[Eril-l] ALCTS Collection Management and E-Resources Interest Group at ALA Annual 2015

Jennifer Bazeley jennifer.warwick at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 11:59:49 PDT 2015

Please join the Collection Management and Electronic Resources
Interest Group (CMERIG) on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 3-4 pm at the
Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Golden Gate C1.
Add this event to your ALA Conference Schedule:

The session will include two case studies on the challenges of sharing
electronic resources.

3-3:25 pm
Reversing the River: Resource Sharing Workflows in an Electronic Era
Kurt Munson, Acting Head, Access Services, Resource Sharing and
Reserve Services Northwestern University Library
kmunson at northwestern.edu

The environmental changes brought by access replacing ownership
require a reworking of traditional interlibrary loan (ILL) workflows
based on photocopying. The management of licensed e-content does not
fit well into ILL’s transactional nature. Changes in scholarly
publishing like Open Access, NIH mandates, digital repositories
coupled with opportunities like purchase on demand or new tool like
the Worldcat knowledge base require changes to ILL workflows. Our
workflow assumes accessible electronic availability and uses ILL only
when e is unavailable. All article/chapter requests are routed first
to document delivery not ILL. Staff members check all pre-1923
requests against repositories. Staff members use knowledge bases
rather than the catalog. While discovery is easier for patrons, the
delivery process is now a multi-faceted intensive review process of
multiple potential sources requiring ILL staff members be experts at

3:30-3:55 pm
Occam’s Reader Case Study
Ryan Litsey
Assistant Librarian, Document delivery/interlibrary loan
Texas Tech University Libraries
ryan.litsey at ttu.edu

Nora Dethloff, Assistant Head of Information & Access Services
University of Houston Libraries
ndethloff at uh.edu

Occams Reader is the first library developed method to lend eBooks via
interlibrary loan. It is the creation of Texas Tech University in
collaboration between the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and the
Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA). Since 2014 the system has
been in a pilot project with the publishing group Springer. As the
Pilot comes to a close and Texas Tech University prepares to launch
Occams Reader 2.0 which will expand the member libraries to any and
all interested. It is a good time to take a look back at the pilot and
hear from both the developers of the system and one of the libraries
involved in the usage. The University of Houston is a member of GWLA
and one of the libraries that has been a user of the system during the
pilot, they will share their experiences using Occams Reader and some
of the benefits and challenges to using the system.

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