Sixth Collection Development Seminar for Academic Libraries, Birmingham, May 2016

‘Negotiating the future: Collection Development through working with others’
The Studio, Birmingham, Wednesday 18th May 2016
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The sixth NAG Collection Development seminar for academic libraries took pseminar delegateslace on Wednesday 18th May at the Studio in Birmingham and from the early delegate feedback it would seem that the combination of presentations, ample time for networking plus group break out sessions was very popular.  Delegates have also given very positive feedback about the use of Glisser to share slides and add interactivity.  Many thanks to those who have already submitted feedback; we use your responses to shape Seminar 2017 and we appreciate your time to give us your comments and ideas.  There is an electronic version of the form available here so please do continue to add your comments.

Photo 18-05-2016, 11 54 06The theme of this year’s seminar was “Negotiating the future: Collection Development   through working with others”.  This theme was in response to NAG member and delegate feedback as evidence based acquisitions and negotiating skills become ever more central to their roles in academic libraries.

Speakers were:

Stuart Dempster, Head of Information Resources, Imperial College London – Negotiation Skills: approaches to negotiation, how to empower staff and the use of analytics.

Anna Sansome, UCL – The UCL Experience of Evidence-based Acquisitions for eBooks.

Jackie Harrison, Content and Collections Consultant, University of Hertfordshire – Everything but the Goalposts : Changing the Parameters for Patron Driven Acquisition at the University of Hertfordshire.

Tif Dickinson, Plymouth University – Negotiation for eTextbook Services: Plymouth University model.

Laurence Bebbington, Deputy Librarian and Head of Library Services, University of Aberdeen – Use Them or Lose Them! How Recent Reforms To Copyright Law Can Facilitate Collection development and Access.

Sarah Logan and Nathan Turner, Cambridge University Press – Evidence Based Acquisitions.

The full programme is available here and NAG members can access the presentations here once they have logged in with their membership number (prefixed by the letters NAG) at the top right of the website.