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Ohler, L. Angie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
At the University of Maryland Libraries, Angie Ohler, Director of Collection Services, discusses the history of the management of electronic resources for the past ten years at the Maryland Libraries, including the challenges of in an ever-changing environment and solutions she developed over time. The history she describes are lessons learned…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational History, Library Administration, Library Development
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Balgeman, Caitlin; Colbert, Lynné – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Keeping pace with the rapid advance of library technology and electronic services can be both exciting and daunting, especially for libraries with a small (but mighty!) staff. Out of necessity, small staffs often undertake many disparate tasks to keep electronic resources running smoothly for users. Because of these constraints, it is useful for…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Administration, Library Services, Vendors
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England, Lenore; Lowe, Randy – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
ERM librarians discuss their approaches to electronic resources management for an academic library consortium, the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). They focus on innovation and developing actionable strategies for procedures and policies.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Library Administration, Consortia
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Jarvis, Christy; Gregory, Joan M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
With journal price increases continuing to outpace inflation and library collection funds remaining stagnant or shrinking, libraries are seeking innovative ways to control spending while continuing to provide patrons with high-quality content. The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library reports on the evaluation, implementation, and use of…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Special Libraries, Library Administration, Library Services
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Abrams, Kimberly R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
We have now reached a tipping point at which electronic resources comprise more than half of academic library budgets. Because of the increasing work associated with the ever-increasing number of e-resources, there is a trend to distribute work throughout the library even in the presence of an electronic resources department. In 2013, the author…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Administration, Electronic Libraries, Surveys
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Halaychik, Corey S. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
The contract-review and approval process for purchasing and renewing electronic resources at the University of Tennessee had become cumbersome to campus libraries. To streamline existing procedures, the campus libraries, the Office of Contracts Administration, and the Purchasing Department collaborated to find a solution that restored a measure of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Contracts, Library Services
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England, Lenore; Fu, Li; Miller, Stephen – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Organization of electronic resources workflow is critical in the increasingly complicated and complex world of library management. A simple organizational tool that can be readily applied to electronic resources management (ERM) is the use of checklists. Based on the principles discussed in The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, the…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, College Libraries, Library Administration, Check Lists
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Grogg, Jill E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
Subscription agents have had to reinvent themselves over the past 15 years as the numbers of print subscriptions have dramatically dwindled. Many libraries have chosen to bypass the subscription agent and its extra fees in favor of dealing directly with the publisher for e-journal and e-journal package procurement and management. Especially in…
Descriptors: Libraries, Electronic Journals, Higher Education, Library Administration
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Stachokas, George – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
The position of electronic resources librarian was created to serve as a specialist in the negotiation of license agreements for electronic resources, but mission creep has added more functions to the routine work of electronic resources such as cataloging, gathering information for collection development, and technical support. As electronic…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Administrative Organization, Library Administration, Institutional Mission
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Grogg, Jill E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Library school courses focusing on management and budgeting are as important as ever, as are continuing education opportunities for librarians who may not have encountered a severe economic recession. The journal crisis of the 1990s is still a fresh and unpleasant memory for many. However, for other librarians who may have graduated from library…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Librarians, Business Skills, Library Administration
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Emery, Jill – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Social networking tools have been getting quite a bit of press in libraryland for the past couple of years. It is considered to be one of the key aspects of a library joining what is referred to as the Library 2.0 movement. In this context, social networking is seen as a library service or library outreach mechanism that utilizes popular social…
Descriptors: Information Science, Social Networks, Library Services, Librarians
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Grogg, Jill E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Library schools may be teaching some of the theoretical framework necessary to perform the duties of electronic resource librarianship. However, a gap remains "between practical needs, as expressed in position descriptions, and the theoretical way in which library school courses address those needs." To fill this gap, professional associations…
Descriptors: Library Schools, Resource Materials, Electronic Libraries, Theory Practice Relationship
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Murray, Adam – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Designed to assist with the management of e-resources, electronic resource management (ERM) systems are time- and fund-consuming to purchase and maintain. Questions of system compatibility, data population, and workflow design/redesign can be difficult to answer; sometimes those answers are not what we'd prefer to hear. The two primary functions…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Electronic Publishing, Library Administration, Web Sites
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Buczynski, James A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Libraries are integrating Web 2.0 services into work practices, positioning themselves in online social environments, and deploying enhanced search and discovery tools. Collections conversely are not progressing to the same degree. Like many public services today, library budgets are stained. User-pay options are appearing in library systems,…
Descriptors: Library Services, Internet, Social Networks, Information Technology
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Singer, Ross – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Ever since North Carolina State University Libraries launched their Endeca-based OPAC replacement in the beginning of 2006, the library world has been completely obsessed with ditching their old, tired catalog interfaces (and with good reason) for the greener pastures of more sophisticated indexing, more accurate relevance ranking, dust jackets,…
Descriptors: Online Catalogs, Access to Information, Consortia, Library Associations
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