32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Ebooks for All: Working to Establish an Ebook DDA Program Within USMAI

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The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), a consortium of public university and college libraries in Maryland, is investigating the possibility of establishing a viable consortial ebook DDA program. While several member Libraries have established individual DDA programs, this effort represents the consortium’s initial investigation and discussion regarding an ebook DDA program. Because a central aspect of the mission of USMAI is to provide unified, cost effective and creative approaches to the acquisition and sharing of information and knowledge resources across member libraries, it only makes sense that we would be investigating a consortial DDA program. Additionally, as other libraries and library groups in Maryland (academic, public, and school), consider how best to offer access to ebooks for their users, any work USMAI does has the potential to benefit the larger statewide library community. Several librarians at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have been involved in gathering information to share with the directors and member libraries. We will share the results of our search for a model beyond the standard multiplier approach as well as where we are and next steps. Because DDA models are evolving, we hope the audience will ask questions and be able to share their experiences with consortial DDA programs.


Lynda Aldana

Head of Technical Services & Library IT Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Lynda Aldana has been the Head of Technical Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since March 2009. Prior to working at the Albin O. Kuhn Library, she worked as the Coordinator for the Cataloging Department at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins... Read More →

David Swords

Director of Consortium Sales, ProQuest
David Swords is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ebook Library and has worked with academic and special libraries for 15 years.  He is the editor of Patron-Driven Acquisitions:  History and Best Practices, published by Walter DeGruyter in late 2011.  Swords has a Ph.D... Read More →

Joyce Tenney

Associate Director, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Joyce Tenney is an Associate Director at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She has been at UMBC since 1975 in varying capacities. Currently, she is responsible for Serials, Access Services and various e-resource functions including licensing. She attended UMBC for... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 5:45pm - 6:30pm EST
Francis Marion Pinckney Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403