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FIMS Doctoral Research Forum
October 2, 2020

How librarians decide: Practice theory and the...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
Room: 4070

"How librarians decide: Practice theory and the interplay of intrinsic and extrinsic evidence"

Presented by Kate Johnson, Asen Ivanov (University of Toronto) and Samuel Cassady (Western Libraries) as part of the FIMS Seminar Series, 2018-19.

With the proliferation of ejournals made available to libraries, alongside unsustainable costs charged for them, librarians are faced with making more and more evidence-based decisions regarding what to acquire and what to discard or cancel.   Understanding the context within which these decisions are made and the factors that influence decision-making may help in realizing a more efficient and fair collection development process. One way to explain librarian decision-making is through practice theory.  This presentation will describe a project that uses practice theory to understand how librarians make decisions around journal cancellations in the context of the current business model where large commercial publishers have a virtual stranglehold over the scholarly communication system.

Everyone is welcome to attend this lecture.

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Karen Kueneman

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