Streaming Media: Acquisition, Discovery, and Usage Data

Streaming media is on the rise in library collections as well as in the classroom. This e-forum will explore the streaming media acquisitions process, how access is established to optimize discovery and how usage information should inform each step of the process.Topics covered included:

  • streaming media vendors
  • optimizing discovery
  • marketing
  • usage data
  • workflow
  • legal issues and licensing

The e-forum was held Tuesday August 27 through Wednesday August 28, 2013.

Find a summary of the discussion in the ALCTS News.


Sally Gibson is Head of the Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Processing (CAP) Department at Illinois State University. She oversees cataloging, acquisitions, and processing. Prior to joining ISU in July 2013, she was the Head of Technical Services at Creighton University’s Reinert Alumni Library. She also held positions in serials and electronic resources and reference. Sally serves on the ALCTS AS Research and Statistics Committee and is chair of the ACRL College Libraries Section.

Susan Marcin is the Head of Electronic Resources Management: Technologies & User Experience for Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, where her work focuses on electronic resource licensing, user services, management, and strategic planning. Previously, Susan was the Head of Digital Services & Technology Planning at Fairfield University. Presently Susan serves on the ALA ALCTS AS Research and Statistics Committee, the ALA LLAMA Leadership Development Committee, and the NISO Improving OpenURLs through Analytics (IOTA) working group.


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