Bonnie Tijerina March 22nd, 2007
As “e” becomes more prevalent, we are shifting workflows, but how about the creation of a new department focused solely on electronic? At the ER&L Conference we heard a few libraries are doing that, one being UCLA. Sharon Farb, Angela Riggio and Andrew Stancliffe presented on how they used the workflow diagrams from the ERMI Report to create the Digital Collections Services Department. I am interested to see how this relatively new department grows/changes. This presentation brought up a few questions for me that I don’t have answers to but are on my mind:
- Are we putting appropriate time, effort, resources into what is (or is becoming) the majority of what we spend our materials budget on? If not, why not?
- What changes should we be making in resource allocation and, more importantly, how do we convince those who allocate resources?