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Thursday, November 3 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Shotgun Session: Collection Development - Demand Driven Acquisition and E-Book Threads

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These short “pecha kucha-like” sessions will feature 5 PowerPoint presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. We will have time at the end of the session intended for Q&A for all presenters. Come for a lively, rapid-fire group of talks.

1. We used DDA to help build a new engineering collection; you won't believe what happened next 
(Aaron Lupton)

Engineering students want up to date, highly technical information delivered to their devices immediately, so a highly specialized eBook collection is vital for any engineering library. But, engineering eBooks are expensive so "just in case" collection building is not an ideal solution, particularly when building a brand new collection. The introduction of new engineering programs at York University meant new challenges and opportunities for the Libraries, namely building a new collection for these new programs. We started with general eBook packages as well as engineering publisher packages then turned to Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA), Short-Term Loan,  and Evidence Based Selection to fill in the gaps in our current licensed eBook collections. Our goal was to build a quality engineering collection while avoiding the purchase of large numbers of "just in case" print or eBook titles. 

This session will describe how York executed its new Engineering DDA, STL, and Evidence Based Selection programs; how successful these tools were in building a quality collection, as well as the Return on Investment (ROI) of the eBooks selected. The presenters will offer recommendations on how these tools are most effectively integrated with other collection building tools. Just as important, this session will include a discussion on the role of DDA in the traditional collection building process, taking into account that not all eBooks are available via this method, and how DDA can be used to augment a librarian's deeper integration into the engineering curriculum. 
 
2. Rolling with PDA & DDA: How Academic Libraries can use Patron Driven and Demand Driven Acquisition Techniques to Build Library Collections with a Minimal Management & Budget (Kerry Falloon) 

Patron Driven and Demand Driven Acquisitions has been utilized for some time in academic libraries but some university libraries are still new to the process. With changes in the last couple of years regarding short-term monograph loans becoming cost-ineffective, the popularity of streaming video PDA, and library budgets increasingly being cut, the conundrum of successfully implementing a PDA program and how to evaluate its effectiveness, is a question many still library's face. In the Fall of 2015, the College of Staten Island Library-CUNY, implemented a small DDA monograph pilot program with YBP/ EBSCO e-books to build its collections in academic areas new to the college. The goal was to offer patrons immediate "on demand" selections in areas that might need additional collection building in depth and breath, but this will take some to accomplish by collection development librarians. The results of this DDA pilot project, as well as the implementation by the Fall of 2016, of a PDA streaming video program with Kanopy, will be discussed. Both pilot projects were completed with a total budget of $5,000 committed to each. With budget cuts of over a hundred thousand in the year proceeding the implementation of these projects, this poster will discuss "small budget and manageable" PDA and DDA programs, which was in direct contrast to a larger scale CUNY DDA project, which the College of Staten Island (CSI) benefitted from in 2014. The shortfalls of the PDA/ DDA pilot projects, lessons learned, and future prospects at CSI’s library considered will also be discussed.              

3. What's On Demand?: Analyzing Demand-Driven Acquisition of eBooks (Paolo Gujilde, Jessica Minihan)

What happens to DDA ebooks after their initial use? Will they be used again? Does it represent the library collection? The landscape of acquisition models in which libraries negotiate are changing with the times to accommodate the reality of budgetary concerns and providing a traditionally balanced library collection. Academic libraries like ours, Zach S. Henderson Library (Georgia Southern University), which employs demand-driven acquisition must find an equilibrium between needs and wants. The "needs" of funding and the "wants" of having it all just in case. Henderson Library implemented subject-specific DDA electronic books program in 2011 to support online education programs and to supplement the traditional automatic approval plan. Then, in 2015, the Library fully expanded the DDA program to all subject areas as well as print format. These changes marked the move from the traditional automatic approval plan to DDA plan. 

