Oh No, Not This Renewal Again: Using Electronic Resource Management to Take Control of Your Acquisitions (F7)

Date/Time: Monday, July 16, 2018: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Speakers: Anna Forsher, HBR Consulting; Constance Ard, Hogan Lovells; Stacy Pangilinan, DLA Piper

As library collections continue to shift from print to online, electronic resources management (ERM) has become increasingly important…and complicated, especially when it comes to acquisitions. When an invoice to renew a product arrives in your inbox, do you have the information you need to make decisions and get approval pro-actively, or are you relying on inefficient systems to obtain data and budget costs? Does your staff have the tools and training to handle the e-resource lifecycle, or is nobody taking ownership? Are you able to make informed assessments about resources as the subscriptions come due, or do you find yourself filled with dread and saying, “Oh no, not this renewal again”?

In this session, participants will consider the challenges to creating ERM procedures and learn how to overcome these obstacles using best practices and leveraging technology. Participants will be able to take a model procedure and customize it to their own organizations.

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