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…

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…