Course:                       Collection Management in CONUL libraries – Sharing Experiences

Course Code:              ANLTC 2016/05

Date:                           11.15 – 16.00, Monday 21st November 2016 (Registration from 10.30)

Description:                Collection management activities are core to the services libraries provide.  There are unique challenges and opportunities in the selection, acquisition, deselection and storage of our collections.  Current areas of development include proactive management of open and stored collections, responsiveness to curriculum needs, utilising available technologies to enhance workflows and born digital collections.  This event provides an opportunity for Library Assistants and Senior Library Assistants to explore current collection management issues.

Objectives:                 This one day seminar:

  • Provides participants with an opportunity to discuss collection management issues
  • Through sharing experiences participants will have an opportunity to reflect on practices in their home institutions
  • Provides an opportunity to develop connections and network with colleagues with shared interests

Course Outline:          The day includes a keynote presentation from Neil O’Brien, NUI Galway, on redesigning acquisition and cataloguing workflows and a number of institutional snapshots from Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, Maynooth University and University College Dublin around the themes of a) Selection & Acquisitions and b) Deselection & Storage.

Programme:               Topics covered include; redesigning acquisitions and cataloguing workflows; patron driven acquisition and evidence based selection for electronic book collections; reading list management; electronic legal deposit; managing a major stock move of 8km of collections; and a stock taking and deselection/weeding project.

Audience:                   The course is directed at Library Assistants and Senior Library Assistants with a Collections Management remit.

Note:                                       Numbers are limited on this course

Host libraries:             Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Dublin

Course Location:        TR2/3, Ground Floor, RCSI, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Access is via the Main Entrance on York Street

Presenter:                               Various presenters from CONUL libraries – see programme

Cost:                            €70