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
GENERAL SESSION OF INTEREST:
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
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
DATA CURATION/IT SECURITY:
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.
eBOOKS/PATRON-DRIVEN ACQUISITION (new topic):
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
INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES (New topic):
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.