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Changing Operations of Academic Libraries by Allen McKiel,

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Friday, November 5, 2010
12:30 - 1:45 PM

Panel Presentation by Allen McKiel - Western Oregon University; Jim Dooley - University of California Merced; Robert Murdoch - Brigham Young University; Carol Zsulya –Cleveland State University

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Changing Operations of Academic Libraries by Allen McKiel,

  1. 1. Academic Library Operations Beyond Paper http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/images/sony_reader_2.jpg
  2. 2. Speakers  Jim Dooley - Head, Collection Services, University of California, Merced  Allen McKiel - Dean of Library and Media Services, Western Oregon University  Robert Murdock - Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development & Technical Services, Brigham Young University  Carol Zsulya – Head of Collection Management, Cleveland State University
  3. 3. Overview  Introduction – Library Related Developments  Western Oregon University Report  University of California Merced Report  Brigham Young University Report  Cleveland State University  Questions and comments
  4. 4. Ongoing Online Evolution E-book sales Scanning all books FCC White Space Devices http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/customer-images Amazon's Kindle
  5. 5. E-book Sales  Outsell’s Gilbane Group: Research Report  Projected 5-yr growth of e-book sales – 42%  Current – majority see < 5% net from e-books  Amazon – e-book sales surpass hardbacks  143 to 100 and accelerating (July ‘10)  Not counting free downloads  PDA for consortia looks like PPV & ILL  All content is open w/o charge for x minutes or pages before loan  X no. of one day loan periods before purchase  Consortia access for $ = x no. of copies http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/customer-images Barnes and Noble - Nook
  6. 6. Scanning All Books  Google book settlement is still on hold  But the idea has legs  Harvard’s Robert Darnton  National Digital Library  Google alternative  Evolving online books—Google indexed  Internet Archive  HathiTrust  Institutional Repositories—OA http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/customer-images The Plastic Logic Reader
  7. 7. FCC White Space  Ongoing march toward broadband for all  “white space” – the frequencies between 300 and 400 MHz  opening up the vacant TV airwaves for unlicensed use  Primary utility is for opening rural areas to broadband http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/customer-images i-Pad
  8. 8. Devices Evolve Borrowed Images from Vendor & Reviewer Sites Samsung Galaxy Tab HTC Desire HD Apple’s White i-Phone Blackberry PlayBook
  9. 9. Devices Evolve  iPad changed the DNA  Lots of followers—no killer device yet  Samsung Galaxy Tab for all 4 carriers - promising  Netbooks  Improve and continue to sell  Waiting on the promise of e-ink  A light net machine w/ 2week battery life  Color  32 Frames per second http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/customer-images Samsung Galaxy Tab
  10. 10. Ed E-book Evolution http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/customer-images Amazon's Kindle  E-book sales  Pressure for everything cheaper - PDA  Scanning all books  Academic Focus – everything + OA  FCC White Space  Nearly everybody has access  Devices  Nearly everybody has a device
  11. 11. WOU Operations 2009-2010  Collection Development  Technical Services  Reference  Instruction  Preservation  Publication Source: http://www.wou.edu
  12. 12. Collection Development  Journals  Print Journals– 214 left (High was 1,400)  E-journal access last year – 53,285  Print cancellations buy e-journal access  Bundled titles— added Gale this year  Pay-per-view—Ingenta Connect, OVID, Science Direct  Books  Orbis Cascade Alliance—36 Libraries  working on collective e-book purchasing through YBP & EBL  Browse X minutes w/o charge  Short term loan X hrs for % of list  Purchase for Alliance after X no. of loans for X times list
  13. 13. Collection Development  Journal Usage  Print – 1% - 1,845 (in library & chkout)  E-journal Access – 99% - 156,546 (full text views)  Book Usage  Print – 90% - 31,703 (in library & chkout)  E-books – 10% - 3,582 (full text access)  Google Books & Purchases not included  Identifying course relevant Internet resources  53 class guides (Libguides) - accessed 14,977 times
  14. 14. Technical Services  Integrate resources and information tools for discovery  Outsourced cataloging – YBP shelfready  Orbis Cascade Alliance  Moving toward a 36 library shared catalog  Another reorganization of the library web pages  Map Internet resources to classes—e.g. LibGuides
  15. 15. Reference  Synchronous help  Replaced more librarian hours with staff hours on reference  Librarians are on call
  16. 16. Instruction  Cooperative Library Instruction Project  LSTA Grant—2 years  Western Oregon University  Oregon State University  Willamette University  Chemeketa Community College  Create OA online information literacy tutorials  11 tutorials produced  October – over 7,000 uses
  17. 17. Preservation  Cooperate with Willamette U & Portland State U  We have OR gubernatorial collections  Hatfield, Roberts, Straub  LSTA cooperative grant  Identify gubernatorial collections not yet in archives  Facilitate archiving  Create finding aids  Put material online
  18. 18. Publication  Purchased access to Berkeley Electronic Press  10 projects identified  Not enough staff - will need to be creative  Work w/ faculty on OA permissions  Faculty expressed interest in student publication
  19. 19. Next  Jim Dooley - Head, Collection Services, University of California, Merced  Robert Murdock - Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development & Technical Services, Brigham Young University  Carol Zsulya – Head of Collection Management, Cleveland State University

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