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Friday, November 4 • 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Rolling with the Wheels of Commerce: The Challenges of Business and Industry-based Resources

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Collections librarians receive requests for specialized resources that may require use of passwords or other mediated access, local hosting, or special software. Sometimes (although not always) these resources are used in a business or industry setting, and their subscription and licensing process does not follow typical academic library acquisitions patterns. Librarians may also receive requests for raw data from a subscribed resource. How do librarians respond? How do vendors make decisions about which products to bring to the academic library market? At this session two librarians will share perspectives on these challenges and ways they accommodate these requests, and a vendor representative will provide insight into the product development decision-making process, including how providers decide which products will have licenses or access models typically used by academic libraries, and which will be offered via other models. Librarians wanting to find ways to respond to these kinds of user requests will have the opportunity to learn from the presenters and also to share their practices during Q&A. Vendor representative attendees are also welcome to share how companies make decisions about their offerings to various markets as well as to specialized user requests for access to their data. Collectively, we will consider how to “roll with the times” and be responsive to user needs.

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Natasha Cooper

Collection Development and Analysis Librarian and Subject Librarian for Information Studies, Syracuse University Libraries
Tasha Cooper is collection development and analysis librarian for arts and humanities, as well as some social sciences and professional programs, and subject librarian for information studies at Syracuse University Libraries, in Syracuse, NY.
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Peter McCracken

Electronic Resources Librarian, Cornell University Library
I'm the Electronic Resources Librarian at Cornell University, and have been here since June 2016. Starting in 2019, I run a (very small) group called "E-Resources and Acquisitions Strategy", in which we'll try to make things better in our corner of the library, and then tell the world... Read More →
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Darby Orcutt

Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University Libraries
I am a librarian, teacher, researcher, and leader deeply interested and involved in interdisciplinary and computational research, the future of higher ed, and cultural aspects of digital transformation.Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University LibrariesFaculty... Read More →
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Ellen Rotenberg

Director, Product Management, Platform Services and Capabilities, Clarivate Analytics (Formerly the IP&Science business of Thomson Reuters)

Friday November 4, 2016 3:35pm - 4:15pm EDT
Carolina Ballroom A, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403