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Electronic Resources

Reference and
Information Literacy

Technical Services

 Electronic Resources Committee (ERC)


Members: Seven members including the chair, appointed by the Executive Board for 3 year terms (staggered).
 

Chair:
 
Appointed by President.

Charge:
 
Collaborate with Collection Development and Information Services Committees in identifying databases suitable for consortial purchase. Establish priorities for acquisition. Organize product trials and demonstrations.

Survey member libraries to determine interest in particular databases and obtain commitments to participate once pricing is known.

Negotiate or assist agent identified by the Executive Board in negotiating with database vendors and publishers to secure best price and terms. Review all licensing agreements.

Monitor vendor performance.

Monitor list of vendors and publishers who have signed state contracts with New York State Office of General Services.
 


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 Reference and Information Literacy Committee (RILC)

 

 
Members: One member from each WALDO full or associate member institutions.
Directors of member libraries appoint their representative and determine the term of service.  Other guests and participants at the discretion of the Committee chair.
 
Chair: Appointed by the Committee Members for a 2 year term.
 
 
Charge:
 
Provide for the exchange of ideas concerning the provision and evaluation of reference services and research, with special emphasis on its changing nature.

Serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and methods to enhance information literacy (as defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries) of the students, faculty, and other library patrons of WALDO members.

Promote areas of research on users' interaction with information services.

Serve as a professional development forum for its members.
 
 
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 Technical Services Committee (TSC)

 
Members: One member from each WALDO full or associate member institutions
Other guests and participants at the discretion of the Committee chair.
Directors of member libraries appoint their representative and determine the term of service.
 
 
Chair: Appointed by the Executive Board for a 2 year term.
 
 
Charge:
 

Keep abreast of ever-evolving information workflows and support products for print and electronic resources within technical services including acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and serials.

Remain current with trends and issues in the continuously changing and fast-paced environment of information technologies including frequent releases of ILS clients and bibliographic utilities and the incorporation of metadata schemes. Develop strategies for handling their labor-intensive and time-consuming procedures and managing their increasingly higher costs.

Serve as a forum for exchanging information and views regarding technical services in order to provide timely, accurate access services in a globally connected world. Disseminate information and share ideas using multiple communication methods such as discussion forums, workshops, working groups, listservs, etc.

Identify and recommend to the Executive Board consortial initiatives to improve quality and cost-effectiveness of technical services operations and to leverage a more competitive standard of the necessary functionalities.

Recommend ongoing enhancements in functionality for the different integrated library systems used among WALDO libraries.
 

 
   

 

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