'Check the Google resource': the library view on demystifying the process of acquiring and retaining electronic resources

Taylor, Sarah E. ORCID: 0000-0003-1383-9342 (2013) 'Check the Google resource': the library view on demystifying the process of acquiring and retaining electronic resources. In: Annual Learning and Teaching Conferene, 27 June 2013, Bolton. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This session aims to demystify the process of providing electronic resources to our library users. Electronic resources can be very expensive to purchase and present with them a number of challenges that can have a significant impact on the way in which the resources are accessed and maintained. The preferred lifecycle of an electronic resource will be presented and how it can be used to inform matters of library collection management. It will be seen that the provision of electronic resources and the way in which it is undertaken is essential to contributing to the overall experience of students. The role of the library in providing resources will be explored by examining both the picture at the University of Bolton and in the wider context. The paper will also consider the importance of delivering user education and heightening awareness of electronic resources to ensure the resources not only provide good value for money in terms of usage, but also that they serve our students in the best way possible. By undertaking a continuous assessment of resource provision, the library can ensure that the resources it provides remain fit for purpose.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper presented at the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Bolton, 27th June 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Collection development and management,library,electronic resources,information literacy,user education
Divisions: University of Bolton Conferences > Annual Learning and Teaching Conference
Library > University of Bolton Library Research
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:53
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 09:05
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/601

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