For immediate release | March 20, 2013

Techniques for Electronic Resource Management: an ALCTS preconference in Chicago

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS): Crowdsourcing for Best Practices.” This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., introduces attendees to best practices in TERMS. Register through the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website. The cost for each: $219 for ALCTS members; $269 for ALA members; $99 for retired members and students; $319 for non-members. Select event ALC4.

TERMS: techniques for electronic resource management has been a crowdsourcing experiment to encourage worldwide librarians to share their best practices and workflows of electronic resource management freely. We invited interested librarians via social media venues such as Facebook, twitter, Tumblr and a wiki. Come learn how this experiment worked and participate in the development of capturing the best practices of electronic resource management. The TERMS Library Technology Report will be made available to attendees.

This preconference is presented by 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. He is currently undertaking a Doctor of Enterprise at the University of Huddersfield, which is looking at the viability of the University Press as an Open Access publisher.

Graham’s research interests are guided by his roles and responsibilities within computing and library services: open access publishing, use of library data to improve business intelligence and the student experience; shared services, workflows in e-resources management and social media. In 2010, he was awarded the LIBER Award for Library Innovation for his paper on the implementation of the Summon web scale delivery service at the University of Huddersfield.

For more information, visit the ALCTS preconference webpage. For questions, contact Julie Reese,

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.


Charles Wilt

Executive Director I

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

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