The Key to Modern Resource Sharing: Whole Ebook Lending and More

Sponsored by Ex Libris, Part of Clarivate
Recorded on 02/23/2022

Posted in Ebooks and Digital Resources

How can your library improve resource sharing?


Resource sharing is more important than ever. Stagnant library budgets, combined with the impact of the global pandemic, have increased the importance of borrowing and lending across libraries.

Thankfully, new workflow solutions can make lending content through resource sharing much easier and faster. Attend this webinar for tips to improve resource sharing at your library – and learn how we’re experimenting with lending entire ebooks across libraries through a new pilot. 

Speakers include Ann Roll, Associate Dean of Collections & Scholarly Communications, and Chris Lee, Resource Sharing Manager, both from California State University; and two product experts from ProQuest Ex Libris, Part of Clarivate.


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    Ann Roll

    Associate Dean of Collections & Scholarly CommunicationsCalifornia State University – Fullerton (CSUF)

    Ann manages the collection development, cataloging, acquisitions, interlibrary loan, special collections, and scholarly communications operations at Pollak Library. She previously served CSUF as Interim Head of Collection and Processing Services and Collection Development Librarian. Prior to coming to CSUF in 2012, she was Head of Acquisitions and Acquisitions Librarian at the Getty Research Institute. Ann publishes and presents on collection development and management, deselection, ebooks, and streaming video in academic libraries.

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    Chris Lee

    Resource Sharing ManagerCalifornia State University Office of the Chancellor

    As the Resource Sharing Manager, Chris helps maintain CSU+, the CSU system’s Alma based resource sharing service. He is currently working with resource sharing staff around CSU to transition and expand CSU+ from a traditional Alma resource sharing service to using Rapido to share library materials. Prior to this position, Christopher was a resource sharing staff member at California Polytechnic State University where he helped maintain CSU+ from a more local perspective.

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    Judith Fraenkel

    Director of Product ManagementEx Libris, Part of Clarivate

    Judith’s focus is on resource sharing solutions. Since joining the company in 1999, Judith has filled various positions in the areas of technology, content management, and customer support. A key focus of her current role is leading efforts to integrate Controlled Digital Lending capabilities into Ex Libris’ products. She also leads strategy and programs that enhance the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity commitment of Ex Libris.

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    Whitney Murphy

    Senior Product ManagerProQuest, Part of Clarivate

    Whitney leads new initiatives for the Ebooks and Commercial Models team. Previously, she led the Books Analytics team, where she was responsible for driving strategy and analyzing market trends. Before that, she worked in Product Management, with a focus on the growing ebook industry. She received a BA in Mathematical Sciences from University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Indiana University.