Best Practices in defining a Collection Development Strategy and Evaluating Business Models for eBooks

Sponsored by Springer Nature
Recorded on 01/27/2021

Posted in Collection Development and Management


Hear how to implement cost-effective ebook purchasing options that meet the needs of faculty, researchers and students, and ultimately provide you the control and flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of your end-users at your institution. This webinar will spotlight the evaluation of various business models offered by publishers, which offer a range of options, such as variable concurrent user rates, discovery-related support, ongoing or limited time access models, variations in user allowances, and more.

Join guest librarian speakers Jessica Morales and James Ladwig, both of the University of Notre Dame, and Springer Nature’s Senior eBook Product Manager Wouter van der Velde for talks on best practices in defining a collection development strategy and the evaluation of ebook business models offered by various publishers.


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    Jessica Morales

    Director, Collection Strategy and AcquisitionsUniversity of Notre Dame

    Jessica has served in various collection strategy and acquisition roles throughout her career. As the current Director of Collection Strategy and Acquisitions and the University of Notre Dame she provides leadership for collection strategy, scholarly resource assessment, electronic resource management and acquisition services. Jessica has presented and published on user experience, electronic resource management, and collection assessment. She is also interested in leadership models and change management. She holds a BA in Art History, and an MLIS in Library and Information Science. Jessica is a mom to one son (5), and loves hiking and beach days with her husband and child.

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    J. Parker Ladwig

    Mathematics, Statistics, Biology, and Medicine Librarian; Strategic Resources Assessment LibrarianUniversity of Notre Dame

    James “Parker” Ladwig is the Mathematics and Life Sciences Librarian and a Strategic Resource Assessment Librarian for the Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame. He has worked for Notre Dame for more than 20 years. He graduated from University of Texas-Austin with a MLIS and worked for 5 years at McKinsey & Co.’s petroleum practice as an information specialist, then research analyst. He has published in the areas of strategic planning, collection analysis, censorship, syllabi studies, and communities of practice. He is particularly interested in quantitative analysis and data visualization, including helping colleagues appreciate the power of statistics. He has been most active with the Special Libraries Association’s Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division and served a 3-year term as division chair-elect / chair / past-chair. He has 5 children (and 2 daughters-in-law), ranging in age from 18 to 26.

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    Wouter van der Velde

    Senior eProduct Manager eBooks, Product & Metadata ManagementSpringer Nature

    Wouter van der Velde, Senior eProduct Manager eBooks, is the in-depth product specialist for eBooks product at Springer Nature. Wouter was instrumental in the creation and launch of the eBooks product back in 2007, and continues today to responsible for eBooks product management strategy, product development, product technology developments, and a number of collaborations across this product at Springer Nature. In this position, Wouter is responsible for communication of MARC records and MyCopy, as well as business models and pricing.