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Wednesday, November 6 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Enter Sandman: Licensing and Procurement Trends

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Libraries face challenges to acquire and provide more and different content, as well as to meet user preference for new formats and demands for certain terms and conditions, all while simultaneously navigating a growing labyrinth of institutional regulations. Something as mundane as a change in the federal tax code or the implementation of a new enterprise system can force library acquisitions processes to come to a screeching halt. This discussion will bring together a panel spanning libraries, consortia, publishers, and vendors to go behind the curtain to look at organizational policy and procurement workflows, and to open a dialogue between all stakeholders to explore the changing landscape, priorities, and pressures on both sides of the library-vendor relationship when licensing content.


Ken DiFiore

Outreach Director, ITHAKA
Since 2005, Ken has been a Library Outreach Director at ITHAKA – the organizational home of JSTOR, Portico, Artstor, and Ithaka S&R. During his tenure, he has contributed to the business development, marketing, and adoption of innovative products and services. Ken holds an advance... Read More →
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Eric Sterkel

Account Support Manager, SAGE
I have been with SAGE for 6 years now working to support our sales team with new and existing orders.

Elizabeth Lightfoot

Electronic Resources Librarian, Florida International University

Valerie Boulos

Associate Dean, Florida State University Libraries

Rachel Erb

E-Resources Director, FLVC

Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center