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Friday, November 4 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Rolling out a Database Review: Initiating a Comprehensive Database Review at the University of Maryland Libraries

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The University of Maryland Libraries (UMD), has experienced a static collection budget for over 14 years. Despite the best efforts of the Collection Development and Acquisitions units to mitigate the continuing effect of serials inflation, it became evident in summer 2015 that budgetary expenses would have to be curtailed in order to meet increasing serials costs. In the fall of 2015, the Libraries initiated the first-ever comprehensive database review across all subject areas. The review involved subject specialists as well as Acquisitions and Collection Development personnel. Poster session attendees will learn how the review process was developed, who was involved, what information was provided, how cancellation decisions were made and communicated, and the steps taken to publicize those resources selected for cancellation.

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Leigh Ann DePope

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park
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Maggie Saponaro

Head of Collection Development, University of Maryland, College Park
Directs the collection development work of the University of Maryland Libraries’ subject specialist liaison librarians, with primary responsibility for content and budgeting of the UMD Libraries' general collections. Serves on the Collection Strategies and Services (CSS) administrative team in policy creation and strategic planning across the entire division.

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401