To get or not to get: the KAUST library e-resources acquisition experience

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/320283
Title:
To get or not to get: the KAUST library e-resources acquisition experience
Authors:
Ramli, Rindra M. ( 0000-0001-8266-297X ) ; Kabli, Ola ( 0000-0003-1832-564X )
Abstract:
In the challenging times of budget cuts and reviews, libraries are faced with issues, among others, such as justifying acquisition, negotiating deals and reviewing current subscriptions (pertaining to electronic resources). With the rapid increase in growth of electronic resources, libraries have to continuously assess their acquisition models and policies to constantly ensure that they are balancing their budget and users’ needs as well. This paper highlights the role played by Technical and IT department of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) library (Saudi Arabia) in acquiring the electronic resources (electronic books, electronic journals, databases, image and reference) for the community. It will describe the processes during the early days when KAUST library was inaugurated; how electronic resources were acquired and what went through during those days. The paper will elaborate further how the acquisition model has evolved and the various important roles played by the library staff in ensuring that acquisitions/subscriptions are justified, within the budget and provides ROI for the library. King Abdullah University is a graduate research university which opened in September 2009 with its first cohort of 800 graduate students (25% female) taught by 100 faculties. The focus of study and research in the university are: Mathematics and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. The university library started with 10 staff. The library has a “state-of-the-art learning and information resource center supporting graduate education and advanced scientific research” (KAUST, 2010).
KAUST Department:
University Library
Publisher:
IATUL Conference 2014
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
Type:
Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Conference Papers/Presentations; Articles

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dc.contributor.authorRamli, Rindra M.en
dc.contributor.authorKabli, Olaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-10T12:09:53Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-10T12:09:53Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/320283en
dc.description.abstractIn the challenging times of budget cuts and reviews, libraries are faced with issues, among others, such as justifying acquisition, negotiating deals and reviewing current subscriptions (pertaining to electronic resources). With the rapid increase in growth of electronic resources, libraries have to continuously assess their acquisition models and policies to constantly ensure that they are balancing their budget and users’ needs as well. This paper highlights the role played by Technical and IT department of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) library (Saudi Arabia) in acquiring the electronic resources (electronic books, electronic journals, databases, image and reference) for the community. It will describe the processes during the early days when KAUST library was inaugurated; how electronic resources were acquired and what went through during those days. The paper will elaborate further how the acquisition model has evolved and the various important roles played by the library staff in ensuring that acquisitions/subscriptions are justified, within the budget and provides ROI for the library. King Abdullah University is a graduate research university which opened in September 2009 with its first cohort of 800 graduate students (25% female) taught by 100 faculties. The focus of study and research in the university are: Mathematics and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. The university library started with 10 staff. The library has a “state-of-the-art learning and information resource center supporting graduate education and advanced scientific research” (KAUST, 2010).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIATUL Conference 2014en
dc.rightsCreative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike Attribution License.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en
dc.subjectElectronic resources managementen
dc.subjectERMen
dc.subjectTechnical and Digital Servicesen
dc.subjectAcquisitionsen
dc.titleTo get or not to get: the KAUST library e-resources acquisition experienceen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Libraryen
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