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Collection Management Interest Group (CMIG)

CMIG Recent Programming & Events

Each year, the Collection Management Interest Group sponsors opportunities for librarians to learn with each other in conference programs, pre-confrences, and annual workshops. Program include lectures, panel sessions, discussions, and informal opportunities for networking. Listed below are summaries and links to presentation notes and slideshows.

Past Workshops

  • Partners in Success: Libraries and Vendors
    (Webinar, July 14, 2021)

    This virtual meeting that will focus on library and vendor partnerships. There will be 3 presentations of about 15-minutes each followed by Q&A, open discussion, and group brainstorming on these topics. The presentations would look at various concepts embedded in close collaborations as demonstrated through real-world examples, best practices, and/or successful results.

    Stephanie Church is an Acquisitions Librarian at Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library. Her primary responsibilities include monograph purchases in any format, managing and implementing user-driven initiatives, collection assessment, and vendor relations.

    Michelle Kraft is the Library Director of the Cleveland Clinic Health System. As the Director, Michelle oversees library resources and services for multiple hospitals in Ohio and across the United States. As a result she works with vendors on the best methods for providing access to online resources to a diverse group of medical professionals with very unique needs.

    Greg has been with IOP Publishing for over 6 years and he currently manages all US Government and a mid-west academic territory. His entire career has been in publishing with extensive time at Elsevier and Lexis Nexis with both sales and management roles.

  • Managing the Flood: Collection and Budgeting Issues with Streaming Video Resources
    (Webinar, May 14, 2018)

    This webinar will focus on addressing the growing demand for streaming video in academic libraries and the host of challenges these resources create for collection development. Presentations will cover the streaming video resources landscape and provide some practical tips for planning for and managing these resources.

    Brian Gray (CWRU) and Linda Brown (BGSU) will provide insights on acquisition models and budgeting issues at the institutional level.

    Amy Pawlowski and Joanna Voss (OhioLINK) will discuss streaming video from the OhioLINK/consortial perspective. They will share state-wide data and address the limitations to subscribing to streaming video resources on the OhioLINK level.

    Hosted by OhioLINK.

  • Technical Services and Collection Management: A Match Made in Heaven
    (Spring Workshop, June 16, 2017)

    CMIG co-hosted a workshop with the Technical, Electronic, and Digital Services Interest Group (TEDSIG) on Friday, June 16th at the State Library of Ohio. The workshop focused on how work in technical services can assist and inform collection managers, and vice-versa. For example, how can the statistics kept in acquisitions and electronic resources assist collection managers in retention and cancellation decisions? How can technical services and collection managers assist each other in examining open access materials, streaming video services, and so on?

  • Collection Management: What's hot, what's cold, what's new, what's bold?
    (Spring Workshop, April 27, 2016)

    Speakers discussed a variety of issues with modern collection management. The morning sessions included a panel on ebook collections & acquisition and an examination of popular assumptions about ebooks. The afternoon session discussed management and processing in ebooks, as well as lightning talks on weeding, collections budgets, promoting resources, and more.
  • “Analyze and Advocate: Tools for Collection Management and Strategies for Marketing”
    (Spring Workshop, May 18, 2015)

    Speakers discussed tools and strategies developed to better manage and evaluate collections. In addition, representatives from several libraries discussed how the marketing of library resources and services is being handled at their institutions.
  • "I Can't Believe You Do That!"
    (Annual Spring Workshop, June 9, 2014)

    Morning speakers provided useful insights into usage statistics and libraries and textbooks, and in the afternoon, a panel consisting of librarians from various-sized libraries discussed collections budgets and budgeting.

  • "E-books in Ohio: What's a Librarian to Do?"
    (Annual Spring Workshop, March 22, 2013)

    Speakers from libraries throughout Ohio talked about their experiences with PDA eBook programs and leased eBook programs as well as their experiences with different eBook vendors.

  • "Show Me The Money : Exploring How Budgets Impact Collection Management"
    (Annual Spring Workshop, May 25, 2006

    Keynote Speaker Gary Hunt (Associate Dean of Libraries, Ohio University) discusses library materials budgets. Other sessions include grant writing and endowments, round table discussions on managing and allocating money, budget freezes and shortfalls, and a panel discussion on protecting our investments focusing on rare books, estimating the value of collections, and risk management and insurance of collections.

