is the primary contact.
While the principles and resources to develop a healthcare library’s print resources are well understood, the conversion of a print collection to an electronic collection or the development of an electronic-only collection can be challenging for health science librarians. Developing an electronic collection requires not only a collection development plan and strategy but also an awareness of the difference in use of electronic and print materials, their respective advances and disadvantages, as well as some understanding of the technology of electronic access. Focusing on electronic books and journals, this course is a beginning level but assumes some understanding of the basic principles of collection development. Selection of electronic bibliographic or informational databases and point-of-care products are not the focus of this course.
|CE Contact Hours:
||4 hr live/6 hr online
||Leadership and Management, Health Sciences Resource Management
||Collection Development, Electronic Resources, Management
Face to Face, e-Learning, Chapter Offerings
Participants will be able to:
assess their needs for electronic materials
assess technology issues related to electronic access
write or revise a collection development policy for electronic resources
discuss issues involved in selecting resources, licensing and negotiating access.
discuss issues involving the organization and maintenance of electronic materials and future trends in electronic access
locate evidence-based resources for collection development
8:00am – 8:15am Welcome and Introductions
8:15am – 9:15am Electronic Collection Development Planning: information needs assessments, access issues assessment, statistics in an electronic environment, perpetual access issues.
9:15am – 10:00am Writing the Electronic Collection Development Policy: parts of a collection development policy, required technology, content stability, access and user restrictions, ILL policies, downloading limits, passwords, walk-in users, multi-site access, consortia, and more.
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 10:30am Selecting Resources: bundles versus unbundled titles, discounts, locating resources.
10:30am – 10:45am Brief information on licensing: terms, standard clauses, model licenses, negotiating terms
10:45am – 11:30am Organizing and Maintaining: Local administrative duties, claiming access, remote access, alerting/ToC services, linkresolvers, metasearch engines, and dealing with the IT Department.
11:30- 11:45am Future Trends: Open Access, digital rights management, patron determined acquisitions, ebook readers.
Need for This Course:
Whether switching from a print to an online collection or developing a new electronic collection for a library, librarians need guidance in the particulars of developing an electronic collection, of technology issues related to e-resources, and of the particulars of a written collection development plan and policy focusing on electronic resources. New collection development resources based on evidence and research need to be more widely known as well as future trends in electronic resources.
The instructional methods used include
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
web pages, articles, glossary of terms, powerpoint slides
Instructor computer, projector and internet access is needed.