Spotlight on ECR Team

The Electronic & Continuing Resources (ECR) Team has been working diligently during these strange times. Much of the team’s regular work can be done remotely, and its members are tackling several projects. During normal times, the ECR team manages the lifecycle of electronic and physical continuing resources. The ECR team is responsible for acquiring and managing electronic resources, including the licensing, ordering, renewal, management, and maintenance of these resources. The team oversees all physical serial management, including managing the subscriptions, cataloging serials, receiving and binding physical serials.

Since we began to work from home, the ECR team has accomplished most of its regular duties, including receiving and processing 51 invoices, managing 8 electronic resource trials, and resolving several access problems. There’s the regular work of monitoring serial titles changes, platform changes, and URL updates that is all being done as well. Licensing has continued, dealing with new licenses, renewals and amendments. In addition to regular tasks, the team has been able to tackle several projects. Staff are checking links in Databases@Emory, working to resolve issues with access. So far, 313 links have been checked, with 122 of those being in April and May. Over 900 serial titles have been added to Scholars Trust, a cooperative print retention program sponsored by ASERL. Various data clean-up projects have been identified, and are being worked on, including reviewing purchase order encumbrances and correcting reference title locations.

In addition to all of this, the staff on the ECR team has taken advantage of the multitude of free training and webinars available, attending various sessions offered by professional organizations like ALA and ALCTS, as well as training provided by Ex Libris. We also have 2 staff members currently enrolled in MLIS programs!

The ECR team has done a fantastic job pivoting to remote work during this time, learning new skills and supporting one another. They all deserve a big thank you. The team consists of Kayleah Brown, Holli EremineRichard GessKat Hart (manager), Susan Kellett, Tracy Preyer, and Katie Sparks.

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