May 26, 2022

Journal Article: “Electronic Resource Management in a Post-Plan S World”

The article linked below was published today by Insights.


Electronic Resource Management in a Post-Plan S World


Jill Emery
Portland St. University

Graham Stone


34 (1): 21
DOI: 10.1629/uksg.554


cOAlition S and research funding policies mean open access content is no longer a ‘trend’ but rather another consideration of content management for librarians and libraries. In 2018, the authors of this article launched a new version of TERMS (Techniques for Electronic Resources Management). TERMS 2.0 envisages a post-Plan S e-resources life cycle blending e-resources and open access content management.

Subdivision of TERMS 2 Sections. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license (Source:

This article outlines how open content management can dovetail into current e-resource management tactics across six TERMS: Investigation of material, procurement and licensing of content, implementation, troubleshooting of problems, evaluation and preservation, and sustainability concerns. Lastly, we reflect on the themes growing in libraries in regard to management of online resources.

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