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Denise Branch

Portrait of Denise Branch in front of a black backdrop. Pronouns She/Her.

Department Head, Electronic and Continuing Resources

Assistant Professor
Collections and Discovery, Metadata and Discovery

(804) 828-6436
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 230-C
dmbranch@vcu.edu

M.L.S. Library Science, The Catholic University of America, 2003
B.S. Business Administration, VCU, 1982

As head of the Electronic and Continuing Resources Department, Denise Branch leads the department responsible for management, policy, planning and advocacy for electronic and continuing resources, including print, microforms, government documents, electronic serials, and databases ensuring discoverability and accessibility. This includes acquisitions, receipt and processing of print and electronic serials, subscriptions and renewals, holdings and item maintenance, binding operations, implementation, maintenance and review of licensed electronic resources. In this role she sets strategic directions and goals, guiding staff responsible for maintaining, receiving, activating, claiming, renewing, binding, canceling, and troubleshooting serials. Her work with serials for 30 years gives her an excellent understanding of these resources, their idiosyncrasies, and ways to facilitate access. With 30 years of library management experience, she has worked in acquisitions, circulation and cataloging.

Having worked with different library systems over the years, she has been an active member of users groups and task forces related to implementations of integrated library systems and next-generation resource management systems, such as Ex Libris Alma and Primo. In recent years, her focus has been on using technology to support workflows committed to describing and providing access to serials, eliminating silos and creating efficiencies and quality data.

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