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Wednesday, November 7 • 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Collecting Standards for Scholarship, Organization, Industry, and Innovation

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Building on the successful 2017 presentation, A Primer in Science and Engineering Collection Development, this presentation will explore a content type that stumps the engineering librarian and acquisitions librarian alike - standards. Technical standards are documents that establish a uniform practice or process for materials, procedures, and products. Each of us uses standards daily - from USB ports to elevators to lights, automobiles, bridges, standardized train tracks, and much more. Standards are prepared and issued by a professional groups, committees, societies, or governmental agencies, and can influence safety and performance and the role of business and manufacturing.

Four librarians from diverse institutions, responsible for science and engineering collection development, will outline their libraries’ relationship to standards. Presenters will discuss the importance of standards to the researcher, the curriculum, innovation, and even to our own library systems. They will outline each of their institutions’ strategies for acquiring and providing access to standards, along with budget ramifications, and how to align standards’ acquisition with university purchasing guidelines. Lastly, the panel will highlight key sources and suppliers of domestic and global standards.

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Julia Gelfand

Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian, University of California, Irvine
Julia Gelfand has participated in many Charleston conferences for nearly 20 years.  She continues to have interests in many aspects of the library, publisher, vendor triad that shapes collection development decisions and is watching the tides shift with new and emerging technologies... Read More →
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Ibironke Lawal

Science and Engineering Collections Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
I have been at VCU for over a decade as collections librarian and liaison to the School of Engineering and science departments in the College of Humanities and Sciences. Developing and maintaining relevant collections, providing effective service to students, moving them toward academic... Read More →
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Jill Hanson Powell

Engineering Librarian, Cornell University
Jill Powell is Engineering Librarian at Cornell University. She has a B.A. from Cornell and an MLS from Syracuse University. Active in the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, she served as Program and Division Chair. She is the library... Read More →
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Anne Rauh

Head of Collections and Research Services, Syracuse University Libraries
Anne E. Rauh is the Head of Collections and Research Services at Syracuse University Libraries. She leads the collection activities, the subject liaison work, and the university aligned research initiatives of the Libraries. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and a M.A. in... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403