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Two Upcoming ALCTS Webinars of Interest

There are two Webinars coming up in February from ALCTS that are of interest to me as a librarian working with electronic resources, licenses, and publisher relations:

Effective Subscriptions Management and Alternatives
$39-$99
February 15, 2012 2-3pm

“Libraries face opposing pressures of reduced budgets, patron demand for new content, and increasing costs. This webinar presents a method to collect and analyze cost and use data to evaluate your journal collection (including how to analyze that Big Deal). The presenters will discuss a variety of alternatives to subscriptions to enable patron access to needed content. Presenters will also discuss how to effectively communicate journal access changes with faculty.”

The Black, White, and Gray Areas of Licensing: A Review and Update for Librarians and Publishers
FREE
February 29, 2012 2-3pm

“Building on a preconference offered at ALA Annual 2010 entitled “Taming the Licensing Tiger,” the presenters will carry on the conversation around library licensing issues and answer questions submitted in advance by attendees. Using an interactive approach employing chat, audience polling and presubmitted questions, the presenters will cover hot topics and current challenges facing libraries in licensing digital content. The presenters represent the viewpoints of a publisher (Robert Boissy), an academic library (Becky Albitz) and a consortium (Tracy Thompson-Przylucki).”