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ELECTRONIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
A Solution with Its Own Challenges

University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
August 16-17, 2007


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Rochelle BALLARD is the Digital Resources Coordinator at Princeton University Library (New Jersey, USA), where she handles the acquisition and management of electronic resources. Prior to 2001, Rochelle was the Assistant Director of Acquisitions and Coordinator of Electronic Resources at Texas A&M University and Reference Librarian at the University of Central Florida and North Carolina A&T State University. Rochelle has discussed the management of electronic resources with various groups at local and national levels. She is an active member of the American Library Association.
 
Richard BURKE is the Executive Director of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC). He has worked with the consortium in this capacity for nine years and previously served for many years as the director of an academic library at a small private college in Los Angeles, California. He has presented at numerous library conferences, including the American Library Association annual meeting, Society for Scholarly Publishing annual conference, the California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) conference and the Charleston Conference.
 
Ted FONS is the Senior Product Manager at Innovative Interfaces.  He is responsible for the management of Innovative's Electronic Resource Management, Acquisitions, Serials, WebBridge LR and Pathfinder Pro products.  His most recent development project was to bring to general release the first Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) client in an Electronic Resource Management system. Ted has been with Innovative since 1996.  He has a Masters in Library Science degree from Syracuse University and has worked in Acquisitions, Cataloging and Reference in academic libraries.
 
Brian GREEN is manager of EDItEUR, the international organization developing e-commerce-related standards for the book and serials industry. He is also Executive Director of the International ISBN Agency and Chairman of ISO TC46 SC9, the ISO committee responsible for identifiers in the information community. Until last year, Brian was manager of Book Industry Communication (BIC), the UK book industry standards body set up in 1991 by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, Library Association and the British Library. Prior to setting up BIC, Brian worked in the publishing industry and was Director of Technology and Publishing Management at the UK Publishers Association.
 
Dalene HAWTHORNE began working with electronic resources as an indexer at Information Access Company, now part of the Gale Group, in 1989. Ms. Hawthorne became an editor of Magazine Index in 1991 and manager of serials acquisitions in 1992. She became a Customer Sales Consultant for Innovative Interfaces in 1998. Ms. Hawthorne worked for various special libraries from 1999 to 2002, when she became Serials Librarian at Stanford University Libraries. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Ms. Hawthorne is currently Head of Systems and Technical Services at Emporia State University, Kansas.
 
Ted KOPPEL is Verde Product Manager for Ex Libris, which builds on his significant product management and related experience in the library and information marketplace. His prior experience includes working at the CARL Corporation, OCLC and as Senior Product Manager for Standards Implementation at The Library Corporation (TLC), where he represented TLC on numerous industry standards committees. Currently, he is a member of four standards committees in the Electronic Resources Management and resource sharing areas. He is the Chairman of the NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Content and Collections Management Steering Committee. Koppel holds a bachelor's degree in languages from Georgetown University with a minor in Arabic. He also has an master in Library Science from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
 
Jennifer LANG is Electronic Resources Cataloger at Princeton University Library (New Jersey, USA), a position she has held since 2004. Before moving to Princeton, Jennifer was the Project Manager/Automation Liaison in the Cataloging and Database Maintenance Department at the University of Cincinnati Library. While at UC, she had the opportunity to wear many hats, including cataloguing serials and electronic resources and managing the library's ongoing quality control program and outsourced authority control work. At Princeton, Jennifer is a member of the Library Training and Education Committee, chair of the Electronic Resources Cataloging Committee, and chair of a university-wide committee on metadata standards. Jennifer is also a part-time lecturer in the graduate school at Rutgers University, and is a member-at-large of the American Library Association's Library Research Roundtable, serves on the Executive Board of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and is president of the New Jersey Library Association's Technical Services Section.
 
Kimberly PARKER is currently wrapping up a temporary assignment at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where she has been supporting the HINARI program to provide access to online journals in developing countries. Her permanent position is Head of Electronic Collections for the Yale University Library, where among other things she coordinates the collecting of electronic resources including a broad range of e-resource management life-cycle issues. Kimberly also has oversight responsibility for the selection aspects of digital conversion of tradition collections, and for various digitally related international special projects in the Yale University Library. Kimberly has an undergraduate degree in Biology/Chemistry, and graduated from the University of Michigan with an MILS degree. She spent a year as a National Library of Medicine Associate before coming to Yale as the Chemistry and Geology Librarian and Science Bibliographer at the Sterling Chemistry and Kline Science Libraries of Yale University. In 1997, Kimberly took the newly established position at Yale of Electronic Publishing and Collections Librarian that later grew into a department head position. She was a member of the Digital Library Federations ERMI Steering Group from 2002-2004. Recently Kimberly has been working on issues of ensuring appropriate infrastructure to support electronic resources, staffing workflows for managing e-resources, and ways to make electronic materials easily available throughout the world. Yale University Library has more than 12.5 million volumes housed in 22 libraries. It employs a staff of nearly 600 FTE. Electronic collections are a rapidly growing part of that library.
 
Oliver PESCH works as chief strategist for EBSCO Information Services in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, where he helps set direction for EBSCO's E-Resource Access and Management Services group. Oliver is a strong supporter of standards - currently he serves on the NISO board of directors and the Executive Committee for Project COUNTER as well as frequently speaking and writing on topics such as usage statistics, OpenURL and e-resource management.
 
Dorette SNYMAN holds a B.Bibl and B.Bibl (Hons) degrees from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She started working in the Unisa Library (University of South Africa, Pretoria) in 1983, first in Study Collection, then as a cataloguer for 7 years. In 1990 she took up a position of a subject librarian and for the past 7 years she has been responsible for the management of the Unisa Library electronic resources. Her responsibilities include: coordination of the collection management activities of electronic resources within the subject librarian division, managing the electronic resources budget and collating usage statistics. She has represented the Unisa Library in the GAELIC Consortium Collection Management Focus Group for a number of years and is currently the convenor of the focus group. Dorette is also the convenor of the interdivisional Processing of Electronic Resources Workgroup in the Unisa Library, which is responsible for the implementation of the Millenium Electronic Resources Management module.
 
Jennifer WATSON  is currently Head of Electronic & Collection Services at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Library in Memphis (Tennessee, USA) and was previously Electronic Services Librarian at the same institution. Jennifer began her career as a library assistant at All Souls College in Oxford (UK). After graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Studies from the University of North London (now Metropolitan University) in 1996 she moved to California, where she worked for two library vendors, before relocating to Tennessee.
 
Wilhelm WIDMARK has a Master of Arts and a Master in Library and Information Science from Uppsala University, Sweden. After his education in Library Science he started to work at Lycos.se with their web catalogue. In 2000 he started to work at Stockholm University Library and in 2002 became coordinator of e-resources at the library. In 2005 he became the Director of the Department of E-resources at Stockholm University Library. He is a member of the library management group and the library board at Stockholm University. Outside the library he is a member of Sage and Ebsco library advisory boards in Europe. He has written a number of articles about different subjects within e-resources like e-books, federated search engines and Open Access.
 
Alicia WISE is Chief Executive of the Publishers Licensing Society, a not for profit organisation that manages collective licensing for c. 8,000 publishers in the United Kingdom. PLS distributes approximately 20 million pounds per annum in copyright royalties to publishers. Previously she was an academic archaeologist, and led collections development activities for the Archaeology Data Service. Next she joined the Joint Information Systems Committee, first managing national negotiations for access to a broad array of intellectual property (e.g. books, databases, films, images, magazines, maps, journals, and learning resources) and then directing research and development programmes to stimulate the innovative use of information technology in further and higher education.

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