September forum on e-resources

NISO and the Bibliographic Center for Research are hosting a two-day forum on e-resource management:

The how-to character of the Forum will provide practical guidance both to librarians currently implementing electronic resources management systems and those weighing ERM options. Subscription agents, ILS vendors, and publishers will also have a rare opportunity to integrate their perspectives and questions into sessions that examine ERM selection and operation.

The speakers include a few librarians, someone from EBSCO, the representative from Innovative who introduced our library to their ERM, and someone from Gold Rush. I wonder if any libraries are using Gold Rush with Voyager.

All of the topics look interesting, especially:

• How to choose an ERM and what information to include in your system

• Workflow from a management perspective
• Case studies: how ERMs can help maximize the user experience and how they improve work from the back-end

It doesn’t look like any sessions will be recorded and made available to those who don’t attend. Too bad. It sounds like an excellent event and I’d love to listen in.

In other NISO news, Duke University Press just announced its participation in SERU.

(P.S. The Gold Rush site has the best FAQ page I’ve seen. Click on a question and the answer appears right there: no dumping you in the middle of a long page of answers. Excellent!)

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