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Acquisition and Collection Development Goals for 2013-2014

  • Implement e-preffered in the approval plan.
  • Collaborate with Reference and Information Services to further develop the new librarian liaison program.
  • Continue to identify and process materials for transfer to FLARE.
  • Assess implementation of EBSCO EDS. Focus on maximizing the ease of accessing full-text and reduce confusion about full-text options.
  • Increase awareness of Altmetrics and explore ways to provide UCF authors with information related to articles they have published in journals licensed by UCF Libraries.

Acquisition and Collection Development Goals and progress for 2012-2013

  • Fully implement shelf-ready for firm order monographs received from the primary book vendor. Review the effectiveness of shelf-ready and make decisions about expanding the program to include monographs received on the approval plan.
    • Progress was made with several firm order monographs being received shelf ready by the end of this reporting period. Changes at FLVC (Florida Virtual Campus) and the impact of the shared bib project at the state level resulted in the project being placed on hold for a longer than expected period. The project is still a priority and the department will work with YBP Library Services so that firm order monographs and those received via automatic ship will arrive at the library shelf ready.
  • Migrate to the new online journal link resolver from EBSCO, LinkSource A-Z, which will help to ensure seamless full-text access for library users.
    • LinkSource A-Z was activated. The value of this product as compared to SFX is being evaluated.
  • Conduct thorough review of current library resources with an eye toward reducing recurring expenses.
    • This review was completed resulting in a slight reduction of recurring expenses. Newspapers, microfilm, and print periodicals were identified for cancellation.
  • Monitor the current discussions by the Council of Academic Vice Presidents (CAVP) regarding a new cost sharing model for SUL shared electronic resources. Plan accordingly for an expected large increase in the amount of share for the UCF Libraries.
    • Possible implementation of a new cost sharing model was discussed at all levels within the CSUL framework. Finally the matter reached the CAVP, though by the end of this review period no new model was in place. Several models were presented, most of them resulting in large increases for UCF, so this department will be diligent in monitoring future discussions.
  • In coordination with collection development librarians, complete a thorough review of the approval plan profile. Work with YBP to implement the changes, monitor impact on budget, and evaluate the opportunities for going e-preferred within select areas of the plan.
    • A major accomplishment for this department and for all of the collection development librarians was the completion of a thorough review of the approval plan profile. This profile with YBP is very important to the monograph selection process within the library for both print and electronic. After much discussion via phone and email, a two-day meeting was arranged at the library. The meeting involved representatives from YBP and all collection development librarians. Subject parameters were reviewed and changes to selection criteria were made. The profile is now focused on the current teaching and research mission of UCF, and will result in increased efficiency, while also directing library expenditures to monographs that are most likely to support students and faculty.
  • Expand access to the service request system by embedding new problem report forms in library Web services and sites. Assess the effectiveness and impact of the eResources Support Team by comparing the team’s performance with established benchmarks.
    • The system was fully implemented and it improved response time. This report includes information about the overall success of the eResources Support Team.
  • Coordinate UCF's e-resources collection with the new Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) and establish UCF's influence on FLVC.
    • Coordination of UCF's e-resources collection with FLVC and the state university partners is an ongoing process. This department continues to work with FLVC and the partners as the new organization begins to make policies and decisions that impact UCF.

Last updated January 28, 2014 11:44:19 AM

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