Supporting DEI and Patron Needs with Strategic Collection Management: Current Business Trends and Leveraging Data

Sponsored by Rittenhouse Book Distributors

Recorded on 05/29/2023
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 322

In the final episode of this four-part series, Nicole Gallo, Executive Vice President of Rittenhouse Book Distributors, chats about current business trends, leveraging data, and digital purchasing. First, she spotlights how indispensable data is to Rittenhouse’s operation, by informing sales reports for publishers and purchasing decisions by libraries. She also digs into Rittenhouse’s strategies for understanding library and publisher trends through curating special collections and bringing forth more flexible, granular options for content acquisition. Last, Nicole explains the decision to make purchased ebooks from Rittenhouse remain with the collection for the life of the edition—namely, to better support the unique budget challenges of libraries and to reflect the educational needs of the health sciences discipline.

About the guest:

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Nicole Gallo
Executive Vice President
Rittenhouse Book Distributors

Nicole Gallo is the Executive Vice President of Rittenhouse Book Distributors, LLC, and is in her 29th year with the company. She has worked throughout different divisions of the company starting in marketing, moving to sales, management, operations and now as EVP.  Her primary responsibilities are to ensure each department at Rittenhouse is working together to identify our customers’ needs and provide products and services to meet them.  She is Focused on new business development, innovative technology solutions and oversees the Rittenhouse Advisory Board. She has held several industry board positions including the American Medical Publishers Association, the health sciences committee of National Association of College Stores, and is currently serving as a member of ICBA’s Vendor Advisory Council.  As an industry expert she has presented at numerous industry meetings including ICBA, CAMEX, MLA, ALA, SLA, and the Charleston Conference. 

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