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Thursday, November 5 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Pushed by the Stream, but Steering with a Strong Paddle: Considerations for Streaming Media Acquisitions Policies

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Streaming media, perhaps more any than other acquisitions medium, challenges librarians to negotiate stakeholders’ changing needs and balance these with rational workflows. This panel will explore the processes and considerations undertaken at two institutions to write streaming media collection development policies. The University of Kansas (KU) will share suggestions of data librarians need to collect and consider to write an informed policy. KU will discuss the results of a library user survey, conversations with campus stakeholders, analysis of title availability, and highlights from other libraries’ policies. Tulane University will share their written policy which addresses the library tradition of ownership in the midst of industry pressure to lease; the tension between traditional title-by-title collection development to meet local instructional and educational needs and budgetary and programmatic movements in favor of vendor curated collections; and, the costs and workflow concerns arising as institutions begin to host and take on digital rights management for owned files. This panel concludes with the perspective of an industry insider in current practices and emerging trends in the streaming media industry.

Speakers
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Lea Currie

Head of Content Development, University of Kansas Libraries
Lea Currie has been the head of Content Development at the University of Kansas Libraries since 2008 and employed with the Libraries in other positions since 1999. Lea’s principal role in her current position is to manage the collection development budget, review and analyze collections, and coordinate collection development projects.
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Lisa Hooper

Music & Media Librarian, Tulane University
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Tom Humphrey

COO, Kanopy
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Joshua Lupkin

Chief Bibliographer for the Humanities, Tulane University
With a background in history academia and museums, Josh Lupkin brings a strong interest in interest in the way that technology does and does not influence humanities' scholars use of scholarly resources. He is especially interested in the evolution of ebook platforms how to balance publisher, library, and end user needs in this area. He is also researching the impact of digital concsciousness on vibrant areas of alternative print culture... Read More →
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Sara E. Morris

Associate Content Development Librarian, University of Kansas
Sara E. Morris is the Associate Content Development Librarian at the University of Kansas Libraries, a position she has held since May of 2013. As such Sara works in partnership with the Head of Content Development to review and analyze the collection, makes selection and deselection decisions, and provide sarcastic comments during otherwise dull meetings. Prior to this position she served as KU’s American History Librarian for five years.



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