I invite you to submit brief abstracts (1-2 paragraphs) prior to for the December/January 2015/2016 issue of Against the Grain (http://www.against-the-grain.com/)
We are interested in a variety of perspectives and combinations of perspectives. Distributors, publishers, vendors, consultants, library patrons, and library workers are encouraged to send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re particularly interested in:
- Best (or worst) practices from the library side and from the scholarly publisher/vendor/provider side. What works and what doesn’t? How did you arrive at these realizations?
- How do libraries take advantage of fruitful publisher relationships to negotiate for better pricing/license terms/etc.?
- How relationships between libraries and publishers have evolved as a result of models like evidence-based acquisition, demand-driven acquisition, “big deal” packages, pay-per-view, etc.
- How librarians have adopted concrete policies or even created specific positions in the library to deal with publisher communications.
- How consortia handle publisher communications.
- Perspectives on the future of library/publisher communications and how we can improve even further.
Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
Winter Park, FL 32789