Twelve Step Program for Better Electronic Serials Management Jill Emery Head of Acquisitions University of Texas Libraries...
Communication <ul><li>You hold the power </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor tools  getting better </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers  gett...
Take Inventory of Access Points <ul><li>Google/Ask.com </li></ul><ul><li>Courseware Links </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty/Depart...
No Database of Record <ul><li>Today’s computing environment is distributed </li></ul><ul><li>In order to provide access at...
Cannot Do Everything <ul><li>There are some print processes that no longer need the same attention to detail </li></ul><ul...
Troubleshooting
Understanding the Electronic Publishing Marketplace <ul><li>No one way of producing publications anymore </li></ul><ul><li...
Make Peace with Google <ul><li>Leverage usage of Google thru tools they provide </li></ul><ul><li>Mash-up information stre...
Understand & Use Standards <ul><li>Distributed computing requires standardization to work </li></ul><ul><li>Become familia...
Awareness of New Web-based Tools <ul><li>Best place to stay up on new technology is here:  </li></ul><ul><li>http://lifeha...
Be Impatient <ul><li>Patrons do not wait for access problem resolution, they move on to accessible resources </li></ul><ul...
Get to Yes By Saying No <ul><li>In a license negotiation, don’t be afraid to say no to terms that do not work for your lib...
Embrace the Serials Community <ul><li>Become a member of the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section </li></ul><ul><li>Join NAS...
Jill Emery <ul><li>University of Texas Libraries at Austin </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>512.495.466...
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The librarian’s twelve step program for electronic serials

  1. 1. Twelve Step Program for Better Electronic Serials Management Jill Emery Head of Acquisitions University of Texas Libraries at Austin
  2. 2. Communication <ul><li>You hold the power </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor tools getting better </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers getting better </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to help communicate better on the job: e-discussion lists, blogs, chat, alerts, erms </li></ul>
  3. 3. Take Inventory of Access Points <ul><li>Google/Ask.com </li></ul><ul><li>Courseware Links </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty/Department Web Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Citation Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Find Journals Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog </li></ul>
  4. 4. No Database of Record <ul><li>Today’s computing environment is distributed </li></ul><ul><li>In order to provide access at point of need, librarians, publishers, & vendors need to accept distributed mindset </li></ul><ul><li>None of us are quite there yet </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cannot Do Everything <ul><li>There are some print processes that no longer need the same attention to detail </li></ul><ul><li>Look at cost/benefit ratios of activities </li></ul><ul><li>Get buy-in for priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Propose re-training opportunities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Troubleshooting
  7. 7. Understanding the Electronic Publishing Marketplace <ul><li>No one way of producing publications anymore </li></ul><ul><li>Various models for purchasing access </li></ul><ul><li>Different models work for different constituents </li></ul><ul><li>Print-on-demand starting to emerge </li></ul>
  8. 8. Make Peace with Google <ul><li>Leverage usage of Google thru tools they provide </li></ul><ul><li>Mash-up information streams for researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Provide links to Google Books </li></ul>
  9. 9. Understand & Use Standards <ul><li>Distributed computing requires standardization to work </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with NISO & their work </li></ul><ul><li>Attend conference sessions & webinars on standards applications </li></ul>
  10. 10. Awareness of New Web-based Tools <ul><li>Best place to stay up on new technology is here: </li></ul><ul><li>http://lifehacker.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Other blogs , pick your favorite technology guru & follow their postings </li></ul>
  11. 11. Be Impatient <ul><li>Patrons do not wait for access problem resolution, they move on to accessible resources </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait long for invoices </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hesitate to notify staff & patrons about down times </li></ul>
  12. 12. Get to Yes By Saying No <ul><li>In a license negotiation, don’t be afraid to say no to terms that do not work for your library </li></ul><ul><li>With publishers & vendors, do not be afraid to politely say service isn’t up to expectations </li></ul>
  13. 13. Embrace the Serials Community <ul><li>Become a member of the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section </li></ul><ul><li>Join NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group) </li></ul><ul><li>Read Serials, Serials Librarian, & Serials Review </li></ul><ul><li>Join ERiL e-discussion list </li></ul>
  14. 14. Jill Emery <ul><li>University of Texas Libraries at Austin </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>512.495.4660 </li></ul>
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