May 2, 2022

Ruth Smalley, Edge Hill University

Library Perspectives Series

This webinar told the story of how Edge Hill University went from the chaos of losing access to their physical book collection and the wild west of temporary ‘free access’ e-textbooks at the start of Covid to choosing a supplier and implementing an e-textbook offer with BibliU at the start of the 2020 academic year. It examined how they chose titles, the lessons learnt during the first year of the subscription and how the offer was revised and refined for the current year. It also touched on how they hope to develop the offer in the future.

Our speaker:

Ruth is the E-resource Team Leader at Edge Hill University with responsibility for library subscription budget and e-resource life cycle, as well as the online resource discovery side of the library management system. Ruth has had a varied career covering PR, teaching and public libraries before moving to Edge Hill University. She has worked in a variety of system roles within Edge Hill Learning Services, before taking on her current role.

This is the second in our series of “Library Perspectives” webinars; look out for further sessions in 2022 sharing the experiences of those implementing systems or trying new things and offering a librarian’s perspective on the process involved.