Publishers and Librarians have gotten themselves into a punishing and repeating cycle of inflationary subscription increases and journal cancellations which serves neither party. Partially through good fortune and partially through insightful planning, the OhioLINK libraries have managed to extricate themselves from this death spiral through a new model of collection development. Increasingly accepted in North America and Europe, the OhioLINK model provides a win-win collections solution for both librarians and publishers, particularly for journals collections. Content: model structure, examples of publisher deals, benefit specifics; length: 30-45 minutes; PowerPoint
"Libraries in the digital age are experiencing the most profound transformation since ancient Mesopotamian scribes first began gathering and organizing cuneiform tablets."