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Discussion Marketing your library’s electronic resources

by Robert Christopher (staff) on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 09:40 am

Does your library have a dynamite marketing plan you'd be willing to share? Drop a line to our authors Cheryl LaGuardia & Marie R. Kennedy at claguard(at)fas.harvard(dot)edu ... it just might end up in the new edition of their book! http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=4224

Does your library have a dynamite marketing plan you'd be willing to share? Drop a line to our authors Cheryl LaGuardia & Marie R. Kennedy at claguard(at)fas.harvard(dot)edu ... it just might end up in the new edition of their book! http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=4224

Does your library have a dynamite marketing plan you'd be willing to share? Drop a line to our authors Cheryl LaGuardia & Marie R. Kennedy at claguard(at)fas.harvard(dot)edu ... it just might end up in the new edition of their book! http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=4224 - See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/257915#sthash.RxNzgfb7.dpuf

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Discussion Electronic Resources Interest Group at ALA Annual 2016

by George Stachokas on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 02:35 pm

 

Please join us for the ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG) Meeting at ALA Annual for a presentation by Robert Heaton (Utah State University) on the Library Workflow Exchange, a group discussion about professional roles and organizational structures in electronic resources management, and the election of the next Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the Interest Group.

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

1:00-2:30 pm

Orange County Convention Center, Room W105A

 

 

Please join us for the ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG) Meeting at ALA Annual for a presentation by Robert Heaton (Utah State University) on the Library Workflow Exchange, a group discussion about professional roles and organizational structures in electronic resources management, and the election of the next Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the Interest Group.

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

1:00-2:30 pm

Orange County Convention Center, Room W105A

 

Library Workflow Exchange (http://www.libraryworkflowexchange.org/) is a repository of curated and searchable links to policies, processes, tutorials, toolkits, and more. It builds off the library community’s tradition of openness and sharing and gives practical answers to the question, “Who else is doing something like this, and how are they doing it?” The site was created in the summer of 2015 and has quickly grown to over 130 workflows related to metadata, digitization, and cataloging and has just recently expanded to begin covering electronic-resource management. Come learn how this resource can shape your decision-making and what you can do to contribute.

Following the presentation, attendees will participate in a group discussion about professional roles and organizational structures in libraries as relevant to electronic resources management. Discussion topics will include but not be limited to: the role of electronic resources librarians and other librarians in managing electronic resources, the distribution of work between professional, support and student staff, the relationship between public and technical services and the impact of changes in library management and discovery systems.

We will hold the election of the next Vice-Chair/Chair Elect after our discussion. The candidates are:

Lori Duggan

Lori is the Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions at Indiana University.  She received her MLS at Indiana University and has been with the IU Libraries for nearly 15 years.  She currently serves on the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee, and was appointed to the ALCTS Acquisitions Section Nominating Committee for the 2016/2017 term.  Lori has previously served on ALCTS committees such as the Continuing Resources Section Education, Research and Publication Coordinating Committee and the Ester J. Piercy Award Jury.  She serves on various committees at the local, state, and national level and previously served as chair of the NASIG Continuing Education Committee.

Anne Liebst

Anne is currently the Discovery and Access Coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In this capacity she is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the ILS, discovery, and e-resource systems and platforms, as well as the dissemination of assets and metadata to partners.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group at ALA Annual 2016

by George Stachokas on Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 09:48 am

The ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG) is seeking proposals for speakers at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference meeting.  The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W105A.

The ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG) is seeking proposals for speakers at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference meeting.  The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W105A.

Each speaker will be allotted time for their presentation followed by questions and group discussion. All topics related to electronic resources are welcomed. Proposed topics may include but are not limited to: licensing electronic resources, using evidence based acquisitions programs, assessment of electronic resources usage, troubleshooting access problems and technology support, workflows and best practices in electronic resources management, user engagement with electronic resources and collaboration with other institutions to acquire and deliver electronic resources.

If you are interested in presenting to ERIG, please send a brief description of your proposed presentation to the interest group chairs, Martin Knott (amuro@umich.edu) and George Stachokas (george.stachokas@auburn.edu). Please be sure to include the following information with your proposal: 1) Presentation Title, 2) Name, 3) Title/Position, 4) Institution and 5) Contact Information.

 

 

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Event Electronic Resources Interest Group at ALA Midwinter 2016

by Martin Knott on Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 11:31 am

Please join us for the ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG) Meeting at ALA Midwinter for three presentations on three varied aspects on electronic resources in libraries.

Saturday, January 9, 2016
1:00-2:30 pm
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 102B

Tips for Negotiating Text Mining Rights For Your Researchers
Monica Moore, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Notre Dame, mmoore18@nd.edu

Please join us for the ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG) Meeting at ALA Midwinter for three presentations on three varied aspects on electronic resources in libraries.

Saturday, January 9, 2016
1:00-2:30 pm
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 102B

Tips for Negotiating Text Mining Rights For Your Researchers
Monica Moore, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Notre Dame, mmoore18@nd.edu

The library plays a critical role in supporting researchers by securing the rights to text mine institutionally-licensed content, or by modifying existing license provisions to accommodate the methodology that best supports their research. Negotiating these rights can be challenging, since each research project has different goals, methods, and content needs, and these needs may require agreements from multiple content providers. This presentation will describe two projects at the University of Notre Dame which required text mining negotiation with various vendors. The second half of the presentation will translate these experiences into recommendations on how to analyze text mining requests from faculty members, and will also include a list of resources for audience members to help them support such requests at their own institutions.

A Continuum of Approaches to Managing Open Access Resources
Robert Heaton, Electronic Collections Librarian, Utah State University, robert.heaton@usu.edu

The Open Access movement strives to alleviate major world problems by making current, peer-reviewed research available to anyone with an Internet connection. But at the same time, it creates new problems for libraries, their collections, and their users: reduced quality assurance for content, new and complex business models, journal proliferation because of lower barriers to entry for small publishers, and questions of link rot and digital archiving. While librarians' grasp on Open Access issues is growing, practitioners are not always aware of the choices available for managing that area of their collections. This presentation presents a continuum—a graphical annotated bibliography—of approaches to managing Open Access collections, including strategies for collection management, resource assessment, user education, and vendor relations, with their accompanying tradeoffs of time, money, and ideological commitment.

Connecting Electronic Resource Use with Student Success
Nathaniel King, Director of Library Services, Nevada State College, Nathaniel.King@nsc.edu

Nevada State College is matching EZProxy log data with student data from its Office of Institutional Research. This collaboration allows them to determine electronic resource use patterns by academic level and discipline. They can also determine if library use correlates with proxies for student success. In this session, Nathaniel will present findings from his library's first year of EZProxy log data and he will discuss the process for analyzing the data and outline future directions.

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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 (non-member) 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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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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