The E-Resources Committee invites the members of AMICAL’s Library Resources Buyers Group to a virtual forum about the JSTOR DDA pilot the consortium undertook in 2017. The meeting will be facilitated by Elisabetta Morani, the committee’s chair, and Javanica Curry, JSTOR’s Director of International Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships.
The JSTOR pilot involved 12 AMICAL institutions, 9 of which had never experienced with demand-driven acquisitions before. Participants will be invited to share their experiences, the problems they met, and their evaluations. We will discuss issues like:
- Is DDA a good method for small institutions like ours?
- What particular problems did you face?
- What type of deal should we pursue with JSTOR ebooks in the coming years?
Post your questions and comments on Connect before the meeting, so that the facilitators can better prepare to respond to them.
This meeting is addressed to the Buyers Group advisers, but other AMICAL members – such as library directors or librarians responsible for managing ebooks or e-resources – are welcome to participate.
The meeting will be conducted using Zoom, which may require installation in advance of the meeting. Review AMICAL’s Online meeting guidelines to ensure you are setup to participate with a microphone/webcam.