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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:15 am to Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:15 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions


Session 4: September 25 - October 20, 2017


This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University.


Who Should Attend:

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.



  • Jesse Holden, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services

  • Elizabeth Winter, Head of Collection Acquisitions & Management, Georgia Tech Library

  • Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo

  • Lisa MacKinder, Head of Acquisitions and Collection Services, Ohio University


Registration Fee:

$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member


For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/ol_templ


This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Megan Dougherty at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org