Sunday, April 8, 2007

Implementing an Electronic Resource Management System: Brigham Young University’s Experience


Purpose – To discuss the ERM implementation process at Brigham Young University and its generalized implications for other institutions. Design/methodlogy/approach – A chronological description of decision-making and steps in the implementation process with corresponding discoveries and benefits. Findings – Implementing an ERM takes lots of planning, forethought and effort but has been very beneficial in helping BYU manage its electronic resource collections. Originality/value – The literature has described various ERM systems, difficulties in handling electronic resources and the ERMI standard. The account of an ERM implementation should be helpful to libraries considering implementing an ERM system of their own.


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