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Rethinking Collection Development: Thinking Way Outside the Box

Presented at GaCOMO14 by Sharon Holderman, Tennessee Technological University

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Rethinking Collection Development: Thinking Way Outside the Box

  1. 1. RETHINKING COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT THINKING WAY OUTSIDE THE BOX Sharon Holderman Coordinator of Public Services Tennessee Technological University
  2. 2. THE WAY WE WERE….  departmental liaisons  over-involved MIA  the yellow cards
  3. 3. THE WAY WE WERE….  the formula
  4. 4. THE WAY WE WERE….  what we allocated College 82-83 allocation 12-13 allocation Ag/Human Ecology $13,429.81 $3,564.00 Arts & Sciences $104,505.58 $28,808.00 Business $39,857.22 $9,476.00 Education $79,529.31 $29,090.00 Engineering $71,440.45 $13,222.00 Nursing $6,011.59 $1,831.00 Interdisciplinary Studies $1,000.00 TOTALS: $314,773.96 $86,991.00
  5. 5. THE WAY WE WERE….  what people spent College 10-11 allocation 10-11 expenditures Ag/Human Ecology $6,453.26 $3,414.22 Arts & Sciences $41,000.86 $33,354.00 Business $12,026.89 $10,677.73 Education $40,718.85 $22,727.32 Engineering $18,367.13 $13,129.61 Nursing $242 $3,158.70 Interdisciplinary Studies TOTALS: $118,808.99 $86,461.58 72.8%
  6. 6. OH THE PROBLEMS YOU’LL SEE….  not based on need  non-academic departments  leftover money scramble  no more rollover
  7. 7. THE GREAT CHANGES OF 2013  goodbye formula  hello new motto “You want it? We’ll buy it!”  goodbye departmental liaisons  hello MyLibrarian program  goodbye yellow cards  hello new purchase process  hello Get It Now (welcome back ILL)
  8. 8. GET IT NOW (GIN)  eJournals/databases vs. articles  the plan:  offer GIN  cancel journals with database overlap  switch print+online to online only  cancel low-use index databases  cancel low-use eJournals/databases  cost savings: $498,872
  9. 9. GIN SEPT 2013 – AUG 2014  3304 ILL article requests filled  218 GIN requests filled  delivery time:  shortest: 0 minutes  longest: 9 hours  average: 1.2 hours  half are delivered in 20 minutes or less  cost: $5,465
  10. 10. HOW IT ALL AFFECTED SPENDING… College 10-11 allocated 10-11 spent 12-13 allocated 12-13 spent Ag/Human Ecology $6,453.26 $3,414.22 $3,564.00 $23,866.06 Arts & Sciences $41,000.86 $33,354.00 $28,808.00 $31,199.87 Business $12,026.89 $10,677.73 $9,476.00 $1,314.26 Education $40,718.85 $22,727.32 $29,090.00 $22,849.81 Engineering $18,367.13 $13,129.61 $13,222.00 $10,504.89 Nursing $242 $3,158.70 $1,831.00 $1,613.58 Interdisc Studies $1,000.00 $0.00 TOTALS: $118,808.99 $86,461.58 $86,991.00 $91,348.47 72.8% 105%
  11. 11. DON‘T FORGET THE….  website  book request procedure  policies  communication  culture shift
  12. 12. WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER  more purchase requests  more librarian involvement  better faculty connections  the budget  the collection  we are rock stars
  13. 13. OUR 20/20 HINDSIGHT  reality wins  communication  changes multiply  affects subscriptions  what took so long???
  14. 14. QUESTIONS? sholderman@tntech.edu

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