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Wednesday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
Increasing E-Resources Provision in Caribbean Law Libraries: Are These Collection Development Practices Acceptable?

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Academic librarians are being asked to ensure provision of a percentage of their collection in electronic formats. This requirement is heavily based on a perceived need to work smarter and more efficiently to support virtualisation for anywhere, anytime access. This has led to a budget shift towards virtualisation and digital collections. A critical question is whether this shift is acceptable to users of academic law libraries. The presenter will focus on:
• Whether the needs of law students and faculty are enhancing or inhibiting this mandate for collection development managers to increase e-resource content provision, in an increasingly global electronic information environment.
• The nature of Caribbean students and faculty’s changing expectations for e-resources access provision,
• The challenges faced by on campus, off campus and mobile users, and
• Recommendations for academic law libraries, with lean budgets, when considering collection development shift to e-resources.

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Myrna Douglas

Head, Law Librarian, Law Branch Library, University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403, USA