February 5, 2016 LEHI, UTó SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the pilot release of BLUEcloud eRM, a powerful new electronic resource management tool and the newest addition to the BLUEcloud Campus product line. In recent years electronic resources have become increasingly crucial to library collections. As the medium of collection resources changes, so does the challenge of organizing these resources. BLUEcloud eRM is the premier solution to managing the life-cycle of electronic resources, from trial and acquisition to licensing and implementation.
Building on the open-source electronic Resource Management system CORAL, BLUEcloud eRM gives libraries the tools to manage their electronic resources. The in-house workload of maintaining a separate eRM is eliminated by taking advantage of SirsiDynix's hosting, support, and training for BLUEcloud eRM.
Originally designed by librarians at the University of Notre Dame, CORAL uses the data model and dictionary established by the Digital Library Federation's Electronic Resources Management Initiative (ERMI) in collaboration with NISO. Capitalizing on the powerful tools created by the CORAL community, BLUEcloud eRM is the marriage of an existing, robust system with SirsiDynix's industry-leading hosting and support services. ERM, in addition to benefitting SirsiDynix libraries, will have exciting benefits for the open-source community as code is contributed back to the CORAL community.
"We are proud to debut this exciting addition to our line of SirsiDynix library tools," said Bill Davison, SirsiDynix CEO. "BLUEcloud eRM will be an indispensable resource for helping our libraries manage their electronic collections. With CORAL's robust features and SirsiDynix's award-winning customer support, our libraries get the benefits of a powerful eResource tool as part of a comprehensive LSP."
SirsiDynix libraries that would like to begin using BLUEcloud eRM to improve their electronic resource management should contact a SirsiDynix representative.
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable, and robust, offering a complete out-of-the-box solution and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting, and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow's libraries, today. To find out more, visit www.sirsidynix.com.