Friday, September 17, 2004

CFP: The Acquisitions Institute

Conference: The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge
Dates: Saturday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 18, 2005
Location: Timberline Lodge, One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood
Deadline: December 1, 2004

Call for Papers
What is The Acquisitions Institute?

* The pre-eminent Western North America conference on acquisitions and collection development, now in its fifth year at Timberline Lodge.

* A small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious
Northwestern setting.

* A three-day conference focusing on the methods and madness of building and
managing library collections.

* See The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge for more information @

Topics are we looking for?

* The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of library
acquisitions and collection management. Presenters are encouraged to engage
the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received. The planning
committee may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels. The
committee is especially looking for submissions on the following topics:

-Operations management of acquisitions or collection development
-Organization for collection development
-Role of consortia in collection development
-Financial management, accounting practices, and audits
-Integrated library systems as management information systems
-Personnel issues and strategies for change
-Staff training
-Recruiting and retaining technical services and collection development
-Changing roles of book vendors and subscription agents
-Vendor selection and assessment
-Economics of scholarly publishing
-Publishing, pricing and distributing electronic journals
-Electronic books: content, access, cataloging
-External forces driving a library's collection management decisions
-Problems of (and solutions for) managing electronic resources
-Impact of collections on student learning
-Cooperative journal management agreements
-Open Access
-Faculty involvement in scholarly communication issues
-Preservation issues with electronic resources
-Status and functionality of ERM modules
-Costs/Benefits of gifts
-Out of print acquisitions

ow do I submit a proposal?
* Send an abstract of 200 words or less to:

Richard Brumley
Head, Collection Development Department
Oregon State University Libraries
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Voice: (541) 737-2118
Fax: (541) 737-8267