Techniques for Electronic Resource Management

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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-5884-1
Published: 
2013
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ALA TechSource
Pages: 
44
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8 12"
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Softcover
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Library Technology Reports, February/March 2013 (49:2)

Best practices for managing e-resources are critical--two decades after the advent of electronic journals and databases, librarians are still grappling with how to effectively manage these resources in conjunction with their print resources. Now e-books have become yet another stream of purchasing and management, while economic pressures mean that librarians have to justify every penny spent on collections and resource development. This issue of Library Technology Reports details a project by Jill Emery and Graham Stone, Techniques in Electronic Resource Management (TERMS). It encourages open peer commentary and crowdsourcing of areas of best practice for each of the six stages of the e-resources life cycle:

  1. Investigation of new content for purchase or addition
  2. Acquisition of new content
  3. Implementation
  4. Ongoing evaluation and access
  5. Annual review
  6. Cancellation and replacement review

No matter their level of experience, all those involved with e-resource management will find this Report a valuable reference.

Jill Emery

Jill Emery is the Collection Development Librarian at Portland State University Library and has over 20 years of academic library experience. She has held leadership positions in ALA ALCTS, ER&L, and NASIG. In 2015, she was appointed as the ALA-NISO representative to vote on NISO/ISO standards on behalf of the American Library Association. She also serves on the Project COUNTER Executive Committee. Jill serves as a member of The Charleston Advisor editorial board and is the columnist of “Heard on the Net,” and is on the editorial board for Insights, the UKSG journal. In 2016, she became a co-editor of the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship.

Graham Stone

Dr. Graham Stone is the senior research manager at Jisc Collections in the UK. He manages research activity for Jisc Collections in order to ensure the highest quality of service provision to libraries in the higher education sector. Previously he worked in the university sector for 22 years, most recently at the University of Huddersfield where he managed the library resources budget, open access services and the University of Huddersfield Press. Graham was awarded his professional doctorate in July 2017 for his research on New University Press publishing.

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