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

Jared Howland (Electronic Resources Librarian, at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. (JaredHowland@byu.edu))
Thomas Wright (Collection Development Co‐ordinator, at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. (tm.wright.byu.edu))

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 1 August 2006

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Abstract

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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Citation

Howland, J. and Wright, T. (2006), "Implementing an Electronic Resource Management System: Brigham Young University’s Experience", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 23 No. 7, pp. 28-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/07419050610704358

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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