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Friday, November 6 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Review in Motion: Multi-Year Electronic Resources Review at UTA Libraries

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With a flat budget and ever increasing inflation for serials, UTA Libraries chose to embark on a multi-year electronic resources review process. Targeting low hanging fruits, the first step was to review subscription journals included in aggregator databases. This initial review process was also a relatively straightforward step to help new liaisons in a newly created Outreach & Scholarship department to get their “feet wet” with collection development. As liaisons become more acclimated, the second step in the following year is to review all subscription journals. Online only subscriptions are distributed amongst all liaisons, while Print + Online subscriptions are handled by more seasoned liaisons. Guidelines and metrics are created to facilitate the review in addition to liaisons’ empirical knowledge through their engagement with users. The third step is to review all databases and sustain a regular database review interval going forward. In the presentation, we will share with you our findings, guidelines, and metrics of the process.

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Peter Zhang

Associate University Librarian, Discovery & Technology, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
Associate University Librarian, Discovery & Technology at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. 
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Ashley Zmau

Serials Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Dallas County Community College District
Ashley is the Serials Cataloging and Metadata Librarian for the Dallas County Community College District. She is the co-author of Electronic Resources Librarianship a Practical Guide for Librarians and the forthcoming Electronic Resources Troubleshooting. Previously, Ashley was the... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott