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Event Electronic Resources Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 07:15 pm

As our ebook collections continue to grow, so too are the challenges of obtaining, managing, and providing access to the myriad sources. This session will be an opportunity to talk about what is working well with ebooks in your library. Come share your experiences and knowledge with colleagues as we discuss questions such as:

As our ebook collections continue to grow, so too are the challenges of obtaining, managing, and providing access to the myriad sources. This session will be an opportunity to talk about what is working well with ebooks in your library. Come share your experiences and knowledge with colleagues as we discuss questions such as:

• What purchase or access model(s) is your library using to provide ebooks to users? What makes it work for you library?
• How are your users most frequently discovering your ebooks?
• What has been the best way to gather user feedback about ebooks? What trends has this helped identify?
• What experiments has your library tried with ebooks and how did impact the current approach?

The election for the next Chair-Elect/Chair will follow the discussion.

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Discussion Call for Volunteers/Nominations for ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group Vice-Chair/Chair Elect

by Martin Knott on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:55 pm

The ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG) is seeking volunteers or nominations for the position of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect for 2015-2016. The position involves a two-year term; first year as Chair-Elect and the second as Chair of the group. The Chair for 2015-2016 will be Martin Knott from the University of Michigan, replacing outgoing Chair Jeannie Castro of the University of Houston.

The ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG) is seeking volunteers or nominations for the position of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect for 2015-2016. The position involves a two-year term; first year as Chair-Elect and the second as Chair of the group. The Chair for 2015-2016 will be Martin Knott from the University of Michigan, replacing outgoing Chair Jeannie Castro of the University of Houston.

Responsibilities for the Chair-Elect/Chair include serving as leader of ERIG and representing ERIG before ALCTS officials; leading and working with past Chairs and members to coordinate the ERIG meetings which entail arranging the meeting space and equipment at ALA Annual and Midwinter conferences, arranging guest presentations and discussion topics at meetings of the Interest Group, and reporting to ALCTS about each meeting.

If you are interested in becoming Chair-Elect of the ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group, or have further questions, please contact Martin Knott: amuro@umich.edu or 734-763-9529.

The election will take place at the end of the Interest Group meeting at ALA Annual in San Francisco. The meeting will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 1:00-2:30 in Golden Gate C2 Meeting Room at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Candidates are not required to be present at the meeting.

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Event Electronic Resources Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Ms. Jenn Wright from the University of Michigan will be presenting the results of an exciting study on electronic resources troubleshooting. Please join us for our Midwinter meeting in Chicago:

“Electronic Outages: Who Broke It? How Long Was It Broken? We’re…Tracking That, Right?”

Ms. Jenn Wright from the University of Michigan will be presenting the results of an exciting study on electronic resources troubleshooting. Please join us for our Midwinter meeting in Chicago:

“Electronic Outages: Who Broke It? How Long Was It Broken? We’re…Tracking That, Right?”

In the rush to fix electronic outages as swiftly as possible, it can be easy to miss connections and overall trends in favor of focusing on the immediate concern: restoring access to users. This represents a missed opportunity to address overarching themes and longstanding issues with particular resources.

Thanks to a ticketing system implemented in 2013, we at the University of Michigan are now able to look back at a year’s worth of electronic troubleshooting and analyze data gathered over some 1600 separate outages. With fields to denote which party caused a problem, and whether it was related to metadata, bundled content, holdings or a host of other issues, we are able to speak to a year’s worth of outages in more detailed and data-driven a fashion than we have been able to before. With the ability to report out from the system and compare outages across vendor, type and duration, we are better able to inform our discussions about what works for electronic resources, and what may need to be improved.

In this presentation I will highlight the results of our retrospective, touching on the top outages we tend to encounter, which vendors we tend to encounter them from, and how we might improve upon our own record-keeping practices in order to better capture the nuances of outages in the future.

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Discussion Midwinter 2015 meeting presetation

by Jeanne Castro on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 02:40 pm

Ms. Jenn Wright from the University of Michigan will be presenting the results of an exciting study on electronic resources troubleshooting. Please join us for our Midwinter meeting in Chicago:

 

Electronic Outages: Who Broke It? How Long Was It Broken? We’re…Tracking That, Right?

 

Ms. Jenn Wright from the University of Michigan will be presenting the results of an exciting study on electronic resources troubleshooting. Please join us for our Midwinter meeting in Chicago:

 

Electronic Outages: Who Broke It? How Long Was It Broken? We’re…Tracking That, Right?

 

In the rush to fix electronic outages as swiftly as possible, it can be easy to miss connections and overall trends in favor of focusing on the immediate concern: restoring access to users. This represents a missed opportunity to address overarching themes and longstanding issues with particular resources.

 

Thanks to a ticketing system implemented in 2013, we at the University of Michigan are now able to look back at a year’s worth of electronic troubleshooting and analyze data gathered over some 1600 separate outages. With fields to denote which party caused a problem, and whether it was related to metadata, bundled content, holdings or a host of other issues, we are able to speak to a year’s worth of outages in more detailed and data-driven a fashion  than we have been able to before. With the ability to report out from the system and compare outages across vendor, type and duration, we are better able to inform our discussions about what works for electronic resources, and what may need to be improved.

 

In this presentation I will highlight the results of our retrospective, touching on the top outages we tend to encounter, which vendors we tend to encounter them from, and how we might improve upon our own record-keeping practices in order to better capture the nuances of outages in the future.

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Event Electronic Resources Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 07:22 pm

Topic: Dr. Sarah Sutton presents on Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians, followed by open discussion

Topic: Dr. Sarah Sutton presents on Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians, followed by open discussion

Speaker Bio:
After 12 years as a practicing electronic resources librarian and earning a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University, in 2012 Dr. Sarah Sutton accepted a position on the faculty of the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University. Her dissertation research on core competencies led to the creation of the recently published Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at ESU, Dr. Sutton continues to pursue research on librarian competencies, to promote the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians, and serves on the NASIG Executive Board.
Abstract:
In July 2013, NASIG endorsed and published Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians providing long needed standards upon which libraries may base electronic resource librarian (ERL) position descriptions, supervisors may base ERL performance evaluations, and LIS master’s programs may base electronic resources curriculum development. In this presentation, Sarah Sutton, who chaired the task force that developed them, aims to briefly describe the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians, their history and development including the research from which they were derived. The aim of this presentation is also to provide a synopsis of some of the uses to which the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians have so far been put in libraries, both anticipated (e.g. curriculum development) and unanticipated (e.g. workflow and personnel re-organization). It will conclude with an audience discussion of the planned and potential future impacts of the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians.

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Event Electronic Resources Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Meeting of the interest group

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Event Electronic Resources Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Meeting of the Electronic Resources Interest Group to discuss topics of interest.

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Event College and Research Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

College and Research Libraries Interest Group discusses issues of concern

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Event Electronic Resources Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 01:07 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Electronic Resource Librarians can't work in a vacuum. Collaboration with colleagues in our libraries, on our campuses, or within our consortia as well communication with subscription agents and vendors are an important part of an ERL's responsibilities. The discussion will center on the research and experience of electronic resources librarians as they work with other players on the electronic resources scene to foster effective relationships.

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Electronic Resource Librarians can't work in a vacuum. Collaboration with colleagues in our libraries, on our campuses, or within our consortia as well communication with subscription agents and vendors are an important part of an ERL's responsibilities. The discussion will center on the research and experience of electronic resources librarians as they work with other players on the electronic resources scene to foster effective relationships.

The presentations will be followed with a question and answer session, as well as an open forum for audience members to share experiences with the panel participants and each other.

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The Electronic Resources Interest Group provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among those persons working with or interested in electronic resources; promotes the acquisition, bibliographic control, and preservation of electronic resources collections; strengthens communication and cooperation among persons working with electronic resources collections; contributes to the improvement of education and training of electronic resource archivists and librarians.

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