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Associate Professor/Coordinator of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions

Jones, Mary Ann

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Address:
PO Box 5408
395 Hardy Rd.
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phone: (662) 325-4619

E-mail: mjones@library.msstate.edu

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As the Coordinator of Electronic Resources I manage all aspects of the Libraries' electronic resources. The management of electronic resources is the practice of keeping track of and providing access to electronic content owned by libraries, mostly web based content including electronic journals, electronic books, citation databases, and full text databases. The most important goal of managing electronic resources is to provide unobstructed access to the electronic content provided by the library so faculty, staff and students are able to find and access the information they need in a timely manner without hindrance. In order to achieve this goal, managing electronic resources includes many behind the scenes functions performed by electronic resources librarians and staff, including subscription management, licensing, presentation of links to content, troubleshooting, access management, acquisitions, evaluation, and vendor relations.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Electronic Resources Management
Journal Evaluation and Assessment
Institutional Repositories
Open Access and Authors' Rights
Scholarly Communication

Current National Committees:
  • NASIG Annual Conference Program Planning committee

Past American Library Association Committees:
  • New Members Roundtable 2007-2008
  • Student Reception Committee 2008-2009
  • Liaison Committee 2008-2009
  • Annual Program Committee Association of College and Research Libraries 2009-2011
  • Research Coordinating Committee Association for Library Collections and Technical Services 2009-2010
  • Blackwell Award Jury (member) 2010-2011
  • Outstanding Publication Award Jury (chair) 2009-2013
  • Continuing Resources section Education, Research, and Publications Committee (member)
  • 2009-2010 Acquisitions section Technology Committee (intern)

Current Mississippi State University Committees:
  • Library Committees:
    • Chair - Electronic Resources Evaluation Committee
    • Library Technologies Committee
    • OPAC sub-committee
    • Distance Education Committee
    • Mobile Technologies Committee
    • University Administration Library Liaison
  • University Committees:
    • Campus Dining Committee
    • University Library Committee - Library representative