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March 17–20, 2013

Austin, Texas

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Moving towards Patron-Driven Journal Packages - A Case Study

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM–12:20 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Salon A/B
2013 Conference Track

Collection Development


Patron-driven, custom package

Learning Objectives

Seek out new publishers who offer flexible, patron-driven package options

Approach existing vendors about transitioning their package to one that better meets their needs


As the library budget crunch continues, librarians need to employ the most flexible and cost-effective methods for acquiring new content.  This session presents a case study of an 18-month "paid trial" of Future Science Group journals at the University of Michigan and analyzes this model as a collection development tool.


John Banionis, Future Science Group
Nadia Lalla, University of Michigan