Susan DiRenzo Ashby

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Rank: Associate Professor of Bibliography
Title: Systems Coordinator
Department: University Libraries Faculty
Office: Bierce 374A
Phone: 330-972-7240

Selected Works - bepress:

Areas of Responsibility: Administers, maintains, and troubleshoots the ILS (Sierra) and other library systems; manages the daily operations of the library systems functional area; coordinates equipment purchases, upgrades, installations, and replacements; manages equipment inventories and UL equipment budget lines; creates, maintains, and troubleshoots MARC record load tables; loads patron records; reviews, edits, and loads eReource MARC records; administers and supports the University Libraries SharePoint site.

Published Works:

It takes a village (and a lot of documentation): Managing electronic resourceso Title

Academic libraries need to manage multiple collections of electronic resources and it takes cooperation across multiple units such as acquisitions, cataloging, and systems. The collections come from various vendors and the records they supply often need different local edits and these might be most efficiently handled with MarcEdit or the ILS’s load tables and global ... Read more »

A Wireless Laptop-Lending Program: The University of Akron Experience

In January 2001, The University of Akron began a campus-wide wireless laptop initiative. The first phase of the initiative included a pilot project in which 350 IBM ThinkPad laptops were distributed to several university departments and organizations. Bierce Library ... Read more »