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
  • Managing budgets relating to electronic resources
  • Evaluating and implementing new technology and initiatives related to electronic resources

The Collection Services positions that facilitate the management of electronic resources are: