Webinar: Sustaining Access Responsibly with Controlled Digital Lending with Xuan (Lily) Pang and Perry Collins

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Date(s) - 04/20/2021
9:00 am CDT - 10:00 am CDT

As libraries have struggled to provide access to print collections during the pandemic, we have found creative solutions that leverage staff expertise and help connect patrons with the books, journals, films, and other resources they need.

At the University of Florida, we have launched a pilot program that implements controlled digital lending as one way to ensure our students have reliable, affordable access to materials they need to be successful.

This session will give an overview of our planning process, including how we navigated copyright questions, and a demonstration of our current workflow. We will also share lessons learned and future plans and will leave time for discussion.


Xuan (Lily) Pang, Director, Access and Resource Sharing, University of Florida
Xuan (Lily) Pang is the Director of Access and Resource Sharing Department at George A. Smathers libraries at University of Florida. Xuan’s role is to support the teaching and research goals of University of Florida faculty, students, and staff, by facilitating access to resources in circulating collections, and through interlibrary loan and document delivery services, print and electronic course reserves, and consortia resource sharing partnerships. Xuan (Lily) has more than 10 year’s professional experience in academic libraries. Previously, Xuan (Lily) Pang was the Head of Resource Sharing and Course Reserves Department at the Healey library at University of Massachusetts Boston.

Perry Collins, Copyright and Open Educational Resources Librarian, University of Florida
Perry Collins is the Copyright and Open Educational Resources Librarian at the University of Florida, where she works with students and educators on campus and beyond to navigate copyright dilemmas and promote affordable access to learning materials. Before coming to UF, Perry was a program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Register for the live webinar on our Zoom platform. This webinar will not be recorded. Please email us if you have any questions.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.