Shared archiving as a chance to acquire fresh money for collection development – Vortrag von Brigitte Kromp und Wolfgang Mayer auf der 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

 Heute [15.08.2011] referieren Brigtte Kromp und Wolfgang Mayer von der Universitätsbibliothek Wien beim World Library and Information Congress : 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, der von 13. bis 18. August 2011 in San Juan auf Puerto Rico stattfindet, in der Session 113 — Developing collections in hard financial times: proactive collaboration, balancing e-resources vs. print, low-cost options and alternative resources, fee resources… — Acquisition and Collection Development Section zum Thema „Shared archiving as a chance to acquire fresh money for collection development“.

Libraries have come under enormous pressure over the past years, with the amount of content available rising rapidly, while at the same time budgets are cut severely or stagnate at best. While it is crystal clear that not all available content can be licensed, libraries very often have to take crucial decisions on behalf their patrons about which content is acquired and how. The financial restraints on libraries and rising user expectations requires from librarians to review and analyze their collection development policies systematically, critically and constantly. This paper presents a comparative analysis of business models adopted in collection development processes. Single or direct subscriptions, big deals entered in the frame of consortia and Pay-Per-View are analyzed in terms of their budgetary impact and economic efficacy. This quantitative analysis is extended by taking qualitative factors such as usability and the weaknesses all three business models in terms of administrative efforts into consideration.

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