On June 28, 2012 the University of South Florida (USF) Library in partnership with the other libraries of the state university system transitioned to a shared catalog or Shared Bib Production Environment (SBPROD). This environment was created by taking existing bibliographic records from the individual library (Aleph) catalog environments and merging them to create an updated integrated (Aleph) library catalog environment. In responding to the new shared catalog environment, a team of acquisitions, electronic resource, and cataloging librarians as well as staff members at the USF Library coordinated efforts to review, plan and implement new workflow procedures. The new workflow procedures were designed to accommodate a growing emphasis on acquiring electronic books as directed by collection management policy decisions with an expanding purchase on demand program. The principal objectives the library team worked to find solutions for included:
This poster session will benefit both new and veteran technical services librarians and staff who possess responsibilities in planning for and in the implementation of workflows in support of electronic resources acquisitions and purchase on demand programs during times of significant organizational and technological change.