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ALA Midwinter 2018 Guest Presentations

Guest presenters at Denver speaking about their use of Springy Tools

Univ. of TN-Knoxville: LibAnswers for ER Troubleshooting

Elyssa Gould

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Streamlining "eProblems" Using LibAnswers for Electronic Resource Troubleshooting

In 2017, I worked with staff in electronic resources management to streamline how we handle our "eproblems" (our local name for electronic resource access issues) as well as effectively capturing statistics about those problems. We strategized, tested, tweaked, and implemented a workflow for how we handle these "eproblems" as well as what statistics we capture. We chose the LibAnswers tool and are pleased with how this tool has helped us better streamline our work with access issues, especially in tracking troubleshooting and resolution. We are planning to use the statistics we've gathered to better inform our own training, training others in the library, and better communicate with our vendors about ongoing, long-term access issues.

Article Citation: Goldfinger and Hemhauser (Rebecca Kemp Goldfinger & Mark Hemhauser (2016). “Looking for Trouble (Tickets): A Content Analysis of University of Maryland, College Park E-Resource Access Problem Reports,” Serials Review, 42:2, 84-97, DOI: 10.1080/00987913.2016.1179706.