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Purpose: Provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among those persons working with or interested in electronic resources; promotes the acquisition and access of electronic resources collections; strengthens communication and cooperation among persons working with electronic resources collections; addresses issues related to collection management and development of electronic resources, their funding, and selection; and contributes to the improvement of education and training of electronic resource archivists and librarians.

This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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    Posted May 07, 2010 06:51 AM

    The ALCTS CRS E-Resources Interest Group (ER IG) requests presentation proposals for our Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 10:30am-12:00pm.

    The topic is:  Down for the Count:  Making the Case for E-Resource Usage Statistics

    We are looking for speakers to help us kick off discussion about the collection and usage of e-resource statistics, covering some of the following areas:

    *Innovative ways of collecting or using e-resource statistics

    *Using e-resource statistics to inform renewals and cancellations

    *Using e-resource statistics for cost per use analysis

    *SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) standard for e-resource statistics

    *Use of ScholarlyStats and other services to gather e-resource statistics

    *Use of statistics from proxy service or link resolver What are the vendor services we still need in this area?

    Each presentation should be approximately 10-15 minutes and the panel will be followed by questions and answers, with ample discussion.

    Please e-mail proposals by May 20, 2010 to Amira Aaron(

    Include in your proposal:

    - Title of presentation

    - Brief summary of proposed presentation

    - Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)

    - E-mail address(es) of presenter(s)

    Thank you for your participation!


    Amira Aaron

    Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources

    Northeastern University Libraries

    320 Snell Library

    Boston MA 02115