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UKSG's E-Resources Management Handbook - new content

Hi everyone,

On behalf of UKSG, I just wanted to let you know about new and 
updated chapters in The E-Resources Management Handbook.  There 
is now a total of 27 chapters, all of which provide free 
overviews of key topics in e-resource provision.  New chapters 

* cancellation workflows
* working with vendors
* surviving as a new serialist
* peer review
* the Semantic Web

The new and updated chapters can be accessed at: http://uksg. 
metapress.  com/link.  asp?id=6tuu9n7wfl18

The full announcement is below or at http://www.  uksg. 
Please do let me know if you have any questions or suggestions 
for future topics.

All the best,

Charlie Rapple, UKSG Marketing Officer
TBI Communications

8 March 2010: Free, practical guidance for e-resource 
practitioners from UKSG

/The E-Resources Management Handbook: eight new and updated 
chapters/ UKSG, the organization that connects the information 
community, has today announced the latest chapters to be added to 
The E-Resources Management Handbook, its open access guide to the 
practical aspects of working with e-resources.  The Handbook 
comprises 27 chapters on topics such as licensing, archiving, 
marketing and ERM systems; recent chapters include:

-- Peer review, by Fytton Rowland of Loughborough University, 
which outlines the methodology of peer review of scholarly 
publications, with some coverage of its history and purposes
-- A beginner's guide to working with vendors, by Joseph Thomas 
of East Carolina University, which considers the varieties of 
library-vendor relationships, issues with communication, product 
knowledge, licensing and negotiating, ongoing service 
responsibilities and ethics
-- E-resource management and the Semantic Web, by George 
Macgregor of Liverpool John Moores University, which provides an 
introduction to some essential Semantic Web concepts and the 
resource description framework (RDF) in the context of e-resource 
-- How to survive as a new serialist, by Glenda Griffin of Sam 
Houston State University, which provides information on 
organizations, associations, online and print resources, 
discussion lists and training events, and practical suggestions 
on getting started
-- COUNTER: current developments and future plans, by Peter 
Shepherd of COUNTER, which reports on the latest Codes of 
Practice to govern the recording and exchange of online usage 
-- Cancellation workflow, by Trina Holloway of Georgia State 
University, which posits practical procedures for reviewing 
library collections and selecting titles for cancellation.
The Griffin, Thomas and Holloway chapters were originally 
published by UKSG's North American counterpart NASIG, as 
'NASIGuides', and reflect the ongoing collaboration between the 
two organizations.

In addition to the new chapters, and in line with the Handbook?s 
status as a 'living' e-book, two further chapters have been 
reviewed and updated:

-- New resource discovery mechanisms, by consultant Jenny Walker, 
reviews changes since the chapter was initially published in 
2006, a period in which resource discovery service development 
has focused on the increasingly web-literate end-user
-- Usage statistics and online behaviour, by Angela Conyers of 
Birmingham City University, looks at the reasons for collecting 
usage statistics at both local and national level and identifies 
the various sources available.

Topics for further new chapters and updates in 2010 include 
repositories, open access, consortia and intermediaries.  Learn 
more, or sign up for new chapter alerts at http://www.  uksg. 
org/serials#handbook.  We also welcome your suggestions for 
future chapter topics -- please contact marketing@uksg.  org. 
UKSG would like thank all its volunteer authors and interviewees 
for sharing their expertise. --ENDS--

About UKSG

UKSG exists to connect the information community and encourage 
the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication.  It spans the 
wide range of interests and activities of the extended scholarly 
information community of librarians, publishers, intermediaries 
and technology vendors.  In a dynamic environment, UKSG works to:

-- facilitate community integration, networking, discussion and 
exchange of ideas
-- improve members' knowledge of the scholarly information sector 
and support skills development
-- stimulate research and collaborative initiatives, encourage 
innovation and promote standards for good practice
-- disseminate news, information and publications, and raise 
awareness of services that support the scholarly information 

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