The Krafty MLA Blog 2006

Monday, May 22, 2006

Electronic Only, Please!

Tracie Frederick and Vani Murthy the presenters at this session transformed the Dahlgren Memorial Library into a e-resources library. Through faculty opposition, patron complains and lack of staff they moved forward to stay in par with technology. Their presentation, Electronic Only, Please: Dealing with Increased User Demand for Electronic-only Resources outlines the changes in staff, library functions, licencing terms, staff training, kind of questions asked at the front lines, limited budget and adaptation of services. Throughout this process this team of librarians "found innovative ways of dealing with increase user demand for electronic resources". The other authors for this presentation were Jane Blumenthal, AHIP and Janette Shaffer, AHIP.

As the Information Desk supervisor at the time of this changes, I was trained to answer all questions regarding our new online resources and sometimes received praise on our new acquisitions. At the present time the Dahlgren Library has about 98% of their journal collection online.

Please note: This is imc73 point of view and not of her employer, GU or Dahlgren Memorial Library.

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