Techniques for Electronic Resource Management – an ALCTS Preconference

Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS) has been a crowdsourcing experiment to get librarians from Europe and the U.S. to share their best practices and workflows of electronic resource management freely to interested librarians via social media venues such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Come learn how this experiment worked and participate in the development of the next steps of capturing the best practices of electronic resources management

Join your colleagues for this important one day event -
Friday, June 28, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chicago, IL

The preconference will cover 8 broad areas and consist of a number of presentations, hands on sessions and group discussion. Topics will include:

  • Overview
  • Investigation of New Content
  • Acquisition of New Content
  • Implementation
  • Ongoing Evaluation and Access
  • Annual Review
  • Cancellation and Replacement Review
  • Looking Forward

Presenters: Jill Emery, Portland State University (Ore.) and Graham Stone, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield (U.K.)

Jill Emery is collection development librarian at Portland State University in Portland and has more than 15 years of academic library experience from various higher education institutions within the United States of America. She received her M.L.I.S. from the University of Texas and her B.A. in modern literature from Texas A&M University. She is active in ALCTS Acquisitions Section and Continuing Resources Section, which she served as chair in 2005–2006. She is a past-president of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) and the social media specialist for the Electronic Resources & Libraries, LLC. She serves as a current member of the Charleston Advisor editorial board and is the columnist for "Heard on the Net." She will be joining the editorial board of Insights in April 2013. Her research interests extend to Electronic Resource Management, Open Access Publication Models and Scholarly & Society Publication Models. Among her current projects are TERMS: Techniquest for electronic resource management:, the topic for this preconference, Investigating Hybrid Journal Publication and Collection Analysis. Emery is the recipient of several awards, including NASIG's Marcia Tuttle Marcia Tutttle International Grant (2012), ALCTS' Esther J. Piercy Award (2006) and Library Journal's Movers & Shakers (2004).

Graham Stone is information resources manager at the University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, U.K. His responsibilities include the library information resources budget and management of the Acquisitions and Journals and E-Resources Teams. He also manages the University Repository and University of Huddersfield Press initiative. He has managed a number of Jisc funded projects, including the Library Impact Data Project and the Huddersfield Open Access Publishing project. He is UKSG Publications Officer and member of the Insights journal editorial board, the Electronic Information Resources Working Group (EIRWG), the PALS metadata and interoperability working group, the OAPEN-UK Steering Group and chair of the Jisc Collections Journal Archives Advisory Board. He received his DipILS from Liverpool John Moores University and his BSc. in geography from the University of Sheffield.

Attend for the Day! Registration for the 2013 ALA Annual Conference is NOT required to attend this preconference.

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Preconference Event Code: ALC4

Registration Fees: $219 ALCTS member, $269 ALA member, $319 non-member, $99 retired members and students.


ALCTS thanks Serial Solutions for their generous support of this event.



ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.