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Staff in libraries around the world locally track serials and e-resources in an effort to provide users with access to information. What is subscribed to; which titles are available through which publishers/aggregators; and dates local users have access to. Libraries invest considerable resources maintaining bibliographic, license and coverage information. Have you ever wondered if it is feasible to share bibliographic records and license records with other libraries? What if publishers and vendors updated title lists and coverage details?
In 2012, the University of Nebraska Omaha decided to implement a cloud-based discovery platform that manages collection materials in a global environmentWorldShare Management System (WMS) & WorldCat Local (WCL). There is no longer a catalog, only local access to global records. Attend this session to learn how UNO transitioned from a traditional ERMs to global e-resource management. Find out what it means to have real-time metadata updates, coverage data and title lists updated by publishers/vendors and how to reap the benefits of global license record templates. This session will also discuss the lessons learned and best practices for preparing library staff for this radical shift in e-resource management as we boldly go where few have gone before.
Rene Erlandson, Director of Virtual Services, University of Nebraska Omaha
Jeff Kuskie, Electronic Resources Manager, University of Nebraska Omaha
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