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eResources and Acquisitions
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
- 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm. Welcome
- 1:05 pm - 1:45 pm. Auditing Usage Statistics or: What To Do When You Don’t Have Other Work
- 1:45 pm - 2:25 pm. Comparing Acquisitions Workflows: APIs vs. Import Profiles
- 2:25 pm - 2:40 pm. 15 min break
- 2:40 pm - 3:20 pm. Adding Local Electronic Collections in Alma
- 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm. Change is the Only Constant in Libraries
Note, schedule times are approximate. Schedule may shift slightly during the event
Auditing Usage Statistics or: What To Do When You Don’t Have Other Work. Sunshine Carter, University of Minnesota, Michael Johnson, University of Minnesota, Grace Lilyerd, University of Minnesota
In 2019, the University of Minnesota Libraries conducted an audit of their vendor-supplied usage statistics. The project included a review of usage statistics collected and stored in Alma, development of a Tableau visualization for gap analysis, and a strategy for ongoing management. This session will demonstrate the rationale and processes behind the assessment as well as discuss the outcomes and benefits.
Comparing Acquisitions Workflows: APIs vs. Import Profiles. Abigail Bibee, University of Arizona
Alma allows several options for automating POL creation at the point of order, thereby increasing acquisitions workflow efficiency. This practical presentation examines the benefits and drawbacks of two different tools designed to automate POL creation in Alma: the new order API and the new order import profile. This presentation compares how each workflow interacts with various formats and acquisition models including firm, demand-driven, approval, and ebook upgrades. Best practices for using the API and import profiles will be discussed and general guidance on Alma configuration will be provided.
Adding Local Electronic Collections in Alma. Kristy Eklund, DALNET
While some TED Talks records are available from vendors such as Films on Demand, our consortium has created MARC records for these freely available resources in OCLC Connexion. This presentation will demonstrate the steps involved in adding a local electronic collection of TED Talks to Alma and making it discoverable in Primo. Using this collection of MARC records, users will learn how to create a local electronic collection, as well an import profile. Also, learn from our experience in trying to contribute these records to the Alma Community Zone.
Change is the Only Constant in Libraries. Yuval Kiselstein, ProQuest (Platinum Sponsor); Davin Pate, University of Texas at Dallas; Jennifer Matthews, Rowan University; Sarah Haight Sanabria, Southern Methodist University.
Join us for a lively discussion on how the pandemic has changed selection and acquisitions and what the future could be for academic librarians.
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