Elizabeth York

Electronic Resources Librarian
Librarian, Scholarly Communication and Collections
Library Faculty, Universitywide
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Archibald S. Alexander Library

169 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163

Elizabeth York is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Rutgers University Libraries. She manages activation, configuration, and ongoing maintenance of all purchased and subscribed electronic resources, including (but not limited to) ejournals, ebooks, databases, and streaming media. She is deeply knowledgeable in all aspects of electronic resources management in Alma/Primo, and she has developed and implemented workflows for e-resources post-migration cleanup, ordering, activation, configuration, metadata loading, usage statistics management, perpetual access data management, cancellation, EBA management, and more. She previously held Electronic Resources Librarian and Cataloging positions at Utah State University and University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

She serves as Co-Chair of the Ex Libris Community Zone Management Group (CZMG) and is an active contributor to Ex Libris product listservs. She has suggested and advocated for many successful improvements in e-resources functionality in Ex Libris products, and she collaborated with Ex Libris on the proof-of-concept project to enrich Community Zone ebook bibliographic records with AI-generated metadata. 

She is Rutgers University's Electronic Resources Officer (ERO) in the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA). She also serves on the BTAA E-Resource Accessibility Group and the BTAA Resource Access Policy Harmonization Team. She has also served on the New Jersey State Library's E-Resources Advisory Committee, helping the State Library make decisions about the statewide e-resources subscriptions offered to all residents of the state of New Jersey.

  • Hanegbi, David and Elizabeth York, "Metadata Enrichment using AI – First Glance at Research and Findings," Ex Libris Webinar, March 27, 2024, https://youtu.be/dP8YlztRlHA
  • York, Elizabeth, "Dishing up the Dirt: E-Resources Ordering Workflows in Alma," Dishing up the Dirt: From Setbacks to Success panel, Ex Libris Southcentral Users Group (ELSUG) Virtual Conference, November 2-3, 2023
  • York, Elizabeth, "Managing Usage Statistics in Alma: COUNTER, SUSHI, and Ongoing Maintenance," Ex Libris Northeast Users Group (ENUG) 2023 Meeting, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 12-13, 2023
  • York, Elizabeth, "Making Open Access E-Resources Discoverable," Open Access Publishing: Perspectives from Princeton and Rutgers University Libraries, October 27, 2022
  • Jones, Galen, Steve Shandle, Stacy Trail, and Elizabeth York, “CZ Management Group Presents: CZ Metadata Overview, Contribution and Best Practice,” Ex Libris Webinar, June 21, 2022, https://youtu.be/RIhit3cj7O8
  •  York, Elizabeth, “Viennese Ragtime: How Fritz Kreisler's Apple Blossoms Reintroduced Operetta to Broadway after World War I,” 2018 National Meeting of the Society for American Music, Kansas City, Missouri, February 28-March 4, 2018
  • York, Elizabeth, “Eden in Sin City: Takarazuka Revue’s Musical Adaptation of Ocean’s 11,” 2017 Annual Conference of Music Library Association, Mountain-Plains Chapter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, May 18-20, 2017
  • York, Elizabeth, “Takarazuka Revue and Retheorizing the American Musical: Cole Porter’s Can-Can in Performance,” International Musicological Society, 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan, March 19-23, 2017
  • York, Elizabeth, “Integrating the American Musical Through the Eyes of George Jean Nathan,” 2016 Annual Conference of Music Library Association, Mountain-Plains Chapter, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, May 19-21, 2016
  • York, Elizabeth, “The Morris and Barnard Young Music Business Records: Barney and Gloria, A "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" Copyright Case, and Researching Outside the Canon of Twentieth-Century Popular Music,” Poster Presentation, Music Library Association 2016 Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2-5, 2016