Extreme E-resources Endeavors #erl13 #2CUL

Jesse Koennecke (Cornell), Colleen Major (Columbia), and Boaz Nadav-Manes (Cornell) offered a 2CUL, tag-team presentation of various e-resource management efforts across their organizations.  Here are the highlights:

E-resource renewal calendar
Liaisons were able to find fund activity report data (Voyager) but this model was not working. Decided to leverage existing Voyager fund activity report and Google API to create a local instance of a renewal calendar. Subject librarians would subscribe to an any number of existing fund code renewal calendars. Created payment “events” also on the calendar. Integrates to staff’s own view of their calendar. Google calendar is searchable across calendar instances. See article Carroll, et al. (2012) and python code available.

Cornell PDA plans
Unique in that they include both print and electronic since not all content is available in electronic. Also have an optional shift with a segment of the plan to a Borrow Direct consortia PDA/DDA.

E-preferred Reserves
Student demand and course related usage peaks. Developed workflow for multi-user e-books to be used and purchased for reserve. The process includes faculty buy-in statement and checkpoint.

E-book strategic planning
Goal was to influence local practice but also to inform vendor practice. Considers factors such a licensing, business models, purchase model, usability, and ongoing review. Some key features include avoiding non-disclosure agreements, developing ILL ebook lending models, PDA/DDA options, and well documented and available APIs.

E-resource Interface working groups
Redesigning open URL results, including rank-ability; process for selector review of OA collections for discovery catalog. Monitoring and reporting functioning and usability problems with vendor interfaces using cognitive walk through (as a user would).

Pre-order online form built out of a form to deal with vendor supplied slips and WorldCat efforts to import order data. Get the request form to populate the order record that is then refined by a highly skilled person. Shows holdings across institutions at the form.

See #2CUL also at “You got a problem with that…” presentation Tuesday at 3:45pm.
Phase one is investigation and inventory of staffing levels. Phase two will look at problem-solving and tools.

  1. March 27th, 2013

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