The ABCs of ERM: Demystifying Electronic Resource Management for Public and Academic Librarians (Paperback)

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Despite their being visible, valuable, and expensive components of public and academic library collections, electronic resources remain somewhat mysterious to many librarians. How do you deal with vendors, how do you decide which e-resources to buy, how do you optimize access for remote users, and perhaps most importantly, how do you motivate your public to use them?

Created by three front-line practitioners, this guide answers all of those questions and more, offering practical advice to information professionals involved in any aspect of electronic resource management--from selecting, acquiring, and activating to managing, promoting, and deselecting. It features clear instructions along with definitions, checklists, FAQs, and sidebars comprising sensible tips and anecdotal asides for the involved librarian. Written in a lively style and brimming with helpful information, this is the guide you'll wish you had in library school, and a resource you will refer to again and again.

About the Author

Jessica Zellers worked in small, medium, and large public libraries before more recently switching to academic libraries. Formerly an Electronic Resources Librarian, she is now Collection Development Librarian at Western Carolina University.Tina M. Adams, Electronic Resources Librarian at Western Carolina University, is a former reference, instruction, and distance education librarian. Her experience in both public services and online and distance education allows her to bring a patron-centric vision to technical services.Katherine Hill is Electronic Resources and Distance Education Librarian at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she focuses on bringing the sometimes disparate worlds of public and technical services together.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781440855801
ISBN-10: 1440855803
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication Date: January 31st, 2018
Pages: 244
Language: English