Collaborative Collection Development and Consortial Licensing of E-Resources

Background: In the past two years, the Library has spearheaded two E-book consortia, namely Cicada comprising of 48 libraries in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and ERALL (Electronic Resources Academic Library Link) consisting of 8 UGC-funded libraries. As a result of the consortial effort, all members have acquired and shared a large number of E-books in a very cost-effective way. To continue the endeavor, and to update members of the current trend in collection development and consortial purchasing of E-books, we have invited consortium leaders from U.S., Australia and Mainland China to share their experiences in collaborative collection development and consortial licensing of E-Resources. This seminar, organized and financed by City University Library, will help members broaden their horizon from the point of view of an individual library to that of a consortium.

Date and Time 2 June 2008, Monday, 9:00 am – 12:40 pm
Venue SCOPE Lecture Theatre, City University of Hong Kong
Audience Free admission. To register, see Note below.
Language English and Putonghua
9:00 - 9:05 Opening Remark
Dr. J T Yu, Chief Information Officer, City University of Hong Kong
9:05 - 10:00 OhioLINK: Transforming Information Access in Ohio Academic Libraries - The PEZ Information Strategy
Mr. Tom Sanville, Executive Director, OhioLINK
10:00 - 11:00 The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL): 1965-2008
Mr. Andrew Wells, University Librarian, The University of New South Wales; President, Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 11:50 电子图书发展趋势的思考 (Re-thinking of E-book Development Trends)
Ms. Yang Yi 楊毅
Deputy Director, Tsinghua University Library
Deputy Director, CALIS National Information Center in Engineering and Technology (CALIS Coordinator for eBrary eBook Consortium)
11:50 - 12:20 CALIS 引进资源集团采购 : 发展与评估 (CALIS Consortia: Development and Evaluation)
Prof. Xiao Long 肖珑
Deputy Director, Peking University Library
Deputy Director, CALIS National Information Center in Science, Social Science and Humanities
12:20 - 12:35 Q & A Session
Moderated by
Prof. Xue Fangyu 薛芳渝, Director, Tsinghua University Library
Prof. Steve Ching 景祥祜, University Librarian, City University of Hong Kong

Note: JULAC members please register with the representative of JULAC Committee on Reference Services in your institution. Non-JULAC members please email to

Map and direction to SCOPE Lecture Theatre

An E-book Conference will be held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Tuesday, June 3, 2008.

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