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Thursday, October 17 • 8:00am - 8:50am
Are library collections at a critical crossroads in terms of collection analysis and management? From the decline of the “Big Deal” to the impact of Plan S.

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The practice of managing collections in all library settings is increasingly more complex and dynamic. From the “bundled packages” of journal titles traditionally marketed by commercial publishers since the 1990s to the latest decision by the University of California system to not renew their journal subscriptions with Elsevier, the times are changing quickly in collection management. The winds of change are blowing all over the world and from Finland to Sweden and California as libraries reassess their collection management practices in terms of shrinking or flat budgets with uncontrollable price increases from publishers.
What is the impact of these current collection trends on libraries in North Carolina? This presentation will highlight the latest events in collection management especially regarding publishing models, open access and the future of managing collections. The session is designed with two parts; a presentation with an overview of collection management (20 minutes) and time for the audience to talk in small break out groups (30 minutes) including a wrap-up by the presenter of what libraries are doing in North Carolina to manage their collections in an era of powerful change.

Speakers
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Rebecca Vargha

Head, Information and Library Science Library, UNC Chapel Hill
Rebecca Vargha is Librarian, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill since 2001. Her responsibilities as head of this library include collection development, staff supervision, liaison with departmental faculty and the central... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am EDT
Salem 3B