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,…

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…

Responsible Use of E-Resources

by Washington State University Libraries This page puts license-driven policy statements into terms that the general public can easily understand and apply in their use of the library’s subscribed resources. The Washington State University Libraries contract with a variety of vendors and publishers to provide users with thousands of electronic resources (databases, abstracts, e-journals, full…