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ACRL Technical Services Interest Group Meeting at ALA Annual (Sunday, June 23, From 4:00 to 5:00 PM)

(via Cynthia Romanowski, Governors State University)

The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group announces its program at the ALA Annual conference held in Washington, DC, at the

Location: Washington Hilton, Shaw Room, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW

When:  Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET)

There will be three 15-minute presentations with time for Q&A at the end of the each presentation.

Introduction of Project Management in Technical Services Anastasia (Nastia) Guimaraes, Project Management Librarian at University of Notre Dame

Work in Technical Services of an academic library can differ greatly from very individualized to team-based. Regardless of the nature of the task, project management is a highly valuable and necessary skill to have. If you are interested in learning about simple project management tools and techniques to help organize you and your team better, come hear a project management librarian from the University of Notre Dame share her experience with introducing project management at Hesburgh Libraries. Project Charter, Responsibility Assignment Matrix, and Stakeholder Management Plan are some of the tools that will be covered in this brief presentation.

Managing your DDA Spend Through Record De-duplication and Deactivation Elizabeth Miraglia, Assistant Program Director and Head, Books and Serials Metadata at University of California, San Diego

UC San Diego participates in multiple DDA programs, some of which have duplicate content. After a platform migration and the implementation of several new patron-driven acquisition programs, we found ourselves with a lot of duplicated content that had the potential to trigger unwanted DDA purchases. However, given the volume of titles we needed more automated ways to identify unwanted content to report to our vendor. The Metadata Services department developed a method using OpenRefine to identify duplicated content across its platforms and worked with the Acquisitions department to create a streamlined workflow for deactivating this content in the vendor platform. We wound up deactivating around $50,000 of unwanted content. This presentation will outline the problems we encountered, the workflow that we eventually created, and potential future uses and improvements.

Can a Database be Too Popular?: Managing the high costs of a high-demand PDA streaming video collection Mary Gilbert, AUL for Content Management & Rick Davis, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian at Towson University

Ease of use and runaway popularity, when combined with the pay-as-you-go nature of PDA, can have negative and unintended consequences. This discussion will examine our experience introducing a very popular PDA streaming video service to our users; analyze mistakes we made setting up and managing the profile; outline our responses, both successful and unsuccessful, to the high costs we incurred; and offer ways to manage such a program more effectively. Running a high-cost, popular streaming video PDA collection is not easy, and we do not have all the answers. Instead, we intend this session to be interactive, more of a conversation or dialogue than a presentation, with all participants given the opportunity to share their own ideas, suggestions, and experiences.

We look forward to seeing you at our program!

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