Wednesday, November 6 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Legacy Missions in Times of Change: Defining and Shaping Collections in the 21st Century

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Despite the rapidly changing information and technology landscape, collections continue to be at the heart of academic libraries, signifying their role in providing access to our cultural heritage. But in an increasingly networked, distributed, licensed environment, how do we define the library collection? What do collections imply? What is involved in building a collection? Part 1 -- Presentation: Collections Background The purpose of this presentation is to characterize the evolving nature of collections and to highlight some of the factors behind these changes and their impact on the notion of collections. The evolving nature of collections is a reflection on how collections are defined and what it means to build a collection or develop a collection policy given the current information ecology and trends in research and pedagogy. Part 2 -- Interactives: Live polling with real-time screen display of audience inputs Involving audience participation, the session will invite a lively discussion of how academic libraries with different sizes and budget are developing strategies to understand and meet the resource needs of their constituents. Session participants will see live-poll responses in real time on the shared presentation screen. Live-poll entries and discussion highlights will be captured and shared in the post-conference slides and proceedings.

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Antje Mays

Director of Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries
Antje Mays, Director of Collections at University of Kentucky Libraries, leads collection management efforts in support of the University's growing academic programs and research activities. An experienced linguist, translator, and interpreter, she also serves as academic liaison... Read More →
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Oya Y. Rieger

Senior Advisor, Ithaka S+R
Oya Y. Rieger collaborates with Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program. She researches and advises on projects that reexamine the nature of collections within the research library, help secure access to and preservation of the scholarly record, and... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:10pm EST
Citadel Green Room North, Embassy Suites Hotel 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA