ERIC Number: EJ786542
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Publication Date: 2007-May-1
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Investing in Digital
Grogg, Jill E.
Library Journal, v132 n9 p30-33 May 2007
Librarians face two very pressing charges: make voluminous numbers of electronic resources as visible as possible in a landscape with multiple access points, and simultaneously manage all the technology, tasks, and data necessary to facilitate such ubiquitous access. In the past ten years, solutions have emerged and become commonplace in many libraries: the electronic resource management system (ERMS), OpenURL resolver, metasearch tool, A-to-Z list, public catalog with faceted search, and so on. These tools help librarians achieve their goals. In this article, the author describes several Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) initiatives and partnerships that help increase the visibility of library resources to users and allow librarians to better manage their increasingly complex collections.
Descriptors: Management Systems, Electronic Equipment, Librarians, Library Services, Libraries, Online Catalogs, Partnerships in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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