Organizing the Evaluation of Electronic Resources

Looking for a better way to organize your evaluation of electronic resources? The electronic resources evaluation process is multifaceted and includes a seemingly endless range of resources and tools involving numerous library staff. If not well managed, the evaluation process can become increasingly fragmented and inefficient. This session first reviews the electronic resources evaluation process in detail to understand and appreciate the myriad of details required to prepare for and maintain a valuable evaluation of electronic resources. Participants are then be shown a solution: A Springshare LibGuide to organize the evaluation process for electronic resources. As demonstrated, the site can be implemented quickly and can result in a tool that is flexible and simple to maintain.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.


Lenore England is the Digital Resources Librarian at the University of Maryland University College. Ms. England has been responsible for electronic resources management, financial, and procurement matters for the library for nearly 10 years.

Li Fu is the Digital Services Librarian at the University of Maryland University College. Ms. Fu manages electronic resources and Web access, answers technical questions, and performs SFX and MetaLib maintenance for the library.


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