The Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference is the first step to building a shared understanding about the unique medium of electronic resources and management and developing a supportive community for dissemination of basic practices and latest developments in the field.

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  • A Think Tank on the Future of eBooks 

    Baker, Gayle; Highsmith, Cheryl; Ryan, Christine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    A panel, comprised of well-respected electronic resource librarians, will discuss successful innovations for libraries with regards to eBooks. The panel will address the present practices and resources available today while ...
  • Continuing Access to Electronic Resources 

    Beals, Nancy; Junus, Ranti; Rhodes, Sarah; Rupp, Nathan; Smith, Kelly (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    Electronic resources are growing exponentially. Serials are only one example of this. Collection developers need firm criteria when they are thinking about moving their collection to an electronic environment. The ...
  • Improving Information Distribution Through Standards 

    Carpenter, Todd (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    Distribution of digital content would not be possible without standards. An increasing percentage of acquisitions budgets are earmarked to eResources and standardization of the ordering, access, and preservation processes ...
  • The Life & Times of an Embedded Librarian 

    Chilton, Galadriel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-21)
    In Fall 2007, Galadriel became the embedded librarian for four sections of a Communications Studies class, and in Spring 2008 she is the embedded librarian for 3 sections of the same course. This presentation reviews what ...
  • A Matter of Semantics? : Intelligence, Open Data, and the Future of ERM 

    Blackburn, Jonathan; Hall, Mason R. K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    What would it mean if all electronic resource systems and discovery tools drew their underlying knowledgebase from a common repository of eResource metadata maintained cooperatively by the library community? This presentation ...
  • E-Resources Usage Data: Apples to Oranges and Fixing Holes 

    Boston, George; Whang, Michael; Hogarth, Margaret; Schader, Barbara (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    This presentation is intended to illustrate how the Western Michigan University Libraries and the University of California, Riverside Libraries gather, store and access statistics, and how they are utilized to develop, ...
  • The Usage Data Big Picture: A Look at the Collection Analysis Tools and Usage Standards Currently Available, and the Important Questions Still Surrounding Usage Data 

    Stamison, Christine; Mouw, James; Cohn, Kevin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    The availability and application of online usage data continues to grow. Usage statistics are now considered a crucial tool in collection analysis. Yet usage data is not the only measure of value and important questions ...
  • User-Centered Technical Support of E-resources 

    Wessel, Sarah E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    Technical support requires many areas of the library to communicate and collaborate to ensure the best resolution to the users' needs and their effective use of electronic resources. Organizational structure and procedures ...
  • Automating Retrieval and Reporting of Database Usage Statistics for a Consortium 

    Campbell, Susan B.; McGill, Jim (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    College Center for Library Automation is developing an automated vendor statistics system (AVS) to automate retrieval and reporting of usage statistics for Florida’s 28 community colleges. Early tests of the AVS suggest ...
  • CORE: Cost of Resource Exchange 

    Aipperspach, Jeff; Koppel, Ted; Riding, Ed (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    Libraries are beginning to purchase Electronic Resource Management systems to help them track the increasingly large percentage of their budgets allocated to electronic resources. However, ERM systems are not always ...
  • Electronic Resources in a Next Generation Catalog 

    Robertson, Wendy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    The University of Iowa recently implemented Primo, a next generation catalog. We included not only our traditional MARC catalog, but our electronic resources database, A-Z list, materials in ContentDM and Libraries website. ...
  • eTracker: Improving Electronic Resources Management by Optimizing Your ILS 

    England, Deberah (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    Increase efficiencies and gain control of troubleshooting calls and ongoing electronic resources maintenance by utilizing the Millennium Serials module as a tracking system. This system, "eTracker," provides not only a ...
  • The Canadian Federal e-Library 

    Miller-Gatenby, Katherine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    The Canadian Federal eLibrary is a recently initiated horizontal activity to provide access to key information resources to Canadian federal public servants, involving a number of libraries, representing a variety of ...
  • The Name Game: Creating Organization Name Authority Within an ERM 

    Blake, Kristen; Samples, Jacquie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    This presentation describes North Carolina State University’s creation of an authority file for organization names within its electronic resources management system to enhance tracking and reporting capabilities. The ...
  • Why Unlock Your Link Resolver’s "Black Box"? The Answer Lies In Your Strategic Plan 

    Brooks-Kieffer, Jamene (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    Libraries can encourage organizational change by training employees to explore their link resolver's "black box" qualities. K-State Libraries’ SFX administrator created a series of classes for all interested staff to ...
  • The Inexorable March to Online Only Journal Subscriptions: Varied Criteria, Unexpected Ramifications, and Coping Strategies 

    Smith, Kelly; Thompson, Pat (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    There is not a “one size fits all” approach to shifting journal collections from print to online only, nor are there existing “best practices” for tackling this problem. The presenters will address criteria used by different ...
  • Promoting and Marketing E-Resources 

    Alford, Emily (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-21)
    This paper will focus on how academic libraries can promote and market their eResources. What works? What doesn’t? How do we educate our users about changes, updates, and information about our eResources.
  • Expanded Search Premier Complete: Librarian and Undergraduate Attitudes Toward Interdisciplinary Aggregated Databases 

    Fry, Amy; Gilbert, Julie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-19)
    What do librarians want from full-text, interdisciplinary databases, and do they really meet the needs of students? The speakers will present the results of a recent survey on librarian expectations and perceived student ...
  • Transforming Into Effective Electronic Resource Management Organizations 

    Walters, Tyler O.; Carrico, Jeff (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-19)
    Libraries are experiencing rapid evolution into an environment of increasingly digital resources, where building a strong collaborative relationship between the acquisition of information resources and technological support ...
  • Consortial Networks and Publishers: Partnering in a Sea of Competition 

    Downing, Jeff; Martire, Chris; O'Doherty, Sean (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-20)
    It is no secret: libraries face daily and ever-increasing competition. Within this sea of competition, however, publishers and regionally-based consortial networks are forging partnerships. Attendees will hear from ...

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