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Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group (Core IG Week) - Shared screen with speaker view
Jenny Levine (Core staff, she/hers)
12:48
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Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno
16:06
What if you’re a vendor that works with all types of libraries?
Bryan Baldus
16:17
Hard to choose just 1
Bryan Baldus
17:18
In my former job, mostly public; currently, more academic
Jenny Levine (Core staff, she/hers)
26:11
Yes, the chat will be part of the recording, too
Tammy Ziegler (East View)
26:30
As a vendor on the other side of the coin - adjustments to shipping, storage needs and reliability of publishers in countries where we acquire print materials have been big challenges for sure. These things continue to develop and sometimes backslide as well.
Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno
26:38
Since we are a vendor that sometimes works with physical collections and on-site projects, we had some projects shut down or be postponed in 2020, and we also had to slow down physical processing since we had to stagger staff so as to conform to state regulations on % of staff in office.
Jeni
27:27
Publishers pushing back release dates hurts us because we pay after delivery so we don't know exactly how much we spent in 2020 or what we need to adjust to 2021
Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno
29:19
Those of us who can catalog remotely have become much more adept at WFH, but we miss the office camaraderie and sharing of expertise in person. We got very good at Slack, though!
Allen Jones
29:22
Professional development budget has been one of the first casualties of COVID-19. I don’t see in-person conferences until at least 2022, meaning we have to work closer with vendors in virtual settings. Virtual conferences are certainly not replacements for in-person, but I have been able to have more staff attend to those events and be part of the professional discussions.
Allen Jones
30:00
We probably will only send a few people to an in-person meeting, mainly for committee work
Lisa Bodenheimer
30:09
We do use Teams
Caitlin Soma
30:25
Yes, we started using Slack in March and it’s been really helpful! Instant messaging with options for groups.
Allen Jones
30:31
Slack and JIRA!
Harry Glass
31:24
used slack but we switched to teams because it had more functionality
Allen Jones
31:59
JIRA is project management software
Jen Finnerty
32:39
zoom-fatigue
Michael Williams
32:47
I have been invited to Slack, Teams (chat function and video meetings), Zoom, BlueJeans, and in one case a Skype meeting. And of course emails continue unabated, and staff send SMS (text messages). In the past year I've had to monitor a half dozen communications channels for work purposes. Sometimes I get communications ABOUT other communications (e.g. an email that says "did you see my message in Teams"). It's a lot.
Allen Jones
33:03
https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/psychological-exploration-zoom-fatigue
Lisa Bodenheimer
33:08
I think Zoom fatigue is real.
Caitlin Soma
33:13
One conference I attended split up sessions over 3-4 weeks so there were sessions every Thursday or Friday instead of a bunch all in one day. I found that format really helpful to avoid the Zoom fatigue and allow space for thought between sessions.
Harry Glass
33:27
for me zoom at ALA means I can see recordings of meetings that I miss in real time
Allen Jones
33:41
@Harry +1
Jen Finnerty
33:48
It's related to screen-time
Tamar Ganor
35:02
zoom meetings with ExLibris together with vendors and publishers issues helped solve in a few minutes issues that were dragged for months
Charlie Remy
37:14
Agreed Tamar!
Allen Jones
37:25
+1 to Charlie and Tamar
Jenny Levine (Core staff, she/hers)
38:52
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Harry Glass
39:19
I think going forward ALA should consider offering Zoom and Live to gain a bigger audience
Sheri Edwards
40:17
Good call.
Geri Rinna
40:21
ER&L does that, and it's great!
Tamar Ganor
40:25
setting up international standards for providers and publishers regarding admin dashboards, usage statistics and metadata
Charlie Remy
40:26
I would like to see strong advocacy for sharing EBSCO and Ex Libris discovery metadata between both companies
Jen Finnerty
40:41
Yes then if u couldn't afford to travel you could still go (maybe)
Allen Jones
43:00
+1 on the admin dashboards, particularly as COUNTER5 matures
Sheri Edwards
44:25
OpenAthens authentication has usage stats functionality.
Allen Jones
46:06
I would like to hear about diversity issues and how vendors/publishers are dealing with updating their metadata and collection practices
Beverly Charlot
46:11
Working with vendors to address electronic holdings
Tamar Ganor
46:16
+1 for EBSCO sharing with ExLibris metadata
john butler
47:13
+1 Ebsco ExLibris
Sheri Edwards
48:44
I'm interested in learning more about the co-chairships but I'm a librarian, f.y.i.
Sheri Edwards
49:08
Thank you! :D
Allen Jones
49:38
How do publishers and vendors deal with community engagement - usergroup, library/advisory boards, development partnerships?
Tamar Ganor
51:18
increase use of OpenAthens to lower FTE for publishers and vendors
Tammy Ziegler (East View)
51:37
great topic ^ especially with lack of in-person interaction at conferences this past year getting group discussions or meetings that are not scheduled but prove so useful for mutual understanding has been difficult.
Sheri Edwards
52:28
Workflows, and the changing nature of work roles, in academic libraries that don't have a technical services department.
Harry Glass
52:33
@ Tammy +1
Allen Jones
52:39
@Tammy +1
Allen Jones
52:54
Sry, @Sheri +1
Beverly Charlot
54:56
Workflows have changed as a result of working remotely
Allen Jones
56:05
we’re offloading cataloging expenses back to vendors, so of course it will. I think this tension is part of the discovery issues that Charlie and others are speaking of.
Beverly Charlot
57:31
What about the work life balance for staff
Allen Jones
59:58
How have labor unions and their bargaining power been affected by COVID-19? Have there been layoffs, furloughs, retirements, reassignments, how are libraries dealing with the re-distributed work?
Allen Jones
01:00:31
And what are vendors doing to address some this gap?
Tammy Ziegler (East View)
01:01:52
Regarding comment about cataloging - we are certainly seeing increased interest in full cataloging and shelf-ready services for print, also a shift toward e-books of current publications.
Allen Jones
01:02:23
Chapter-level metadata, particularly for resource-sharing
Allen Jones
01:02:28
@Tammy
Allen Jones
01:03:30
We have the same problem with musical scores - we’re waiting for others to catalog
Allen Jones
01:03:47
(OCLC)
Allen Jones
01:04:47
Have to leave early. Thank you for the session!
Jenny Levine (Core staff, she/hers)
01:04:53
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Beverly Charlot
01:05:01
Regarding comment about cataloging-- we utilized OCLC
Lisa Bodenheimer
01:05:08
thank you for the discussion!
Tamar Ganor
01:05:18
Thanks for an inspiring discussion :)
Tammy Ziegler (East View)
01:05:20
Thank you for hosting this session!
Harry Glass
01:05:29
Thank you.
Andrea Newman
01:05:35
thanks
Beverly Charlot
01:05:36
Thank you.