Core Forum Webinar Series on Metadata & Collections Part 3: Promoting Transparency and Collaboration Between Colleagues Through ER Activation

This is Part 3 of the Core Forum Webinar Series on Metadata and Collections. To register for this single webinar presentation, click the registration button shown above. To register for the complete 4-Part Core Forum Webinar Series on Technology, click this link to view the series registration page.


Deployed over the summer, our new workflow utilizes tools available to increase transparency about the electronic resources acquisitions process. Technical Services worked with subject librarians to create a workflow that both got Acquisitions all the information needed to license or trial new resources while providing a space for subject librarians to work on resource descriptions and use a new tagging system to identify resources with full or partial access. In this session, I’ll go over our development process and discuss the first few months of use, noting both positive and negative outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Be able to apply ideas and concepts heard to implement a new electronic resource workflow at their institutions
  • Understand why involving subject librarians in an electronic resource activation process is beneficial to both librarians and users
  • Understand how increased organization can ease internal burdens and increase transparency with stakeholders.

Cara Calabrese is the Acquisitions & Access Librarian for Miami University Libraries (MUL), where she acquires content and supports electronic resources. Previously she was an ERM Librarian for UW-Madison and is a former Resident Librarian. She is a member of several Core Committees, including the Technical Services & Systems and Budget & Finance committees, and is the current New Members Round Table Treasurer.

Tech Requirements

Core Webinars are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. The webcast will be recorded and the link to the recording shared with registrants shortly after the live event. 

If you have a question or need to make arrangements for special assistance or additional accessibility, please contact Tom Ferren (