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Thursday, November 3 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes: Three User-Centered Collection Development Practices at Carleton University Library

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From 2014-2016, Carleton University Library has been super-adding to the traditional ways it practices collection development. In addition to the subject liaison firm order selection model, the past two years the Library has added three successful new user-centred ways to acquire material for the Library. In the Collections department, we ended the approval plan and instead used its selection framework to create a DDA plan. In the Reserves department, we started a textbook purchasing program. And in the Interlibrary Loans department, we instituted print purchase on demand procedures.

We propose a triptych with three easy-to-read sections, dedicated to each of the preceding three initiatives. Each section will provide a concise but substantial overview of the initiative; set-up challenges and parameters of operation; data visualization of circulation statistics compared to the industry average; strengths and weaknesses; and key takeaways.

This poster may be of interest to librarians who would like to consider adopting one or more of these user-centred collection development initiatives, and to vendors who might like to hear about why user- centred models resonate well in the current academic climate of accountability and good financial stewardship.

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David Sharp

Head, Acquisitions, Carleton University Library

Thursday November 3, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401