ERM Ideas & Innovations: Operationalizing a Consortial E-Resources Assessment and Reporting Plan

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The 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.