Midwinter CRS Interest Group Report

These reports are summaries of ALCTS interest group activities up to and during the 2012 ALA Annual Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, Texas, held January 19–23, 2012.

ALCTS Division | Acquisitions (AS) | Cataloging & Metadata Management (CaMMS) | Collection Management (CMS) | Continuing Resources (CRS) | Preservation & Reformatting (PARS)

Continuing Resources Section Interest Group Report

College & Research Libraries Interest Group

The interest group sponsored a session at the Midwinter Meeting titled “Discontinuing Big Deal Publisher Packages: Perspectives and Processes.” The session was held 8:30–10 am on Sunday, January 22, 2012. The session featured two 25-minute presentations: “Big Deals: Where Do We Go From Here?” by Beth Bernhardt, Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and “Leaving the Big Deal: The University of Oregon Experience” David Fowler, Head, Licensing, Grants Administration and Collection Analysis at the University of Oregon.

Following the presentations, the presenters addressed questions and comments from attendees. The sign-in sheet indicated a total of fifty-four attendees, although the head count was closer to seventy-five.The session received a number of positive comments. Following the session, the presentation slides were posted on ALA Connect.