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UKSG E-Resources Technical Update: Edinburgh
Thursday 21 Jun 2012
Many of us working directly with e-resources in libraries would like to feel
more confident in our understanding of the related technology. Managing
e-resources and making them available to end-users is quite different from
dealing with print products, but many of us have moved from one to the
other, picking up expertise informally. As a result we probably all have
gaps in our knowledge and understanding, and the need to gain a proper
balanced overview of the technical environment is crucial if we are to do
our jobs effectively.
The UKSG E-Resources Technical Update course will give you a good
understanding of the underlying technicalities involved in e-resource set-up
and delivery, including e-journals, online databases and e-books, and will
help you feel more confident in your day-to-day work.
Why you should attend
The course will be invaluable for anyone from a non-technical background
working with e-journals and other e-resources. The atmosphere of the day
will be friendly and supportive and participants will be encouraged to share
any issues or problems they encounter in their work.
Course level and previous knowledge required
It is recommended that those completely new to dealing with journals should
first attend the UKSG Introduction to Journals and E-Resources Today, a
one-day seminar run in a variety of locations which covers all aspects of
the serials and e-resources industry and features an introductory technical
session. If you are not completely new to journals no previous knowledge is
Learn how to overcome common problems in implementing e-resources
Have the tools to help you decide the best way of setting up access to
e-resources in your institution/organisation
Be confident that you understand the technical landscape when dealing with
The course is presented by Simon Inger and Tracy Gardner from Renew Training
<http://www.renewtraining.com> who between them have over 40 years'
experience in scholarly publishing.
Feedback from ERTU courses held in 2011
Was very good in terms of overview, coverage and level of explaining
"The presenters were great extremely knowledgable and approachable."
"Excellently organised, engaging presentations."
"Good review of e-content provider platforms and good coverage of how
Excellent! This is the most useful course I have ever attended.
The course is continually updated, but core content will include:
Identifying the major players involved in e-resource provision
The differences between gateways, platforms, publisher websites,
aggregators, search engine-based gateways and library gateways.
Where do users choose to begin their research?
What are the differences in preferred starting points for researchers and
Advances in user navigation.
Managing User Navigation
Linking through URL and OpenURL, the development and importance of Link
The role of library web pages, OPACs, A-Z lists, federated search and web
Accessing Open Access content.
User authentication methodologies
IP address ranges, proxies and firewalls
Athens, federated access and Shibboleth
UKSG members: £195.00 + £39.00 VAT [20%] (total £234.00)
Non-members: £245.00 + £49.00 VAT [20%] (total £294.00)
The fee includes refreshments and lunch
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.
How to book
Please book using via our website www.uksg.org/event/ertu210612 For
further information please contact me as below.
By Wednesday 13 June 2012 - full refund
From Thursday 14 June 2012 - no refund
NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or
circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund
Tel. +44 (0)1865 310834
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