Technology & Libraries Lightning Round-Up (Fong)


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Sponsored by the ACRL-ULS Technology & Libraries Committee, this Webinar was offered on January 20, 2011.

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  • I’d like to thank the ACRL-ULS Technology & Libraries Committee for having me. I will be talking about 3 of the sessions I attended during ALA Midwinter 2011…
  • Friday, January 7, 2011 @ 4:00pm - 5:15pm
  • Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 10:30am - 12:00pm ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) ACRL STS (Science and Technology Section)
  • CAUTIONS: - Of course, materials chosen may not be the best for supporting the curriculum – would this be in keeping with your library’s collection development policy? - Also, be aware of distribution of spending across the various departments
  • CON: - Acquisitions process may take longer than ILL process
  • CAUTION: - Materials chosen may not be the best for supporting the curriculum – would this be in keeping with your library’s collection development policy?
  • I apologize I don’t have any more notes for his talk – I might have stepped out. I’M NOT SURE IF THIS MEANS THEY’RE WORKING ON A PDA MODEL…IF ANYONE HAS HEARD THAT THIS IS THE CASE, PLEASE CLICK THE GREEN CHECK BOX - THANKS!
  • Pilot program ran from Sept. 2009 – Sept. 2010 With ProQuest having very recently acquired ebrary, I’m not sure if anything will be changed in the (near) future …
  • In terms of vendors, these are some of the names that were mentioned during the session – but due to recent mergers and I’m sure ongoing changes in what the vendors are offering, for the most up-to-date information, I would encourage you to contact the vendors directly:        e-book aggregators: EBL, ebrary, NetLibrary        Vendors for ordering: Blackwell, YBP
  • Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services) ALCTS CRS (Continuing Resources Section)
  • Gave an overview of Open Access (OA) – what it is, its history, what libraries should think about as it concerns OA… 2000 = BioMed Central, PubMed Central 2003 = PLoS (Public Library of Science) 2007 = NIH Mandate (if received NIH funding, must publish in OA forum within 12 months) 2010 = SpringerOpen (1 st vendor to offer print OA journal?) Article processing charges that authors must pay may be in the hundreds or thousands of USD
  • 2000 = NetLibrary began to offer PDA 2004 = EBL began to offer DDA (profiling, pay-per-view)
  • Company did research to determine how to price their articles ($2-3 is good; $5 probably okay; $9+ is too high) Research showed that price was more important than advanced functionality (most features are only “nice to have”)
  • Technology & Libraries Lightning Round-Up (Fong)

