Category Archives: license agreements

our e-resource management system turns 2

Happy birthday, ERM! Two years ago today we met our trainer from Innovative Interfaces to set up the new module that would help us manage our growing collection of electronic resources. Here we are, two years later, with a fully … Continue reading

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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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JSTOR content and “ownership”

Libraries have been in the process of weeding print journal titles in favor of the e-format for years now. Some libraries are using their JSTOR backfile collections as their guides for which print to discard; if the title is in … Continue reading

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transferred right into nonexistence

i talked to a publisher rep yesterday about the situation with transferred titles and i’m afraid it is more stomach-churning than i anticipated. we recently discovered that an e-journal title to which we should have perpetual (i.e., forever) access had … Continue reading

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plain language spoken here

Part of my job as the e-resources librarian is to negotiate the language of license agreements for e-resources that my library purchases or subscribes. After you’ve read a few licenses it is easy to pick up on language that is … 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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