Rethinking collections: approaches, business models, experiences
Users now cast their 'discovery net' beyond the conventional notions of a library collection, and the wider digital transition is causing all parties to reassess how they acquire and provide content. How are libraries, publishers and intermediaries meeting the challenge? How will these changes contribute to an improved researcher/student experience?
Don't miss UKSG's one-day conference which will help inform approaches and suggest ways forward. This event, chaired by Ken Chad, will look at how different parties in the scholarly information chain are addressing changing concepts of the collection. Librarians will be able to discuss how issues such as Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA) impacts collection development and publishers will learn how changing demands are affecting the way readers and librarians are interacting with content.
- Jill Taylor-Roe, Newcastle University Library: The library-facilitated collection
- Frans van Ette, Swets: The social collection
- Robert Faber, Oxford University Press: Adding value
- Martin Marlow, Maverick Publishing Specialists: The portable, personal collection
- Richard Parsons, Dundee University Library: The consortial collection
- Andrew Barker, UEA Library: The discovered collection
The event will include a panel discussion. The programme allows plenty of time for networking and will close with a drinks reception.