Teaching Electronic Resource Management by Sheri Ross, St. Catherine University


Published on

Charleston Conference
Thursday, November 4, 2010
3:00 - 3:45 PM

Electronic Resource Management (ERM) is a specialization that impacts and is impacted by the work of librarians in public services, technical services and systems. All Library and Information Science (LIS) students that wish to work in libraries should have exposure to the standards, concepts and practices of ERM. While many LIS programs convey this knowledge in bits and pieces through existing courses, such as information organization, reference, collection management, acquisitions and serials, and information policy, other LIS programs pull this knowledge together into a single course. The objectives of this session are to 1) share successes and lessons learned from a recent ERM teaching experience and 2) begin a dialogue among LIS educators who currently teach or plan to teach an integrated ERM course. The presenter will convey her experience developing and teaching an ERM course at St. Catherine University during the fall semester of 2009. She will consider issues such as the appropriate balance between theory and practice, the breadth and depth of topics that should be covered, techniques for providing hands-on experience, and ways to reduce redundancy with coverage in other courses in the curriculum. The session will conclude with ample time for participants to ask questions and share their ideas and experiences.

Published in: Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Teaching Electronic Resource Management by Sheri Ross, St. Catherine University

  1. 1. Teaching Electronic Resource Management Sheri V. T. Ross MLIS Program, St. Catherine University Charleston Conference 2010
  2. 2. Objectives of the Session  Share experiences from a recent ERM teaching experience  Successes  Course Components  Challenges  Begin a dialog with other ERM educators  Ideas for collaboration  CUFTs Researcher
  3. 3. ERM Teaching Successes  Offered the course as a special topic  Convinced the faculty that such a course would offer unique content  Convinced students to enroll  Helped students understand how ERM fits into the profession they've been learning about  Developed a curriculum  Combined theory (new) with practice (limited)
  4. 4. Unit Theory Concepts Practice Evolution of Electronic Resource Management Stakeholder theory and organization theory Standards development in the ERM community Reviewing and engaging with ERM social networking venues Scholarly Communication Stakeholder theory and macroeconomic theory Scholarly communication, scholarly publishing, and serials in libraries Conducting a stakeholder analysis for the development of an institutional repository ERM Course Components
  5. 5. Unit Theory Concepts Practice Electronic Resource Management work flow Systems theory and organization theory DLF ERMI and the development of ERMS Coordinating administrative data with and without ERMs; work flow analysis Access, Authentication, and Administrative Interfaces Systems theory and networking theory Proxy servers; web site design and management Managing and branding subscriptions through administrative interfaces ERM Course Components
  6. 6. Unit Theory Concepts Practice Listing, Linking, and Reporting Systems theory and networking theory XML, A to Z lists, and openURL Defining institutional holdings and running reports in a knowledge base; resolving links Vendor Relations, Negotiation, and Licensing Stakeholder theory and game theory Information marketplace, contract law Reviewing, negotiating, and amending licenses ERM Course Components
  7. 7. Unit Theory Concepts Practice Evaluation, Selection, Deselection, and Preservation Microeconomic theory COUNTER and SUSHI, digital preservation options Managing use statistics, conducting cost- benefit analyses, and planning selection and deselection Managing Change in the Information Environment Organization theory Project management and case studies from the LIS literature Planning for change using project management and pitching solutions ERM Course Components
  8. 8. Teaching ERM Challenges  Finding vendors that would provide access to discovery and management tools for the purposes of teaching  Knowledge bases  Administrative interfaces  ERMS  Integrating new (and sometimes conflicting) theory areas into those already learned in the foundations courses
  9. 9. Share Your Thoughts  Is the work of ERM unique enough to justify its own course?  Is ERM mature enough to integrate into an MLIS curriculum?  What concepts would you add or remove from the course components list?  How do you or would you integrate the practical use of ERM technologies?
  10. 10. reSearcher  Produced by Simon Frasier  CUFTs Open Source Serials Management  GODOT Open Source Link Resolving  DbWIZ Open Source Federated Searching  Hosted service  http:// software.lib.sfu.ca/files/sfu.software.prices.pdf
  11. 11. Beginning a Dialog  An online forum to exchange pedagogical strategies  Collective suggestion to vendors to expand their graduate education offerings to include administrative interfaces, discovery tools and ERMs  Birds of a Feather discussion at ALISE and/or Lively lunch discussion at Charleston Conference
  12. 12. Contact Me Sheri V. T. Ross Assistant Professor MLIS Program, St. Catherine University St. Paul, MN 55406 svtross@stkate.edu
  13. 13. Thanks Have a great conference!