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This one-day seminar aims to present a practical introductory overview of all aspects of e-resources management, encompassing e-journals, e-books and bibliographic and full-text databases....


October 06 2016 - 09:00
October 06 2016 - 09:00

About the Event

Course summary

This one-day seminar aims to present a practical introductory overview of all aspects of e-resources management, encompassing e-journals, e-books and bibliographic and full-text databases.

The emphasis is on developing a sound basic understanding of the details of e-resources handling in order to promote efficient and informed working practices.  A wide range of day-to-day issues will be covered, with time devoted to recognising and resolving the problems that can arise at the boundaries between publishers, intermediaries and libraries, and addressing business models such as open access.  In addition, the seminar will provide a forum for a group discussion on the current issues and opportunities offered by e-books.

Delegates will be able to air and exchange views in the discussion session after each presentation.

Why you should attend

Designed particularly for staff who are new to working with e-resources, whether from a publisher, an intermediary or a library, this seminar may also be of interest to those looking to consolidate and update their e-resources knowledge.

Course level and previous knowledge required

Introductory and non-intensive, entry-level training for the beginner, novice or returner.

Learning objectives

•    To understand the key elements involved in e-resources management, including how e-resources are purchased, promoted and managed
•    To understand the key processes within e-resources publishing, including editorial and marketing, pricing and licensing
•    To understand the role of intermediaries and to be aware of the growing range of electronic access services offered
•    To gain a broad awareness of the current issues involved in the acquisition and management of e-books.


UKSG members:   £165.00 + £33.00 VAT [20%] (total £198.00)
Non-members:   £215.00 + £43.00 VAT [20%] (total £258.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


The King's Fund
No. 11 Cavendish Square (Maxwell Room)

Tel.: 020 7307 2474 (Reception)


10.00   Registration and coffee
10.20   Welcome and introduction by the Chair and UKSG representative
Vicki McGarvey, Learning and Information Services Manager, Staffordshire University

10.30   Managing journal content in the online world 
Sarah Lowe, E-Resources and Subscriptions Librarian, University of Brighton
The importance of journals (print and electronic) and e-resources, and how they are purchased, promoted and managed
11.15   Discussion

11.30   Break

11.45   The business of e-resources publishing 
Helen Ellis, Regional Sales Manager, IOP Publishing
The key processes within commercial e-resources publishing, including launch, economics, editorial and marketing, pricing models, licensing and delivering electronically

12.30   Discussion

12.45   Lunch

13.30   Managing e-book content 
Erica Lee, Information Resources Specialist, Aston University
The importance of e-books and how they are purchased, promoted and managed

14.00   E-books: a round table led by the Chair
A forum in which to explore e-books - topics, problems, issues and opportunities for the community

14.30   Break

14.45   Intermediaries and their services 
Caroline Mackay, Licensing Manager, Jisc Collections
The development of intermediaries, the role of the intermediary, and a review of the new players and the growing range of online access services offered

15.30   Discussion

15.45   Final summing up and close of seminar

Feedback from previous Introduction seminars

“As a general overview good, especially for those new to the field."

“Very useful, enjoyable, highly recommended."

The purpose of the day was to provide an introduction and all the speakers did that brilliantly and left me wanting to learn more."

“It was a really good mix of library staff from different sectors, publishers and library technology companies.  This was great as it made the discussions really interesting as they covered topics from different perspectives.  The atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed, and I didn't feel too intimidated to contribute."

How to book

This course is now fully booked.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1865 310834.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Wednesday 28 September 2016 - full refund
From Thursday 29 September 2016 - 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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