Friday, September 18, 2015

Upcoming Web Courses on Collection Assessment and Electronic Resources Acquisitions

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, is offering two web courses this fall that will be of interest to librarians who manage collections:
  • Fundamentals of Collection Assessment: "This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including: The definition of collection assessment; Techniques and tools;Assessment of print and electronic collections;Project design and management." (September 28 - November 6, 2015)
  • Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions: "This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. The course offers a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including: Product trials; Licensing; Purchasing methods; Pricing models. An overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries is also provided." (September 28 - October 23, 2015)
Each course costs $139US for ALCTS members, $169US for nonmembers.

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