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Wednesday, April 6 • 9:00am - 9:45am
S76 - The True Cost of the e-Resource Lifecycle: A Case Study of e-Book Frontlist Purchases

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Columbia University Libraries (CUL) explored the costs of e-book frontlists at the time of purchase, as well as through the processes of acquisition, discovery, and access. The findings support best practices regarding resource allocation, staff efficiency, and e-book workflows. Perspectives represent subject specialists, technical services, and collection development.

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Amanda Bielskas

Head, Collection Management, SESSL, Columbia University
Amanda Bielskas is the Head of Collection Managment for Science, Engineering & Social Science Libraries at Columbia University and has been at Columbia since 2007. She earned her M.L.S. at Long Island University, has a B.A. in Environmental Geology from SUNY Plattsburgh, and has... Read More →
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Melissa Goertzen

Collection Development Analysis & Support Librarian, Columbia University Libraries
I am the Collection Development Analysis & Support Librarian at Columbia University. Much of my work involves monitoring budgets, examining business models, and analyzing workflows. In 2016, I completed a two year assessment project that examined how e-books are used for research... Read More →
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Colleen Major

Head of Electronic Resources Management, Columbia University
Colleen Major is Head of Electronic Resources Management: Operations & Analysis for Columbia University Libraries, where her work focuses on the electronic resource life cycle.

Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
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