Librarians face many challenges and opportunities for insight when developing collections and managing backend systems. Workflow explores methods to help manage everyday tasks and improve services.
EBSCO Information Services’ Carol Seiler, MLS, Account Services Manager and Anne Campbell, Library Automation Manager, recently wrote an article in Against the Grain, “EDI: Understanding the Benefits of EDI and Tips for a Successful Implementation.” The article explores Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and the benefits of implementing it in the library.
As academic libraries evolve to meet the changing needs of faculty, researchers and patrons, so has the role of the academic librarian. No longer focusing primarily on collection development and acquisitions, many librarians are becoming more directly involved helping faculty and patrons discover, access, and utilize library resources, thanks to the automated support made available through library services vendors.