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Wednesday, November 8 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Laying Down the Whack-a-Mole Mallet: One inexperienced ERM team's story about adopting the Agile philosophy to manage electronic resources, The Epic Saga - Part One

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Electronic resource management practices are constantly changing. Even with automated holdings maintenance and community zone collections, ensuring your users have access to your resources is challenging, and no ERM system provides the all the features that teams need to complete the day to day tasks of electronic resource management.

Keeping up with title transfers, platform migrations, off campus authentication, which entity you pay for what resource, entitlements lists, linking issues, usage statistics, renewals…and the thousand tiny details that go along with everything ERM can seem a bit like playing whack-a-mole.

Librarians are gentle creatures, however, and most of us would much rather look at cute animal videos than hit one over the head with a mallet. If you work in electronic resources, you will never be caught up on all the ERM work there is to do and have a free hour to put your feet up and watch a few cute animal videos, but there is no reason we can’t try to achieve that goal!

This presentation will outline, with examples and their resulting successes and failures, the beginning stages of one new ERM team’s attempt to lay down the mallet and conquer the complexity of electronic resource management through the agile philosophy, collaboration, plenty of snacks, and yes, maybe even a cute cat video or two along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Geraldine Rinna

Geraldine Rinna

Electronic Resources Librarian, Western Michigan University
Geri is head of the Electronic Resource Management Unit, Head of Alma and Primo Administrative Groups, and is interested in Alma and Primo administration, the user experience, accessibility, and all subjects related to electronic resources management.



Wednesday November 8, 2017 11:35am - 12:15pm
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott Hotel 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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