32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
From Chaos to Compliance: Purchasing Electronic Resources and Managing Collections Efficiently

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Purchasing electronic resources for a state institution can be a very tedious process with so many rules and regulations. The state of Georgia is no exception. There is a constant need to stay on top of purchasing policies in order to make sure your current subscriptions stay accessible. Then there is the process of working with vendors so you can grow the collection which involves negotiating prices and working out contract differences. The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library recently took on some procedural changes in an effort to simplify the process and increase communication. This has improved the acquisitions process and has allowed the Ingram Library to negotiate harder for new products, and the electronic collection has benefitted greatly. This session will cover the process of going from a chaotic process to one that is more streamlined and beneficial to the library and the vendors we deal with. Attendees are encouraged to share their own ever-changing licensing processes in an effort to share ideas that have been helpful. By the time of this session, the state of Georgia will have completely rolled out a new electronic purchasing software system, and the pros/cons and challenges to the current process will also be discussed.

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Charlie Sicignano

Head of Technical Services, University of West Georgia
Acquisitions & Collection development, collection assessment, licensing of academic content

Friday November 9, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Outside Cypress Ballroom