News and Notes

Oranjarra a Gold Sponsor for the 2015 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge has been providing an opportunity for acquisitions and collections librarians to meet and discuss pertinent trends and issues since 2000. 

The Timberline Lodge conference facility offers a relaxed atmosphere for librarians, vendors and publishers to discuss issues of concern. Plan to come and listen to one another in this small conference (enrollment is limited to 85) with its rustic resort setting and the finest of people and minds. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience and there will be plenty of opportunities for informal discussion outside the scheduled program. Plan to enjoy good food, the beautiful mountain scenery, snow sports and swimming, evening movies and favorite readings.

~from the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge website

Oranjarra is pleased to once again be a sponsor of the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge this time as a Gold Sponsor. The 2015 Institute will take place May 16-19 at beautiful Mt. Hood, Oregon. We hope you will join us at the the premier western US acquisitions and collection developmet conference.

Oranjarra Turns Five

January 2015 marked Oranjarra Partners' 5th anniversary! We want to thank all our clients and partners for making our first five years so successful and productive. Share your stories!

The 2015 Value for Money/ROI Survey

Oranjarra will follow up the 2011 and 2013 surveys with a new Value for Money/ROI survey later this year. Suggestions for improvement and new questions are happily considered.

The 2013 Value for Money/ROI Survey Summary results below are pretty interesting, including those on academic libraries' experience to date with Open Access (OA) issues. The survey was conducted in March and April 2013 and we received well over 100 responses from academic libraries and vendor/suppliers from around the world. The summary results include all the optional free text comments by the respondents, but do not include any of the graphical illustrations of the responses. You may see the graphs, together with some brief commentary, below.

The original survey was conducted in August and September of 2011. The results can found by following this link: Value for Money/ROI 2011 Survey.

Read more: The 2015 Value for Money/ROI Survey

Oranjarra's Top Five 2014 Trends Continue in 2015

2014 was a busy year for Oranjarra. The top five trends for last year, which have continued in 2015, are:

  1. Demonstrating Value and Cost Savings in Libraries
  2. Vendor Selection (RFPs, etc.), Accountability and Negotiations (Service Level Agreements, etc.)
  3. Strategic and Scenario Planning for Libraries and Suppliers
  4. Consultation on Library Supplier Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts
  5. Market Assessment, Staffing and Analysis

Oranjarra Partners with Information Exponentials and GSE

Oranjarra has solidfied our partnership with Information Exponentials and GSE Research for the work we are doing together on profiling relevant digital content. 

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Information Exponentials, based in Australia, provides cutting-edge services and consultations to libraries and the publishing industry in scenario planning. Lead by its Director, Steve O’Connor, IE helps its clients to imagine and realize new and exciting futures.


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GSE Research, based in the UK, is a specialist publisher in the areas of Governance, Sustainability and Environment, which aims to take a different approach to scholarly publishing. GSE places the author at the heart of the research experience and offers a choice of review process as well as elective open access publication. GSE is establishing a Social Enterprise Fund through which it will give back 10% of all audited revenues to causes selected by its Research Exchange members.


Stephen Pugh has also accepted an invitation to serve on the Advisory Panel of GSE Research.