. 3. Collection Development Serials Print books Serials • Online only • Current serials • 20 print titles • 86,000 titles online Print books • Approval plans • Direct purchase at faculty request • Gifts • 110,000 current collection E-books E-books • Consortial packages • Mostly acquired through DDA • DDA plans with EBL and MyiLibrary
  4. 4. DDA EBL MyiLibrary 97% aggregator catalogue visible Approval profile limited to STEM titles Cost limit = $300/title Cost limit = $300/title 325,981 titles visible (July2013) 48,000 titles visible (July 2013) 2012-2013 Activity 2012-2013 Activity • Autopurchase • 66 $4,921 • Short term loan • 4,923 $61,564 • Autopurchase • 85 $11,722
  5. 5. E-book Issues Uneven availability Packages do not include all titles “Churn” in titles available through DDA Provisions for ILL
  6. 6. Current Collection Collection Size (1.2 million Items) 10% Collection Budget 10% Electronic Other 90% Electronic Other 90%
  7. 7. Collection Development Model No retrospective print collecting E-books E-journals Access, Not Ownership Prospective print supplementary ILL provides access to most print
  8. 8. Lessons Learned/Trends Identified General acceptance of electronic journals Increasing acceptance of e-books Positive effect of short term loans on print ILL Continuing need for print in humanities
  9. 9. Next Steps…… E-books DDA Print Book Approval Plans E-journals Convert print approval plans to DDA Use savings for selective retrospective acquisitions in humanities

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