TRLN: Beyond Print

Charleston Presentation
Friday, November 4, 2011, 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Presentation Title: Consortial e-book acquisitions: librarian/publisher/vendor perspectives

The Triangle Research Libraries Network received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop new business models and licensing terms for the collaborative purchasing and sharing of e-books. Libraries in TRLN are committed to honoring long-standing cooperative collection agreements, built over time in print, in the e-universe, and to maintaining their strong record of minimal duplication. In this highly interactive session, speakers will present the results of an "e-book summit" held in August 2011 in which library consortia will meet with e-book publishers and vendors to close the gap on what libraries need and what publishers are presently offering. Come join this conversation around the building of new, mutually sustainable models for cooperative collection development with e-books – including discussions of use metrics, resource sharing, rights, and selection options. Audience members will be invited to comment on the proposed new models with a particular emphasis on whether they could work in their own institutions and collaborative networks. The objective of the session is incorporate feedback from the Charleston Conference community in order to advance emerging new practices for the academic library's acquisition of e-books.

Primary Speaker: Greg Raschke

Jonathan Bunkell/ebrary, Carol Hunter, Sarah Lippincott


Triangle Research Libraries Network  CB#3940 Wilson Library, Suite 712 Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
Phone: (919) 962-8022  Fax: (919) 962-4452

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