• Building Partnerships: A Model for Collaborative Textbook Purchasing

      Douglas, C. Steven; Fu, Yunting; Tooey, M.J.; Lebovitz, Lisa (2012)
    • Collaboration Delivers a New Search Experience to HS/HSL Users

      Brown, Everly; Douglas, C. Steven; Gerhart, Brad; Harris, Ryan L.; Pinkas, Maria M. (2014)
      Objectives: This poster describes the implementation of a discovery tool at the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL).
    • Do we really need an ERMS? - Evaluating a subscription agent's resource management tool (MLA 2009)

      Douglas, C. Steven; Klein, Ilene Robin; Rector, Eric (2009-05)
      Needs for managing electronic resources subscriptions and possible solutions are identified. Home-grown databases and spreadsheets, Stand-alone ERMS and SwetsWise eResource Manager are presented with their assets and drawbacks. The authors conclude that SwetWise eSource Manager is a promising product for an institution of the size of HS/HSL.
    • eJournal Verification: Going the Distance to Provide Seamless Access

      Douglas, C. Steven (2011)
      During an e-journal verification project at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, staff checked every e-journal title asking the following questions: Is it in the A-Z list? • Can you open the earliest and latest full text? • Do the dates in the A- Z list match the publisher’s dates? • Is it in the catalog? • Is there a working Find-It link? • Do the dates in the Find-It link match those in the A-Z list? Digital Resources Librarian and Serials Cataloger corrected problems found. The numbers showed that it was worth the effort.
    • An Institutional Repository for the UMB Campus: a white paper

      Gresehover, Beverly; Behles, Richard J.; Douglas, C. Steven; Pinkas, Maria M.; Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Pinho, Thom (2010-08-17)
      Institutional repositories offer a new model for the dissemination of scholarly publications and increase access to resources. The development of an institutional repository will help promote the mission of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to educate and conduct research by applying state-of-the-art technology to organize and present the intellectual work of its scholarly community. The Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) established the Repository Information Project Task Group (RIPTG) in May 2008 to explore the feasibility of such a project. The group envisions a repository that while institutional in scope, allows the University’s constituent schools and individual community members to define their own identities and highlight their accomplishments underneath the UMB umbrella. Equally important, the repository should be scalable, designed from the outset to allow for future growth in participation and content. The RIPTG concludes that the HSHSL, a technological innovator on campus and an expert in selecting, organizing, storing, and providing the information the campus community needs, is uniquely positioned to develop and implement an institutional repository for UMB. While there will be some cost for computer hardware and software to host the repository, current HSHSL personnel have the expertise to develop a world-class repository.
    • A Place at the Table: Health Sciences Librarians and Consortial E-Book DDA Selection, Purchasing, and Management

      Douglas, C. Steven; Harrington, Eileen G. (2015-05)
      Objectives: The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium consists of the 16 libraries from Maryland's diverse public universities and colleges, including a research university, a distance education university, liberal arts colleges, professional schools in law and the health sciences, HBCU institutions, and two system centers. A pilot was implemented to explore the feasibility of a joint demand driven acquisition (DDA) e-book program.
    • Providing Access to Electronic Journals: It's Not Just Flipping a Switch

      Douglas, C. Steven; Del Baglivo, Megan D. (2019-10)
    • Reflecting on Collection Policies in a Changing Environment

      Douglas, C. Steven; Berlanstein, Debra R.; Blanck, Jaime; Harris, Ryan L.; Klein, Ilene Robin; Mayo, Alexa A. (2010-05)
    • Sharing Collections: Does Distance Matter? (MAC 2013)

      Tooey, M.J.; Douglas, C. Steven (2013-10)
      University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents tasked the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park to establish a closer working relationship. As a result, the MPower Initiative was established. This poster presents the major areas identified for resource sharing cooperation, the nature of the MPower Virtual Research Library (MVRL), participating libraries and future steps.
    • Toward Collaborative Print Retention

      Woodson, Sue; Douglas, C. Steven; Puccio, Todd J.; Grigg, Karen; McAphee, Sylvia; Orick, Jan; Whaley, Martha; Williams, Mary; Snow-Croft, Sheila L. (2011-10)
      Background: In order to serve the many member libraries who were faced with the loss of space and the subsequent need to downsize and discard print collections in a very short time, the NN/LM SE/A formed a task force on print retention in the spring of 2010. This group carried on online discussions and met twice between the Spring of 2010 and The Spring of 2011. The task force recommended, among other things, that a committee be formed to identify the potential for a collaborative print retention project in the region, develop educational resources on the topic of print retention, and recommend future directions. Methods: The ad-hoc committee met, brainstormed ideas, and developed a survey for resource and primary access libraries. The committee received responses from 128 libraries. Conclusions: An interesting and encouraging discovery was that almost one and a half times as many libraries expressed an interest in participating in a print retention project as were feeling pressure to give back space to their parent institution. This led the committee to conclude that space pressures and the resulting loss of print resources are a continuing concern for health sciences libraries. Even those who are not now facing pressures are interested in collaboration. Moreover, only a small number of the libraries were currently participating in print retention projects. The committee recommended that the NN/LM SE/A, in collaboration with the National Library of Medicine, continue work to develop a collaborative print retention project and to educate members on the resources available.