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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

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The Impact of Resource Sharing and eBook Acquisitions

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1:45 PM–2:00 PM CST
Room 301
Conference Track

2. Collection Development & Assessment


ebook, reciprocal borrowing

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to identify similar issues with their consortial agreement and consider options for future collection development plans.

Following this session, participants will gain an understanding of different views of collection development from librarians that range from various sized libraries.


Some publishers allow ebook borrowing/lending privileges among libraries, while others don't allow borrowing among reciprocal borrowing/lending consortiums. This session will discuss the impact ebook acquisitions have on smaller academic libraries that participate in reciprocal borrowing/lending consortiums, including advantages and disadvantages in partnering with libraries with large ebook collections.


Alejandra Nann, University of San Diego