Integrating ‘e’ and ‘p’: Building a New Monograph Approval Infrastructure

an ALCTS program

Saturday, June 23, 2012 | 8-10 AM

Content area: Transforming: E-Books and Collections

eBooks are becoming a preferred format for many libraries; however, acquiring eBooks on an approval plan can be challenging. This presentation will discuss how two university libraries have partnered with approval plan vendors to integrate “e” (eBook) and “p” (print book) acquisition into approval profiles. Presenters will describe the challenges of managing eBook selection and acquisition, discuss how libraries and approval vendors deal with evolving publishing patterns, and suggest strategies for acquiring eBooks as a preferred format.


  • Sarah Forzetting, Collections Consultant, Ingram Coutts
  • Gabrielle Wiersma, Electronic Collections & Assessment Librarian, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries
  • Jenny Hudson, Sr. Collection Development Manager, YBP
  • Rebecca Schroeder, Monograph Acquisitions Librarian, Brigham Young University

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