Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

Session 2: April 24 – May 19, 2017

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, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services
Elizabeth Winter, Head of Collection Acquisitions & Management, Georgia Tech Library
Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo
Lisa MacKinder, Head of Acquisitions and Collection Services, Ohio University

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.*