Organizing the Evaluation of Electronic Resources

May. 4, 2011
Location: Online Only

Organizing the Evaluation of Electronic Resources

Looking for a better way to organize your evaluation of electronic resources? The electronic resources evaluation process is multifaceted and includes a seemingly endless range of resources and tools involving numerous library staff. If not well managed, the evaluation process can become increasingly fragmented and inefficient. This session will first review the electronic resources evaluation process in detail to understand and appreciate the myriad of details required to prepare for and maintain a valuable evaluation of electronic resources. Participants will then be shown a solution: A Springshare LibGuide to organize the evaluation process for electronic resources. As will be demonstrated, the site can be implemented quickly and will result in a tool that is flexible and simple to maintain.


Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.



Lenore England is the Digital Resources Librarian at the University of Maryland University College. Ms. England has been responsible for electronic resources management, financial, and procurement matters for the library for nearly 10 years.

Li Fu is the Digital Services Librarian at the University of Maryland University College. Ms. Fu manages electronic resources and Web access, answers technical questions, and performs SFX and MetaLib maintenance for the library.

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern

The session will last approximately 1 hour.

Credits &/or CEUs


Four webinars will be offered as a series between January and June 2011. They are: January 19: Savings in the Collection Budget; March 23: The Fine Art of Weeding; May 4: Organizing the Evaluation of Electronic Resources; May 25: Intellectual Property Issues for Librarians.

You may purchase any one of the sessions or the series of sessions. If you purchase the series after some of the sessions have been presented live, you'll be given the access information for the webcasts of those sessions in addition to the live access to future sessions.

Participant Each ($) Series of 4 ($)
ALCTS Member (individual) 39 120
(save $36)
Non-member (individual) 49 160
(save $36)
International (individual) 39 120
(save $36)
Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point. Group rate is the same for members and non-members.
99 346
(save $50)

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

Technical Requirements

ALCTS uses GoToWebinar to present its webinar sessions. Telephone, computer, Internet connection, web browser, USB VOIP microphone and headset are required. You may want to download the software before the day of the session. See the FAQ.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration: call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or