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ItemE-Books: The Mobile Friendly Choice(2015-05-27) Mastrodonato, TheresaThe Lewis J. Ort Library offers access to e-books 24/7. This session will show participants how to search for, access and download e-books on mobile devices. Tips about other electronic resources will also be included within this session. ItemElectronic Books Primer: Acquisition, Access and Processing(2011-09) Lowe, Randall A.; Williams, VirginiaBeginning with a brief history and context, this white paper addresses issues related to electronic books at Frostburg State University including: acquisition models, selection, access and discovery, and processing. ItemERM Ideas & Innovations: Electronic Resources Management in the Time of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities Experienced by Six Academic Libraries(2021-09-08) Lowe, Randall A.; Chirombo, Fanuel; Coogan, John F.; Dodd, Alexander; Hutchinson, Corrie; Nagata, JudithLibrarians from six diverse public and private higher education institutions describe the challenges their libraries have experienced, as well as the operational opportunities that have arisen, in managing electronic resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the environment that precipitated these challenges is temporary, some of the solutions implemented to address them will represent permanent changes to library operations. ItemERM Ideas & Innovations: How to Evaluate and License an E-Resource During a Pandemic (Without Scheduling a Meeting)(2020-12-02) Lowe, Randall A.The COVID-19 virus pandemic of 2020 thrust libraries into managing situations many never imagined they would have to face. The author details one academic library’s experience in successfully evaluating, trialing and licensing a faculty-requested electronic resource subscription during the health pandemic in the face of significant fiscal challenges and describes the ways in which following established procedures as well as a set of principles that encourages open dialogue with faculty, administrators and vendors contributed to the positive outcome. ItemERM Ideas & Innovations: Learning to Think Like a Patron: Improving User Experience, E-Resources Management, and Departmental Outcomes Beyond COVID-19(2022-05-02) Dodd, Alexander; Kramer, Amanda; Zumbrun, Emily A.; Lowe, Randall A.Two years after the onset of the COVID-19 health pandemic, electronic resources librarians are assessing how the work in their libraries has changed and determining if certain modifications made to services and workflow processes are, in fact, transformational. The authors detail how service changes and telework during the pandemic affected e-resources workflows and interdepartmental collaboration in two academic libraries, and how these experiences will have an effect in improving their organizational cultures and the patron experience moving forward. ItemERM Ideas & Innovations: Operationalizing a Consortial E-Resources Assessment and Reporting Plan(2021-03-10) Lowe, Randall A.; Owusu, Erica; Li, Deborah K.; LibraryThe authors detail the operationalization of a library consortium’s electronic resources assessment and reporting plan, including the implementation of procedures to collect and archive usage data, as well as the development of a sustainable annual reporting process. Despite finding that implementing a practical e-resources assessment plan for a consortium is possible even with limited available human resources, significant challenges related to data collection continue to limit the ability of library consortia to undertake more holistic assessments of the overall value of their procured e-resources. ItemImplementation & Management of a Consortial Demand-Driven E-Books Pilot: The USMAI Experience(2015-05-26) Lowe, Randall A.; Aldana, LyndaThe article focuses on the demand-driven (DDA) electronic book pilot program by the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium. Topics discussed include focus of the program to identify problems and advantages related to electronic resources, launch of Limited Access/Lending consortial model by Novanet consortium providing access to all members and, parameters of the program such as Short-Term Loans (STLs) providing access to e-books.