Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management (Fundamentals Series)
Whether it’s schmoozing with vendor reps or poring over data, the rapidly evolving field of electronic resource management is always throwing something new your way. Alana Verminski and Kelly Marie Blanchat were once new on the job, crossing over from research instruction and the vendor side of scholarly publishing. They share what they’ve learned along the way in this hands-on guide. You’ll find quick answers on methods and tools that cut through the complexity of a role that’s still evolving. When you want to go deep, you’ll find recommended reading after every chapter. You’ll get advice on such topics as:Speak the lingo, explanation of jargons and acronyms in text with a Glossary for easy look-upKnow the full range of purchasing options from Big Deals to Unbundling to Pay per View.Conducting an overlap analysis to evaluate new content.Four ways to use COUNTER reports when evaluating renewalsUnderstanding the four types of authentication.Tips for activating open access targets in your knowledge baseQuestions to ask vendors about accessibilityCommon clauses of licensing agreements and what they mean.Triage approach to troubleshooting hitches in accessing articles.Four basic principles of usage statisticsConversation starters that will help build relationships with vendor repsFive steps to developing an effective marketing planFROM PROJECT PROPOSAL:Electronic resource management, a relatively new job function in librarianship, is quickly becoming central to collection development in academic libraries. New electronic resources librarians or veterans taking on a new role often lack comprehensive training. They face a steep learning curve rife with unfamiliar acronyms for processes, standards, tools, and vendor names. Written with the novice in mind, Fundamentals of Electronic Resource Management presents a foundation for processes and workflows adaptable to suit specific and local needs as well as background information, practical tips, and guidelines. As a “Fundamentals Series” title, its features include succinct chapters, references for further reading, useful summaries, section outlines, and checklists.Among the topics covered are vendor license agreements, tips on ways to effectively analyze usage statistics, emerging trends and concerns for managing open access content. The in-depth overview of the full lifecycle of electronic resources offers advice from a new subscription to activation and (re)evaluation.
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