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June 21 2011 - 18:00
June 22 2011 - 02:00

About the Event

Course summary

Many of us working directly with e-resources in libraries would like to feel more confident in our understanding of the related technology.  Managing e-resources and making them available to end-users is quite different from dealing with print products, but many of us have moved from one to the other, picking up expertise informally.  As a result we probably all have gaps in our knowledge and understanding, and the need to gain a proper balanced overview of the technical environment is crucial if we are to do our jobs effectively.

The UKSG E-Resources Technical Update course will give you a good understanding of the underlying technicalities involved in e-resource set-up and delivery, including e-journals, online databases and e-books, and will help you feel more confident in your day-to-day work.

Why you should attend

The course will be invaluable for anyone from a non-technical background working with
e-journals and other e-resources.  The atmosphere of the day will be friendly and supportive and participants will be encouraged to share any issues or problems they encounter in their work.

Course level and previous knowledge required

It is recommended that those completely new to dealing with journals should first attend the UKSG Introduction to Serials and E-Resources Today, a one-day seminar run in a variety of locations which covers all aspects of the serials and e-resources industry and features an introductory technical session.  If you are not completely new to journals no previous knowledge is required.

Learning objectives

• Learn how to overcome common problems in implementing e-resources
• Have the tools to help you decide the best way of setting up access to e-resources in your institution/organisation
• Be confident that you understand the technical landscape when dealing with
e-resource providers.


UKSG members:  £190.00 + £38.00 VAT [20%] (total £228.00) 
Non-members:   £260.00 + £52.00 VAT [20%] (total £312.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


Wales Millennium Centre (Seligman Room)
Bute Place
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5AL

Tel.:  02920 636400 (Administration) 

Feedback from ERTU courses held in 2010

"Good level of explanation and relevance, with very clear and informative handouts."

"Really impressed with the presenters' delivery, content and clarity."

"I found the course very helpful in explaining terms.  It was pitched at just the right level."

"Excellent - all talks structured to blend and lead into one another."

"So much information and so much knowledge - we need more of you!"

Course content

The course is continually updated, but core content will include:

Classifying E-Resources
• Identifying the major players involved in e-resource provision
• The differences between gateways, platforms, publisher websites, aggregators, search engine-based gateways and library gateways.

Reader Behaviour
• Where do users choose to begin their research?
• What are the differences in preferred starting points for researchers and undergraduates?
• Advances in user navigation.

Managing User Navigation
• Linking through URL and OpenURL, the development and importance of Link Servers
• The role of library web pages, OPACs, A-Z lists, federated search and web scale discovery
• Accessing Open Access content.

Managing Authentication
• User authentication methodologies
• IP address ranges, proxies and firewalls
• Athens, federated access and Shibboleth
• OpenID developments.

How to book

Unfortunately, this course will no longer run.  The course will be available in London on 24 November.


By Tuesday 14 June 2011 - full refund
From Wednesday 15 June 2011 - no refund

NB:  UK Serials Group reserves the right to alter or vary the programme
due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without
being obliged to refund monies.

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