    1. 1. Bonnie L. Fong Assistant Professor Information Literacy, Outreach, & Technical Services Librarian Liaison to Nursing, Sciences, & Math Felician College – Lodi, NJ “ Technology & Libraries Lightning Round-Up ” Webinar – 1/20/2011
    2. 2. Training for Peanuts <ul><li>Sponsor: Learning Round Table </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: Discuss free and low-cost staff training ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator: Stacy Schrank, Employee Development Coordinator, Metropolitan Library System </li></ul>
    3. 3. Training for Peanuts <ul><li>Consider: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unconference model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TechZoo / Digital Sandbox: hands-on experience with new technology (e.g., eReaders, iPads) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinars (record + archive for later viewing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free training online on how to use Microsoft (Word, Excel): GCFlearnfree .org (supported by Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emulators online: computer screen imitates what it’s like to be on another device (e.g., smartphone) so you can get a sense of what it’s like </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion <ul><li>Sponsors: ACRL + ACRL STS </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: Discuss c urrent trends in patron driven acquisitions for print and electronic books in science & technology </li></ul><ul><li>5 Panelists … 3 librarians + 2 vendors … </li></ul><ul><li>Slides from Midwinter are expected to be posted on </li></ul>
    5. 5. Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion <ul><li>Background: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many books on the shelves are not being used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lean budgets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patron-driven acquisitions ( PDA ) / demand-driven acquisitions ( DDA ) options are being offered by vendors…and academic libraries are using them for print + electronic books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits for selectors = reduced workload, more time to focus on other responsibilities </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Michael Levine-Clark (University of Denver) <ul><li>Spoke about how e-book demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) and short-term loans ( STL s) works in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short shelf life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps librarians figure out what kinds of materials are of interest to the faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purchase statistics @ Univ. of Denver in STEM: Computer science > medicine > engineering/tech. > science > math </li></ul>
    7. 7. Diane Clark (University of Alberta) <ul><li>Spoke about an interesting collaboration between ILL + acquisitions depts. – rather than just ILL-ing requested items, items would usually be purchased </li></ul><ul><li>Titles purchased are actually being used! </li></ul><ul><li>Patron’s Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Denise Koufogiannakis’ works were cited a number of times within presentation </li></ul>
    8. 8. Mary Woodley (California State University – Northridge) <ul><li>Spoke about patron-driven plan that allows library to select certain parameters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English-language only – non-fiction only   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>max. of $150 – NOT reference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Patron-driven plan is also a “just-in-time” model: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MARC records for e-books not yet in collection are already added to catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase after 2 nd use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online ILL provides access to monographs via EBL (Ebook Library) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Syed Hasan (Springer) <ul><li>Springer is one of the largest STM publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) @ Springer is difficult </li></ul>
    10. 10. Matt Barnes (ebrary) <ul><li>Process for ebrary ’s PDA model seems to be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians select some e-book titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ebrary provides free MARC records of these selected titles for the library to add to their catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patrons “trigger” the titles based on usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library is invoiced for the triggered titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Most libraries start with 10 – 20% of their budgets in PDA” –Matt Barnes </li></ul><ul><li>What appears to be a press release from Oct. 2010: http://www. ebrary .com/ corp / newspdf / ebrary _PDA_launch. pdf </li></ul>
    11. 11. Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion <ul><li>Conclusions + My Thoughts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to revise : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>parameters that are set </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>guidelines of the program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>allocated budget   </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cautions : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Money may be spent faster than you expect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is this (i.e., titles being purchased) in keeping with your library’s collection development policy? Institution’s mission? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Expanding & Understanding Access Options <ul><li>Full Title: Expanding and Understanding Access Options: From Open Access to Patron Driven to Article Rental </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors: ALCTS + ALCTS CRS </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: Consider new methods to get researchers the content they need </li></ul><ul><li>3 Panelists … </li></ul>
    13. 13. Bob Schatz (BioMed Central – http://www. biomedcentral .com ) <ul><li>Open Access ( OA )  increased impact, increased citation { BioMed Central tells authors how many times his/her article has been accessed!} </li></ul><ul><li>~6,000 OA journals , ~500,000 OA articles (80,000 of which are in BioMed Central) </li></ul><ul><li>~90 publishers offer “author choice” for at least one of their journals </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial (gold) OA = funded by article processing charges that authors must pay, although BioMed Central + others do offer waivers (e.g., if author is from developing nation) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Kari Paulson (EBL – EBook Library – http://www. eblib .com ) <ul><li>Demand-driven acquisitions ( DDA ) @ EBL : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make e-books visible to patrons without outright having to buy them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can “rent” / purchase following a pre-determined set of rules as they are accessed / requested by patrons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st 5 minutes of browsing = free </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ ~65% of EBL customers use some form of patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) model” –Kari Paulson </li></ul>
    15. 15. Bill Park (DeepDyve – http://www. deepdyve .com ) <ul><li>DeepDyve rents scientific, technical, medical, & scholarly research articles : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes free OA articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Premium” articles start at 99 cents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-text is available for up to 24 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can not be downloaded / printed / shared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As promotion, receive 0-5 * free articles upon registering ( * Web site says 1) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Good for busy folks who skim / browse to stay current </li></ul>
    16. 16. Expanding & Understanding Access Options <ul><li>Conclusions + My Thoughts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider OA journals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some are peer-reviewed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DDA / PDA may get materials to patrons more quickly (+ ensures that the materials will actually be used) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renting may be more cost-effective – just consider how journals are used: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are all articles looked at / just 1-2 per issue? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do patrons skim + toss / read + keep? </li></ul></ul></ul>