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When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It (15th Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch): Developments 2014-2015


Handout prepared for and presented in synopsis during a brief (traditional) annual update of interesting and noteworthy trends in the health publishing and health information sectors that occurred or were noticed since the 2014 Health Sciences Lively Lunch at the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition. (15th Lively Lunch took place on Friday, November 6, 2015 in Charleston, SC).


In this year's sponsored, but no holds barred lunch, participants contemplated examples of proactive approaches answering the question posed by the 2015 conference theme, "Where Do We Go From Here?". After greetings from the lunch host, Rittenhouse, and the traditional brief "year in review" recap by Ramune Kubilius, three panelists shared insights and open the floor for lively discussion with session participants. Researchers increasingly must meet various data management requirements and mandates, while educators are challenged by changing trends in providing curricular content. Where does that leave libraries? In the best case scenarios, they utilize approaches espoused in Yogi Berra's advice—they follow paths (opportunities) that present themselves, and become partners. Cunera Buys described work she and Pamela Shaw (Biosciences & Bioinformatics Librarian, Northwestern University's Galter Health Sciences Library) did in the data management planning arena, as part of a university working group. She touched on differing disciplinary needs and how data management affects scholarly publishing and communication activities. Are alternate open textbooks a solution for educators seeking health sciences curricular reading materials? Elizabeth Lorbeer discussed the current environment, experiments, and roles ("reinvented" expertise) librarians can share in order to help faculty and students. Finally, before moving to longer lively discussion, moderator Jean Gudenas rounded out the panel by sharing examples of recent developments and experiments, how libraries strive to demonstrate value in the collections and document delivery arena.


presentation_location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States


original_citation: When You Come to a Fork in the Road: Take It (15th Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch) [presentation at 2015 Charleston Conference, November 6, 2015, Charleston, SC]


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