  • "Re-Thinking Collections Policy in an Electronic Age"
    (Annual Spring Workshop, May 2005)

    Nothing stays the same. Things change. Libraries and their uses change. Are there alternative Ways to consider them? How should collection policies change to guide us now and into the future? Some of the leaders of collection management in some Ohio academic libraries gathered to ask and answer these questions.

  • "Rationalizing Collections to Support Multi-disciplinary Research & Teaching"
    (ALAO Annual Conference, November 2004)

    Interdisciplinary programs are of keen interest to academic institutions today. Libraries must position themselves to address this trend. This presentation reports on research into coordination efforts to enhance collection development for multidisciplinary subject areas. While most academic collection development is structured around traditional single disciplines, some beginning efforts are being made to coordinate collections in which more than one discipline has an interest.

  • "Maintaining Print Collections: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Moldy"
    (Annual Spring Workshop, May 2004)

    A discussion on disaster prevention, disaster response, and cooperative collection development.

  • "The Family that Pays Together Stays Together?!?: Models for Cooperative Collection Development"
    (ALAO Annual Conference, November 2003)

    The advent of OhioLINK's central catalog has made cooperative borrowing possible. Cooperative collection development raises issues about how to allocate funds, pool expertise, and provide access to materials. In tight budgetary times can colleges and universities find amicable ways to decide on ways to divide collection responsibilities and share materials? This informal discussion provided an overview of several projects already being developed, including multi-institution approval plans and plans to divide responsibilities for religion books among a group of Southwestern Ohio libraries.

    Related Links
    Making Cooperative Collection Development a Reality: A Lesson in Patience (Paul Jenkins)            
    CONSORT Colleges Cooperative Collection Development (Margo Warner Curl)
    Photographs from this session

  • "Showdown in the Serials Aisle: Corralling Electronic Journals"
    (Annual Spring Workshop, May 2003)

    The proliferation of electronic journals and full-text titles available through research databases has challenged and changed the ways in which libraries operate. This workshop provided opportunities to examine the ways in which Libraries are experimenting with changes in how they provide access to these resources, plan and budget to support subscriptions, and identify procedures and staffing needed to support the selection, acquisition, cataloging, and distribution of these materials. In addition, this session included a series of round table discussions gathered from workshop participants prior to the meeting.

    Related Links
    Notes Notes from Focus Group Sessions
    Presentation Handouts/Web Sites
    Pictures from the Workshop

  • "Is a Journal in the Hand worth Two on the Desktop?: An Informal Discussion on Meeting Users Needs in a Multi-format World"
    (ALAO Annual Conference, November 2002)

    Inflation rates for journals wildly exceed even the most generous budget increases. In the current fiscal climate, how can libraries continue to provide access to a diverse and sizeable collection of journals? Should you cancel subscriptions to print versions of periodicals that you also subscribe to electronically? Transfer money from monograph funds? Cancel some subscriptions to protect others??? And no matter what you do, how will your end users react and what can you do to justify your library's decision? Come to this informal discussion. Share your ideas and questions as we navigate the difficult terrain of modern periodicals and try to keep the human touch in collection development.

  • "The Cult of Collection Development: Access and Assessment of Collections"
    (Annual Spring Workshop, May, 2002)

    In an increasingly fast-paced and electronic library environment, collection management sometimes seems almost a thing of the past. Join us for a program that addresses some key issues on the contemporary Ohio academic library scene. Everyday we make decisions on what resources to add (or, worse, to eliminate) but how do we avoid using quick-and-dirty facts to make those decisions? collection developmentis far along in Ohio--can it go any further? Storage depositories are the dark side of our information explosion age library collections-- they do not seem to satisfy all our patrons. Can we make them more popular?

    Related Links:
    The Truth is Out There! Current Theories of Collection Development (Don A. Wicks, Kent State University)
    Cooperative Collection Development Project (Margo Warner Curl, CONSORT)

  • "The Fruits and the Pits: Using Focus Groups & Surveys for Collection Development"
    (ALAO Annual Conference, November 2001)

    This session, led by Julie Rabine at Bowling Green State University, discussed their use of surveys and focus groups in collection development.
    The Fruits and the Pitts (Julie Rabine, Bowling Green State University)

  • "Classics & Clunkers: What is Quality in Collection Development?"
    (2001 Annual Spring Workshop)

    21st Century Collections: Where are We and Where are We Going? Perspectives from Ohio Library Directors
    Should We Add It? A Debate on Controversial Formats
    Quality Collections/Faculty Opinions (video/discussion)
    Networking for Collection Management (interactive session)

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