Explore Alternatives to Traditional Subscription-Based Access Models 

Demystifying Library Resources & Expenditures: A Faculty Discussion Series

The acquisition of library resources for scholarship and teaching known as “collection development,” is a complicated process that strikes a balance between access and ownership. Factors, such as price, budget, availability, and licensing, increasingly impact the libraries’ abilities to provide the most relevant and useful set of resources for our campus community. We seek creative solutions, focus on broad and deep access to information and resources, as well as open scholarship.

Join us for a series of discussions about key library collection issues that impact research and study at Vanderbilt. Please register below for the date that works best for you, and see the list of sessions and registration links for the entire series. We look forward to your participation and input. Sessions open to the Vanderbilt Community only. For questions or more information, please contact Julie Loder.


Session 3: Explore Alternatives to Traditional Subscription-Based Access Models 

Given rising costs and increased demand for subscriptions, libraries around the world struggle to find room in their budgets for new resources that will help advance scholarship. Join us to learn and discuss opportunities for open resources, transformative subscription agreements, and how Vanderbilt may be able to take advantage of these creative and equitable solutions. Two sessions are available:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021| Noon – 1 PM CST   REGISTER


Friday, February 5, 2021| Noon – 1 PM CST  REGISTER



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