32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition

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Thursday, November 8

12:45pm EST

ALL YOU CAN EAT: Rethinking Textbook Models on University Campuses

The relationship between libraries and textbooks goes all the way back to the beginning of formal education when libraries were the only repository of texts available. And up through the 1970s, libraries and textbooks made a nice couple: libraries collected books (including textbooks) and so students could either buy or borrow all their course materials, pretty conveniently, right on campus. Libraries wanted to share information, and textbooks were easily consumable -- life was good, relatively. Then, in the 1980’s life for libraries and textbooks got hard -- as libraries’ budgets decreased and textbooks’ costs rose, students started to realize that libraries and textbooks were no longer in a happy relationship. For some time now, libraries have not collected textbooks and students have been otherwise unable to afford their required course materials. Meanwhile, the confluence of digital publishing technologies in particular and the Open Access ethos in general has brought libraries and textbooks much closer. With availability of online texts increasing, so are campus expectations: it is righteously assumed that all adopted course materials -- like tacos, pizza, coffee -- are available somewhere on campus, all the time -- at the bookstore, the library, the cafeteria, or just up in the cloud. Therefore, it makes sense for readers to pre-pay for all-you-can-eat course materials plans, not unlike on-campus meal plans. With such a consumer-subsidized course materials strategy in place, libraries can help solve the generations-old "textbooks are too expensive" problem. This session will describe efforts underway at Wake Forest University to feed more books to more people at more predictable price-points -- illustrating how libraries and textbooks, if not people, can finally get same-sex married in North Carolina.

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William Kane

Digital Publishing, Wake Forest University
William P. Kane is the Director of Digital Publishing at Wake Forest University.  They checked, and he is a librarian, with an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh -- from there something about his having been a janitor, then a millworker, and then a schoolteacher in Pennsylvania... Read More →

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

3:15pm EST

How Did That Get In There?: Streaming Media in the Land of Discovery

Audio and video content have had a history of isolation from mainstream discovery and delivery in large part due to the complexities of the lending systems that have developed around them. These systems have dictated a concentration on the carrier over the content and resulted in multiple barriers to use. Streaming media offer a chance to remove these barriers by eliminating the systems involved and allowing the content to shine through the carrier. Given the advent of YouTube and everything it entails, users are clearly ready for this shift, but are multimedia content providers, library service providers, and librarians?

Over the past several years, there has been an increasing demand for audio and video streaming collections in libraries. The overhead required for an academic institution to provide streaming audio and video services to users has been prohibitive, and collection budgets in general have shifted heavily toward electronic resources. As a result, eyes have turned to online, virtual solutions, but have minds turned, too?

Books and journals seem to continue to rule many of the ways in which the library world considers and treats its content, from catalog records and online delivery to standards development and coverage in library systems. Are streaming videos included in A-Z title lists? Do link resolvers deliver streaming audio content? Do discovery systems cover the elements users need to find streaming video and audio? Does fulltext have meaning in video or audio?
This presentation covers the challenges that content providers, library service providers, and librarians face in ensuring the fullest possible coverage of streaming media in today’s discovery landscape. The focus is on the collaborative efforts needed from all of these parties to make audio and video content an intrinsic part of the library-learning environment.


Harry Kaplanian

Director, Discovery Services, EBSCO Publishing

Scott Spicer

Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
I serve as Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian for the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Libraries. In this role, I am head of Media Services, a program dedicated to supporting the development of student media literacy skill sets, and promotion of deeper subject knowledge... Read More →

Aaron Wood

VP, Systems and Data Architecture, Alexander Street Press

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Francis Marion Calhoun Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

3:15pm EST

Zen and the Art of Scholarly Publishing Business Models

Nothing is free – someone has to pay! Reader, author, advertiser, or some grantor/benefactor. Question is who, how much, and when.

The scholarly publishing business models are continuing to evolve. Each of them striving to maximize reach and readership, and, yes, revenues - enough to keep the publishing enterprise viable. High priests of the art get most of them to pay. There is also the matter of "quality" and, of course, conferring professional status and reward on the author(s).

This session will take a look at a number of scholarly journal publishing business models in the marketplace – the art and practice without the reverence. Panel of three publishers will talk about their respective models, leaving it to the audience to compare and contrast, and ask questions of the panel.

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Peter Binfield

Co-Founder and Publisher, PeerJ
Pete Binfield has worked in the academic publishing world for almost 20 years and is the Publisher and co-Founder of PeerJ, a new Open Access publishing company. Since gaining a PhD in Optical Physics, he has held positions at Institute of Physics, Kluwer Academic, Springer, SAGE... Read More →

Eric Moran

Associate Director, Sage Publications

Kristen Ratan

Publisher, PLOS
Kristen Fisher Ratan is the Chief Publications and Product Officer at the Public Library of Science (PLOS). She joined PLOS in the summer of 2011 in order to focus her efforts on using policy, best practices, tools and technologies to transform scholarly communication. Kristen has... Read More →

Bob Schatz

Open Research Group, Springer Nature
Bob, who holds a library degree from the University of Oregon, is a long-time participant in the Charleston Conference and the larger library community. He has been a part of and hosted numerous panels and presentations and contributed to library literature, including as a past columnist... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Fountain Courtyard 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Friday, November 9

2:15pm EST

Doing More With Less

Want to know how to continue to grow collections and access to journals, ebooks and database content with little to no additional funding? The participants of this session will see how Murray State University Libraries have been able to continue to grow access to content despite unfavorable annual budget allocations.

Some topics that will be discussed are:

• Strategies to increase onetime funding
• Working within the financial system of your institution to make money go further or carry over from year to year
• Budget Strategies
• Vendor Negotiation
• Access Only Options
• Patron Driven Acquisition
• Pay-per-view/Transactional Access

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Ryan Weir

eResources Librarian, Indiana State University
Ryan Weir, M.L.S., serves as Electronic Resources Librarian for Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. Ryan obtained his M.L.S. IU SLIS Indianapolis in 2008. He was formerly the Director of Technical Services at Murray State University in Murray, KY. Ryan’s main goal as an... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Cypress Ballroom North 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401