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2 Dealing with the stuff: the library policy- makers view Hazel Woodward Cranfield University Presentation to the eLib conference Information Ecologies 2-4 December 1998, York

3 The issues l information technology l budgets/economic models l use and usage l skills, training, awareness l teaching and learning environments l archiving

4 Information Technology l IT infrastructure converged services collaboration with Computing Services library hardware/software budgets space for equipment impact on library service IT provision/campus/remote

5 MISSION AND STRATEGIC PLAN INFORMATION STRATEGY TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGY RESEARCH STRATEGY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY INFORMATION SERVICES STRATEGY HUMAN RESOURCE STRATEGY Information Strategies

6 Library budgets CURL42%(B)50%(S) 8%(E) Old36%(B)52%(S)12%(E) New45%(B)41%(S)14%(E) Cranfield24%(B)41%(S)35%(E)

7 Library budgets l cost of electronic products - where does the money come from? l purchasing options: local/national site licences (e.g.NESLI) consortia purchasing (International Coalition of Library Consortia - ICOLC) l keeping up the pressure/informing publishers (e.g.JISC PA Working Groups)

8 Library budgets l baskets and bundles - lack of flexibility l single-article delivery v. subscription l extended access for small additional cost (PSLI, NESLI) are we interested? can we afford it? l VAT l changing the economic model of scholarly communication (e.g. Harnad, IOPP, SPARC)

9 Use and usage l opportunity to improve measurements of use l privacy and confidentiality l collection of data: number of searches; number of menu selections; number of items examined

10 Use and usage l ICOLC Guidelines for Statistical Measures of Usage of Web- based Indexed, Abstracted and Full Text Resources rtia/webstats.html

11 Skills, Training and Awareness l a deep gap in our knowledge l how do users search for information? l Cranfield AIM-UK project aerospace engineers and scientists 78% experienced some difficulty in identifying relevant material 60% felt they missed significant information 25% spent between 21-40% of their time searching for information

12 Skills Training and Awareness l JISC Committee on Awareness, Liaison and Training (CALT) staff development - C & IT skills networked learning - students experiences communication skills: text based, voice-based, video-conferencing l teaching & learning environments

13 Archiving l legal deposit legislation l role of publishers; individual libraries l role of national libraries l CEDARS Project (CURL Exemplars in Digital Archives) long-term preservation interim access archiving primary resources; e-journals; online databases etc. JISC/CEI Interim Preservation Strategy


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