Proposal to Manage Limited SUNY e-Resource Packages in Network Zone

Michelle Eichelberger (SUNY)
Michelle Eichelberger (SUNY)
Hi All,

In response to this past Thursday's Cafe Alma discussion, where Monroe had questions about a STAT!Ref title and
Susan Davis (UBuffalo) Susan
identified the problem as coming from changes made in the CZ, the SSLS would like to propose the exploration of the SSLS managing some e-Resources packages at the network level. I know that we've talked in previous meetings about the possibility of this kind of management, so I'm hoping that this group will support this initiative. We'd like to use STAT!Ref as a pilot to examine how easy this would be to maintain at the network level, how much time it would entail, any unintended consequences we might run into, etc.
Shannon Pritting (SUNY) Shannon
ran this idea by the LSP Advisory Board, and they suggested that it would be good to run it by this working group before moving forward.

Please take a look at the following document, which covers criteria for centralized management, possible challenges, and background on why STAT!Ref would be a good pilot collection:
Managing E-Resources Centrally 10_22_19.docx 15.9 KB Download

Because there were a relatively large number of titles changed on 9/29 (7 of 27), we'd like to begin this initiative as soon as possible. Please let me know if you have any concerns about us proceeding with this proposal. Thanks for your time.