13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Operational Aspects of Using Electronic Information Resources

Session coordinator: Filip Vojtášek, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 30. 5. 2008, 9.00 - 11.50, Auditorium D

Exploit Your E-collections to Full

Autor: Helle Lauridsen, ProQuest, United Kingdom



The increasing number of Electronically available material poses new and 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 and images. A plethora of tools are developed to help libraries meet these challenges: A-Z lists, link-resolvers, federated search, ERMS, 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 devises best practices for acquisition and management of e-materials but also for the dissemination and usability of these materials.

About author:

Helle Lauridsen is former head of Serials and Electronic Resources of the State and University library in Aarhus, Denmark, and she moved the library in the period from 2000-2005 to become primarily Electronic. Helle is now Product Manager for CSA Illustrata, at ProQuest.

Other papers in this session:

Support in Using of Electronic Information Resources at CTU

Author: Ilona Trtíková, Czech Technical University in Prague - Computing and Information Centre, Czech Republic


Barbora Ramajzlová, Czech Technical University

Usage Statistics - a Publisher's Perspective

Author: Jackie Cahoon, Wiley-Blackwell, United Kingdom

Serials Solutions 360 - Software Makes It Possible But the Knowledgebase Makes It Work

Author: Nick Phipps, Serials Solutions, United Kingdom

E-resources Portal of National Medical Library

Author: Filip Kříž, National Medical Library, Czech Republic


Ondrej Horsak / Lenka Maixnerova / Helena Bouzkova, National Medical Library, Czech Republic