UKSG E-Resources Technical Update: York

25 Jun 2015

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 within the business and technology constraints has become the mainstay of information provision.  This course provides attendees with a balanced overview of the technical environment which 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 (subscription-based or OA), online databases, datasets, and e-books, and will help you feel more confident in your day-to-day work.

Why you should attend

ERTU has become a standard part of the training programme for many e-resources librarians in the UK and beyond and is considered invaluable for anyone working with journals and other e-resources.

Course level and previous knowledge required

If you are an early-year professional, it is recommended that you should first attend the UKSG Introduction to Journals and E-Resources Today, a one-day seminar run in a variety of locations which covers all aspects of the journals and e-resources industry and features an introductory technical session.  Otherwise 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:  £200.00 + £40.00 VAT [20%] (total £240.00) 
Non-members:   £250.00 + £50.00 VAT [20%] (total £300.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


St Bede's Pastoral Centre (Conference Room)
21 Blossom Street
YO24 1AQ

Tel.: 01904 464900 (Reception)

Course presenters

The course is presented by Simon Inger and Tracy Gardner from Renew Training who between them have over 40 years' experience in scholarly publishing.

Feedback from ERTU courses held in 2014

“The speakers were extremely knowledgable and experienced and they understood the subject from both a publisher’s and a librarian’s perspectives, which is invaluable.  Very clear and engaging presentations.”

“Clarified a lot of things for me and gave me a good overall view of the whole field.”

“Excellent speakers and friendly atmosphere – very conducive to learning and discussion.”

“I would absolutely recommend this course as I found it to be a great overview of all the different technical aspects involved in the e-resources field and a fantastic way of gaining greater understanding of those different aspects.”

Course content

Please refer to the schedule for the day.  The course is continually updated, but core content will include:

Classifying E-Resources
•    Understanding the types of e-resources available and how they all fit together, including: publisher websites, aggregators, search engines, library resource discovery services, abstracting and indexing services, and social media.

Reader Behaviour
•    Understanding reader choice in information discovery
•    Popular apps for readers.

Managing User Navigation
•    Linking through URL and OpenURL, the development and importance of Link Servers
•    The role of library web pages in resource discovery.

Managing Authentication
•    User authentication methodologies, including: IP address ranges, proxies, Athens and Shibboleth, single sign-on (SSO)
•    Defining and understanding authentication scenarios.

How to book

Booking has now closed.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler by email or phone +44 (0)1865 310834

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Wednesday 17 June 2015 - full refund
From Thursday 18 June 2015 - no refund

NB:  UKSG 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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