Morgan Kubelka
Morgan Kubelka
Library Services, Wiley

Char1.jpgEvery November, we look forward to the Charleston Library Conference as an opportunity to engage directly with the community and gain critical perspective on some of the biggest issues facing both librarians and publishers today.

 

This year’s conference theme, What’s Past is Prologue, inspired us to think not only about how librarians and publishers have changed over time, but about how practices of the past have enabled, and continue to inform, the practices of the present and future.

 

In preparation for this year’s Charleston Library Conference, we’ve been working with many of our librarian and academic colleagues to put together the four sessions below that will discuss how we as a community are evolving in response to changing research needs.

 

If you’ll be in Charleston next month, we’d love for you to join us at any (or all!) of the following sessions.

 

What: The Big Deal: Perspectives on All Inclusive Models

When: November 8, 3:30pm-4:10pm

Why: Real talk on the big deal

 

The Big Deal: Perspectives on All Inclusive Models will share the experiences of several librarians who are currently using all-inclusive purchasing models, including Wiley’s Database Model. In 2014, Wiley’s Database Model launched with the goal of ameliorating the administrative burden of renewals, unpredictable price increases, and addressing an increased need for demonstrable ROI. Panelists will discuss advantages and challenges posed by all-inclusive models and highlight some key differences between them and their more traditional counterparts.

 

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What: Transforming Research—and Your Library—with Digital Archives

When: Thursday, November 9, 2:30pm-3:10pm

Why: Learn how the digitization of primary source content is impacting the research experience and how your library can be a part of the movement.  Plus, get an inside look at
the highly-anticipated launch of Wiley Digital Archives. 

 

Transforming Research—and Your Library—with Digital Archives delves into the intricate digitization process of primary source content. From scholarly societies to academic libraries, a new movement is underway to transform the massive trove of primary source content that exists across the academic community into readily accessible, user-friendly digital archives. A diverse
set of speakers discuss the digitization process and how it can be a game changer for libraries and researchers across the globe. Plus, get an exclusive first look at the highly-anticipated launch of Wiley Digital Archives.

 

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What: The Data that Drives Us: A Four-Year Perspective on Evidence-based Acquisition

When: Thursday, November 9, 3:30pm-4:10pm

Why: Leverage data to boost efficiency and increase value of your digital book collection

 

The Data that Drives Us: A Four-Year Perspective on Evidence-Based Acquisition leverages the University of Wisconsin System’s long-term data set to describe key learnings, best practices, and challenges faced throughout their four-year journey in Wiley’s Usage-Based Collection Management Model (UBCM). Upon renewing their participation in UBCM this fall for the fourth
consecutive year, the UW System’s Library Program Director and a Librarian/Associate Professor at UW-La Crosse will reflect on how title selection practices have evolved over time, leveraging long-term usage data to make purchasing decisions that reflect alignment with their current collection and support the consortium as a whole.

 

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What: How Libraries Can Serve a Critical Role in Addressing Student Affordability, Equity of Access and Improved Learning Outcomes

When: November 9, 12:45pm-2:00pm

Why: Learn how librarians are taking action to support some of the biggest challenges facing higher education today

 

How Libraries Can Serve a Critical Role in Addressing Student Affordability, Equity of Access and Improved Learning Outcomes illustrates how libraries are tackling access and affordability issues head-on by forging partnerships to make course content available through the library. A panel of leading librarians will lead a lively discussion, facilitating the exchange of
innovative best practices, program challenges and successes, and offer criteria for measuring impact.

 

Learn more about the session and speakers.