Emeryville, CA--Innovative Interfaces, the leader in information technology for libraries, announced that its Electronic Resource Management module has been installed and is in operation at the Glasgow University Library in Scotland.
"With the range of electronic resources continually increasing, we were finding that our existing methods of administration were no longer adequate," said Chris Bailey, Director of Library Services at Glasgow University. "Information relating to any electronic resource had to be retrieved from a variety of places--catalog record, Word document, office filing cabinet, and even from staff memory! We needed to find a better way to manage this information and make it more accessible."
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.
"Electronic Resource Management provides a central database in which we can record all relevant details such as licensing and access restrictions and to which we can link our existing catalog records for individual resources," continued Bailey. "As we have always considered Millennium at the heart of our electronic services, it made sense to pursue the integrated options which Electronic Resource Management offers."
"I am pleased that Innovative can provide an electronic resource management tool that matches the library's needs so closely," said Ted Fons, Product Manager at Innovative. "The need for a tool that effectively manages electronic resources and provides a linking mechanism to bibliographic and holdings data--displaying a complete picture of the library's online holdings--is precisely what we had in mind as we were designing this system."
Electronic Resource Management is currently installed at the University of Washington, Washington State University, Ohio State University, University of Western Australia, and Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information with several others to be installed within the next few months.
Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) is the leader in providing Web-based automated library systems. Innovative's library automation systems are installed in thousands of libraries in 36 countries around the world. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.