Electronic Resource Management (ERM)

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Training presentation aimed at Faculty Team Librarians on the Electronic Resource Management module of Millennium LMS at University of Leeds.

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Electronic Resource Management (ERM)

  1. 1. Electronic Resource Management (ERM) Louise Cole & Pam Stuart ERM Project Group
  2. 2. First – some numbers <ul><li>Number of e-journal and database titles now converted to ERM format is 11,000 (from 170 different resource providers) </li></ul><ul><li>Several large providers still to go … </li></ul>
  3. 3. Today’s session <ul><li>Introduction & advantages for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The customer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-resource team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations (OPAC and Millennium) </li></ul><ul><li>Your questions and comments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages for the customer <ul><li>Information all in one place (including who can access, number of users, passwords, full list of titles) </li></ul><ul><li>Titles in catalogue which were not previously included before (including those within databases such as Lexis Nexis and ABI Global) </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory notes on downtime and problems with resources and/or individual titles </li></ul>
  5. 5. Advantages for the customer (2) <ul><li>User guide and help page information </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to search at the resource level (e.g. Science Direct, Springer) as well as the title level </li></ul><ul><li>Public notes (e.g. how to find a journal within a database) </li></ul><ul><li>Link to general do’s and don’ts when using e-journals and databases </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advantages for the customer (3) <ul><li>New display of title and years covered; easy to read and understand </li></ul><ul><li>E-resource information will always be prioritised within the catalogue record and appear first </li></ul><ul><li>Quick way to link to other titles from a provider (full title list or related titles) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages for library staff <ul><li>Specialised information on licence conditions (including use in course packs, inter-library loan, and any restrictions) </li></ul><ul><li>Usage statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Resource specific notes </li></ul><ul><li>Subject information </li></ul><ul><li>Resource provider descriptions </li></ul>
  8. 8. Advantages for e-resource team <ul><li>Quick and easy way of updating individual journal titles or groups of titles from a single provider </li></ul><ul><li>Much more up-to-date information </li></ul><ul><li>All information in one place (replacing Word, Access, Excel, web pages etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>More effective support for enquiry referrals and off-campus enquiries </li></ul>
  9. 9. How does ERM work? <ul><li>New record types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource record – top level – provider of a collection of journals or databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licence record – this gives information from the licences and/or terms and conditions for each resource provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact record – this gives details of account managers, customer service, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Demonstrations <ul><li>OPAC (Pam) </li></ul><ul><li>Millennium (Louise) </li></ul>

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