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Electronic Resources Interest Group (Core IG Week) - Shared screen with speaker view
Jenny Levine (Core staff, she/hers)
11:11
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Jenny Levine (Core staff, she/hers)
11:52
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Susan Davis
13:37
CC enrollments down in SUNY too.
Rapoza, Dawn
22:45
what does "adopt an ebook" mean?
Susan Davis
26:35
I interpreted it as "adopt for my course as a textbook"
Jenny Levine (Core staff, she/hers)
28:50
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Phillipa R.-UCSB Library
28:58
Great presentation!
Jeff Siemon
32:55
Have you gathered usage stats? I'm more interested in eBooks, and separating those that have been adopted as textbooks and those that have not been adopted as textbooks.
Susan Davis
35:47
CDI is like a minefield. Not for the faint of heart. :-)
Christine Davidian
36:06
agreed!!
Thumy Webb
36:06
+1 Susan!
Louise Feldmann
37:02
Jeff- We are in the process of gathering more information about usage of eBooks for OERs.
Andrea Rodgers
41:04
@JeffSiemon For the collections we've turned on in our Summon instance, we can track click throughs. In our top 5 click through "databases", DOAJ is there. Further down in click through usage is Wiley Free Content, HighWire Press Free Journals, and BioMed Central Open Access. Based on Summon data, we see more OA journal content usage than ebook.
Susan Davis
43:37
These principles are great! Was it easy to come to consensus on these?
Stephanie Hess
44:10
Is anyone here concerned re: the stability of OA resources? Most of broken links that are reported are from OA journals and our troubleshooting team is spending an inordinate amount of time on resolving article linking issues. And yes, we are using Primo VE (CDI). :)
Meredith Goins
45:51
I appreciate the mention of trust in the selection of quality items. Were the TRUST principles (in addition to FAIR and CARE) considered when creating your policies? Particularly thinking of sustainability.
Susan Davis
47:26
Larger concern for us is ExLibris ability to keep OA collections updated. There are collections that seem to be more user managed than receiving accurate data feeds. Are you reporting coverage/bad links/dead links etc to ExL to clean up? That could be a full time job.
Beth Johns
48:27
@Stephanie -- yes, I am. I could spend hours reporting broken links. I do as they are brought to my attention. We use EBSCO EDS.
Susan Davis
50:28
what about 3 x the senses of humor?
Beth Johns
51:11
@Susan Davis -- same with EBSCO. They do not update as frequently as we'd like. Sounds like it's a common issue.
Susan Davis
52:26
OA still a bit like the wild west. Creators of content aren't prioritizing good metadata nor always in a position of sustainability.
Stephanie Hess
52:41
Yes, we report broken links constantly but the lag time for problems to be resolved or CDI metadata be updated can take months. And remember the DOAJ fiasco? We ended up having our subject librarians curate the title list and because we were getting so many reports. :(
Adolfo Tarango
53:10
Cynthia, et al, when you determine a resource needs to be cataloged, is cataloging done centrally by Shared Cataloging Program, or is it catalog at the individual campus, or either?
Susan Davis
53:17
If it's broken, they will find it. (patrons that is)
Kate Silton
53:47
"If it's broken, they will find it" is a good mantra for e-resource management :)
Stephanie Hess
53:47
LOL - isn't that the truth! ;)
Adolfo Tarango
54:18
Follow-up to my last question, is URL maintenance done centrally by SCP?
Susan Davis
54:29
🤣
Valerie Wigg
56:23
Do you go with Alma's EasyActive Setting for CDI
Ronne Jones
56:32
We have our student workers check our links.
Susan Davis
57:12
Within the library we do not have sufficient staff to do anything other than activate existing collections or titles. We don't have student assistant budget in tech services.
Beth Johns
58:50
@Ronne Jones -- If I see a pattern with a package or publisher, I run a list for our students to check as well. Unfortunately, our budget for students has been severely cut in the past 2 years, so they are spread thinly at our library. But they do have quiet times, when they need to keep busy, so I take advantage of that when I can.
Susan Davis
58:51
@Valerie. OA collections not necessarily indexed at article level in CDI.
Ronne Jones
59:52
@Beth Johns. Ours check them whenever they have down time. WE have even started letting the Circulation Student workers do it since they have to be there.
Susan Davis
01:02:22
Some publishers, like Elsevier, no longer have an open access journal collection in Alma CZ.
Phillipa R.-UCSB Library
01:02:48
I like the idea of having Circulation Student workers check electronic links! That idea is new for me because usually that work has been done in Tech Services units. Thanks.
Beth Johns
01:03:38
@Ronne -- that's who I use, Circ Students. We are too small in TS to have students.
Susan Davis
01:03:49
@Ronne, how did the training go? What do the students do when they encounter a bad link?
Susan Davis
01:04:23
No proxy. You can set that by collection.
Ronne Jones
01:04:42
@Susan Davis They put it in a spread sheet and we email it to our electronic resources.
Jenny Levine (Core staff, she/hers)
01:04:46
Keep the discussion going - if you're not already a member of this interest group, you can join it at https://connect.ala.org/core/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=856e93f1-068c-4d8e-b907-f769d8d7e143
Jenny Levine (Core staff, she/hers)
01:04:57
The recording will be available next week
Meredith Goins
01:05:04
Thank you to all the presenters and hosts for their time and knowledge share!
Beth Johns
01:05:07
Thank you to all presenters -- it was very informative!
Jenny Levine (Core staff, she/hers)
01:05:09
Find the full Core Interest Group Week program of free sessions at https://alacore.org/go/to/igweek
Ronne Jones
01:05:13
Thank you!!!
Joceline Schrader-Malefatto
01:05:24
Thank you!
Melissa Freiley
01:05:24
Thank you for your presentations!
Marina Morgan
01:05:26
Thank you!
Susan Davis
01:05:26
Great topics. Lots of discussion is fun