In this presentation, we will trace the Library's DDA ebook usage statistics and generate trends that reveal effectiveness, or lack thereof, of the DDA program specifically as it pertains to electronic books. Attendees of this session will leave with better understanding of issues of collection development and acquisitions as it relates to DDA.  

4. Post-Acquisition Management and the Issue of Inaccessibility (Beth Caruso) 

Though advocates are calling for publishers to develop born-accessible eBooks to comply with ADA and DAISY standards and the EPUB 3.0 measures now backed by the Society for Disability Studies, the realistic timespan for this achievement to become standard practice is far from ideal. To equitably serve users who are differently able, stronger technology and a mindset toward accessibility must become the standard in electronic collections. Librarians are expected to have a strong working knowledge of the library's collections but receive little training in best practices for assisting patrons who are differently able. We cannot wait for the eBook landscape to change on its own, as responses to inaccessibility have largely been that the technology simply was not applied to the desired text. In the meantime, we must recognize  how to develop usable collections for all and how to respond to those whose access has been limited.This research is the product of both current research and earlier findings of the User Experience Research Team from the Mellon-funded Charlotte Initiative project. Though a quick overview of the team's findings thus far will be provided, this session will focus on the accessible eBook landscape and provide librarians with tools to better assist users working independently in discovery systems as they interact with the library's current acquisitions. Additionally, librarians will acquire techniques for responding to users who cannot use the texts they wish and understand how such a mindset can help us develop stronger collections of use to all. 

5.  Open Access, open access, how does your catalog grow? With selection, access, and usage all in a virtual row (David Schuster, Susan Martin)

Much of the Open Access focus and discussion has been on journals (think Glossa). But, the open access monograph has come fully into its own. University and scholarly publishers are providing high quality books, often in areas that rely on long-form scholarship. However, open access monographs present a challenge to libraries of all sizes. How do they fit into the traditional models of selection, acquisition, cataloging, and tracking usage?  

This session will present the open access monograph workflow from selection to usage assessment used at the Texas Woman's University Libraries.  Attendees will learn how a small university library implemented and normalized the workflow for the selection, processing, and usage assessment of open access monographs.

Moderators
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Beth Bernhardt

Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications, UNC Greensboro

Speakers
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Beth Caruso

Library Research Assistant & Writing Program Lecturer, UNC Charlotte
Beth Caruso is from New Orleans, but currently lives in Charlotte, NC. Since graduating with an English MA in 2010, she has been teaching First-Year Writing at UNC Charlotte. She has recently given up her administrative position as Associate Director of the UNC Charlotte Writing Resources Center in order to concentrate on library studies. | | She is in her third year of the MLIS program at the University of South Carolina, Columbia... Read More →
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Kerry Falloon

Acquisition Librarian, College of Staten Island- CUNY
With over nine years of experience in academic libraries, my prior positions included Acquisitions & Collection Development librarian at Saint Peter's University, Administrator of Technical Services at Ocean County Community College and currently, Assistant Professor & Acquisitions librarian at the College of Staten Island- CUNY. My research interests include investigating patron driven acquisitions, emerging technologies in libraries, and... Read More →
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Paolo Gujilde

Coordinator of Collection Development, Georgia Southern University
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Aaron Lupton

Electronic Resources Librarian, York University
I have been the Electronic Resources Librarian at York University in Toronto since 2009. I am involved in negotiating licenses and purchases of all electronic materials in York's collections. I also have an interest in all matters pertaining to assessment, especially collections assessment and measuring student success.
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Susan Martin

Head, Acquisitions Services, University of Chicago Library
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Jessica Minihan

Coordinator of Continuing Resources, Georgia Southern University
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David Schuster

Director of Library Technology and Special Collections, Binghamton University
I've been in library automation for over 20 years and am always looking at ways to bring the best resources to users at the least cost. Susan Martin was a great collaborator as we started to look at how we could "manage" open access monographs in relation to collection management.



Thursday November 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403