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									Dealing with the stuff:
  the library policy-
    maker’s view

       Hazel Woodward
        Cranfield University
 h.woodward@cranfield.ac.uk
       Presentation to the eLib conference
‘ Information Ecologies’ 2-4 December 1998, York
            The issues

   information technology
   budgets/economic models
   use and usage
   skills, training, awareness
   teaching and learning
    environments
   archiving
Information Technology

   IT infrastructure
    • converged services
    • collaboration with Computing
      Services
    • library hardware/software budgets
    • space for equipment
    • impact on library service
    • IT provision/campus/remote
 Information Strategies
                   MISSION
                     AND
                STRATEGIC PLAN

                                    RESEARCH
TEACHING AND                        STRATEGY
  LEARNING
  STRATEGY      INFORMATION
                  STRATEGY
                                  INFORMATION
  INFORMATION                       SERVICES
  TECHNOLOGY                        STRATEGY
    STRATEGY
                 HUMAN RESOURCE
                    STRATEGY
        Library budgets

CURL        42%(B) 50%(S)   8%(E)

Old         36%(B) 52%(S) 12%(E)

New         45%(B) 41%(S) 14%(E)

Cranfield   24%(B) 41%(S) 35%(E)
             Library budgets

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

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

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

   ICOLC Guidelines for Statistical
    Measures of Usage of Web-
    based Indexed, Abstracted and
    Full Text Resources

http://www.library.yale.edu/conso
 rtia/webstats.html
      Skills, Training and
          Awareness
   a deep gap in our knowledge
   how do users search for information?
   Cranfield AIM-UK project - 400
    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
      Skills Training and
          Awareness

   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
   teaching & learning environments
                 Archiving

   legal deposit legislation
   role of publishers; individual libraries
   role of national libraries
   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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