Robert has written 22 articles

Collection Management Guidelines: Electronic Resources—University of Arkansas, Little Rock

By Ottenheimer Library staff This policy document states principles that the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, library follows in the selection of acquisition of e-resources for which a cost is incurred. Covers selection responsibility, selection criteria, funding, evaluation of electronic resources, and review and revision of guidelines. Available at: http://ualr.edu/library/cd-guidelines-electronic/ Archived to the Internet Archive…

E-resource Implementation (TERMS)

By Stephen Buck (editor) Any new e-resource will need to be implemented, while this may be relatively straightforward for smaller resources, larger resources and new services may take a few months to get just right. No matter how big the resource, it will need to be tested and set up in order to embed it…

License Negotiation—North Carolina State University

By Kristen Blake Wilson This workflow diagram PDF demonstrates the personnel involved and steps taken in license negotiations at NCSU. Available at: https://staff.lib.ncsu.edu/confluence/download/attachments/32906847/License%20negotiation.pdf?version=3&modificationDate=1436366428000&api=v2 Archived to the Internet Archive March 8, 2018; available at: http://web.archive.org/web/20180308164829/https://staff.lib.ncsu.edu/confluence/download/attachments/32906847/License%20negotiation.pdf?version=3&modificationDate=1436366428000&api=v2 A general list of NCSU workflow diagrams, updated regularly, is found at https://staff.lib.ncsu.edu/confluence/display/MNC/Serials+Unit+workflow+diagrams

GOBI Ordering Templates—University of Illinois

By Tammie Redenbaugh, Lea Howard, and George Gottschalk This page gives Acquisitions staff at the University of Illinois step-by-step instructions on setting up order templates in Gobi. Some aspects of the process are generally applicable to other Gobi users while others may be unique to that institution. Available at: https://www.library.illinois.edu/staff/acquisitions/howto/gobi/gobitemplates/ Archived to the Internet Archive…

GOBI Approval Plans—University of Illinois

By Tammie Redenbaugh This page gives Acquisitions staff at the University of Illinois step-by-step instructions on using Gobi to search slip/approval plan suggestions, set up templates for approval plan orders, and placing approval plan (slip) orders. Some aspects of the process are generally applicable to other Gobi users while others may be unique to that…

GOBI Firm Orders—University of Illinois

By Lea Howard, Tammie Redenbaugh, and George Gottschalk This page gives Acquisitions staff at the University of Illinois step-by-step instructions on placing firm orders through Gobi. Some aspects of the process are generally applicable to other Gobi users while others may be unique to that institution. Available at: https://www.library.illinois.edu/staff/acquisitions/howto/gobi/gobifirm/ Archived to the Internet Archive March…

Electronic Resource Management Workflow Flowchart from the DLF ERMI Report

by Kimberly Parker, Nathan D. M. Robertson, Ivy Anderson, Adam Chandler, Sharon E. Farb, Timothy Jewell, and Angela Riggio, Appendix B of the 2004 Electronic Resource Management report of the Digital Library Federation ERM Initiative The Electronic Resource Management Workflow Flowchart provides a detailed overview of the activities associated with managing the life cycle of…

Friendly Guide to COUNTER Database Reports

by Mitchell Dunkley, De Montfort University This guide explains COUNTER usage reports for databases and how librarians can use the data to inform decision-making. It covers COUNTER Code of Practice Release 4 (approved December 2013), focusing only on the database reports DR1 and DR2. Available at https://www.projectcounter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Database-pdf.pdf

Selection of a New E-Journal at University of Huddersfield

by Allison Larkins This two-page flowchart shows the actors and decisions involved in the e-journal selection process at one university library as it proceeds over time. It begins with a librarian’s request for a new journal, continues with various steps of evaluation, negotiation, and local communication, and ends with order follow-up or a decision not…

Acquiring New Content

by Nathan Hosburgh (editor) Acquiring resources once they are selected can be very straightforward or very complicated depending on the resource to be purchased. The following acquisitions steps usually occur when acquiring new content and services. This TERMS section provides best practices for evaluating potential e-resource subscriptions and negotiating license terms. Section 2 of TERMS:…