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Re: Shared E-Resources Understanding (SERU) question Linda Wobbe (09 Apr 2009 21:49 UTC)

Re: Shared E-Resources Understanding (SERU) question Linda Wobbe 09 Apr 2009 21:49 UTC

Hi Pamela,

I'm a member of a consortium (SCELC) that has employed SERU at least
once. In addition, I just had SERU reviewed by our legal office, and
approved by our VP Finance, and have signed up Saint Mary's as a
participant. Even though our institution does not appear on the
registry, we have ordered our first item through Springer that will
employ SERU. I will sign an order sheet that says both Springer and
Saint Mary's will follow SERU guidelines, along with the details of what
we are ordering. A breeze. Please all publishers follow suit! In this
era of economic turmoil and layoffs, we simply cannot waste so much time
with licensing.

ACRL/Choice, University of California Press Journals, MIT Press, please
please sign up!


Kontowicz, Pamela J. wrote:

>Has anyone used the NISO recommended practice SERU as the basis for negotiations with vendors of electronic resources?  When we looked at the SERU registry ( ) we noticed a number of libraries have signed up to implement it.  We are thinking about using it as the basis of negotiations with vendors and  would like to know the experiences of others with it.   Have other libraries have used this understanding as the basis of an agreement and if so, how has it worked?
>Thank you in advance for your responses.
>Pamela Kontowicz
>Serials/Reference Librarian
>Hewes Library
>Monmouth College
>700 East Broadway
>Monmouth Illinois 61462
>(309) 457-2190

Linda Wobbe
Head, Electronic Resources & Periodicals
Subject Selector for Biology, Chemistry,
Environmental Science, Health, Physics, Kinesiology
Saint Mary’s College Library
PO Box 4290, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga, CA 94575-4290
ph (925) 631-4232  fx (925)376-6097