Acquisition and Collection Development Section Satellite Conference


10 – 11 August 2011


University of the Virgin Islands


Maximising collection development of electronic and print media in the digital environment.

Theme: “Maximising collection development of electronic and print media in the digital environment: Opportunities for collaboration, strategic partnerships and patron initiated collecting models”

Conference Theme and Focus

Due to the evolution of new technologies, the proportion of digital material within the libraries’ collections has been steadily increasing. As libraries across the world face financial pressure they must look to maximise their existing print and electronic collections in the digital environment. The evaluation of collection building should be measured by, for example, return on investment and the needs of various user communities. What are the benefits to libraries in the knowledge society of integrating digital and print collections and undertaking collaborative digitization projects?  How do “hybrid collections” meet local user needs? Are there tools to optimize collection building, e.g. pay-per-view, patron-driven acquisition, e-only policies, e-media usage and overlap statistical reports? What will publisher’s policies for licensing digital material look like in the future? This conference will also have a special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean to include joint ventures for marketing online publications to local users or for developing digital collections that balance the preservation of cultural heritage and user needs.

Proposals for papers may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Redefining Collections: Integrating Electronic and Print media
  • Collaborative Collection Development in Latin America and the Caribbean : Marketing Online Resources
  • Patron Initiated Collection Development: New Opportunities for Libraries
  • Access versus Ownership
  • Strategic Partnerships with Publishers

Conference Venue

University of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas Campus
Administration and Conference Center (ACC), 142
2 John Brewers Bay
(Three miles west of the town of Charlotte Amalie)
St. Thomas, VI 00802

More Information

For more information please visit the conference site at  

Judith Mansfield (chair, IFLA Standing Committee of the ACD Section)
Dr. Regine Schmolling (chair, Satellite Conference Planning Committee)

Satellite Meeting, Acquisition and Collection Development, Electronic resources, Digital resources, Collection development, Acquisitions, United States Virgin Islands

Last update: 4 October 2012