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Article
Publication date: 31 May 2013

Agnieszka Wolańska

The purpose of this paper is to provide a useful overview of the process of central coordinating in a matter of serials in various stages.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a useful overview of the process of central coordinating in a matter of serials in various stages.

Design/methodology/approach

The case study presents management solutions in an academic library.

Findings

Central management and control has significant influence on economic policy in the whole library information system. Gathering the data about serials collection on the one hand allows the Main Library to efficiently manage the finances allocated to the library system units, and on the other, to control the real use of the serials collection.

Research limitations/implications

The data are given on the basis of official yearly reports and practice.

Originality/value

Nowadays, WUT Library is the only library in Poland organized in a centralized manner to such an extent. This kind of workflow can be a good example for other academic libraries with similar internal structures.

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Library Management, vol. 34 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 8 January 2021

Beth Ashmore, Maria Collins, Christenna Hutchins and Lynn Whittenberger

Several years ago, North Carolina State (NC State) University Libraries technical services department, Acquisitions & Discovery (A&D), merged acquisitions, cataloging, and…

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Several years ago, North Carolina State (NC State) University Libraries technical services department, Acquisitions & Discovery (A&D), merged acquisitions, cataloging, and electronic resources management functions and staff. One intended outcome for the merger included integrating and distributing electronic resources management across all staff positions whereby staff would be trained to manage a larger portion of the life cycle for print and electronic resources. The benefits of a life cycle approach for both print and electronic resources included better staff understanding of resources; staff ownership of packages; and improved staff follow-through, consistency, and ability to troubleshoot. Key positions were reimagined to support this effort. This included the creation of a staff package manager role in the serials unit to provide oversight of e-journal packages, distribute work to staff, and create and maintain an information dashboard (the Electronic Resources Hub) for staff as well as for other stakeholder departments across the libraries. The monographs unit has recently adopted a similar integrated approach to manage NC State's growing collection of e-books. This chapter will outline A&D implementation of two package management models, one for serials and one for monographs; describe the associated tools and technologies used for support; and discuss lessons learned. Benefits will be discussed to illustrate how other libraries might transform their electronic resource management operations by using a package management strategy.

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Technical Services in the 21st Century
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80043-829-3

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New Library World, vol. 102 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 24 November 2015

Mark Dahl

How can academic libraries unlock staff capacity for new initiatives as they transition their collections from print to digital? The following are four strategies for…

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How can academic libraries unlock staff capacity for new initiatives as they transition their collections from print to digital? The following are four strategies for recapturing staff time as libraries adopt new formats while still supporting older ones at a smaller volume. First, librarians should employ strategic collection development that takes into consideration opportunities for efficiencies as they make the print to digital transition. Second, libraries should implement creative reorganizations in order to scale down print services and effectively manage new digital formats. Third, libraries should rightscale their infrastructure, that is, choose the appropriate level – local, consortial/regional, national, or global – where collection management activities should take place. Fourth, libraries, library software vendors, and publishers should develop purchasing and resource discovery infrastructures that harness shared data to enable network level electronic resource management.

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Library Staffing for the Future
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78560-499-7

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1986

Peter Leggate and Hilary Dyer

The article discusses the use of microcomputers for the automation of the two remaining major library functions: circulation control and serials control. Both are…

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The article discusses the use of microcomputers for the automation of the two remaining major library functions: circulation control and serials control. Both are concerned with controlling the movement of stock and both require software which can perform several different types of operation including the creation of printed outputs and financial control. Circulation control is about the issuing, returning and reserving of stock, and the pursuit of overdue items. It is also an especially rich source of management information. Serials control is primarily concerned with the registration of individual issues as they arrive and the claiming of missing ones. Subsidiary functions are ordering, binding control, circulation to readers, searching and financial management.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

Article
Publication date: 1 March 2006

Kwasi Darko‐Ampem

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the application of project management principles to retrospective conversion of a library catalogue and to share the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the application of project management principles to retrospective conversion of a library catalogue and to share the experience with other libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

Presents the case of retrospective conversion involving the conversion of card catalogue records and the serials automation at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology Library of the University of Botswana.

Findings

Highlights project management concepts as a means of managing library projects for the optimum benefit of the institution, staff and patrons.

Research limitations/implications

The project involved the conversion of 10,000 manual records and the automation of 250 current journals.

Practical implications

Identifies constraints such as staffing, training and retraining; equipment malfunction and access to online resources; and conflict of work priorities.

Originality/value

A case study of project management applications in academic libraries. Both projects involved project scheduling, staff training, scheduling of duties, and writing of in‐house manuals, all based on project management principles.

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Library Management, vol. 27 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1996

Christina E. Carter, Nina K. Stephenson and Frances C. Wilkinson

Reference department collections contain a wide variety of serials and serial‐like publications. These include (among others) indexing and abstracting services…

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Reference department collections contain a wide variety of serials and serial‐like publications. These include (among others) indexing and abstracting services, directories, almanacs, books‐in‐prints ources, statistical works, trade and national bibliographies, union lists, biographical sources, government publications, and travel guides. Such publications are ideally updated via subscriptions or standing orders with vendors or publishers, and managed by sophisticated integrated systems with serials control features to facilitate claiming, check‐in, and other serials functions such as binding.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1990

Lois Olsrud and Anne Moore

Many libraries have been affected by the proliferation and price inflation of serial publications in recent years. Academic libraries have been especially hard‐hit since…

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Many libraries have been affected by the proliferation and price inflation of serial publications in recent years. Academic libraries have been especially hard‐hit since they are trying to cope with increasing subscription prices while facing budget reductions or very small increases. Although requesting additional funds and freezing new subscriptions help as short‐term measures, some libraries have undertaken serials evaluation and cancellation programs as a more permanent solution. Our university library conducted a comprehensive serials review, which is described here. This article explains the justification for the review and describes the methodology used and the problems encountered in canceling serials subscriptions.

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Collection Building, vol. 10 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

Article
Publication date: 28 September 2010

Fei Xu

The purpose of this paper is to provide a library with useful information about selection criteria for an electronic resource assessment system and practical assistance on…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a library with useful information about selection criteria for an electronic resource assessment system and practical assistance on how to implement efficiently such a system.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on literature review, desk research, and implementation experience.

Findings

The paper identifies a number of homegrown, open‐source, and commercial electronic resource assessment systems and discusses their selection criteria. Based on the implementation of 360 Counter, the paper details the efficient way to implement the system.

Originality/value

Collecting usage statistics is very important to make informed and well‐rounded collection decisions. Libraries are seeking suitable measuring tools to meet their needs. This paper reviews several electronic resource assessment systems, discusses the selection criteria and implementation process of 360 Counter, and detailed learned lessons as well. Future directions for usage statistics are also explored. It is believed that the deployment experience should be instructive when carrying out similar projects.

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Program, vol. 44 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1998

Joseph A. Gabriel

Presents a summary report of the Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapters Serials Interest Group’s Fall 1996 program, which dealt with electronic…

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Presents a summary report of the Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapters Serials Interest Group’s Fall 1996 program, which dealt with electronic serials. The program’s four principal speakers each dealt with a major aspect of electronic serial management: collection development, public services, cataloging and systems. This summary report focuses on the management aspects of each of these four areas.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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