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Collections Management Presentations & Webinars

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Using ILL Statistics for Collection Analysis

Session Description:  Karen Janke, Library Director at the Erikson Institute, presents information on Using ILL Statistics from OCLC which everyone that uses OCLC for resource sharing can use. (timing on the recording: 00:00-18:15)  John Dorr, Head of Reference Services at the Illinois Institute of Technology, describes Using ILL Reports for Collection Analysis from Interlibrary Loan Management Systems such as ILLiad. (timing on the recording: 18:16-38:26)

View recording ~39 minutes

COUNTER Reports: A Brief Guide for the Perplexed

Session Description: Jim Millhorn, Head Acquisitions Analysis and Relations Unit at Northern Illinois University, provides an overview of the COUNTER standard for usage data of electronic resources as well as provides an example of gathering COUNTER data from vendors.

View recording  ~9 minutes

UStat and Usage Statistics

Session Description: Anita Foster, Electronic Resources Librarian at Illinois State University, explains using the UStat Statistics Service software for those that use SFX and Verde products.  The service provides data on journal and database usage so that librarians may evaluate the use of their electronic resources.

View recording ~44 minutes

Assessing Your Print Subscriptions

Session Description: Mary Konkel, Head of Technical Services at College of DuPage, explains why to do an assessment of your collection, what should you assess, how to do budget allocations for these resources, and some tools and factors for assessment.

View recording ~44 minutes

Weeding: An Overview

Session Description:  Dr. Pamela Thomas, Technical Services Librarian at Illinois Central College (timing on the recording: 03:43-14:06) and Connie Lee, Technical Services Manager at Schewe Library at Illinois College (timing on the recording: 14:47-24:37) each present an overview of weeding and the process that they respectively use at their institutions for reviewing their collection.  Bryan Deziel, Project Assistant at the Rebecca Crown Library at Dominican University, describes a project of Reappraisal and Deaccession at his institution (timing on the recording: 24:44 – 40:00).

View recording ~ 44 minutes

Weeding: Communication & Outreach

Session Description: Dr. Pamela Thomas, Technical Services Librarian at Illinois Central College (timing on the recording: 1:47-12:00) presents the communication and outreach done during their regular weeding process at ICC, both within the library and on campus. Chad Buckley, Head of Collections at Illinois State University's Milner Library (timing on the recording: 12:06-30:56) discusses a one time weeding project that resulted in some lessons learned on the importance of communication and outreach.

View recording ~ 31 minutes

Weeding Webinar: Re-evaluating Library Materials

Session Description:Matt Gorzalski, University Archivist, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (timing on the recording: 1:02-21:46) presents an overview of weeding, re-evaluating, and de-accessioning materials in an archival setting. Following that, we hear about two separate reference collection weeding projects: first David W. Bottorff, Head of Collection Management, at Regenstein Library, University of Chicago (timing on the recording: 22:07-39:07) talks about the process used at the University of Chicago to consolidate and weed 7 individual reference collections into 2 reference collections. Then, William A. McHugh, Principal Bibliographer, Coordinator for General and Interdisciplinary Services, and Reference Collection Management Librarian and Geoffrey Morse, Coordinator for Humanities and Social Sciences, both of Northwestern University Library (timing on the recording: 39:13-58:57) share their process and experiences reducing a very large reference collection in order to create more student space.

View Recording ~ 59 minutes