CFP: Timberline Acquisitions Institute (2012)
WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?
* 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 to be held May 19-22, 2012.
All aspects of managing and directing acquisitions and/or collection development operations
- Acquisitions functions in open source catalogs, networked integrated library systems, etc.
- Evolving consortial roles in collection development and acquisitions
- Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes
- The future of scholarly communication--its impact on acquisitions and collection development
- Data curation and management and other new roles for subject librarians and technical services specialists
- Web 2.0 applications and implementation in collection services
- Patron-driven acquisitions, purchase on demand, streaming content, and other user-centered collection services
- The development and management of digital collections, electronic resources
- The impact of discovery services on collection and content access and usage
- External and internal factors driving a library's collection management decisions
- Assessment tools, methods, and projects-- (i.e., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)
- Return on investment studies—how do we demonstrate our impact?
- Acquisitions and collection development: the small academic library or public library perspective
- The future of print:
what are the collection management issues?