Paper details

Using and Administration of Electronic Information Resources

Session coordinator: Miroslav Bartošek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Where: 29. 5. 2009, 8.30 - 12.30, Vencovsky Aula

From Mediated User Experience to Intuitive Library Usage?

Autor: Helle Lauridsen, Serials Solutions, Denmark



The increasing number of Electronically available material poses a growing challenges for the libraries: it is not shelf space and physical logistics which is the main challenges, but URL management, license agreements, linking problems and first and foremost how to make the users aware of this invisible virtual cornucopia of e-books, journal articles, text &images. A plethora of tools are developed to help libraries meet these challenges: A-Z lists, link-resolvers, federated search, ERAMS, tools for managing statistics, new interfaces and new search methods. With academic publishing moving rapidly to e-only it is imperative that the libraries not only devise best practices for acquisition and management of e-materials but also for the dissemination and usability of these materials in the struggle to remain relevant to the academic student and researcher. The uninformed researcher has little chance of discovering the most appropriate resources, unless a more knowledgeable person like the librarian explicitly directs him or her to them – and a modern University library with restricted staffing and 30-40-50,000 students cannot reach and educate more than a fraction of them Is it possible for the library to fight Googleization and remain the most relevant and preferred resource of information for the users?

About author:

Helle Lauridsen is responsible for EMEA Market Relations for Discovery Services at Serials Solutions. Before joining this group, she worked as a product and technology manager at CSA and later ProQuest. Prior to joining CSA in 2006 Helle worked in the Academic library sector, first as Librarian for the Chemistry Library at the University of Aarhus and later as head of Serials and Electronic Acquisitions at the State and University Library in Denmark organizing and implementing the move from print to electronic and communicating and mediating the changes to the end-users. End-user behaviour and end-user competency development has always been a focus interest. Helle has an MLIS from the Royal Danish School of Librarianship and a BA in Management from Aarhus Business College. She lives in Denmark.

Other papers in this session:

The Research Process: Providing Your Researchers with the Right Tools to Achieve Success

Author: Aaron Maierhofer, RefWorks-COS, United Kingdom

Web 2.0 Tools to Support Research and Development in Engineering

Author: Ilona Trtíková, Czech Technical University in Prague - Central Library, Czech Republic


Lenka Němečková, Czech Technical University in Prague - Central Library, Czech Republic

Electronic Resources and Digital Libraries for Visually Impaired

Author: Jiří Stodola, Masaryk University - Support Centre for Students with Special Needs, Czech Republic

E-resources in Wider Context: Interaction, Integration, Customisation and Personalization

Author: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Getting the Most From Your Collection Using Serials Solutions 360 COUNTER

Author: Richard Burkitt, Serials Solutions, United Kingdom

AquaBrowser Library – Your Content Deserves to be Found

Author: Thomas Fiebig, Bowker, United Kingdom

New Technologies in Systems of Ex Libris and the Introduction of bX - a Reference Service Recommending Scientific Sources Based on Their Usage Rate .

Author: Jana Matějková, Multidata s.r.o., Czech Republic

Closing Address

Author: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic