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Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management
Alana Verminski & Kelly Marie Blanchat
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1541-7
 
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $65.00
 
 
 
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264 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 9780838915417
Year Published: 2017
AP Categories: A, C, I, X

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Whether it's networking with vendor reps or poring over data, the continually evolving field of electronic resources management (ERM) is always throwing something new your way. Alana Verminski and Kelly Marie Blanchat were once new on the job themselves, 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.  Cutting through the complexity of a role that’s changing rapidly, inside you’ll find to-the-point advice on methods and tools that will help you stay on top of things, including coverage of such key topics as
  • the full range of purchasing options, from Big Deals to unbundling to pay per view;
  • conversation starters that will help build productive relationships with vendor reps;
  • questions to ask vendors about accessibility;
  • common clauses of licensing agreements and what they mean;
  • understanding the four types of authentication;
  • using a triage approach to troubleshooting hitches in accessing articles;
  • conducting an overlap analysis to evaluate new content;
  • the basic principles of usage statistics, and four ways to use COUNTER reports when evaluating renewals;
  • tips for activating targets in your knowledge base;
  • five steps to developing an effective marketing plan; and
  • how to master the lingo, with clear explanations of jargon, important terms, and acronyms.
This guide to ERM fundamentals will prove invaluable, both as a primer for those preparing to enter the field as well as a ready reference for current practitioners.
Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1    Getting Your Feet Wet: A Background in Electronic Resources Management
Chapter 2    Ways to Pay: Understanding Electronic Resources Purchase Models
Chapter 3    Evaluating Content, Old and New
Chapter 4    Changing the Rules: Selecting and Managing Open Access Resources
Chapter 5    Negotiation and Licensing for Electronic Resources
Chapter 6    Keeping the Lights On: Setting Up and Maintaining Access
Chapter 7    Making Sense of Electronic Resources Usage Statistics: COUNTER and Beyond
Chapter 8    What You Might Want to Ask a Library Vendor (But Never Thought You Could)
Chapter 9    Techniques and Tools for Marketing Electronic Resources
Chapter 10    Emerging Trends and the Impact of Change on Electronic Resources Management
Appendix A    University of North Texas Libraries Open Access Resource Rubric
Appendix B    License Review Checklist
Glossary    Acronyms and Everyday Jargon—Things Every Electronic Resources Librarian Should Know
Index
About the Authors

Alana Verminski
is the collection development librarian at the Bailey/Howe Library at the University of Vermont. Her interest in electronic resources management began while working at the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library in St. Mary’s City, Maryland.

Kelly Marie Blanchat is the electronic resources support librarian at Yale University Library. Before joining Yale, Kelly worked as the electronic resources librarian at Queens College Libraries at the City University of New York and as an account specialist at Springer Science + Business Media.
 
 

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