Title Index by IndexTitle : E

  • E-book Collections, SPEC Kit 313 (October 2009)
    Title: SPEC Kit 313: E-book Collections (October 2009)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit examines the current use of e-books in ARL member libraries; their plans for implementing, increasing, or decreasing access to e-books; purchasing, cataloging, and collection management issues; and issues in marketing to and in usage by library clientele.

    By the May deadline, responses had been submitted by 75 of the 123 ARL member libraries for a response rate of 61%. Of the responding libraries, 73 (97%) reported including e-books in their collections. According to survey responses, most institutions entered the e-book arena as part of a consortium which purchased an e-book package. The earliest forays occurred in the 1990s but the majority of libraries started e-book collections between 1999 and 2004. Purchasing at the collection level allowed libraries to acquire a mass of titles with a common interface, reducing some of the transition pains to the new format. The downside of collections is that libraries find they are often saddled with titles they would not have selected in print; also, each collection might have a different interface, adding to user frustration.

    This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of collection development policies, e-book collection Web pages, e-book promotional materials, training materials for staff and users, and e-book reader loan policies.

  • E-Book Licensing and Research Libraries—Negotiating Principles and Price in an Emerging Market (Sept. 2012) (11-20)
    Title: E-Book Licensing and Research Libraries—Negotiating Principles and Price in an Emerging Market (Sept. 2012)
  • Eaton Collection and UC Riverside Libraries: A Study in Driving Alignment (RLI 283, 2013) (21-25)
    Title: The Eaton Collection and UC Riverside Libraries: A Study in Driving Alignment (RLI 283, 2013)
  • Editor's note (June 2012) (1)
    Title: Editor's note (June 2012)
  • Editor's note (March 2012) (1)
    Title: Editor's note (March 2012)
  • ETDs and Graduate Education: Programs and Prospects (June 2010) (7-16)
    Title: ETDs and Graduate Education: Programs and Prospects (June 2010)
  • Evaluating E-resources, SPEC Kit 316 (July 2010)
    Title: SPEC Kit 316: Evaluating E-resources (July 2010)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit re-examines the ways in which ARL member libraries have (re)structured themselves to identify the availability of new e-resources in the market; evaluate them as candidates for acquisition; decide to acquire/purchase the e-resources; evaluate them prior to their renewal to determine their continued utility; and publicize or market the new e-resources. Nearly identical questions were posed regarding purchases/licensing by consortia and by individual libraries, enabling comparisons in process to be made.

    By the March deadline, responses had been submitted by 73 of the 124 ARL member libraries for a response rate of 59%. The survey results indicated that both consortia and libraries deploy large amounts of staff resources to build e-resource collections and that identification and assessment activities are conducted as communal activities among consortia staff and librarians from across the organization..

    This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of e-resource selection policies, e-resource request and evaluation procedures, descriptions of library and consortia e-resource selectors, job descriptions, and promotional methods.

  • Evolution of Library Liaisons, SPEC Kit 349
    Title: SPEC Kit 349: Evolution of Library Liaisons (November 2015)
    Keyword(s): research library; liaison; campus engagement; library services; workforce
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit explores the changing role of the library liaison, the shifting goals and strategies of liaison programs at ARL member libraries, and the factors that influence these changes on an institutional level. This study covers liaison services objectives and policies, assignment of liaison responsibilities, level of department participation, administration and evaluation of services, how liaisons are trained, and the benefits and challenges of offering such services.

    This SPEC Kit includes examples of liaison services websites; descriptions of liaison responsibilities, competencies, and goals; job descriptions of staff who provide these services; and reports on changes to liaison models.

  • Evolving Models of Reference Staffing at the University of Kansas Libraries (RLI 282, 2013) (21-25)
    Title: Evolving Models of Reference Staffing at the University of Kansas Libraries (RLI 282, 2013)
  • Evolving Preservation Roles and Responsibilities of Research Libraries (Oct. 2009) (8-13)
    Title: Evolving Preservation Roles and Responsibilities of Research Libraries (Oct. 2009)
  • Executive Summary (RLI 281, Dec. 2012) (2-5)
    Title: Executive Summary (Dec. 2012)
  • Experimenting with Strategies for Crowdsourcing Manuscript Transcription (Dec. 2011) (10-15)
    Title: Experimenting with Strategies for Crowdsourcing Manuscript Transcription (Dec. 2011)
  • External Review for Promotion and Tenure, SPEC Kit 293 (August 2006)
    Title: SPEC Kit 293: External Review for Promotion and Tenure (August 2006)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit explores the policies and procedures that ARL member libraries use in the external review process for candidates who are eligible for promotion, tenure, or continuing appointment. It examines how external reviewers are identified and asked to participate in the review process, what instructions are given to reviewers, what materials are included in candidates’ portfolios, and the criteria for evaluating candidates’ portfolios, among other questions.

    The survey was distributed to the 123 ARL member libraries in February 2006. Seventy-seven libraries (63%) responded to the survey. Librarians at 35 of the responding institutions have faculty status. Forty-four institutions offer tenure or other permanent appointments (32 with faculty status and 12 without). Slightly more than half of the respondents (39 or 51%) do not require external reviews for librarians who are candidates for promotion, tenure, or continuing appointment. While the majority of these have neither faculty status nor permanent appointments (27 or 69%), they also include six whose librarians have faculty status and 11 that offer tenure or other permanent appointments (five with faculty status and six without).

    This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents for external review procedures and innstructions to external reviewers.