Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU)

WHAT IT IS

  • A NISO Best Practice
  • Articulates standard business practices
  • NO LICENSE is required because Copyright Law governs use (just like it did for print)

HOW TO USE IT...

  • Libraries and Publishers join the SERU Registry
  • They confirm use of SERU
  • They place and fill the order, sometimes the same day, BECAUSE THERE'S NO LICENSE TO NEGOTIATE AND SIGN

WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT...

  • With no license, it's quick and easy to place and manage an e-resource order
  • There's no commitment to use it every time if Library or Publisher prefers a license
  • PATRONS get access FAST! It's efficient and hassle-free

Documents

Committee Roster

Co-chairs

Anne McKee

M.L.S., Program Officer for Resource Sharing
Greater Western Library Alliance

Members

Will Cross

J.D., M.S.L.S., Director of the Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center
North Carolina State University Libraries

Anne McKee

M.L.S., Program Officer for Resource Sharing
Greater Western Library Alliance

Linda Wobbe

eJournal Relations Manager
SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium)