I conducted a survey in 2013 to determine whether libraries were tracking their perpetual access entitlements, but it did not thoroughly explore how librarians were managing this process. This program will build on that survey and explore specific techniques for tracking perpetual access. The session will focus on commonly used systems as identified in my survey, including integrated library systems, electronic resource management systems, OpenURL knowledgebases, and spreadsheets. The program will discuss what information should be tracked, how best to leverage different sorts of systems, and how to address challenges identified in previous research. These recommendations will be developed through correspondence and interviews with other professionals, as well as the existing literature and best practices.
Electronic Resources Librarian, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Chris Bulock is currently the Electronic Resources Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has been a NASIG member since 2011, and is on the Electronic Communications Committee. Chris is the chair of the Commercial Products Committee of the Consortium for Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.