Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version



Published in Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 2021, vol 33, no 1, pp 1–12.



Copyright © 2021 Christina Geuther, Casey D. Hoeve, and Faye O’Reilly. Published by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Used by permission.


Academic libraries face the dual challenges of decreasing budgets and increasing demand for electronic resources. Librarians at three Midwestern US public research universities discuss the electronic resources environment, the direction of content development, and using future-proof as well as future-driven licensing language to best provide for the needs of today’s library collections decisions. Trends are discussed in both content development areas and the negotiated license framework. This article offers pragmatic approaches to answer current questions for electronic resources librarians as they experience inflation increases and the greater Serials Crisis while still looking to build access to their digital investments.