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An Introduction to
E-Resources
eThekwini Municipality Libraries
Kusturie Moodley
March 2015
About me!
• Acquisition & E-Resources Librarian
• Working with e-resources since 2006
• Involved with Institutional Reposi...
Questions?
Please stop me and ask anytime during the
presentation
What are e-resources?
An electronic resource is any information
resource that can be accessed an electronic
format……….
• E...
Advantages
• Up-to-date information
• Convenient: information is at your
fingertips
• Saves time
• E-resources can be view...
More Advantages
• Saves space in library
• Saves human resources/staff time in
some areas
• No more missing books!
Disadvantages
• Technical barriers – hardware and
software, network connection, etc.
• Infrastructure snags - bandwidth an...
E-resources life cycle
E-resources life cycle
Copyright and DRM
• License agreements – copies for class?
• Can print certain number of pages
• Must cite/reference elect...
Open Access Resources
• Growing trend in academic community
that information should be “free” to all
• Open archiving, pre...
About me!
• Acquisition & E-Resources Librarian
• Working with e-resources since 2006
• Involved with Institutional Reposi...
Questions?
Kusturie Moodley kmoodley@dut.ac.za
Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Librarian
Durban University of Technology Library
...
References
• Blanchat, K. & Verminski, A. 2015. Making it your own:
transitioning into a new electronic resources role.
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Introduction to e-resources

  1. 1. An Introduction to E-Resources eThekwini Municipality Libraries Kusturie Moodley March 2015
  2. 2. About me! • Acquisition & E-Resources Librarian • Working with e-resources since 2006 • Involved with Institutional Repository from • 2006 - 2012 • Academic Libraries
  3. 3. Questions? Please stop me and ask anytime during the presentation
  4. 4. What are e-resources? An electronic resource is any information resource that can be accessed an electronic format………. • E-journals • Scholarly databases • E-books • E-zines • E-theses and dissertations (ETDs) • E-newspapers
  5. 5. Advantages • Up-to-date information • Convenient: information is at your fingertips • Saves time • E-resources can be viewed from most electronic devices • Numerous Value-added features: search facilities, audio, video, graphics, dictionary, links to other databases, etc. • Easy to use and disseminate
  6. 6. More Advantages • Saves space in library • Saves human resources/staff time in some areas • No more missing books!
  7. 7. Disadvantages • Technical barriers – hardware and software, network connection, etc. • Infrastructure snags - bandwidth and load shedding issues, etc. • Require skills and training • Costs to acquire e-resources can be high - technology and content
  8. 8. E-resources life cycle
  9. 9. E-resources life cycle
  10. 10. Copyright and DRM • License agreements – copies for class? • Can print certain number of pages • Must cite/reference electronic source
  11. 11. Open Access Resources • Growing trend in academic community that information should be “free” to all • Open archiving, pre-prints, post-prints, open access, self archiving, institutional repositories, OER
  12. 12. About me! • Acquisition & E-Resources Librarian • Working with e-resources since 2006 • Involved with Institutional Repository from • 2006 - 2012 • Academic Libraries http://www.slideshare.net/amverminski/making-it-your-own-transitioning-into-a-new-electronic-resources-role-blanchat-and-verminski-erl-2015?qid=520e5933-e90a-4df2- aca1-7a5f953ba4d8&v=default&b=&from_search=1
  13. 13. Questions?
  14. 14. Kusturie Moodley kmoodley@dut.ac.za Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Librarian Durban University of Technology Library @KusturieM Thank you
  15. 15. References • Blanchat, K. & Verminski, A. 2015. Making it your own: transitioning into a new electronic resources role. Available: http://www.slideshare.net/amverminski/making-it- your-own-transitioning-into-a-new-electronic- resources-role-blanchat-and-verminski-erl- 2015?qid=520e5933-e90a-4df2-aca1- 7a5f953ba4d8&v=default&b=&from_search=1 [Accessed March 16, 2015] • Weir, R.O. 2012. Managing Electronic Resources: A LITA Guide

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