We all know the ebook landscape is fraught with challenges on every level. Librarians struggle daily with issues around pricing, licence limitations, and availability. This is an overview of the approach two different institutions are taking to using Kortext as a method of resolving some of these issues and, ultimately, support teaching and learning.
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Anthony Sinnott is Access and Procurement Development Manager at University of York. He oversees the purchase of print & electronic resources, the management of subscriptions & databases, and the operation of the reading list system. Anthony is currently leading a project to implement the Leganto reading lists system and has been tasked with investigating innovative purchasing models that ensure maximum access to resources. He has a background in public libraries, having played a key role in setting up Explore York Libraries and Archives as a Social Enterprise (Industrial and Provident Society with exempt charitable status) and, to participate in wider sector work, currently sits on two Northern Collaboration Special Interest Groups (Content & Enabling).
Jack Reid is the Content and Discovery Librarian at the University of East London. Jack manages the acquisition, metadata and serial management processes and is the lead for the inter-library loan service. Jack is also responsible for the administration of the LMS (Alma) alongside other team members at UEL. Coming from a background in teaching Jack started his career in HE Libraries in 2016 taking his post as the Content and Discovery Librarian following completion of an MA in Library and Information studies in October 2018. Jack specialises in marginal gains and workflow improvements for staff efficiency this includes system integration and relevant API and/or autonomous data interchanges. Jack also has a keen interest in procurement practice and legislation and is currently the co-chair of LUPC library commodity group.
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