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As electronic resources become more prevalent in Academic Libraries, communication between Electronic Resources Librarians and other departments such as Reference or Interlibrary Loan becomes ...

As electronic resources become more prevalent in Academic Libraries, communication between Electronic Resources Librarians and other departments such as Reference or Interlibrary Loan becomes increasingly important. The results of a survey of Academic Librarians regarding interdepartmental communication shall be presented along with a demonstration of the Intranet used by Montana State University Libraries.

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    Remember three weeks ago when you couldn't access...? Remember three weeks ago when you couldn't access...? Presentation Transcript

    • Remember 3 Weeks Ago When… Liz BabbittElectronic Resources and Libraries Austin, TX February 2010
    • Liz BabbittElectronic Resources Librarian Montana State University Bozeman, Montana
    • Me Me Me!! Librarian for 15 years ERL for one year Both Academic and Public Reference Librarian Work at the Reference Desk 3 hours per week It’s important to me as an ERL that other library staff know what’s happening so they can assist Users.
    • Looking Ahead: Survey of communication between ERLs and other library units Montana State University’s Intranet Questions
    • Questions?? Askat any time during the presentation
    • Methodology Survey Monkey Professional Open December 15 – January 24 12-18 questions Hypothesis: that larger libraries would be more likely to have implemented a formal system for communicating between library units 565 respondents Survey sent to 11 Listservs
    • Survey sent to : Acqnet-L STS-L (ACRL Sci-tech) Collib-L (ALA) AutoCat-L DigRef-L DocLine-L and Odyssey-L (ILL) ERL-L Lib-license-L Serialist-L Web4Lib-L
    • Findings:
    • Us and Them ;) ERLs 25%Them75%
    • Primary Department Serials Other 4% 14%Systems Acquisitions 6% 30% ER 3% Admin Reference 2% 20% ILL Cataloging Public 6% 9% Services 6%
    • Years in Current JobAll Positions ERLs> 7 years 35.1 > 7years 20.84-7 years 21.6 4-7years 22.21-3 years 33.5 1-3 years 39.6 < 1 year 9.8 < 1 year 17.4 0 20 40 0 20 40 Percentage Percentage
    • Is There a System in Place All respondents 25% Yes No 75%
    • Size of Campus by Student FTE Student FTE 10% < 1,000 FTE 43% 1,001-9,999 FTE 47% > 10,000
    • Is There a System in Place?All Respondents 74.8 25.2More than 9999 76.7 23.31000-9999 FTE 75.3 24.7Less than 1000 64.3 35.7 0 20 40 60 80 100 Yes No
    • Size of Library by Staff FTE Size of Library by Staff FTE 55% Fewer than 10 FTE 11-99 FTE 100 or more 17% 28% FTE
    • Is There a System in Place? All Respondents 74.8 25.2more than 99 FTE 76.3 23.7 11-99 FTE 74.4 25.6 less than 10 FTE 73.7 26.3 0 20 40 60 80 100 Yes No
    • Branch Libraries on Campus Yes No 54% 46%
    • Branch Libraries on Campus No Branch Libraries 72.5 27.5Have Branch Libraries 76.6 23.4
    • Universities with Branch Campuses or Affiliates Yes No 58% 42%
    • Universities with Branch Campuses or Affiliates No Branch Campuses 72.3 27.7With Branch Campuses 77.5 22.5
    • Outside student and fac No Yes 44% 56%
    • Primary System Used100 90 Email 80 80.7 70 1 60 50 40 30 20 Blog Intranet Paper Form Wiki 10 3.7 2.5 0.9 0.9 0 1 1 1 1
    • How many years in place 6% 16% 8% < 1 year 1-2 years 19% 3-5 years > 5 years Do Not Know 51%
    • Information Reported Other 6.6Licensing among branch campuses 20.1 Wish list 34.2 Trial evaluation 45.3 Database or journal failure to ERL 72.4 Vendor maintenance 77.8 Database or journal failure from… 78.1 Trials and new databases 85.3
    • Library Units involved Other 6.6 Circulation 8.7Branches on other campuses 9.3 Branches on campus 9.3 ILL 12.3 Systems 16.2 Cataloging 18.9 Reference 20.7 All units 73.3
    • Is There a System in Place All respondents 25% Yes No 75%
    • Future Implementation?No 84.7Yes 15.3
    • No Plans to Implement Branch •No: 63.8% Libraries? •Yes: 36.2% Branch •No: 48.6%Campuses? •Yes: 51.4% •<1000: 9.5%Student FTE •1,001-9,999: 52.4% •>9,999: 38.1%
    • MSU Staff Intranet Since 2005From Staff Computers or Log in and Password from offsite Managed by MSU Libraries Systems Department
    • MSU Intranet
    • Collection Development Team
    • CD Discussion Board
    • Error Log
    • Error Log Detail
    • Lessons and a Look Forward: Survey worded too closely to our organizational set up Misinterpretation is difficult to avoid Interested in perceptions and perceived effectiveness
    • Questions? Concerns?Comments?
    • Liz Babbitt lbabbitt@montana.eduElectronic Resources LibrarianMontana State UniversityBozeman, Montana