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Friday, November 4 • 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Stretching Your Dollars: Saving on Online Content

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Quality databases can be expensive and only the most fortunate of libraries have unlimited, or even plentiful, financial resources. Knowing how to stretch increasingly tight library funds has become one of the more important aspects of a librarian's duties.

This interactive session will emphasize tools and strategies attendees can use to save valuable funds on databases and subscriptions. Creibaum and Bailey will lead discussions on topics including consortial and volume discounts, the advantages of taking a trial, the importance of keeping notes and checking invoices, and the fine art of negotiation. We will also have open dialogues about some of the rewards to be gained from working with vendors, including free product time and even access to free products.

Attendees will learn more about what they can do to reduce or limit their library's online content expenditures and will leave with concrete ideas about creative steps to take toward saving institutional acquisitions resources.

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Jeff Bailey

Library Director, Arkansas State University
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Jeff Bailey was appointed Director of the Dean B. Ellis Library of Arkansas State University in 2012 after leading the library for three years in an interim capacity. In his academic library career, Jeff has held positions in both public and technical services... Read More →
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Linda Creibaum

Acquisitions and Serials Librarian, Arkansas State University
Linda Creibaum is Acquisitions and Serials Librarian at Arkansas State University, where for the last 15 years she has been fascinated at the change in library resource formats and the nature of the “problems” she solves in her work day. Linda has worked in a variety of library... Read More →

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