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Relevant CAP topics at this year's Charleston Conference

Relevant CAP topics at this year's Charleston Conference

Dear ACS folks and CAP members,

Below I have listed the sessions taking place at Charleston that are of interest to topic areas of concern to ACS -- role of video in publishing to single-sign on -- as well as to CAP members -- bibliometrics, IRs, etc. John Linton and I are attending Charleston and will attend as many of these as we can. Depending on the quality of the talks, we will report back to the CAP/ACS CAP Steering Committee if anything worth noting is shared.

I encourage everyone to peruse the list of topics below and indicate which are of most intere



The Semantic Web for Publishers and Libraries - Michael Keller, Stanford University

Information Literacy & Scholarly Communications: Intersections that Reinforce New Library Collections

Changing Operations of Academic Libraries  

The session is an exploration of library operational adaptations to the changing technologies of information distribution and 

usage. The librarians will present glimpses of the changes occurring in their library operations as they transition to services

without print. The cadence of change particularly with respect to e‐books continues to accelerate. The moderator will 

summarize some of the technology changes of the last year and a panel of librarians will explore, through the evidence of 

their changing library operations, a range of topics including: trends in e‐book ‘acquisition’ and usage; developments in 

open access publishing; changes in consortia; and the role of librarians in instruction and evolving peer review and 

publication processes.

You Ought to Be in Pictures: Bringing Streaming Video to Your Library

Mobility Foresight 20/20: What can we say with certainty about scholarly communication in the 21st Century? - Moshe Pritsker, JoVE; Stephen Rhind‐Tutt, Alexander Street Press

Academic Video Publishing: Everything You Wanted to Know but was Afraid to Ask

New Initiatives in Open Research

This presentation will explore developments that seek to create open platforms for scientists, professors, and others in the 

research community to manage the high volume of scholarly output and identify, access, and use the information most 

relevant to their professional interests.  Open platforms can facilitate new and interesting applications to benefit scholarly 

research.  Content can be aggregated and surfaced in innovative ways to facilitate discovery and enhance collaboration.   

This presentation will delve into recent developments in the academic research community that are expanding the notion 

of accessibility via APIs, open source, and a variety of other inclusive models.  Examples include ORCID, VIVO, DataCite, and 

Academic Search. 


Single Sign On Demystified!: How ESPReSSO Helps Libraries, Publishers, and Researchers Get the Access They Need

What To Do About Data

Anthony Watkinson (University College London) will provide an overview of this large and complex field, Fiona Murphy (Wiley‐Blackwell) will explain how some scholarlycommunities are establishing ways of work of working and Linda Beebe (APA) will showcase the work of the NISO/NFAIS 

Supplemental Journal Article Materials Project and discuss the significance of its proposals.


Usage and Discovery: A Powerful Combination -

During this panel discussion, we will address the successes, challenges, and roadblocks to implementing a  collection analysis 

tool that successfully employs usage and the role librarians see usage playing in their collection development decisions.

Shared Advocacy through Data - Looking Beyond the High Cost of Journals

As we explore these issues 

for our campus, larger questions come up. Which data best promotes libraries? What are additional strategies to pique 

campus stakeholders’ interest in a library's success? How can assessment data be used to strengthen our case for a better 

budget? Should libraries focus on our diminished purchasing power or our increased partnerships with faculty?

What's the Bottom Line? An Academic Library's Efforts to Justify Materials Budget Expenditures

Academic libraries, like the universities and colleges they serve, are facing increasing pressures to justify budgets and 

expenditures. Using the business model employed at several other research institutions, the University of Florida (UF) has 

adopted the accounting system Responsibility Center Management (RCM) which necessitates the university's sixteen 

colleges to track their individual operational budgets including absorbing a new tax levied to finance the library. This tax has 

created a renewed sense of urgency for the library to show details of the material budget expenditures for each college.

How to Turn Around a Battleship…Before the Budget‐Cut Missile is Lodged in the Hull

This presentation will address how one ARL library is attempting to change the internal conversation around collection 

management in light of the largest state deficit in history, the onset of a library‐wide strategic planning initiative, and the 

departure of several key administrators.  The presenters will address the successes and challenges of the strategic planning 

process, necessary conversations about acquisitions streams, workflows and philosophies, protecting the library’s budget 

from external forces and balancing executive decisions with collaborative input. 


Let's Get the Dialogue Started: Keeping eBooks Current

eBooks have been around for more than ten years and this panel discussion with librarians and vendors focuses on the 

currency of them.  Specifically, how to keep them current, who is responsible for replacing ones that are obsolete and how 

that will affect the cost.

By Popular Demand: Building a Consortial Demand Driven Program

The Orbis Cascade Alliance set out to create an ebook program for its 36 member libraries. Unlike the single‐library patron‐

driven acquisition programs that we've seen in the past, this ambitious pilot needed to take into account the different 

discovery options and workflow needs of 36 different libraries and their varying size and technical capabilities. We will 

discuss the ideal makeup of a implementation team for a program of this size, how to assess the technical hurdles and what 

training must be provided, how to work with vendors effectively in this setting, and how to evaluate the success of a 

patron‐driven program, both during the program and afterward.

The Value of Purchasing E‐book Collections From A Large Publisher

This presentation investigates the value of purchasing e‐book collections from a large publisher. Is there value in buying a 

collection, or is it more efficient to purchase e‐books individually, on a title‐by‐title basis? To help answer this question, we 

will present the results of a usage‐based analysis of Springer e‐books.

Global Student E‐book Survey: Comparing 2008 and 2011 Trends and Perceptions


We're All In This Together ‐ Supporting the Dissemination of University Research Through Library Services

Thinking beyond archiving graduate theses and faculty publications, librarians are developing new IR services which can 

assist faculty in a variety of ways.  Managing researcher pages, consulting on copyright transfer agreements, exchanging 

publication information with other university stakeholders, even launching library‐based publishing services are all ways 

repositories have begun reaching out to faculty.  The effect of these new services is beginning to transform the scholarly 

communications cycle and the library's role in those processes. 

Coming of Age: The Role that Digital Repositories Play in Scholarly Communication

The aim of the project was to establish where institutional/digital repositories are today, how far they have come over the 

last decade, what they look like, how much diversity there is, where are they going and how successful they are.