Trends and challenges for electronic resource management

Glaisyer, Jay and Fortney, Lynn (2009). Trends and challenges for electronic resource management. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Medical Librarianship. Positioning the Profession: The Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-5). 31 August-4 September 2009.

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Author Glaisyer, Jay
Fortney, Lynn
Title of paper Trends and challenges for electronic resource management
Conference name Positioning the Profession: The Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 31 August-4 September 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The goal of medical librarians is to provide quality information for improved healthcare. The challenges presented by electronic resources add complexities which make us nostalgic for the simplicity of print. Medical librarians are charged with spending their scarce budgetary resources wisely to provide access to high quality, urgently needed content. Collection development decisions are driven by many factors. Price is just one. The challenge of finding the budgetary resources to meet continuing price increases will be demonstrated in this presentation by historical price lines for a sample of core clinical journals in medicine and nursing. The challenge for librarians who must now track changing pricing models, license terms, and hundreds of other data elements has been answered in part by electronic resource management systems (ERMs). Once a library purchases an ERM system, the next challenge is populating and maintaining the massive amounts of data associated with electronic resources. Without the data, an ERM system is just an expensive online filing cabinet. The trend now is toward automating the transfer of essential data between systems to ease the burden of manual data entry and improve accuracy. This presentation will propose how this process might work. Health librarians often face an additional challenge of providing electronic access to disparate users, and ensuring that access is granted to those who are entitled, while license conditions are observed and publishers' valuable content is protected from unauthorised use. This presentation will address the issue of authentication and will look at one solution available today.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword Electronic resource management
Electronic resources
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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