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Thursday, November 3 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
The Big Picture: A Holistic Viewpoint of E-book Acquisitions

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This presentation details the complete process map of e-book acquisitions at Loyola Marymount University's William H. Hannon Library. In this presentation, we extend and update the model used by Beisler & Kurt (2012) for current workflow considerations. In particular, we will highlight an expansion of the paths that an e-book can take, discuss the improvement of discoverability through cataloging services and review, and look at quality control techniques such as access and link checking. 

Objective of the session: While most literature focuses on certain aspects of e-book workflow, this presentation attempts to portray a holistic viewpoint of e-book acquisitions. By capturing the complexities of the process and visualizing it from the perspective of the big picture, it serves as a guide when writing more detailed procedures, helps us recognize appropriate staffing to perform a task, and it shows how different people interact with one another as part of the process. 

What attendees can expect to learn: Attendees will engage with a complete workflow procedure for the different paths of e-book acquisitions. By attending this presentation, participants may identify a component of this workflow they could implement at their own institutions to improve user satisfaction with e-books. Through audience participation, we hope to create a wider discussion to learn what others in the room are doing with their own e-book acquisitions workflow.

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Marie Kennedy

Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount University
I'm the co-director of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship and the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles CA).
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Ron Lewis

Acquisitions Librarian, Loyola Marymount University

Thursday November 3, 2016 11:35am - 12:15pm EDT
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403