Suggestions & Comments to:
Cathy Pecoraro

Electronic Resources


The Electronic Resources Team is responsible for the investigation and acquisition of electronic resources. As an integral part of the RUL Serials Team, the Electronic Resources Management Team provides expertise on accessing databases, electronic journals and packages. Licensing, access set up and maintenance as well as trouble shooting and problematic order resolutions are handled by the Electronic Resources Team. Management of the access urls and content on the RUL website is also coordinated through this group. Additionally, the team coordinates with TAS for e-book orders and packages.

Requests for new online resources are investigated and acquired
Online requests via the Serials Team listserv or Networked Resources Request forms submitted by selectors for new digital resources are processed by the Electronic Resources team
Management of the entire electronic resource acquisitions process
Access criteria, price, and license requirements are investigated following a selector's request in order to confirm details prior to the electronic resource acquisition

Online access for each resource is established in coordination with the Libraries' Systems' staff, web master and catalogers to see each digital resource through to full accessibility on IRIS, and through the RUL website and A-Z listing
Continuous access of online resources is monitored and maintained
Through inquiries from patrons, librarians and staff throughout the system, the Electronic Resources team investigates, trouble-shoots and resolves online resource subscription and access issues including: title and publisher changes as well as changes in providers and urls
Database and Journal Usage Statistics
COUNTER compliant, as well as non-COUNTER stats are gathered and maintained by the Electronic Resources Team
Maintenance of ERMS
Serials Solutions suite of Electronic Resource Management product products are used for monitoring and maintaining electronic resource acquisition, licensing, access and statistics details

For assistance with any of these requests or issues, please contact the RUL Serials Team:

Networked Resources Request/Order Forms

The following forms will challenge you to login with your NetID/password. All fulltime RUL faculty/staff will pass with a correct NetID/password.

Last updated November 20, 2009
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