Category Archives: management

thinking beyond the technicalities: what happens next in e-resource management?

in the last 3 years of my work experience i’ve brought an e-resources management system to fruition, started a perpetual access inventory project, am in the middle of a thorough review of license agreements, tried a new usage statistics reporting … Continue reading

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disaster planning for e-resources

When a major content provider goes down, social networks light up with alerts from people noticing the problem, cries of alarm from students trying to finish last-minute projects, and reports from librarians of calls with database sales representatives with the … Continue reading

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perpetual pipe dream

let’s say your library subscribes to an e-journal package through a licensing consortium, a package that is licensed to grant perpetual access to the journal issues published during the time you are subscribed — that means you own the content … Continue reading

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’tis the season (for platform and interface changes!)

If you’re an academic e-resources librarian you know that during the school year you are in a holding pattern, continually looping to the right, with fingers crossed that e-resource platforms and interfaces remain stable and accessible. The goal of the … Continue reading

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trust in e-resources

lately i’ve been thinking a lot about trust related to e-resources, and that whether an e-resource “just works” or “is broken” affects our patrons’ perceptions of the library. we know from e-commerce that if a buyer has a poor experience … Continue reading

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Time to think

i’m working on chapter 6 of our book and have decided to include a section called “time to think.” the end of a marketing cycle is assessment, and that step feeds right back into the next cycle’s first step, project description. … Continue reading

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