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Thursday, November 3 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
The Short-Term Loan Roller Coaster: The Impact of Publishers' Increasing Prices on Library DDA Programs, or, It's One Heck of a Ride!

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Libraries have explored new acquisitions models in recent years, in particular the use of short-term loans (STLs) and demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) of eBooks. The reasons for embracing these options are diverse: shifting collection development practices, assuring use of purchased materials, coping with lower budgets, offering access to supplementary content, expanding library services, etc. Once a DDA/STL program is in place, it can be a winning situation for libraries and their users; libraries can offer access to larger eBook collections than they could buy outright and pay only when content is actually used. However, skyrocketing STL rates are now coupled with lengthy embargo periods - either for front-list titles or for all titles - and more publishers are walking away altogether.

Two years after their 2014 Charleston Presentation, "Earnestly Attempting to Roll with the Punches: The Impact of Publishers - Short-Term Loan Rate Increases on Library Acquisition Options," librarians from four small consortia will document the impact that changes in STL policies and rates have had on their programs over the past two years, what steps they've taken to control increasing costs, and whether they will tweak or continue their DDA programs over the next year. Join us for an open discussion about this overall situation and how it might play out in the long run.


Ana Noriega

Assistant Director for Collections Management, Colby College
A former New Yorker and fashion librarian, I now spend my days at Colby College in Maine, managing a re-organized Collection Management department that includes: ILL, Campus Deliver, materials management of the Storage Facility, Technical Services, Acquisitions, ERM, and Collection... Read More →

Mike Persick

Head Of Acquisitions, Haverford College
Mike Persick is Head of Acquisitions & Serials at Haverford College Library. Along with Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges, Haverford is a member of the Tri-College Library Consortium. Mike helped create and co-manages the Tri-Colleges' joint approval plan.
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Pamela Skinner

Head of Collection Development, Smith College / Five Colleges Consortium (MA)
I spent most of my career as a reference librarian at Smith College, with a brief detour into interlibrary loan; I became Head of Collection Development at Smith in 2012. My years of working with users, both one-on-one and in classes, informs my work in developing collections... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Carolina Ballroom B, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403