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Thursday, November 3 • 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Shotgun Session: End Users/Use Statistics and Technology/Trends 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. Usage Analysis of Print Serials: Are They Worth the Investment? (Rob Kairis)

Although part of a larger 8-campus university library system and a member of OhioLINK, a large consortium of academic libraries in Ohio, the Stark Campus Library of Kent State University maintains a modest collection of print serial subscriptions. The library has analyzed usage of both current and bound issues for many years. Cost per use analysis for each subscription suggests the overall collection is not worth the investment. The presentation will include a description of how usage of the collection is collected and measured. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences as more and more content becomes available electronically. Staffing issues (the library's Serials Librarian retired last year and was not replaced) along with political challenges will also be introduced; The Stark Campus contracts for library services with a collocated community college and manages its print serials collection. Due to the need for more classroom space on campus, print serials have been impacted more than any other library collection, making the storage of print serials an on-going problem. Alternate methods to maintaining a print serials collection, such as an online-only collection or sole reliance on on-demand document delivery, will be discussed. Based on conclusions drawn from this analysis, a comprehensive new model for continuing to subscribe to print serials will be introduced. 

2. Faculty Are Doin' It for Themselves: Librarians Show Them How (CJ Ivory)

The battle over textbook affordability continues to be waged on college campuses across the nation and in state legislatures.  Florida has even passed legislation requiring colleges and universities to reduce the costs of textbooks. University of Central Florida College of Business preemptively introduced the new Integrated Business program. This new program has nine core classes that uses a flipped classroom approach. One of the mandates of the program is to develop a curriculum with minimal additional costs to the students. The solution was to design courses without using traditional textbooks as the basis for the curriculum. I saw this as an opportunity to market library resources and promote our new role as course content curators. I worked with faculty to integrate library resources as they developed new courses. After two semesters of instruction, I surveyed the faculty to learn how satisfied they were with the available resources and how I can improve my services as content curator for their courses. During this presentation, I will share the results of the survey and provide tips on how to help faculty build courses that are rigorous as well as affordable using library resources. I will also discuss how this new role has affected my choices as a subject selector.  

3. The 5 C's Related to Rolling Out an Effective Scientific Authoring & Publishing Platform: Collaboration, Creativity, Customization, Centralization, & Compliance (Shelly Miller)

Today’s global collaborative scientific research developments offer libraries the opportunity to create a scientific authoring and publishing platform that reflects the nature and needs of the campus community. To effectively support authorship best practices and facilitate knowledge sharing, this presentation aims to inspire collaboration and offer insight regarding the challenges and opportunities encountered by libraries as they work to roll out new technologies and solutions that support, accelerate and improve the quality of research publications while minimizing the management footprint.

The Caltech Library has responded to such challenges and opportunities with an ‘Author Carpentry’ initiative that provides customized, centralized access to authoring tools and services, high quality training and user support for their researchers, students, faculty and staff. Overleaf has collaborated with The Caltech Library to develop a customized LaTeX scientific authoring portal that supports the entire campus community and is an essential component of the Caltech Author Carpentry program. This presentation will highlight the main components of an effective roll-out and current use of the innovative Overleaf-Caltech scientific authoring portal, including: easy sign-up, teaching tools, enhanced thesis templates with Caltech-approved information, featured journal templates and real-time administrative dashboard for the library to monitor data and analytics.

4. Scholars Trust Cooperative Journal Retention Update (Lars Meyer)

The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) launched its shared print journal program in 2010 with 15 libraries participating.  In January 2013, the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) signed an agreement to combine their print journal archives with ASERL under a single retention and access agreement called "Scholars Trust." The Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), a statewide shared collection, is also now participating in the program.  A total of 38 libraries are contributing content to Scholars Trust for a combined collection of circa 20,000 unique ISSNs representing over 300,000 volumes.  The participating libraries and consortia are collaborating to maintain legacy print collections into the future, allowing for the possibility of deduplicating local collections.  I will provide an overview of governance and participation; benefits to libraries, including a priority reciprocal ILL program; libraries' use of the Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL) database and Local Holdings Records to share information, especially for identifying gaps; and how Scholars Trust relates to similar print preservation efforts in North America, such as the CIC Shared Print Repository and the Western Regional Storage Trust.  I will conclude with some thoughts about why libraries should consider participating in consortial print preservation efforts. 

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David Myers

Representative - N.A Sales, Bentham Science Publishers
David Myers, President and CEO of DMedia Associates, Inc., is an Information Industry expert, with over 27 years experience specializing in Strategy, Sales, Licensing and Business Development. Throughout his career, he has drafted, negotiated and closed over 500 domestic and international... Read More →


CJ Ivory

Business Librarian, University of Central Florida
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Rob Kairis

Library Director, Kent State University, Stark Campus
My interests include: Cooperative Collection Development, Library Approval Plans, Plagiarism, Academic Honesty, Information Literacy.

Lars Meyer

Director, Access & Resource Services, Emory University
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Shelly Miller

Sales & Academic Outreach Manager, Overleaf
Collaborative scientific research, authoring and publishing

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