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Electronic & Continuing Resources Committee (ECRC)

About the Electronic and Continuing Resources Committee

Charge: WKU Libraries has been adopting online resources over print whenever feasible to provide improved access and to alleviate shelving and binding issues. In order to better serve the library and the campus while maintaining a balanced collection of electronic and print materials, the Electronic and Continuing Resources Committee (ECRC) reviews and evaluates all proposals for continuing subscriptions (databases, journals, e-journals, e-books, etc.), regardless of whether they are in electronic or print format.

To request new material, librarians should complete the ECRC form (below, and on the Library's Forms page) and submit it to the Electronic and Continuing Resources Coordinator.

Streaming video requests should also go to the ECR Coordinator for evaluation. While they do not require committee approval, they must be approved by the ECR Coordinator following a review of the licence agreement. 

Laura DeLancey, Electronic and Continuing Resources Coordinator, is the Chair of the ECRC. Committee members consist of the following:

  • One representative from Serials (Tracy Bryant)
  • Collection Services Coordinator (Jack Montgomery)
  • One representative from Library Public Services (currently Carol Watwood)
  • One representative from Library Special Collections (currently Nancy Richey)

Procedures and Guidelines

To accomplish their mission, the ECRC uses the following procedures and guidelines:


Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/21/15