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Wednesday, November 5 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Keeping it Real: A Comprehensive and Transparent Evaluation of Electronic Resources

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Cost: $150, registration required

There will be a time when your library will need to evaluate all of your electronic resources. How would you do it? In response to a cut to our materials budget, we have developed a method that condenses a large amount of information into a few select criteria. In this day-long workshop, we will walk through the process using the Decision Grid process developed by at the University of Maryland at College Park (Foudy and McManus 533-538) as a starting point. The workshop leaders will first demonstrate each step of our process, and then the participants will work in small groups (5-7) using their own experiences and a sample data set of their own. The steps covered will include selecting and defining the criteria, gathering and analyzing the data, and determining how to make final decisions. We will cover some technical aspects of gathering and analyzing data, including using Excel functions. We will also include discussions about the criteria and ways of eliciting honest and useful feedback from librarians and patrons. The participants will receive a flash drive with Excel templates that include formulas, as well as completed sheets with sample data, and the presentation files.

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Todd Enoch

Head of Serials and Electronic Resources, University of North Texas
Todd Enoch obtained his MLS in 2005 from the University of North Texas while working in their library as a staff member, first in Cataloging and later in Serials. In February 2006, Todd was hired as a librarian at UNT, and has been working as the Head of Serials and Electronic Resources... Read More →
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Karen Harker

Collection Assessment Librarian, University of North Texas
University of North Texas
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Laurel Sammonds Crawford, MLIS

Head of Collection Development, University of North Texas Libraries
Laurel has a BS in Zoology and earned her MLIS from Louisiana State University. Her research interests include collection analysis, electronic resource use and delivery, and library leadership.

Wednesday November 5, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm EST
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401