Presenter: Adam Bly, Seed Media Group
This presentation was my very favorite part of NASIG. Science is a part of everything! However, to reach its full potential even though we do not consider science when we think of humanities the presenter suggests humanities could be a very vital part to science. Artists and humanists together with scientists could bring together their ideas, art and design. Some of this is happening now through blogs—the presenter would like to see science engaged in conversation around the world. Too often important works are reported in periodicals which stop right there. “Knowledge about the world, funded by the world, belongs to the world”. Adam Bly proposes science needs to be open/free and the costs subsidized-- no longer controlled by the few.
Leaving the Big Deal: Consequences and Next Steps
Presenters: Jonathan Nabe, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; David Fowler, University of Oregon
As you can see, two different university libraries have left their Big Deals not only because of budget constraints, but also because the collections can now reflect the needs of the community. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a system with law, medical and dental schools as well as a sister campus, SIU Edwardsville. The library had to take long and careful consideration into lost access and ILL requests if they left their Big Deals. SIUC left 3 Big Deals after looking at the statistics which reflected the downloads vs the titles with few or no downloads from Springer, Wiley, and Elsevier. By getting out, they were able to save around $300,000, but SIUC had to work through some of the problems with getting out of the deals—25% content fee (“punishment” fee), loss of price cap, adjusted subscription price for titles, etc. In other words, the publishers make leaving as painful as possible, but Nabe pointed out you have control because you have the money. SIUC has had only 3 complaints so far, and response is manageable. Effective response is to show statistics. LOCKSS preservation was a particularly difficult clause to enforce with Springer. The library at University of Oregon did not leave as many Big Deals—1 and ½ of another. University of Oregon has a diverse campus with an enrollment of over 23,000. Wiley was canceled outright and only titles affordable and desirable kept. Elsevier was cut by ½. Some of the questions at the end were interesting. Faculty do have other methods of getting their research materials and are probably using those more often than not. Also if everyone is ILLing, what happens if no one is purchasing? A question was asked about how this impacts smaller schools, and the answer was smaller schools can get better deals. Question --“Return to print”? Answer—we have moved so far beyond print there is no return. There was also a concern about ILL stats.
Using Drupal to Track Licenses and Organize Database Information
Presenter: Amanda Yesilbas, Florida Center for Library Automation
Drupal is an open access content management tool with modules to work much like our ERM, Verde. Amanda mentioned using an ERM which failed. FCLA, then, experimented with Drupal and found it easy to use, control and share. Drupal is customizable and updated. Permission to view can be set for license and statistics viewers. FCLA is using Drupal 6 now but is hesitant to download 7 until all the bugs are worked out.
Exploring Patron Driven Access Models for E-journals and E-books
Presenters: Kisa Kurt, University of Nevada, Reno; Erin Silva Fisher, University of Nevada, Reno
I liked the write up for this session “Meeting user needs in a variety of new ways is a constant in libraries. As formats change and delivery methods evolve, meeting demands for content are more challenging than ever. Patron driven acquisitions is the future according to many and has had significant growth recently. As budgets tighten, more institutions are looking into pay-per-view and patron driven service models for e-journals, books, and e-books. “ Sounds like a good service model. However, with the unbundling of the Big Deal, Librarians are really not sure how they can meet the demands for online usage. The presenters advocate collaboration early on, starting small, and trials.
Books in Chains
Presenter: Paul Duguid, UC Berkeley School of Information
Paul Duguid first talked about brands for the big companies like Microsoft, Intel, and Dell. The brands can become blurred—who stands out? They all become interconnected. There are also many links in the book supply chain author, agent, publisher, printer, distributer, wholesaler, library wholesaler, institution, libraries, and consumer. What happens when you go digital? For the idealist –Information wants to be free. For the pragmatists—Information needs to be constrained. Can we prevent going MIA in a muddled world? The supply chain will endure with the links constantly changing. We should be Managers of the Structure of Information and not Managers of Information.
1. Do students want mobile library services and are librarians ready to deliver:
Presenter: Angela Dresselhaus, Utah State University
2. To Bind or Not to Bind: Collaborations and Decisions, Decisions
Presenter: Susan Andrews, Texas A& M University-Commerce
3. Using Journal Evaluation as a Gateway to Collaboration
Presenter: Mary Ann Jones, Mississippi State University
4. Progressing Print Periodicals Processing: One Urban Community College Library’s Perspective
Presenter: Jennifer Sippel, Minneapolis Community & Technical College
5. The @One eReader Bar: eReader Exploration at the University of Nevada, Rento Knowledge Center
Presenters: Lisa Kurt and Erin Silva Fisher, University of Nevada, Reno
6. On the Road to (Better) Discovery: Choosing a New Interface for our OPAC
Presenter: Kate B. Moore, Indiana University Southeast
7. What can I do with electronic resources?: UBC Library’s License Database
Presenter: Kat McGrath, University of British Columbia