Electronic Resources Management page

Electronic Resources Management

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Today information is available online, accessible from home or office. Collection Services staff manage the electronic resources, or e-resources, that the UO Libraries purchase, enabling access through the Libraries’ catalog. E-resource titles are requested by the Libraries’ subject specialists, who select resources that support the educational and research mission of the University of Oregon.

The management of e-resources requires:

  • working with vendors and publishers of e-resources
  • ordering new e-resources and renewing existing e-resource subscriptions
  • acquiring access information from e-resource vendors
  • loading e-resource records into the Libraries’ catalog
  • maintaining the records in the catalog
  • facilitating access to online trial databases that users can use and comment on
  • verifying access to e-resources and trouble-shooting problems

Staff also assist in managing budgets relating to electronic resources, and evaluating and implementing new technology and initiatives related to electronic resources. The Collection Services positions that facilitate the management of electronic resources are: