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ALA 2010 Annual Program Announcement: ALCTS CRS College & Research Libraries Interest Group

Please join us at ALA Annual:

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College & Research Libraries 
Interest Group Annual Meeting
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010
Time: 10:30 am -12:00 noon
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, Grand Ballroom IV


1. Electronic Resources Evaluation Central: Homing in on a 
Permanent Site Presenter: Lenore England, Digital Resources 
Librarian, University of Maryland University College

The UMUC library staff carefully review electronic resources each 
fiscal year. This process can be complex and inefficient since a 
wide variety of sources and tools need to be utilized. To more 
effectively manage the process, evaluation of resources was 
streamlined by setting up a site with LibGuides that could be 
utilized each fiscal year, which is called Electronic Resources 
Evaluation Central (EREC). EREC includes statistical and cost 
analysis of our resources, trials, fact sheets, library liaison 
information and templates for communication with faculty, and a 
comments blog. This presentation will discuss the effectiveness 
of setting up a central site and statistics on its use.

2. Ithaka S+R 2009 Faculty Survey Report
Presenter: Ross Housewright, Analyst, Ithaka S+R

Ithaka S+R recently released the results of its fourth faculty 
survey, which examines changes in faculty attitudes towards the 
academic library, information resources, and the scholarly 
communications system as a whole.  In the published report based 
on this survey, Ithaka S+R analyzes responses from over 3,000 
faculty members based at US four-year colleges or universities. 
This presentation will report findings on (1) faculty attitudes 
about the idea of a local shift away from print journal 
collections and towards electronic-only access and (2) faculty 
attitudes towards scholarly communications trends in open access 
and digital repositories.

3. Scholarly Video Publishing to Increase Productivity and 
Standardization in Life Sciences Presenter: Moshe Pritsker, CEO, 
Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of JoVE (Journal of Visualized 

An insider in the business will provide answers on 
video-publication in science: why do it? Who needs it? What 
fundamental problems of today research and education does it 
address?  He will also detail how to build a sustainable 
video-publication and discuss acceptance of video-publication in 
the scientific and librarian communities based on 3 years of the 
experience acquired by JoVE.

We hope to see you in DC!

Best wishes,

Rebecca Kemp, Chair, CRS C&RL IG
E-Resources Acquisitions Librarian
UNC-Chapel Hill

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