Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the leader in information technology for libraries, announced that Innovative's Electronic Resource Management is now in operation at Ohio State University.
“When Ohio State University was considering building a new database or expanding an existing local system to include information on electronic resources, we looked at the options in use by our peers but found none that fit our particular needs. However, when we heard about Innovative's Electronic Resource Management, we were eager to test it out,” said Trisha Davis, Head, Serials and Electronic Resources Department at Ohio State University.
Electronic Resource Management, the only product of its kind in the industry, is a tool for digital resource integration and license management. Fully integrated with Millennium or available as a stand-alone system, Electronic Resource Management replaces the need for libraries to build separate databases, integrating the information with the Millennium system and enabling data to be conveniently accessed as needed. It effectively controls subscription and licensing information for licensed resources such as e-journals, Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases, and full-text databases.
“By bringing this information together into a series of linked records available to all staff, we're able to eliminate the redundancy of personal files and spreadsheets we currently use to create lists at our library Web site,” added Davis.
“Innovative is very pleased that Ohio State has implemented Electronic Resource Management,” said Ted Fons, Product Manager at Innovative Interfaces. “With Ohio State's leadership in effective license management, we are convinced this partnership will produce the comprehensive, yet efficient, Electronic Resource Management tool that libraries are looking for.”
Electronic Resource Management is currently installed at the University of Washington, Washington State University, Glasgow University, University of Western Australia, and Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information with several others to be installed within the next few months.