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ELUNA learns - E-Resources : Centralized ERM, Open Access Links, Open Web Discovery, and Post-P2E (On Demand Viewing Registration)

  • 17 Nov 2021
  • 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 31 Dec 2022
  • 4:00 PM (EST)
  • On Demand - Access for a year post event.
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ELUNA learns – E-Resources: Centralized ERM, Open Access Links, Open Web Discovery, and Post-P2E. 

November 17, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST  

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm. Introduction.  

1:05 pm - 1:45 pm. Centralizing Electronic Resource Management to a Network Zone 

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm. Improving and Tracking Open Access Links in Primo 

2:05 pm - 2:15 pm. 5-minute Break  

2:15 pm - 2:55 pm. Connecting the Library to Open Web Discovery Platforms with LibKey 

2:55 pm - 3:00 pm. 5-minute Break  

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm. An Open-Source Alternative to UStat: Celus 

3:15 pm - 3:20 pm. 5-minute Break  

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm. Alma Post-Migration Data Cleanup: The Strategies on How to Deal with Physical to Electronic (P2E) Issues. 

Note, schedule times are approximate. Schedule may shift slightly during the event.  

Applicable Ex Libris Products: Alma, Primo, Primo VE 

Centralizing Electronic Resource Management to a Network Zone. Carrie Curie, PALS, a program of Minnesota State; Jill Holman, Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

Are you a consortium that started with little to no ERM managed from the NZ? Are you planning to change that soon? This presentation looks at how the PALS office planned and worked through centralizing most of its consortium ERM. We will discuss the pros and cons identified early in the process, stumbling blocks discovered later, and why we moved beyond 11 initial NZ-local collections to 60 statewide-collections and beyond. We will also discuss how this impacted our custom Alma Analytics reports. A difference between the MnPALS Consortium and other consortiums is that when this project started, the PALS Office did not coordinate or negotiate central purchasing. 

Improving and Tracking Open Access Links in Primo. Hui Zhang, Oregon State University Libraries and Press. 

Improving access to and promoting Open Access (OA) content is the strategic goal of many academic libraries. This seminar introduces practices at Oregon State University Libraries aiming to provide more OA articles for all the users. The university library wants to offer free and legal full-text access to journal articles as an alternative to subscriptions without requiring the patrons to sign in. The seminar provides the audience with technical details such as how to extract DOI from PNX record, query the Unpaywall database, and add Unpaywall OA links to the availability status of search results using AngularJS. The seminar also outlines how to set up Google Tag Manager for tracking the usage of Unpaywall OA links and viewing the statistics in Google Analytics. This seminar is for the general audience and the presenter will use step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and code snippets to facilitate the learning. 

Connecting the Library to Open Web Discovery Platforms with LibKey. John Seguin, Third Iron. (Gold Sponsor) 

For many years, libraries have recognized the importance of trying to connect researchers to scholarly content wherever they may be starting their research journey.  Most famously, Google Scholar and PubMed developed link resolver integration to connect users to library resources.  Outside these two however, integration of link resolvers has not been widely adopted by the majority of Open Web Discovery services because of the burden of development and upkeep it puts on the integrating platform and libraries.  The result is that the library is largely invisible in the workflow of these services. New public discovery services aimed at academic researchers are rapidly emerging, challenging the dominance of Google Scholar and PubMed and being used by millions of researchers each month.  This presentation discusses these new services, how they are adopting LibKey technology rather than link resolvers to connect users to library resources, and the important implications this has for libraries. 

An Open-Source Alternative to UStat: Celus. Allen Jones, The New School. 

UStat has been a service for tracking usage statistics since 2010.  With its lack of Counter5 support, it has become increasingly outdated.  An open-source alternative has emerged which supports COUNTER4, COUNTER% and non-counter data.  A hosted solution exists which is relatively inexpensive (less than $600.00 per year for single libraries), and larger versions exist to gather consortium-wide statistics.  The presenter will demonstrate this software and speak about their experience installing the software locally and onboarding a hosted instance of the software 

Alma Post-Migration Data Cleanup: The Strategies on How to Deal with Physical to Electronic (P2E) Issues. Gordon Xu, New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

Since most legacy ILSs have no dedicated data structure for electronic records, all records are initially migrated into Alma as physical. So it is necessary to run the P2E Process to convert relevant records to Electronic. Although it is important, it's also complicated and difficult for post-migration data cleanup. We found that many fictitious electronic portfolios were created during P2E process. Those resources included contributor information, biography, publisher description, review, cover art, table of contents, etc. This is the majority of issues for us. This session will present what issues of the P2E we have encountered, what lessons we learned, and the strategies we have adopted for P2E data cleanup