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SPEC Kit 316: Evaluating E-resources (July 2010)

SPEC Kit 316 re-examines the ways in which ARL member libraries have (re)structured themselves to identify the availability of new e-resources in the market; evaluate them as candidates for acquisition; decide to acquire/purchase the e-resources; evaluate them prior to their renewal to determine their continued utility; and publicize or market the new e-resources. Nearly identical questions were posed regarding purchases/licensing by consortia and by individual libraries, enabling comparisons in process to be made. This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of e-resource selection policies, e-resource request and evaluation procedures, descriptions of library and consortia e-resource selectors, job descriptions, and promotional methods.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 316 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
               

Fall Forum 2010: Cloud Sourcing Research Collections

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Achieving Strategic Change in Research Libraries," October 2010.

pdf ff10-malpas.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2010: 2CUL: A Transformative Research Library Partnership

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Achieving Strategic Change in Research Libraries," October 2010.

pdf ff10-neal.pdf

 
 
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