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Associate Professor/Scholarly Communication Coordinator

Jones, Mary Ann

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

Phone: (662) 325-7671


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.

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Mary Ann is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management of the libraries electronic resources and acquisitions, including negotiating for new resources, licensing, implementation, and maintenance of both online and physical formats.
Electronic resources workflow
Evidence based collection development
Journal evaluation and assessment
Open access / access to publicly funded research

Current National Committees:
  • NASIG Annual Conference Program Planning committee

Current Mississippi State University Committees:
  • Library Committees:
    • Chair - Electronic Resources Evaluation Committee
    • Scholarly Communication Committee
    • Distance Education Committee
    • Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • University Committees:
    • Vice President, Robert Holland Faculty Senate
    • President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW)
    • Campus Dining Committee
    • University Library Committee - Library representative