Choosing and Implementing an Open Source ERMS

Choosing and Implementing an Open Source ERMS

Daniel Stafford (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Robert Flatley (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4466-3.ch010
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The Rohrbach Library of Kutztown University manages its electronic resources using a disconnected array of resources including spreadsheets, paper files, email files, and a Google Docs account. Clearly, a more streamlined and unified approach would be beneficial. In this case, the authors investigate various Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS) options and whether they are a fit for the library. They then examine the decision to implement an open source option. Finally, the case describes the process of implementing and populating the open source ERMS, in addition to challenges experienced along the way.

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