(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)
As part of the CARLI PDA (Professional Development Alliance) webinar offerings, the E-Resources Learning Series explores how library workers can troubleshoot e-resources, keep up with current trends in the field, and develop innovative methods of managing e-resources at their library. Library workers from all experience levels are invited to attend. Attendees will walk away feeling more empowered to address e-resources management at their libraries.
Registration is required for each session.
This learning series is a collaboration of programs hosted by CARLI, LOUIS, and NC LIVE.
“The Link Didn’t Work, Now What? Troubleshooting Patron Reports of E-Resources Linking Problems”
Tuesday, November 1, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT
Whether from the link resolver, the library catalog/discovery platform, or a vendor’s interface, our patrons will find links to articles that don’t work. How can librarians investigate these reports? Denise Green at CARLI will cover basics of investigating, solving and (hopefully) reducing such errors in today’s academic research library. Some examples will focus on Alma/PrimoVE, however the general troubleshooting principles apply to all library systems and interfaces.
“Addressing Accessibility in E-Resources Licensing”
Thursday, November 10, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT
How do you make sure accessibility is addressed in your e-resources offerings? You write it into your library’s license agreements! But licensing can be very complicated and vague, which is why many libraries don’t know what to include or to ask for. Jenny Taylor from CARLI will talk briefly about why accessibility is important, but mostly will focus on what we should be expecting from vendors to make our e-resources accessible and keep vendors accountable.
“Vendor Relations: More Than Invoices and Sales Calls!”
Thursday, November 10, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT
Jenn Brosek, Collection Strategist at UNC Charlotte and Jacob Daoud, Academic Library Consultant (Gale, a Cengage Company) will introduce the variety of ways librarians can partner with vendors to support their libraries. They will discuss the importance of thinking out of the box, not hesitating to ask for what you want, how to handle the good and the bad things that may come up, and much more.
“E-Resources Discussion Forum”
Thursday, November 10, 2:00-2:45 PM CDT
Join attendees from our member libraries to discuss key topics from the E-Resource Learning Series, brainstorm solutions, and identify new projects to pursue at your library. This is a discussion session that will involve breakout rooms and be driven by the interests of participants. Be prepared to share!