Why a New ERM ? Outdated Number of eResources growing Need for batch record uploading Local install and reinstall inconvenient o Especially during PC upgrades Managed by Library Computing Services
What We Wanted Something web-based Mimic commands of old Electronic Resources Database Simple to use No intervention required by computing department New enhancements
New Enhancements Easier loading and holdings management o batch record uploading Admin and contact info o previous function did not work Publisher/Provider/Database info display in search results Improved reports: statistics, expenditures, duplications
New Enhancements cont Trial workflow module License agreement module Multiple URLs for the same title in same record Read only
Where We Looked Commercial products: ExLibris Verde, SirsiDynix ERM Solution, Endeavor Meridian, Innovative Interfaces ERM Could not do everything we wanted Not convinced these products offered something worth the $ Would require learning a whole new system So…
We Did It In-House We could develop it to meet specific job functions: eResources management, Cataloguing, Accounting, and more Could mimic the old system
Whats Next Subject Field – tag eResources by Subject, integrate them into subject research guides, course research guides o http://www.library.yorku.ca/subjects/manager/subjects/ http://www.library.yorku.ca/subjects/manager/subjects/ o http://www.library.yorku.ca/subjects/ Read-Only Access
Wish List Trial, Acquisitions, and Cancellations modules # of users – SUPO or MUPO Search by vendor, eg all Proquest, Gale, etc Licensing module o Store scanned license o ILL o Course kits o Visitor access? o Alumni access?
Take Aways - Positive Facilitates Collaboration – multiple exercises from one location Truly customizable - Will only do what we need it to do Problems resolved quickly Easy to learn and use
Take Aways - Negative Requires technical/programming expertise on staff Changes require more organizational/planning time o Save $$ but not time
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