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Ranti Junus

Ranti Junus

Position: Systems Librarian, Electronic Resources
Subject librarian for Library Science and Museum Studies

Organization: Michigan State University Libraries
Address: 366 W. Circle Drive W106D (4)
City: East Lansing, State: MI Zipcode: 48824
Country: U.S.A.

Phone: +1.517.884.0878
email: junus@msu.edu
twitter: @ranti

About me

As the Systems Librarian for Electronic Resources, my main responsibilities include supporting technical and access issues related to electronic services and resources; support the design and access organization to electronic library materials, including purchased databases, the online catalog, and other digital resources; serve as the liaison to Public Services, particularly in relation to technical support of electronic resources and user interfaces; assist the workflow designs for library electronic resources services; and identify policy, technical, and programmatic needs of electronic resources preservation through initiatives such as LOCKSS and Portico projects. I also work with other Library divisions (Collections, Public Services, Digital Information) as well as collaborate with MSU Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Distance Learning Support (DLS) Team for e-resources access.

Other responsibilities include identifying and evaluating new ways to provide electronic resources; doing computing support, trouble shooting, and problem solving for electronic resources including discovery tool and 360 openURL resolver; improving the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) system and its content. I also serve as the consultant and manage the library web statistics.

For the library's secondary assignment, I serve as subject specialist for the Library Science collection and as library liaison for the Museum Studies program here at MSU.

I care about accessibility (as in for persons with disabilities) and had hired and worked with students with visual disabilities reviewing our library e-resources from user experience perspective.

Ranti Junus