Virtual Preconference: Shared Collection Development

Shared Collection Development: Collaborative Models for Digital Collections

An ALCTS Virtual Preconference

This two-day virtual preconference provides an overview of collection development for shared electronic resource collections.

The first session (90 minutes) describes a consortium eBook demand-driven acquisitions project from the perspective of a library vendor, eBook aggregator, and the consortium. The second session (one hour) addresses special considerations related to collection building and licensing shared electronic resource via consortia.


Barbara Kawecki is the Senior Digital Content Sales Manager for the Western U.S and Western Canada at YBP Library Services. She joined YBP in 2006 as the Collection Development Manager for Colorado and Texas.
She received her MLS from the University of Denver and has held reference and collection development positions at the Colorado College and the El Paso County Law Library. Prior to joining YBP, Barbara spent 13 years as an Academic Sales Representative and Account Services Manager for EBSCO Information Services covering Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. She lives in the foothills outside of Denver.

Michael Levine-Clark is the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collections Services at the University of Denver Libraries. With colleagues from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, he founded the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship, and serves as co-editor for scholarly articles. He has been a member or chair of many committees within the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), and has served on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards.  He is currently serving as the co-chair of a NISO working group to develop recommended practices for Demand Driven Acquisition of Monographs and as the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 4th edition. He writes and speaks regularly on strategies for improving academic library collection development practices, including the use of e-books in academic libraries and the development of demand-driven acquisition models.

Athena Hoeppner is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Central Florida. She has 17 years of experience in academic libraries.  She began her career in Reference and Instruction, where she indulged her love of user services, then moved to Library Systems, to indulge her fascination with computers and technology.  Athena now serves in Acquisitions, oversees a $4 million eResources budget, and manages technologies that provide and enhance access to the collection. Athena's work and research center on applying technology to connect users to content. Her projects explore usability, user interfaces, and technology for improving discovery of, and access to information.

Sadie Williams is the Vice President of Business Development at EBL - Ebook Library. Prior to joining EBL she held positions at YBP Library Services, Blackwell Book Services as well the University of Michigan Libraries. She is the incoming chair for the ALCTS AS Committee on Research and Statistics and serves on the ALCTS Affiliate Relations Committee.  Sadie currently lives in Portland, Oregon.


How to Register

No registration required. Access recordings now:

Day 1: Demand-Driven Acquisitions for a Shared eBook Collection: The Colorado Alliance Experience, presented by Barbara Kawecki, Michael Levine-Clark and Sadie Williams

Recording (YouTube)

Recording (.wmv)

Slides (part 1) (.pdf)

Slides (part 2) (.pdf)

Day 2: eResource Sharing: Getting Buy With a Little Help from Your Friends, presented by Athena Hoeppner

Recording (YouTube)

Recording (.wmv)

Slides (.pdf)

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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No continuing education credits will be issued.


For questions or comments related to this free webinar, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or