Monday, September 07, 2015

Call for Proposals: TERMS of Engagement: Managing Collections and Electronic Resources Lifecycles - Proposals Due Sept 11

Call for Proposals! TERMS of Engagement: Managing Collections and Electronic Resources Lifecycles

What is it?
·         A free, one-day program hosted by ACRL New England Chapter’s Collection Development Interest Group (CDIG) and Electronic Resources Management Interest Group (ERMIG)
·         Wednesday November 18, 2015, 10am-1pm, Sherrill Library, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA; free breakfast and registration 9:30-10am; optional dine-around lunch and networking 1-3pm
The 6 Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS) ( give us a common language to share, explore, and evolve our work of acquiring and managing academic libraries’ e-resource collections. Using TERMS as a program framework, ACRL NEC CDIG and ERMIG seek presentation topics of varying lengths around one or more of the 6 TERMS. 

Possible presentation ideas include:

1.       Investigate Content for Purchase
·         Developing best practices for assessing the accessibility/usability of products
·         Tools for comparing similar products – overlap analyses, deciding between e-book platforms
·         Innovative ways to involve students and faculty in trials
2.       Acquiring New Content
·         Successes using SERU or the CRL model license
·         Getting OA or text-mining provisions into your license
·         Negotiation tips
3.       Implementation
·         New tricks to deal with access issues
·         Marketing ideas – spreading the word to different audiences
·         Getting the most out of trainers
4.       Ongoing Evaluation and Access
·         Impact factor projects
·         Tips for getting more out of COUNTER
·         Talking about downtime – how much, where, to who?
5.       Annual Review
·         Helping out the “at-risk” publications
·         Data visualization for usage stats and e-resource value
6.       Cancellation & Replacement Review
·         Breaking the news about a break-up to patrons, to vendors
·         Local hosting solutions to ensure post-cancellation access

We want your ideas about managing collections and electronic resources lifecycles.  We are looking for a wide range of presentations in length, format, and content.  You could propose a formal presentation of a project or workflow, or share preliminary sketches of a crazy idea you want feedback on.  Our goal is for this program to be a place for idea-sharing, for stories from the trenches, and for the fostering of future collaborations.

Important Dates
Fri 9/11: Proposals due
Wed 9/16: Presenters notified
Fri 9/18: Presenters confirm commitment to present
Mon 9/28: Registration opens
Wed 11/11: Presentation materials due
Wed 11/18: Program day!

About ERMIG and CDIG
Focusing on Electronic Resources Management and Collection Development, ERMIG and CDIG are special interest groups of the ACRL New England Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (  For past program information, visit: and
CDIG and ERMIG co-chairs coordinating this event are:
·                 Galadriel Chilton, University of Connecticut (ERMIG),
·                 Martha Kelehan, Tufts University (CDIG),
·                 Kim Maxwell, MIT (ERMIG),
Susan Raidy-Klein, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (CDIG),