On November 18th, 2016, Fenway Libraries Online hosted the inaugural event for the Collection Management Community of Interest: Broadly Narrow - The Challenges of Selecting: from Specialized Libraries to Statewide Sharing. The event began with a presentation on collecting for specialized libraries, led by Joanne Doucette the Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Henrietta DeBenedictis Library, at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
The event also featured a panel discussion with members of the All-FLO Collection Development Committee (ACDC). The panel discussed the detailed process of developing the academic content profile for Ebook Library (EBL) available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections (CeC). ACDC went on to discuss the challenges of working with vendor ebook packages and their ideas for the future of managing ebook collections.
Attendees asked great questions and promoted an insightful discussion. Thank you to our presenters and panelists for conducting an excellent event!
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