Not Just Q & A! Teaching Through Digital Reference
GRAPPLING WITH CHANGING REALITIES John Stratton, Lea Currie, Monica Claassen-Wilson, and Frances Devlin University of Kansas Charleston Conference November 6, 2009 INTRODUCTION Introduction A continuum of change: A conversation with library leaders about building
Report annually to Head of Collections Usage Statistics Feedback from users Possible alternative products Recommendation Spending Deadlines
Monograph orders Percentages of subject funds to be spent 20%, 40%, 60%, etc. Regular intervals throughout fiscal year Benefits
Spending and ordering more evenly distributed Alleviated workload for acquisitions staff Approval Plan Review YBP Book Services Major review conducted in 2008
Trial group, primarily social sciences librarians Meetings held with YBP representative Detailed reports: LC classification Aspect Content level Category
Format Reference type Publisher Average costs Results Spendin g reduced by 25%
Turned off textbooks or conference proceedings older than two years Receive more slips Reduce the number of slips Raised awareness of cost of books from certain publishers Usage Statistics
Data comparing approval plan with subject librarian selections Implications when analyzing the data No browse statistics Total circulations faculty vs. undergraduates Non circulating collections Additional data would be useful
COLLECTION MANAGEMENT PRACTICES Serials Review Triennial serials review Reducing duplication of print and electronic Ongoing serials review
WorldCat Analysis (WCA) Coordinating training and support Creating a Wiki WCA Users Group Training opportunities WCA Frustrations
Cannot compare serials collections No discrimination between multiple editions ENGAGING IN COLLECTION BUILDING E-Books
Success with previous e-book contracts So many choices E-Book study group activities Interviews Literature review Trials of products Final recommendations
Purchase on Demand Modeling University of Vermont Libraries Working with YBP Records for expensive publishers will be
loaded into online catalog Cost below $200 Purchase on Demand button in catalog record Unmediated purchase Rush ordered Circulation Data LC Subject Classification Business HB-HJ Chemistry QD
Education L-LT Engineering T-TP Molecular Biosciences QH, QR Pharmacy RS Political Science J-JZ Total Number Number of Percentage Number of Titles Titles Not Percentage Not
45% 6467 2614 3853 40% 60% Digital Collections Focus on internal collections Process for soliciting projects Projects in the works
NEW PUBLISHING MODELS KU ScholarWorks Digital repository based on Dspace Provides access to scholarly material created at KU General guidelines for publishing in KU ScholarWorks
Must be education or research oriented Must be in digital form Complete and ready for distribution Author must have legal right to distribute Open Access
KU Faculty Senate approve an Open Access Policy April 2009 First publicly funded university to adopt such policy Open access policies provide Opportunity for faculty to offer broad access Greater visibility to the authors work
A showcase of the breadth and depth of KUs contribution to the academic record Implementation and early adopters LOOKING TO THE FUTURE Looking to the Future Diverse communities / Disciplinary differences
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