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:…

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,…

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…

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…

Cornell E-Resources Priorities & Expectations Statement

by Cornell University Library E-Resources Priorities & Expectations Statement: Requests for New or Enhanced Access to a Particular E-resource or Aggregator The purpose of this document is to communicate a clearly worded statement concerning the priorities of, and the expectations for, the E-Resources Unit. The primary audience for this document will be CUL stakeholders in…