Ending the Big Deal: Truth and Consequences

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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Speaker: David C. Fowler, Head, Licensing, Grants Administration, and Collection Analysis, University of Oregon, Knight Library
Speaker: Jonathan Nabe, Collection Development Librarian / Sciences & Technology, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Speaker: T. Scott Plutchak, Director, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham

The dire economic situation facing many libraries has forced librarians to consider cancelling their “Big Deal” journal packages. Although the merits of leaving a large publisher package can be debated, reductions in library funding have left some with no other choice. Please join us for a frank discussion with our panelists who will share their experiences in dismantling Big Deals and address concerns regarding publisher negotiations, the impact on document delivery, and reactions of their user communities.

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ending_big_deal_siu_slides.pdf - Uploaded by Alyssa Novak IL (Jun 29, 2012 - 259.21 KB
ending_big_deal_oregon_slides.pdf - Uploaded by Alyssa Novak IL (Jun 26, 2012 - 1.75 MB
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Download a copy of the "Ending the Big Deal: The University of Oregon Experience" slides from presenter David C. Fowler.


Download a copy of the "Leaving the Big Deal, revisited" slides from presenter Jonathan Nabe.