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1 Creating Change at the University of Utah Rick Anderson Interim Dean and University Librarian Unless otherwise noted, these slides and their contents are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Unported License.Creative Commons Attribution Unported License

2 J. Willard Marriott Library Ground Rules Humility Patrons come first Innovation is a means, not an end No wasting time (not ours, not our patrons) Death to zombie committees Failure is okay, as long as its quick

3 J. Willard Marriott Library Changes/Drivers at the U of Utah Patron-driven Acquisition Visceral hatred of waste Desire to serve patrons better E-first Weak demand for P, strong demand for E Desire to serve patrons everywhere, all the time Espresso Book Machine Enormously expanded functional collection New service possibilities

4 J. Willard Marriott Library Changes/Drivers at the U of Utah Hathi Trust Membership Effectively doubles the size of our collection at very low cost Seems like the fundamentally right direction to go USpace Move towards a more OA publishing environment Showcase and safeguard UU scholarship Shared print repositories Has to be done, but shouldnt be unnecessarily duplicative Frees up space

5 J. Willard Marriott Library Changes/Drivers at the U of Utah Books to Remote Storage No one wants the books; everyone wants the space Seems like the fundamentally right direction to go Café Not to keep students hereto serve them while here 24-hour Access During Finals Strong student demand

6 J. Willard Marriott Library Future Directions Data management Publishing Ejournals Book collaborations Self-publishing OA underwriting Commercial partnerships Entrepreneurship LaunchPad

7 J. Willard Marriott Library Getting Buy-in Eh.

8 J. Willard Marriott Library Getting Buy-in First of all: resign yourself to less-than-perfect happiness Get lots of input from all levels Make a patron-centered decision Explain it -- publicly and often Work with managers and individuals to get past (not necessarily resolve) concerns

9 J. Willard Marriott Library Discuss! Rick Anderson


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