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Registration Open for The Charleston Conference Library Acquisitions Boot Camp at SSP (May 27 in Boston) — Early-Bird Deadline April 17

(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

Join us in Boston for the Charleston Conference Library Acquisitions Boot Camp at SSP (Society for Scholarly Publishing).

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Westin Waterfront, Boston MA

This pre-meeting training session, a popular feature of the annual Charleston Conference, is now open to attendees of the 2020 SSP Annual Meeting.

The training session will offer a high-level overview of the workflows and concepts of the acquisitions process from the librarian’s point of view, from how libraries select materials to how they recommend interacting with vendors, and how they articulate the return on investment to their parent organizations (academic/special/public libraries). Attendees will gain valuable insight into the strategies and best practices librarians use to manage a variety of material types, such as print materials, e-books, and other e-resources. The group will also discuss how emerging issues, like Plan S for open access science publishing and transformative agreements, are affecting libraries’ acquisitions plans.

This class is ideally suited for librarians new to selection and acquisitions workflows as well as publishing professionals who want to learn more about current acquisition practices in libraries and the impact of open access on both communities.

Instructor: Rebecca Vargha, UNC Chapel Hill, Head, Information and Library Science Library

More Information

Registration: If registering only for this pre-meeting seminar, lunch and all Annual Meeting afternoon/evening events are included on Wednesday. Select the Pre-Meeting Seminar registration type and then add the training session in the Program. If you are attending the rest of the Annual Meeting, select your primary registration type and and then add the training session in the Program.

Cost: Early $250, Regular $300

Register Now!

Contact Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Conference, with questions at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com.

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