The Authority File Round-Up: February 2024

A sneak peak into March's series and highlighting episodes of 2023

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Due to our break in January and February, this round-up highlights the top episodes of 2023, including series on citation styles, supporting sustainable development goals, and how the library can contribute to student success. In addition, we’re previewing our first episode of 2024, The Current Landscape of Digital Collections and Access. The series explores the state of today’s acquisitions and e-resources librarians, underscoring the challenges of preserving digital content, adapting to new artificial intelligence offerings, and appeasing competing interests at the university when acquiring materials. Enjoy this sneak peak and look back at last year’s series. Happy listening!


What’s Coming Up in March

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March’s series evaluates the current landscape of digital collections and access. Featuring Nathan Rupp, Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian at Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, the series investigates today’s trends in vendor consolidation, library budget constraints, and outdated platforms. Applying his expertise in licensing agreements, Nathan reveals how institutions are expanding content acquisition types to datasets and AI tools—and the new hurdles they present. We also chat about digital preservation, whole ebook lending, and what to look for when evaluating resource licenses. Listen to the first episode of this informative series.


Top 10 Most Listened to Episodes in 2023:


Top 10 Staff Picks in 2023:


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Hungry for more episodes?

Listen to the latest episode of the Toward Inclusive Excellence Podcast: Ekow Eshun on Afrofuturism, Black Speculative Thought, and In the Black Fantastic.

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