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List of abbreviations
About the authors
Chapter 1: Emerging technical services models in the context of the past
Changes felt throughout technical services
From ownership to access
Blurring technical and public services
Automation as a trigger for downsizing
Organizational change as a mark of innovation
The first wave: accommodating electronic resources in a print-centric structure
The second wave: reorganizing to support the growth of electronic resources
Beginnings of the third wave: holistic electronic resource management
Learning from library automation
The role of sharing
The third wave: new organizational models
Preparing for the third wave
Chapter 2: Electronic resource management: staffing and workflow
Serials librarianship shifts electronic
Electronic resource librarians: the public face of technical services
Workflow models: distribution or centralization
Defining electronic resource management and the role of new systems
Beyond electronic resource management
The present state of staffing
Chapter 3: Electronic resource management systems: implementation and transformation
ERMS development triggered by the Digital Library Federation
The standards problem
A new paradigm: resource management
Resource management in the cloud
Applying resource management to academic libraries
Resource management as a catalyst for change within libraries
Chapter 4: Discovery systems, layers and tools, and the role of the electronic resources librarian
The evolution of the language of discovery
Themes of future development
The role of technical services
Discovery in a broader context
Chapter 5: Academic library consortia and the evolving role of electronic resources and technology
A brief history
Buying together = saving money together
Information technology and consortia
Electronic resources management
Speaking together for greater influence
Predictions on future trends
Chapter 6: Conclusion: e-books and the future of technical services
Defining the e-book
E-books as a different reading experience
E-books in the academic environment
Digital rights management
The e-book acquisitions workflow and its placement within technical services
The effect on the library as a whole
A significant shift is taking place in libraries, with the purchase of e-resources accounting for the bulk of materials spending. Electronic Resource Management makes the case that technical services workflows need to make a corresponding shift toward e-centric models and highlights the increasing variety of e-formats that are forcing new developments in the field.
Six chapters cover key topics, including: technical services models, both past and emerging; staffing and workflow in electronic resource management; implementation and transformation of electronic resource management systems; the role of the electronic resource librarian in discovery systems, layers and tools; and academic library consortia and the evolving role of electronic resources and technology. The leading chapters include case studies from around the world, and a concluding chapter focuses on the disruptive nature of e-books and how broad adoption of this format is emerging as the tipping point towards holistic ‘resource management’, where separate technical services processes for print and electronic resources are finally merged.
- An emphasis on ‘access’ within the new technical services model
- Focuses on the unique attributes of electronic resource management that are distinct from traditional print serials workflows
- Covers consortia and how membership affects electronic resource management workflows, priorities, and technical processes
Professional academic librarians who work primarily in technical services, electronic resource management, acquisitions, and library systems
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- © Chandos Publishing 2012
- 9th October 2012
- Chandos Publishing
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Anne C. Elguindi is the Director of Information Delivery Services at the American University Library in Washington, D.C., responsible for the Electronic Resources Management, Access Services, Cataloging Services, and Acquisitions units. Prior to this she was a Reference and Data Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Public Services Librarian at Western Piedmont Community College, USA.
Kari Schmidt is the Electronic Resources Librarian and Head of the Electronic Resources Management Unit at the American University Library in Washington, D.C. Prior to this she held the same post at the University of Maryland and was Assistant Director for Resource Management at Georgetown University’s Medical Center Library, USA.
American University Library, USA
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