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2008 Faculty & Staff News

Virginia Kinman gave two presentations at the XXVIII Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition on Nov. 6-7

November 21, 2008

Virginia Kinman, Electronic Resources Librarian and Associate Professor, gave two presentations at the XXVIII Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition on Nov. 6-7 in Charleston, S.C. "Using Usage Data to Support Collection Management Decisions during an Economic Slowdown" dealt with how the Greenwood Library has used electronic resource usage statistics for journal and database collection decisions. Co-presenter Gayle Baker, professor and electronic services coordinator at the University of Tennessee Libraries, provided the perspective of a research library. As an invited panelist for "Usage Statistics: Best Practices and Practical Applications from a Librarian’s Perspective," Kinman provided an overview of how usage data are collected and repurposed at the Greenwood Library to evaluate electronic resources within the context of overall library collections and services. The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants and vendors of library materials.