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Verde Helps You Manage the Electronic Resource Life Cycle

Task

Library Challenges

How Verde Helps

Discovery

Staff are often required to access multiple individual publisher websites and compile a list in Word, Excel, or some other application each time they look for up-to-date information.

From a single point of access, the Verde KnowledgeBase assists staff in easily finding up-to-date information about titles, where they are available, and how they are packaged.

Trial

With no centralized place to manage trials, information is often scattered in multiple files and locations. 

Communication with users and feedback collection is handled by e-mail, which is difficult to track and consolidate. 

The library centrally sets up and tracks any number of trials, defining trial dates, inviting user participation, and collecting their feedback.

Acquisition

Libraries find it difficult to track e-product acquisitions information in the institution’s integrated library system.

The use of Excel worksheets and other manual data tracking tools often results in inaccuracies and requires constant updating.

Your integrated library system can create a direct feed, or batch-load acquisition information to Verde.

Library staff can drill-down to track acquisitions on any level—interface, package, or a single journal or e-book. 

Staff can use workflows to manage and track the acquisition process. 

Management can centrally control the budget and track departmental chargebacks. 

Libraries can quickly analyze actual expenditure vs. budget.

Licensing

Libraries can not track, compare, and proactively manage licensing terms from one central point, as this information remains in the agreements signed with each content provider.

Library users are not informed what their permissions and use restrictions are.

The library can centrally store all license information and terms such as number of users and permission to make copies, printouts, and interlibrary loans.

Data complies with Digital Library Federation (DLF) specifications, enabling libraries to compare and standardize licensing terms. 

Licensing workflows can be defined to enforce uniformity and compliance. 

License data is made available to other applications through Web services.

Administration

Libraries struggle to make informed collection enhancement decisions as they do not have access to information. This is either not collected or is scattered across multiple locations. 

As information about the properties of each resource, downtime incidents and contract breaches during renewal, and decisions and contract negotiation are maintained in one central location, libraries can easily find and use it. 

Access

Libraries typically rely on technical personnel to keep track of access information, which may not be readily available when needed. 

Library staff can readily retrieve information about authentication methods, supported protocols, failover sites, and proxy server setup, as well as about how each resource is accessed.

Usage               

Disparately held usage information is downloaded from each vendor separately and manually consolidated into Excel or other in-house systems.                 

Staff can easily derive cost-per-use metrics as vendor usage data is automatically retrieved and uploaded into the system using the industry-standard SUSHI protocol. 

 Review/Renew

Data supporting the review process has to be collected from multiple sources.      

Renewal decisions rely on manual ad-hoc processes.

Library staff canReceive system alerts to proactively manage renewals in a timely manner.

Use workflows to define and manage the review and renewal process. 

Easily analyze cost, usage, and licensing information in making renewal decisions. 


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