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Electronic Resources Management Committee

Minutes for meeting on August 22, 2007, 2 p.m. Library East conf. rm.




1. Usage Statistics

Jay is still working on compiling usage statistics for UF electronic resources. Due to the large time investment needed to access and normalize usage statistics for each product, Jay is focusing on gathering statistics for the highest-cost packages and databases.

Amanda reports that the new E-Resource Licensing Specialist at FCLA, Claire Dygert, will be in charge of compiling usage statistics for FCLA-managed electronic resources.

2. Verde implementation

Amanda reported on progress implementing Verde at FCLA and at other state university libraries. Committee discussed uses and requirements for Verde or another electronic resource management system.

Currently, Verde implementation is on hold until SFX/Verde interoperability is working. In the mean time, the Committee agreed to test Verde/Aleph interoperability, which involves the following steps:

The Electronic Resources Unit will begin keying in records from the Oxford and Cambridge e-journal packages.

The Committee also discussed the possibility of also entering license data for this test set as well as running test reports on this data.

Further test sets including databases and/or e-books may be selected in the future.

3. Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager

Serials Solutions electronic resource manager product, 360 Resource Manager, was briefly discussed as a possible alternative to Verde. Serials Solutions representatives may make a site visit in mid-September 2007.


Next Meeting

2 p.m., Wednesday, September 26; Library East Conference Room

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