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Anderson AAUP

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Anderson AAUP

  1. 1. Making the Most of the Crisis Rick Anderson Associate Director Scholarly Resources & Collections
  2. 2. Two Main Problems <ul><li>Chronic and longstanding: We buy the wrong things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We buy UP titles often because we “should,” not because of demonstrated need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We fail to buy what is needed, and use ILL as a solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of printed books is rapidly declining in research libraries </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Two Main Problems <ul><li>Acute and recent: We have no money </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Numbers <ul><li> 2008-09 2009-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Library budget $13,543,500 $10,970,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions budget $3,941,000 $2,397,000 </li></ul><ul><li>(Backfilled to $3,519,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Book budget $1,180,000 $830,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Serials budget $2,761,000 $2,689,000 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Implications for the Future <ul><li>Less speculative buying (firm orders ↓ 50 % ) </li></ul><ul><li>More on-demand buying (EBL, NetLibrary, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Less focus on the collection; more focus on services </li></ul><ul><li>More focus on stewardship of locally-produced documents and data </li></ul><ul><li>Espresso Book Machine </li></ul>
  6. 6. Contact <ul><li>Rick Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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