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E-resource Advisory Council

Updated 27 August 2012

The E-resource Advisory Council is a group of 10 library leaders who have agreed to help guide the cooperative in advancing a new Webscale, electronic resource management strategy.

As library investments and patron demands for e-resources continue to grow, libraries need to effectively manage these resources alongside their print materials. OCLC has responded to this change through a strategy that includes adding licensed and open access content to WorldCat, building the knowledge base for e-resources, enhancing resource sharing to allow the sharing of electronic articles, and introducing an entire suite of new services for electronic materials. That suite includes link resolving, acquisitions, and a license manager for subscription, access, license, vendor and rights management.

Brett Bonfield

Collingswood (NJ) Public Library
Collingswood, New Jersey, USA

David Bryant

Catloging Supervisor and Media Librarian
Louisville Free Public Library
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Maria Collins

Head of Acquisitions and Discovery
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Dawn Hale

Head of Technical Services
Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Simone Kortekaas

Head, Information and Marketing
University of Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands

Jennifer Kuehn

Head of Interlibrary Services
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Sarah Pearson (Price)

Assistant Director: Collection Management & Development
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK

Gregg Silvis

Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Digital Initiatives
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware, USA

Ex officio

Ted Fons (photo)

Ted Fons

Executive Director, Data Services and WorldCat Quality Management, OCLC

Ted directs four different components of OCLC’s data services portfolio: The Quality Control team manages the quality of the shared cataloging database within WorldCat. The Batch Services group coordinates the loading and ongoing synchronization of thousands of library catalogs with WorldCat. The WorldCat Registry group provides coordination and stewardship for the WorldCat Registry of data about the world’s libraries. Finally, the WorldCat knowledge base team manages the growth and quality of the WorldCat knowledge base of licensed electronic resources. That team is currently engaged in a project to integrate the knowledge base with WorldCat and to provide expanded metadata management of licensed electronic resources.

Ted brings more than a decade of experience in the integrated library system industry to his role as Executive Director. He has presented and published articles on diverse library system topics such as electronic resource management systems and standards for the exchange of ILS-related data. Ted has participated in a number of standards-related activities, including the NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party on the Exchange of Serials Subscription Data and the NISO Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative.

Prior to joining OCLC in 2008, Ted was a senior product manager and director of customer service at Innovative Interfaces, and before that worked in academic libraries doing acquisitions, cataloging and reference work. He received his MLS from Syracuse University in 1996.


Andrew Pace (photo)

Andrew Pace

Executive Director, Networked Library Services, OCLC

Andrew Pace is directing projects to move library management services to the network level. Prior to joining OCLC, Andrew was head of Information Technology at North Carolina State University Libraries, where he spent nine years participating in several digital library projects. Andrew is Past President of the Library Information Technology Association, a division of ALA, and serves on the NISO Information Standards Quarterly editorial board.

Andrew blogs on issues related to libraries at Hectic Pace . He is an entertaining and energetic speaker, available to present on many topics related to Library 2.0 and networked library services.