Electronic Resources & Libraries Annual Conference
Connect with OCLC at the ER&L Conference in Austin, TX.
Join OCLC in Austin for the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference
Learn more about OCLC initiatives during the ER&L Conference, March 4-7, 2018. OCLC team members will be available during the conference to provide updates on products and services and answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Austin.
Check out the event website for more information and registration.
OCLC will be participating in several sessions while at ER&L:
KBART Automation: Staying up-to-date to keep YOU (and your subscriptions) up-to-date!
March 5 @ 10:45 am, Room 301
The NISO KBART (KnowledgeBases And Related Tools) Automation working group is creating a recommended practice to build a seamless connection between libraries' local knowledge bases and information providers’ access/entitlement systems. Could a standard application of an API really bring to librarians and users the holy grail: accurate and timely library holdings across different systems?
Do we know what we are paying for? Assessment of use of electronic resources
March 5 @ 3:00 pm, Salon 4
Academic libraries are being required more and more to provide accountability of their e-resources spending. This session will highlight unique ways to assess use data from Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley as well as a smaller package like Safari. It also will feature how libraries are leveraging new tools to inform decisions—ensuring the library receives a good return on investment—by extracting and analyzing e-resource usage statistics.
You May Own It…But Can They Find It?
March 5 @ 3:00 pm, Salon 3
Have you purchased eBook or eJournal collections where the metadata was incomplete or unavailable? Please join us for this session where attendees will learn how to:
- Increase discoverability of e-collections when metadata is unavailable or incomplete
- Collaboratively create and manage metadata for electronic resources
- Receive previously unavailable WorldCat MARC records
Access Made Easy: RA21 pilots simplify user experience, protect privacy and security
March 5 @ 4:00 pm
Access to scholarly resources should be seamless and easy. This session will share results of the set of pilots started by the RA21 project to develop better, more user friendly, and more secure practices for access and authentication to STM information than IP-address recognition.
Crying, Waiting, Hoping: How to Make Sure Your Remote Users Can Access e-Resources
March 6 @ 1:00 pm, Room 204
Off-campus e-resource access problems can cause serious frustration for both library users and staff. This session will explore best practices used by libraries with high off-campus e-resource usage that have improved users’ experience and provide tips for identifying potential access issues using the EZproxy logs and administration page.