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…

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:…

Accessibility Resources for Purchasing Professionals

by the Assistive Technology Resource Center at Colorado State University Although this is a general rather than library-specific guide, it gives a concise overview of concepts and entities to be familiar with in making accessibility-related decisions in libraries. It covers Section 508 and its EIT Accessibility Standards, Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates, vendor relations, product testing,…

E-Journal Subscriptions: Glossary of Terms

by Galadriel Chilton and Chenwei Zhao The Electronic Resources Management unit at the University of Connecticut developed this glossary of terms so that everyone involved in collection development during an extensive evaluation and review of e-journal subscriptions would have a common vocabulary. Available at http://www.slideshare.net/gchilton/e-journals-glossary-of-terms-july-2015/

Guidelines for the Introduction of Electronic Information Resources to Users

by the Management Committee of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section of the Reference and User Services Association These guidelines are intended to assist librarians who provide and publicize new electronic information resources to users and potential users. This document applies to Web-based, networked, and stand-alone resources that users may directly or indirectly access in an electronic…

Investigating New E-Resource Content for Purchase/Addition

by Ann Kucera (editor) A basic framework should be considered with every new purchase or addition to content that is selected for inclusion into the 21st century library. Collection management and development policies do help outline the general aspects for collection purchase. In today’s libraries, many of the standard rules applied to print acquisition are…