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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 of Collection Development for Science & Engin, Columbia University
Amanda Bielskas is the Head of Collection Development for Science & Engineering 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 a Masters degree in Anthropology from Hunter College. She has co-authored a book with Kathleen Dreyer entitled: IM and SMS Reference Services for Librarians. Prior to Columbia she... 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, teaching, and learning activities . The results informed collection development best practices and recommendations for continued e-book services. To learn more... Read More →
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Colleen Major

Head, Electronic Resources Management: Operations & Analysis, Columbia University
Colleen Major is the Networked Electronic Resources Librarian at Columbia University Libraries, where her work focuses on electronic resources acquisitions, access, and services. Colleen previously served as the Ethnic Studies Librarian and Multicultural Coordinator, and Acquisitions Librarian at The University of Montana. She holds a M.L.S. from The University at Buffalo.

Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Salon A/B

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