Congratulations to Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, who has been awarded the Marcia Tuttle International Award from the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)! The award provides funding for an individual working in any area of the serials information chain to foster international communication and education through activities involving some aspect of serials such as, but not limited to: research, collaborative projects, job exchanges, and presentation of papers at conferences.
Emery won the award for her proposal for Techniques in Electronic Resource Management (TERMS).
Back in 2008, Emery (then at the University of Texas) and Graham Stone from the University of Huddersfield started a discussion about e-resource management. They began by swapping ideas between the US and UK about what e-resource management meant to them and how they could put it into practical advice. After much debate, they settled on the electronic resources lifecycle upon which to base their ideas and TERMS was born.
Emery and Stone then set about trying to expand on the concept by detailing their experience of best practice. They decided the most immediate approach for their project was to present their ideas for open peer review via various social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. To date, they have 133 followers on Twitter, 152 Facebook group members, and 17 followers on Tumblr.
TERMS will be submitted for publication in ALA's Library Technology Reports to be published in the Spring 2013. Emery and Stone are currently working with JISC Collections in the UK to find a way to present a wiki version for future use.