Electronic Resources Management Committee
Minutes for meeting on July 25, 2007, 2 p.m. Library East conf. rm.
- Steve Carrico, Acquisitions & Licensing (Co-Chair)
- Doug Kiker, Electronic Resources Unit (Co-Chair)
- Rich Bennett, Electronic Access Services Coordinator (3 year term)
- Cecilia Botero, HSCL (2 year term)
- Pam Cenzer, Public Service Liaison (2 year term)
- Ed Hart, Law Library (3 year term)
- Peter McKay, Collection Management Liaison (2 year term)
- Michele Crump, Interim Assistant Director, Technical Services Division
- Jay Wiese
1. Discussion, brief demo / look at Serials Solutions 360 ERM. – Doug, Jay, Steve
Committee viewed a demonstration of 360 Resource Manager ERM, Serials Solutions' hosted electronic resource management service.
During the investigation of this product, the committee noted several advantages over our current ERM product, Verde:
- Up-to-date knowledgebase (UF is currently using as part of Serials Solution's AMS A-Z list services)
- Tracks license information (inherited by lower-level package constituents)
- Tracks package/journal relationships
- Provision made for tracking item cost
The committee also noted several potential disadvantages with 360 Resource Manager:
- No/limited current reporting capability
- No current SFX interoperability
- No current Aleph interoperability
The committee agreed to continue its investigation of 360 Resource Manager. It was suggested that the committee draft a set of questions and criteria to discuss with Serials Solutions at a potential meeting during the Charleston Conference in November.
2. Shared print repositories for e-journal packages – Doug
Doug led a discussion of the current state of the Dim Archive, and possible future directions. The Dim Archive is a cooperative effort among several Florida State University Libraries to preserve print copies of electronic journals currently received in electronic-only format.
- UF is archiving print copies of Springer (formerly Kluwer) e-journals.
- Springer provides UF with print copies of their electronic journals at no additional charge.
- Currently, the University of Florida is the sole active participant in this project.
- A relatively small amount of staff time is needed to process incoming Dim Archive materials
- The number of print copies received from Springer has dropped by about 1/3 since the beginning of the Dim Archive project
- Storage space at the ALF facility is limited
- There has been some interest about creating a similar print repository on a regional level
- Some method of tracking missing issues to be claimed should be implemented
- Some kind of registry will be needed to avoid duplication of content if the project is expanded to a statewide or regional level
Doug is scheduled to have a conference call with Glenn Jaeger of Absolute Backorder Services next Tuesday to discuss possible future directions for the Dim Archive.
2 p.m., Wednesday, August 22; Library East Conference Room