Ex Libris is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Verde, its new electronic resource management (ERM) tool. Verde is a new management system to complement the Ex Libris suite of tools designed to assist libraries and information centers in managing electronic resources throughout their life cycle and in expanding access to these resources. The Verde ERM system builds on the power of Ex Libris' award-winning SFX link server and benefits from its industry-leading penetration of the global library market.
Rapidly becoming the primary focus of library activity, e-resources pose new challenges, for which new tools are needed. The Verde ERM system addresses these challenges by offering a single point of administration for e-resources and a comprehensive solution for managing the complex and multidimensional relationships that characterize such resources. Verde is designed to support the service requirements of e-resources through complementing, rather than duplicating, existing systems deployed by libraries.
In Verde Ex Libris has once again confirmed its ongoing commitment to industry standards. From the beginning Verde was designed to address the requirements of the Digital Library Federation electronic resource management initiative (see DLF ERMI). Verde extends these requirements, particularly in its approach to library consortia and its provision of cost analysis tools.