A successful year for the Acquisition and Collection Development (ACD) Section!
14 December 2022
In 2022, the IFLA Acquisition and Collection Development (ACD) Section continued its work to support acquisitions and collection development processes for libraries across the globe, this year with a focus on incorporating open access content into library collections.
For WLIC 2022 in Dublin, ACD sponsored a panel discussion, Integrating Open Access Content into the Collection: Challenges and Opportunities, organized by Michael Levine-Clark (University of Denver). Moderated by Beacher Wiggins (Library of Congress), panelists Jill Emery (Portland State University Library), Emma Booth (University of Manchester Library), and Ahava Cohen (National Library of Israel) engaged in an active discussion on the challenges of enabling and managing access to open access content in the library collection. While acknowledging that existing library workflows and technologies are not always developed to support providing access to open content, they shared practices and strategies from their own institutions.
ACD continued its discussion of incorporating open access content into the library collection with a webinar, Open Educational Resources (OER) and Collection Development. Panelists Ezra Shiloba Gbaje (Federal University Lokoja), Cécile Swiatek Cassafieres (University of Paris Nanterre Library), Erin Fields (University of British Columbia Library), and Mira Buist-Zhuk (University of Groningen Library) presented on the use of OER in universities in Africa, Europe, and North America, and how libraries could contribute to those efforts. Presentations included direct examples from panelists’ institutions as well as reference to existing best practices, such as UNESCO’s OER trainer’s guide.
In addition to providing this valuable content on incorporating open access content into library collections, ACD also made progress on its long-term plan and welcomed new standing committee members from Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, India, and China. As ACD prepares for 2023 elections, please contact any of the IFLA officers, Lilly Hoi Sze Ho, Karin Byström, or Ann Roll for further information.