Shrinking budgets and looming cancellations are increasingly a reality for many, if not most libraries. As librarians confront these pressures, being well-informed is essential to making difficult decisions, and usage data is one of the most powerful decision-making tools. This webinar focuses on gathering electronic resource usage data, putting it all together, and managing it in an organized way.
About our presenters:
Michael Fernandez is the Electronic Resources Acquisition Librarian at Yale University Library, where he manages a unit responsible for acquiring e-resources in all formats. His professional interests include accessibility, usage statistics, and collection management. He has previously presented on a range of e-resource topics at forums including ALA, ER&L, and IFLA.
Courtney McAllister is a Library Services Engineer at EBSCO. Prior to transitioning to a vendor role, she worked in resource sharing, acquisitions, and e-resource management in academic and public libraries. She is the Associate Editor of The Serials Librarian, a Director for the Charleston Conference, and a NASIG Board member.