The Academic Library (Not Quite) Post-Pandemic: How to Do More with Less
Sponsored by OverDrive Professional
Recorded on 06/14/2021
Posted in The Authority File
Provide highly-focused content for researchers. Expand course reserves to ensure equity and accessibility. Grow the digital collection to include ebooks, audio content, and streaming video. These tasks all fall under the academic librarian’s list of collection development goals—goals the pandemic only made more urgent. When university library budgets fall short, how can librarians do more with less?
In this second episode, Steven Rosato from OverDrive Professional breaks down how OverDrive’s staff of current and former librarians can alleviate the pressure of collection development. Representatives can weed through thousands of resources, highlight picks of interest based on relevant borrowing trends, or walk through which lending models would work best for an institution.
Steven also touches on OverDrive’s acquisition of RBdigital last year, which expanded its customers, global reach, and content. To wrap up the episode, Steven previews OverDrive’s hopes for the future, including more partnerships with service providers to better serve library needs.