[Eril-l] [EXTERNAL] Facilitating user access to online resources with expanded/free access during this crisis?

Jones, Mary Ann MJones at library.msstate.edu
Wed Mar 18 10:47:11 PDT 2020

Try this?? Some librarians are doing it for us!


From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org> On Behalf Of Jeanne Little
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:24 PM
To: Marianne Watson <marianne.watson at villanova.edu>
Cc: eril-l at lists.eril-l.org; Harvey, Mariah L. <HarveyML at umkc.edu>
Subject: Re: [Eril-l] [EXTERNAL] Facilitating user access to online resources with expanded/free access during this crisis?

So many of these publishers/vendors are adding them to their platforms, that I don't know how anyone can keep track of everything that is being added, and all for the short-term period.

I have sent an email out to our library staff letting them know that our patrons will be discovering new content, some of which has been identified as such on some platforms, but that everyone should know that it is only on a temporary basis, and that they will probably have to field questions as to why content disappeared once it has been discovered.

Jeanne Little
Library Assistant IV
Resource Management
Rod Library - Room 240
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA  50614-3675
Jeanne.Little at uni.edu<mailto:Jeanne.Little at uni.edu>

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 11:54 AM Marianne Watson <marianne.watson at villanova.edu<mailto:marianne.watson at villanova.edu>> wrote:
I am curious as to what others are doing as well. Currently, we are updating an internal page with the opened content (some specific to our institution) for librarian outreach. If our initial remote work period continues, we will consider activating our content in our knowledgebase among other things. Looking forward to hearing from others.

Thank you,

Marianne Watson
Director of Resource Management and Description

Falvey Memorial Library
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085
marianne.watson at villanova.edu<mailto:marianne.watson at villanova.edu>

From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org<mailto:eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org>> On Behalf Of Harvey, Mariah L.
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [Eril-l] Facilitating user access to online resources with expanded/free access during this crisis?

Hi all,

I was curious to know what other libraries are doing to facilitate access to expanded/free access to online resources provided by vendors (which we very much appreciate!) during this crisis. Our OER librarian is putting a list together in a LibGuide and we are working to make that more prominent on our website. But this falls outside the ER ecosystem that our users access to get their online materials.

Is anyone activating or updating holdings in their knowledge base, databse listing, discovery tool or library catalog? We want to take advantage of the opportunities the vendors are providing to connect our users to these resources but a lot of our capacity at the moment is being focused on managing impacts to the physical library and workplaces as our university and library transitions to online-only.

Any examples, suggestions, etc., would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Mariah L. Harvey, MLS
Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian
Miller Nichols Library
University of Missouri-Kansas City
800 East 51st St
Kansas City, MO 64110

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