ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

Session 1: February 24, 2014 – March 21, 2014

This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing
access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic
resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions
including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models
and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between
vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was
developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services,
Emporia State University.

Who Should Attend: This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone
interested in the topic with no previous experience.


Jesse Holden, Head, Acquisitions, University of Southern California

Rafal Kasprowski, Electronic Resources Librarian, Rice University

Xan Arch, Collection Development Librarian, Reed College

Elizabeth Winter, Electronic Resources Coordinator, Georgia Tech Library

Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at

Lisa MacKinder, Acquisitions, University of California Irvine

Registration Fee: $109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to:

This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other
questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese,
ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*