The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present

Rick Lugg

President, Sustainable Collection Services

who will be speaking about

Rethinking Library Resources:

The Role of Local Print Collections in a Digital Age

Vancouver

March 6, 2014, 1:00-3:00p.m.

Earl & Jennie Lohn Policy Room (Rm. 7000),

SFU Harbour Centre (webcast available for this session only)

  • Coffee and refreshments will be served at 1:00 p.m., with the talk beginning at 1:30 p.m.
  • Be sure to arrive early for some mingling, and feel free to socialize after the talk as well.

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Victoria

March 7, 2014, 1:30-3:30p.m.

Haro Room, Cadboro Commons

University of Victoria

  • Coffee and refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m., with the talk beginning at 2:00 p.m.
  • Be sure to arrive early for some mingling, and feel free to socialize after the talk as well.

 

 

Library shelves are increasingly full, and print books are still being acquired. Yet surprisingly few are being used. In 2011, a study of OhioLINK’s 88 libraries and 30 million monograph volumes showed that 6% of those books accounted for 80% of circulations. In October 2010, Cornell reported that 55% of its books had not circulated since 1990. Meanwhile, library administrators seek to expand space for group study, information commons, and writing centers. Much of the available space is currently occupied by low-use print collections, stored and maintained at an estimated annual cost of $4.26 per volume in open stacks, $.86 per volume in high-density storage. For these reasons, print collections face increased scrutiny.

This session will focus on three aspects of this challenge:

The Changing Value of Local Print Collections: changing user preferences; usage of print collections; shelving and floor space; lifecycle management costs.

Alternatives to Local Print Collections: collection integrity & security; the “collective collection”; archival copies, service copies and surplus copies; Hathi Trust; shared print initiatives (WEST, CRL, MI-SPI, Maine Shared Collection Strategy and others); and independent action in a collective context.

Managing Down Local Collections: making the case; coordinated deselection; efficient storage & withdrawal; analytical tools and deselection metadata; disposition options.

The intent of this session is to explore why rethinking print collections is a reasonable idea at this time, and how management of print collections might be adapted while assuring archival security and continued access for users.

About the Speaker:

Additional background information can be found on two blogs:

Sample & Hold: Rick Lugg’s Blog http://sampleandhold-r2.blogspot.com/ Most recent topic: “Shared Print Monographs: The Question of Scale”

SCS Insight: News & Comment on Data-Driven Deselection: http://sustainablecollections.com/weed-feed/ Most recent topic: “Talking with Faculty About Library Collections (Revisited)”

Logistics

For those attending in Victoria, the easiest parking is available in Lot 5, accessed off Sinclair Road (which continues MacKenzie). Refer to the following map: http://www.uvic.ca/home/about/campus-info/maps/maps/com.php

For those attending in Vancouver, parking and public transit info for SFU Harbour Centre is available here: http://www.sfu.ca/mecs/harbour+centre/location.html

 

The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present

Denise Koufogiannakis MA, MLIS, PhD

Collections & Acquisitions Coordinator, University of Alberta Libraries

who will be speaking about

Evidence based library and information practice

Vancouver

February 7, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia

  • View the archived webcast: HERE

The need for academic libraries to seek out evidence for decision-making around collections and services has always existed, but is there a way we can do this better? Join Denise Koufogiannakis, Collections & Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Alberta Libraries, who will share insights into evidence-based library and information practice both from a philosophical as well as practical approach. She draws on experiences from many years involvement with evidence based practice, as well as the research she conducted for her PhD in Information Studies from Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK.

About the Speaker:

Denise Koufogiannakis is the Collections & Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Alberta where she manages activities associated with the Libraries’ acquisition of print and electronic materials and represents the Libraries through various consortia. Her main research interest is evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP), a field in which she has published extensively. Her other professional interests include open access, publishing, and new collection formats. She is the founding editor, and currently Associate Editor of the open access journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.

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