Responsive Acquisitions: A Case Study on Improved Workflow at a Small Academic Library

by Brian Greene Fast acquisitions processes are beneficial because they get materials into patrons’ hands quicker. This article describes one library’s experience implementing a fast acquisitions process that dramatically cut turnaround times—from the point of ordering to the shelf—to under five days, all without increasing costs. This was accomplished by focusing on three areas: small-batch…

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Archival Processing Manual

by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University The Archival Processing Manual for the Manuscript Unit of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library records policies and procedures for processing manuscript collections at Beinecke and thereby serves as a training guide for new staff as well as an ongoing resource for all staff.…

rOpenSci packages

This is a complete list of all available rOpenSci packages. Packages are grouped by ones that acquire data, full-text of journal articles, altmetrics, data publication, focus on scalable and reproducibile computing, data visualization, data tools, image processing, taxonomy, HTTP tools, data analysis or geospatial work. http://ropensci.org/packages/

Managing the E-Resource Ecosystem: Creating a Process for Sustainable E-Resource Life Cycle Workflow Analysis and Oversight

by Emily Campbell, Pamela J. MacKintosh, Sara Bahnmaier, Ash Brown, Rafael Escobar, and Heather Shoecraf   This paper will address the creation and implementation of the University of Michigan Library’s Electronic Resources & Database Management (ERDM) Workflow Team, a sustainable, ongoing group charged with analyzing library workflows related to electronic resources. The methods employed by the…

Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) workbook

by Rafia Mirza, Brett Currier, and Peace Ossom Williamson, University of Texas, Arlington   Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) workbook http://bit.ly/utamou The Digital Humanities Liaison (Rafia Mirza), Director of Scholarly Communication (Brett Currier), and The Research Data Librarian (Peace Ossom Williamson) have developed a workbook for the use of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) in Libraries. We…