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Re: What are the Key Library Issues?
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- Subject: Re: What are the Key Library Issues?
- From: "Anthony Watkinson" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 18:56:11 EST
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It has been put to me in the past that for some libraries RELIABILITY is the major issue. Anthony Watkinson ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Okerson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 5:29 PM Subject: What are the Key Library Issues? (fwd) > Dear Colleagues, > > We would like to know what you think are the most important issues for > libraries that have implications for publishers. ALPSP is holding a > seminar for publishers on "Understanding Libraries: how they work and what > they want" in London in April. It will conclude with a discussion session > on key library issues. To prepare for it, we want to do a quick poll to > find out what librarians think the most important issues are. > > Below is a list of possible issues with implications for publishers. > Simply rank the 5 you feel are most important by placing 1, 2, 3, etc next > to the item (where 1 = most important and 5 = least important). > > Then forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org > [mailto:email@example.com]. Please feel free to explain why you > feel they are important. The results of the poll will be presented at the > seminar, and the discussion session will focus on the top ranked issues. > > Big Deals > E-books > Electronic archiving > Electronic backfiles, publisher policies on creation and access > Institutional e-print repositories > Intermediaries and their role in content provision > Open access > Resource discovery software > Usability issues for information products > Usage statistics, e.g. publishers supply them to agreed standards > (COUNTER) > > If you are not familiar with ALPSP, it's the organization that represents > not-for-profit publishers worldwide and presents seminars on a wide range > of publishing issues. This seminar will be unique for ALPSP in that all > of the presentations will be by librarians. We hope it will improve > understanding and communication between publishers and librarians. More > details about ALPSP are at http://www.alpsp.org and the seminar at > http://www.alpsp.org/events/s210404.htm. > > Many thanks in advance > > Hazel Woodward, University Librarian, Cranfield University > Ian Bannerman, Blackwell Publishing > Christine Baldwin, ALPSP Professional Development Committee