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…

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:…

UTEP Library Collection Development Procedures: Selecting Electronic Resources

by Nancy Hill, University of Texas at El Paso This LibGuide offers guidelines for e-resource librarians and subject selectors on the local process for evaluating and acquiring new electronic resources at the University of Texas at El Paso. Organized into What?, Who and How?, Where and Why?, and When? sections, the page gives an overview…

NASIGuide: License Negotiation 101

by Rick Anderson A license agreement is a contract that you negotiate with a publisher or vendor before finalizing the purchase of an online product. It details the provider’s responsibilities and your own, as well as defining the ways in which your patrons may use the product. This brief NASIGuide covers some of the key…

Making Electronic Resources Accessible in Libraries

by Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D., University of Washington As a result of medical advancements, legislation, and changing attitudes, more individuals with disabilities are pursuing postsecondary studies, succeeding in careers, and participating in community life. Technology plays a role in their level of success. However, some individuals who have assistive technology do not have access to all…