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As libraries continue to move more of their resources from print to the electronic format, the difficulty of promoting the use of that content has become apparent. The traditional promotional techniques for print resources, such as putting the new items on a “new book shelf” near the front door or keeping heavily used items at the reference desk, do not work for resources in an electronic format because there are no physical volumes to view. How, then, do libraries best connect their patrons to appropriate electronic resources? We’ll be talking about how you can get started right away with developing a marketing plan for electronic resources at your library.
Presented at the 2013 Mississippi State University Libraries eResource & Emerging Technologies Summit (http://blogs.library.msstate.edu/msuleets/)