Meeting the Urgent Need for E-Resources for Remote and Hybrid Environments

Sponsored by ProQuest
Recorded on 05/06/2021

Posted in Ebooks and Digital Resources


With remote and hybrid teaching and the need to reclaim library space, access to digital content continues to be more urgent and essential than ever. Faculty are increasingly relying on electronic versions of historical and current periodicals and newspapers along with ebooks, streaming video, digital music scores and course reserves to enhance learning and support research.

Discover how one library eased the pain of the remote-learning transition and saved valuable space. Jesse Silva, Scholarly Resources Strategy and Federal Government Information Librarian at University of California, Berkeley will speak about the unique process that was used to match newspapers in microform to e-versions, helping his library acquire more crucial e-resources on a limited budget. They also saved thousands of feet of shelf space to make room for social distancing.


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    Jesse Silva

    Scholarly Resources Strategy and Federal Government Information Librarian University of California (UC), Berkeley

    Jesse has over 20 years of experience working in academic libraries. While much of his career has focused on government information, over the last few years he has realized a greater interest in collections in general, particularly in issues around shared print and developing strategies for increasing diversity within library collections. Jesse holds a BA in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz and an MLIS from San Jose State University.

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    Barbara Olson

    Director of Product Marketing – Primary SourcesProQuest

    Barb is responsible for the 400+ Primary Sources and Historical Collections in the ProQuest portfolio. She has over 30 years of marketing experience that includes digital marketing, database marketing and market research.  At ProQuest since 2011, Barbara has held many roles including managing the North America Product Marketing team. Prior to her tenure at ProQuest, Barbara was the Marketing Director at the University of Michigan Business School – Executive Education.