Standards for Collection Management - Part 1

This webinar was the first session of a two-part series intended to familiarize attendees with the practical applications of standards and best practices for collection management in an increasingly electronic world:

  • usage statistics (COUNTER/SUSHI)
  • licensing (SERU)
  • publisher/platform changes (Transfer)

Jointly developed by librarians, system providers, publishers, and other community members, standards and best practices help grease the wheels to ensure better interoperability between systems and automate some tedious tasks. Presenters will introduce specific standards and describe how they work and their utility in helping libraries manage local and shared collections.

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Originally presented on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will have gained a greater awareness of existing and developing standards and best practices that help us better manage our increasingly electronic collections.

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in working with or supplying electronic resources: librarians, publishers, aggregators, subscription agents, and system providers.


Betty Landesman has been Head of Technical Services and Content Management at the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library since 2012. Prior to joining UB, she worked at a number of academic and special libraries in technical services, electronic resources management, collection development, and systems roles. Betty has served as co-chair of the Content and Collection Management Topic Committee of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) since 2011. She holds an MLS from Simmons College.

Nettie Lagace has been the Associate Director for Programs at NISO since 2011. She is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices and for working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO, Nettie worked at Ex Libris in a number of library and information provider-facing roles. She holds an MILS from the University of Michigan.




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