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Thursday, November 7 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Quest for the Holy Grail: Too Many ERM Systems Are Not Enough!

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Combining punctual statistical data compilation, access to real-time order and payment information, and harmonious workflow and reporting tools in one place has long been the Holy Grail for libraries seeking a reliable means for tracking costly electronic resources. This is the tale of two academic libraries that have adopted very different types of electronic resource management systems to attain these goals.

UT Tyler is one of the fastest-growing universities in the renowned University of Texas System. Supporting a four year academic institution with 7,000 enrolled students, the Robert R. Muntz Library implemented the open source CORAL Electronic Resource Management System developed by the University of Notre Dame in 2010. The decision was based on continuing the library’s existing investment in open source systems, namely the Koha Integrated Library System and Drupal Content Management System. Finding the usage statistics module insufficient for the library’s needs, Robin Schaaf from the University of Notre Dame was contracted to update the functionality in the summer of 2013.

Binghamton University (State University of New York) is the premier public university of the Northeast with an enrollment of 15,000 students. Public Services, Technical Services, and Web Services staff at the Glenn G. Bartle Library share a strong desire for one-stop shopping as well as tools to facilitate collaborative inter-departmental workflows relevant to electronic resource management, particularly in generating statistical, cost-per-use data. BU is currently using two commercial systems: ERM Essentials and 360 Resource Manager with 360 Counter.

This session will provide complementary case studies of the implementation process with emphasis on enhancing functionality of the statistics modules. A question and answer segment will allow participants to share their own perspectives and brainstorm new ideas regarding how to utilize electronic resource management systems in ways that will effectively contribute to long-term budget sustainability at their respective organizations.

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Margo Duncan

Head of Library Systems, University of Texas at Tyler
Margo Duncan is the Head of Systems at the Robert R. Muntz Library at the University of Texas at Tyler. She has a BA in Art History and a BS in Photography, both from Northern Arizona University and an MLS from University of Arizona.
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Stephanie Hess

Electronic Resources Librarian, Binghamton University Libraries
Stephanie P. Hess has worked in a variety of Technical Services positions since 1998. She is currently the Electronic Resources Librarian at Binghamton University (SUNY) and possesses an extensive background in acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, and serials managem... Read More →

Tiffany LeMaistre

Head of Electronic Resources and Collection Development, The University of Texas at Tyler
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Caryl Ward

Head of Acquisitions, Binghamton University (SUNY)
Caryl Ward is Head of Acquisitions at SUNY’s Binghamton University, responsible for the purchase of books and continuing resources in all formats. She has experience as a subject librarian for Comparative Literature, Romance Languages, and Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Auditorium, Science and Mathematics Building 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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