Electronic resource management as a distinct workflow employing professionals with a specialized skill set emerged with the advent of e-journal acquisitions. The traditional technical services workflow dependent on accumulating legacy print collections did not fit the dynamic environment of electronic resource collections and had to be modified to accommodate the unique needs of these resources and the increased focus on user access. This shift in workflow also created the need to shift staffing, a challenging undertaking in many libraries and a transition that is far from over.
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