Liz has written 82 articles

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.…

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…

Getting to Know FRED: Introducing Workflows for Born-Digital Content

by Alice Prael and Amy Wickner, University of Maryland Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at the University of Maryland Libraries have accepted born-digital content from donors for the past ten years and these donations have grown exponentially over the last few years. Born-digital acquisitions will continue to grow as modern record-keeping moves to exclusively…