2008 Midwinter Meeting

Philadelphia, PA

New Roles for Acquisitions: Selecting and Harvesting for Institutional Repositories

1/14/08, ALCTS Acquisitions Section Forum

Electronic resources have forever altered the nature of work done by acquisitions librarians. Acquisitions librarians have had to take on new and more complex roles with each step in the electronic resource movement. They have mastered the review and negotiation of license agreements, the acquisition of electronic journals and books, and, most recently, the maintenance of electronic resource management systems.

The ALCTS Acquisitions Section is hosting a forum on the latest transformational change that has taken place in research libraries—the development of institutional repositories. Karl Debus-López of the National Agricultural Library and Trisha Davis of the Ohio State University will give brief presentations on how they have restructured their acquisitions operations to manage the selection and harvesting of content for their institutions' digital repositories. There will be ample time after their presentations for discussion and questions from the audience. We are interested in hearing about how you are absorbing work related to institutional repositories or anything else that is new and different into your libraries.