Collection Development in the Time of COVID-19: Perspectives and Strategies
When: Jul 13, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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- Introduction – Joe Lenkart, Thomas Keenan, and Liladhar Pendse
- Ernest Oppong (Acting Executive Director, African Publishers Network - https://african-publishers.net/)
- Patricia Figueroa (Curator, Iberian and Latin American Collections, Brown University)
- Galadriel Chilton (Director of Collections Initiatives, Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation)
Academic libraries have developed a number of strategies to address the challenges brought on by the global pandemic. These include a reliance on multinational digital depositories, an emphasis on e-resource acquisitions, and reallocating budgetary resources to meet new collection development policies in the time of COVID-19. These shifts in collection development have a profound long-term impact on all aspects of academic libraries, including area studies collections and services. In addition, the shift to e-only policy has benefited large publishers at the expense of smaller publishers that rely on print sales for their revenue, with a corresponding diminution of collection diversity as fewer and fewer publishers represent a larger and larger portion of library acquisitions.
Through this online panel discussion, librarians, administrators, and vendors will share their perspectives and strategies for their areas of specialization. All are welcome to participate.