32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Why Are Publishers Developing Their Own Ebook Content Delivery Platforms - What Are the Pros and Cons for Libraries?

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Collections librarians Tony Horova (University of Ottawa), Nancy Gibbs (Duke University), Jessica Grim (Oberlin College) and Helen Clarke (University of Calgary) join Tim Williams from Edward Elgar Publishing and Michael Zeoli from YBP to discuss why independent publishers are increasingly building their own content platforms and the benefits and challenges this brings for acquisition librarians in managing their collections. Delegates will hear both the library and independent publisher's perspectives.

In a time of major turbulence in the book industry, why are independent book publishers increasingly investing in expensive technology to host books when aggregators already do this job for them? Why do some libraries prefer ebooks on publishers' platforms? What are the challenges for librarians in managing this alongside DDA, e-preferred and print approval plans?
Issues such as technology decisions, license terms, business models, workflow issues, and the challenges faced by librarians in dealing directly with publishers at a time when library budgets and staff are increasingly stretched will be discussed.

The participants on the panel all have extensive experience will collections development and emerging electronic business models such as e-approval plans, DDA, publisher collections.


Helen Clarke

Associate Vice Provost - Collections, University of Calgary
Helen Clarke is Associate Vice Provost for Collections in Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary.  Her responsibilities include e-books includes licensing, assessment and negotiation.  Currently the University of Calgary operates an electronic preferred book... Read More →

Nancy Gibbs

Head, Acquisitions Department, Duke University Libraries
Nancy Gibbs is head of Acquisitions at Duke University Libraries, The department is responsible for ordering all monographs, serials, periodicals and electronic resources and orders, receives, and catalogs non-Roman language materials. She has held positions at Penn State University... Read More →

Jessica Grim

Collection Development & Management Librarian, Oberlin College
Jessica Grim has been Collection Development Librarian at Oberlin College since 2007.  Previous to that she was a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Oberlin for 15 years.  Prior to Oberlin she worked in Reference at NYPL, and UC Berkeley.
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Tony Horava

Associate University Librarian, Content and Access, University of Ottawa
The Big Deal has been a major challenge at our university, as we dealt with budget cuts, exchange rate issues, annual increases to the costs of scholarly resources, and the demand for new resources in many fields. The Big Deal is a complex iceberg floating in the middle of all this... Read More →
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Tim Williams

Managing Director, Edward Elgar Publishing Inc.
Tim is Managing Director of Edward Elgar Publishing and has worked closely with librarians over the last few years to develop the company's electronic publishing strategy. Edward Elgar Publishing is an academic publisher in the social sciences covering subjects such as law, business... Read More →
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Michael Zeoli

VP, eContent Development, YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, 1997-current ebrary, 2005-2007 Regenstein Library, Acquisitions Dept., University of Chicago http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/eternal_ebooks/

Thursday November 8, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Francis Marion Calhoun Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403