Wednesday, May 05, 2010

ALCTS E-Resources Interest Group (ERIG) - Call for ALA Presentation Proposals

ALCTS E-Resources Interest Group (ERIG) - Call for ALA Presentation Proposals

The ALCTS CRS E-Resources Interest Group (ER IG) requests presentation proposals for our Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 10:30am-12:00pm.

The topic is: Down for the Count: Making the Case for E-Resource Usage Statistics

We are looking for speakers to help us kick off discussion about the collection and usage of e-resource statistics, covering some of the following areas:

*Innovative ways of collecting or using e-resource statistics
*Using e-resource statistics to inform renewals and cancellations
*Using e-resource statistics for cost per use analysis
*SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) standard for e-resource statistics
*Use of ScholarlyStats and other services to gather e-resource statistics
*Use of statistics from proxy service or link resolver What are the vendor services we still need in this area?
*Each presentation should be approximately 10-15 minutes and the panel will be followed by questions and answers, with ample discussion.

Please e-mail proposals by May 20, 2010 to Amira Aaron (

Include in your proposal:

- Title of presentation
- Brief summary of proposed presentation
- Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
- E-mail address(es) of presenter(s)

Thank you for your participation!

Amira Aaron
Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources
Northeastern University Libraries
320 Snell Library
Boston MA 02115