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Charleston Library Conference 

Sep 26, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring audio from a webcast titled “Experimenting and Implementing Evidence-Based Selection Options For eBook Investments” presented by Andrée Rathemacher, Head, Acquisitions in the University Libraries, University of Rhode Island; Liz Mengel, Associate Dean Collections and Academic Services, Johns Hopkins University; Melissa Milazzo, Senior Product Manager, Elsevier; and Robert Tiessen, Collections Librarian, University of Calgary Library

 The last 3 years have brought several changes to library collection strategies. Learn how user demand options, including evidence-based selection, are gaining interest across institutions. Understand how libraries have been experimenting with and implementing access models to improve how they select collections to meet the needs of end users. Evidence-Based Selection (EBS) is an eBook collection model that puts the control in the hands of the users and allows the library to make strategic decisions based on overall unrestricted, 12-month usage.

During this panel discussion, eBook experts and librarians will share insights on how these options fit into library requirements. These experts will provide their perspective on how library decisions have evolved since the pandemic and how EBS has enabled greater flexibility in content decision making.

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