Written by Amalia Beisler and Lisa Kurt of the University of Nevada, Reno this article addresses the challenge academic libraries face in managing “the acquisition and access of both individual and package e-book titles.” The article acknowledges that libraries have adeptly managed the transition to purchasing e-journals and e-journal packages but ebooks pose a unique set of problems that must be addressed. Authors Beisler and Kurt “explore how a cross-departmental team in the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries collaborated to analyze and refine the workflow for the e-book lifecycle, from the point of inquiry through acquisition, access management, and end of life.”
The article also provide a sample SharePoint form for tracking e-books and in-depth workflow procedures.
(This appears in vol. 4, no. 3 (2012) of Collaborative Librarianship on pages 96-116.)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.