Cultivating Bibliodiversity in Electronic Collections with Alma Digital
Library professionals recognize that creators who are under-represented (or un-represented) by traditional publishing channels have a valuable place in library collections. Although we can identify these creators, we struggle with the logistics of how to deliver their work to our users when the content is not available via a publisher’s platform.
We will explain how we use Ex Libris’s Alma Digital to enrich our collection with digital content that is unavailable through traditional publishing channels. Topics will include our reasons for selecting the product, technical and procedural details, and practical tips on how to implement Alma Digital at your institution.
David M. BynogHead of Acquisitions, Rice University
David M. Bynog is currently the Head of Acquisitions at Fondren Library, Rice University.
A musician by training, he remains heavily involved in music performance and scholarship. Recent endeavors include the American Viola Society’s Underrepresented Composer Database project, a group effort that seeks to promote viola music by composers outside of the standard White, Western Eurocentric, male canon, and a book, Notes for Violists: A Guide to the Repertoire, published by Oxford University Press in 2021.
Thumy WebbElectronic Resources Librarian, Rice University
Thumy Webb is an Electronic Resources Librarian at Rice University’s Fondren Library, where she has worked in various Technical Services roles since 2018. Thumy earned an MLISc from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she also studied mathematics as an undergraduate. Prior to joining the library at Rice University in Houston, Texas, Thumy served as the solo librarian at NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. When she’s not librarian-ing, Thumy can be found watching a baseball game, tending to her rose garden, or cross-stitching.