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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

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Cradle to Grave: A Team Approach to Managing Database Lifecycles

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 4:15 PM–5:00 PM CST
Room 103
Conference Track

2. Collection Development & Assessment


Electronic Resource Management, Database Collection Development, Assessment,

Learning Objectives

Collection development practices for database trialing and acquisitions can be convoluted. Of note are the complex procedures surrounding the systems designed for the selection and cancellation of databases. Through trial and error, we created a homegrown, low-cost method to track database trials and developed a workflow to systematically review databases for elimination.


Jackie Bronicki, University of Houston
Kelli Getz, University of Houston
Loretta Wallace, University of Houston