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Friday, November 4 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
It's 2031: Do You Know Where Your Scholarly Monographs Are?

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This panel discussion will focus on the work the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust [EAST] project is engaged in to protect print scholarly resources for the future. EAST is a collaboration of 48 academic and research libraries, primarily in the Northeast, that has developed a retention program to protect over 6 million scholarly monographs at least through 2031. The panel includes representatives from the EAST project team, the vendor with whom EAST worked on the collection analysis, and participating libraries. The audience will be asked to participate through polling and feedback on each of the major topics discussed, which include:

  • The EAST collection analysis - how 40 libraries, over only a 9-month period, came to agree on a model for retention and what the implications are for other regional and national shared print initiatives
  • Validation Sample Study - the process of sampling 240,000 items in 40 libraries to develop an "availability metric" and how this work can inform future retention modeling as well as ongoing research
  • Developing policies for shared print - the challenges of developing consensus across the diverse EAST membership on policies and operating procedures
  • Building a sustainable model for shared print - how EAST is working to expand to other libraries in region and evolve a business model for ongoing sustainability
  • What EAST could mean for access to scholarly content in the future - what are the implications for traditional "ILL" of large-scale projects such as EAST and how might EAST change collection development across the region.

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Matt Barnes

Director, Sustainable Collection Services, OCLC
Matt has been working in the academic library community since 2002 and has held senior-level positions at Blackwell Book Services, ebrary, and ProQuest. He is particularly interested in transforming data into insights that help libraries advance their mission.
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Lorraine Huddy

CTW Librarian for Collaborative Projects, Connecticut-Trinity-Wesleyan / CTW Consortium
In 2008, I started coordinating consortial activities among the libraries at Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University. My primary focus has been on collection development, and over time, I’ve vacillated from being an advocate of practices that favor ebooks to taking a more cautionary stance. The benefits seem increasingly outweighed by issues such as discovery, usability, shareability, and accessibility. For this... Read More →
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Matthew Sheehy

Interim University Librarian, Brandeis University
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Susan Stearns

Executive Director, Boston Library Consortium and Project Director, EAST, Boston Library Consortium
Susan Stearns was appointed Executive Director of the Boston Library Consortium [BLC] in August, 2013. She began her career as a corporate and academic librarian, working at Abt Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia among others. Following her early years in libraries, Ms. Stearns worked for a number of vendors serving academic, special and public libraries including CLSI, Faxon... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401