Electronic Resources Librarianship: A Practical Guide for Librarians

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Rowman & Littlefield, 31 aug. 2018 - 194 pagina's
Electronic Resources Librarianship: A Practical Guide for Librarians will help new e-resources librarians to hit the ground running. Simultaneously a step-by-step guide and comprehensive toolkit, the book walks readers through their first few days on the job, giving them the practical skills to immediately begin engaging with vendors, diagnosing access issues, tracking usage, and making well-informed retention decisions. Further, it sets readers up for long-term success by talking about project planning and goal setting in an environment of continuous change, as well as advice on how to pass on their newly acquired e-resource knowledge to others.

This easy-to-read guide addresses several ever-present issues for both new and established e-resource librarians: the need for concrete tools to implement in their day-to-day tasks, the need to gain goal setting and project management skills to thrive and not just survive, and the need to overcome feelings of anxiety and isolation.

Acting as a ready reference, Electronic Resources Librarianship will help steer librarians through the intricacies of the daily e-resource grind while giving them the tools and the confidence to handle even the most complex challenges.

Special Features include:

  • Extensive technology toolkit
  • Sample worksheets, email scripts, and checklists
  • Real-world troubleshooting problems and solutions
  • Practical strategies for organizing and prioritizing work
  • Comprehensive list of support groups, so readers are never at a dead end
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Part I TOOLS TERMINOLOGY SKILLS AND CONCEPTS
1
Chapter 1 Electronic Resources in Libraries
3
Chapter 2 Lets Talk Tech
9
Chapter 3 Working with Vendors
29
Chapter 4 Acquisitions
41
Chapter 5 The Help Desk
63
Chapter 6 Licensing
81
Chapter 7 Usage Statistics and Collection Assessment
95
Chapter 9 Your First Ninety Days
117
Chapter 10 Goal Setting and Time Management
131
Chapter 11 Training Others
145
Chapter 12 Support Systems
153
Appendix 1 License Review Checklist
159
Questions You Need Answered
165
People You Need to Meet
167
Index
171

Chapter 8 Collection Development
105
Part II A PATH TO SUCCESS
115
About the Authors
175
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Over de auteur (2018)

Holly Talbott currently works as the Electronic Resources and Licensing Librarian at the University of Arizona. Previously, she was the Electronic Resources Librarian at Lasell College and the E-serials Specialist at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Ashley Zmau has over five years’ experience working with electronic resources. She currently works in the Acquisitions Department for the Dallas County Community College District. Previously, she was the Assistant Librarian for E-resources at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Electronic Resources Management Librarian at Southern Methodist University.

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