Electronic Resources Management Interest Group

The ACRL/NEC Electronic Resources Management Interest Group organizes professional development and networking opportunities focusing on the acquisition, management, and licensing of electronic resources. Send us feedback or ideas!

Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce ERMIG's first webinar! Counter Release 5 for Better Usage Reporting is our topic. Our presenter is Lorraine Estelle, the COUNTER Project Director. Date/time is November 17, 2017, from 11am to 12pm EST. Registration is free and open to anyone interested in COUNTER Release 5 and better usage reporting.

To register, please complete this form. You should receive a link to the webinar within minutes of registering. Be sure to login early on the day of the webinar to download the Zoom plugin and test your equipment. The webinar will be recorded, but due to technical limitations, we cannot guarantee its availability after the event. Please attend the live session if you can! The webinar tops out at 100 attendees, so register today!

COUNTER Release 5 for Better Usage Reporting

Did you know that a new COUNTER Code of Practice was released earlier this year? The new Release 5 is a significant change from Release 4. Attend this webinar to learn about these changes and how they will affect your library's usage reporting.

This webinar will help you:

• Understand the master reports which are at the core of Release 5
• Learn about the new metric types and additional attributes
• Find out about where to get support and guidance

Launched in 2002, COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.

Our presenter is Lorraine Estelle, the COUNTER Project Director. She is experienced in the information industry with a background in libraries, consortia, shared services, vendors and publishers. She has managed and conducted a wide range of projects, with an interest in new business models for electronic information resources and the financial impact of gold open access. She directed the development of several national shared services in the UK including Jisc Collections and the Journals Usage Statistics Portal. She looks forward to your questions!

We look forward to your attendance!