Navigating Vendor Platforms and the E-Resources Ecosystem

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Recorded on 03/13/2024
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 368

In the second episode of this four-part series, Nathan Rupp, Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian at Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, talks navigating vendor platforms and adapting to the evolving e-resources ecosystem. Comparing vendor offerings, he explains the differences in accessibility between public library platforms and academic ones—and theorizes why the academic options lag behind. Further, he explores what the “e-resources ecosystem” entails, detailing the lifecycle from a patron request to negotiating a contract and deciding on renewal. Last, Nathan touches on the coordination between library departments when acquiring content and how his institution factors in open access materials for library cost management.


Nathan Rupp headshot

About the guest:

Nathan Rupp
Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies


Enjoy the conversation? Listen to the rest of the series:


Check out our previous series with OverDrive Academic:
– Open Access Resources Trends in Academic Libraries
– Redefining Space, Access, and Formats in Academic Libraries
– The Academic Library (Not Quite) Post-Pandemic
– Adjusting to Modern Library Needs


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