E-Resources Working Group Meeting: April 8, 2013

Conference Call

Attendance: Chris Bulock (Chair), Jeanne Cross, John Blosser, Mary Konkel, Marisa Walstrum, Cindy Clennon, Stephen McMinn, Joe Mullarkey  


Tomorrow deadline for ebook RFI

New Proposals to review

  • EdITLib Digital Library
  • Euromonitor
  • Learning Express Library


Academic Search Premier impact factor study

Alexander Street Press purchase: Waiting for purchasing to finalize change order. Nursing will no longer be available through subscription. Libraries will have to be careful they do not sign up for subscriptions that CARLI is purchasing for them. Looking to end of April for access to start. Currently working on pricing for subscriptions now.

Usage Statistics Symposium: 

  • Jason and John got into town early and we could not get out of Hilton so symposium went ahead. 
  • Jason and John will be recording their presentation to make available for everyone. 
  • Ended up with about 40 attendees (roughly half). With what we had it went very well. Will make arrangements with the panelists to make presentations available.
  • More stats, SFX, RDA, patron driven, etc. - comments for future symposium.

New Possible fall e-resources forum

  • Nothing on calendar now – wide open for scheduling. 
  • Ideas: best practices for cancelation, etc. Still strong interest in how we gather use info, what we do with it – practical – what we do well. 
  • Could use some time to discuss development of usage statistics portal through CARLI.

FY2014 Selection System status report: Still working with Ebsco on pricing. Working with CREDO on some pricing issues. Most pricing loaded. Hopeful to open next week.

Other Business

Meeting adjourned 2:30 - Next meeting May 13, 2013