Posted by Lori Ayre on March 4, 2013

Discovery to Delivery: Rethinking Resource Sharing

Preconference– June 28, 2013 in Chicago 

ASCLA’s Physical Delivery Interest Group and RUSA’s Rethinking Resource Sharing Steering Committee have teamed up to plan an important preconference on June 28, 2013 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, “Discovery to Delivery: Rethinking Resource Sharing.” Please join us for this important discussion.

This event will provide valuable insight for academic, public, and consortia librarians/staff who manage or work in the areas of interlibrary loan, physical delivery, systems (ILS/discovery), circulation, and ebooks/ejournals on the challenges and opportunities libraries face in the future of discovery and resource sharing.

Resource sharing is approaching a crossroads. Our current models may not be effective in the coming years. The circulation and physical delivery of traditional library materials is flattening after years of double-digit growth.

Copyright laws are not the same as a library license agreement for access to an ebook or ejournal article. Many academic libraries are expending 75% or more of acquisitions budgets on econtent and public libraries are spending 5% and this proportion is rising. How will we lend and borrow with our resource-sharing partners as content becomes more and more virtual?

Library vendors and the open source community are developing and improving discovery tools. Are they library patron centric? Which features of our discovery tools hold promise for the future? How can libraries develop the most effective tools?

The speaker lineup includes, Anya Arnold of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, where resource sharing is a primary goal. Anya will deliver the keynote address on the latest trends in discovery to delivery. The program also includes three panels on the topics: State of the art in discovery; Costs and innovation for ILL and eBooks; and Innovations and trends in physical delivery. Jamie LaRue, an ebook pioneer from the Douglas County Colorado Library will discuss the economics and innovations of ebook access. Lars Leon, University of Kansas, will speak on recent cost analysis for ILL. Marshall Breeding, library consultant, will discuss his recent findings on discovery as part of a panel of librarians from shared ILS systems in the public and academic environments.

Lori Ayre, library consultant, will discuss the state-of-the-art and a vision for the future of delivery.

Thanks to our sponsors!  ASCLA Supporter – Relais International and ASCLA Contributor – OCLC

Preconference Agenda – June 28, 2013 in Chicago (9am-4:30pm)

  • Discovery to Delivery: Rethinking Resource Sharing
  • Welcome: Greg Pronevitz, Massachusetts Library System & Evan Simpson, Tufts University, Planning Committee CoChairs
  • Keynote: What’s new with Discovery and Delivery and Resource Sharing? Where are we heading? Anya Arnold,Orbis Cascade Alliance
  • Discovery - State-of-the-Art and Innovations Panel (Academic, Public, Vendor, and Consultant View) Bill Kelm,Williamette University, Kathy Lussier, MassLNC, Clare MacKeigan, RELAIS International, Marshall Breeding,
  • Lunch on your own (to keep costs low)
  • Mashup Panel on Costs and Innovation for Ebooks and ILL: Jamie LaRue, Douglas County Lib. System (CO), Lars Leon, University of Kansas
  • Physical Delivery - State-of-the-Art and Innovations Panel: will include an interesting take on delivery requests for proposals by Jason Kucsma, Metropolitan NY Library Council and a discussion on the state-of-the-art and the future of library delivery by Lori Ayre, Galecia Group.
  • We’ll wrap up the day with breakout sessions led by our speakers and panelists to allow for more detailed discussion and follow up on these pertinent topics.

Registration now open!