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ALA Midwinter 2010 Program Announcement: ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries IG

Hello, all. You are cordially invited to attend the following ALA 
Midwinter program sponsored by the ALA ALCTS Continuing

Resources Section College and Research Libraries Interest Group.

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries
Interest Group Midwinter Meeting
Date: Sunday, 1/17/2010
Time: 10:30 am -12:00 noon
Location: Westin Waterfront (WEST) - Burroughs

1. What to Withdraw? Print collections management in the wake of

Presenters : Roger C. Schonfeld, Manager of Research, Ithaka S+R; and
Ross Housewright, Analyst, Ithaka S+R

As digitized journal backfile sets become available online, they 
fulfill the lion's share of user access needs at academic 
libraries, leading many librarians to call into question the need 
to retain print. Can libraries securely reassign the stack space 
occupied by decreasingly used print versions without risking 
preservation? This talk will examine several key questions: Does 
print preservation still matter, and if so, for how long will it 
remain a relevant priority?  What sort of preservation framework 
is needed for legacy print collections? And, for which journals 
is this preservation framework already in place, allowing for 
responsible withdrawal today? Drawing from a report recently 
released by Ithaka S+R, this talk will conclude with some remarks 
about how the set of materials appropriate for withdrawal can be 
expanded to allow libraries additional flexibility in their 
collections management.

2. To Have and to Hold: MARC Format Holdings Data
Presenter: Sandy Chen, Electronic Resources & Serials Management 
Librarian, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

The goal of the presentation is to describe the concepts behind 
and importance of standardized holdings in library processes, 
particularly, MARC Format for Holdings Data (MFHD) and Z39.71: 
what they are, how they function, and how they help academic 
libraries to serve patrons. Sandy will provide specific examples 
of challenges in Clarion University of Pennsylvania Libraries' 
implementation of these standards, along with descriptions of 
better practices that other research libraries can use to 
represent holdings data.

3. Pay-Per-Use Article Delivery at the University of Wisconsin
-Stevens Point
Presenters: Mindy King, Serials Librarian, University of Wisconsin --
Stevens Point Library; and Aaron Nichols, Access Services Librarian,
University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point Library

Exponentially increasing journal costs are a fact of life. 
Libraries can no longer afford to purchase expensive, low use 
journals "just in case" an article is needed. Recently, the 
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Library conducted a 
pilot, pay-per-use article delivery program that offered "just in 
time" access to articles our patrons actually need. Pay-per-use 
article delivery requests are submitted by completing a standard 
Interlibrary Loan request. Over a three month period, pay-per-use 
users were surveyed regarding the convenience and quality of the 
service. Positive survey results and feedback from university 
faculty were used to cancel high cost/low use journals in favor 
of the pay-per-use model, resulting in over $50,000 savings in 
journals subscriptions. Cancellations are to begin January 2010, 
at which time the survey will be reopened to gain feedback after 
the print version is no longer available.

4. Brief Business Meeting: New members are welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Rebecca and Beth

Rebecca Kemp, Co-Chair, CRS C&RL IG
E-Resources Acquisitions Librarian
CB#3938 Davis Library
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
ph: 919-962-0162
fax: 919-962-4450

Beth Bernhardt, Co-Chair, CRS C&RL IG
Electronic Resources Librarian
Jackson Library
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402