This hands-on guide provides both new and seasoned information professionals with a practical foundation for electronic resources management: how it came to be, where it is today and the essential tools needed to get the job done.
Electronic resources management is a dynamic and ever-changing area of librarianship. Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management cuts through the complexity of the role and offers advice on methods, tools and workflows with emphasis on the interconnection between workflows and systems.
Content covered includes:
- the full range of purchasing options, from unbundling package subscriptions to pay per view
- evaluating both new content and current resources
- common clauses in licensing agreements and what they mean
- selecting and managing open access resources
- understanding methods of e-resources access authentication
- using a triage approach to troubleshoot electronic resources access issues
- the basic principles of usage statistics, and ways to use COUNTER reports when evaluating renewals
- tips for activating targets in a knowledge base
- marketing tools and techniques
- clear explanations of jargon, important terms, and acronyms.
Readership: This guide will prove invaluable, both as an introduction for those preparing to enter the field, as well as a ready reference for current practitioners.