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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.

 
 

SPEC Kit 279: Evaluating Library Instruction (December 2003)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 279 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »

 
 

SPEC Kit 267: User Authentication (December 2001)

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SPEC Kit 253: Networked Information Resources (December 1999)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 253 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »

 
 

SPEC Kit 220: Internet Training in ARL Libraries (March 1997)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 220 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »

 
 
 
 

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