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ER&L 2012

April 1–4, 2012

Austin, Texas

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ER&L 2012 | April 2–4, 2012 | Austin, Texas and Online

Exploring ideas, trends and technologies in eresources and digital services.

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Next Steps in Transforming Academic Libraries: Radical Redesign to Mainstream E-Resource Management

Monday, April 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM–2:50 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Amphitheater 204

#radicalredesign #erl12


Workflow & Organizations


electronic resource management, organizational development, change management, workplace culture

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to discuss factors driving change in the management of print and electronic resources, describe strategies and tools for engaging staff in the radical redesign of work, and outline the challenges of turning ideas into concrete actions.


This presentation describes the next steps in the development of a new department in the OSU Libraries focused on connecting the user community to content seamlessly. Workflows were analyzed and radically redesigned to mainstream electronic resource management. Strategies and tools used to engage staff and lessons learned are highlighted.


Steven Sowell, Oregon State University Libraries