LibrariesInformation Is Our GameLicensing, Electronic Resources, & Serials: Corey Halaychik

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Corey Halaychik
Corey Halaychik
former Electronic Resources Specialist

BIG IDEAS demand reliable information. The University Libraries supports scholarship, research, and learning at UT by acquiring, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to the world’s knowledge. The wide-ranging expertise of our librarians might surprise you.

As electronic resources specialist, Corey Halaychik investigates, compares, and selects electronic resources that support teaching and research at UT.

Most electronic resources (e-journals, e-books, databases, etc.) are licensed in bundles from vendors who aggregate content for academic libraries such as ours. Licensing agreements between libraries and vendors commonly restrict access to authorized library users. Corey works closely with vendors to negotiate subscription and purchase terms for licensing of electronic resources. The UT Libraries typically negotiates hundreds of such licensing agreements each year.

Over the past year, Corey has collaborated with the UT Contracts Office to negotiate more than a hundred master agreements with vendors of electronic resources. A master agreement, governing all subsequent purchases from a participating vendor, eliminates the need to scrutinize each contract annually for compliance with state laws and university policies. The Libraries’ master agreements with e-resources vendors have reduced turnaround time for contracts from as long as six months to as little as five days and have cut the number of contracts by more than half.

Corey holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield, a master’s degree in library and information studies from Florida State University, and a master’s in leadership from Grand Canyon University.

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