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ERIC Number: EJ809268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
A Locally Created ERM: How and Why We Did It
Doering, William; Chilton, Galadriel
Computers in Libraries, v28 n8 p6, 46-48 Sep 2008
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's Murphy Library provides access to approximately 200 subscription databases. As with many academic libraries, methods and tools for managing these resources were sorely needed. However, the budget has been cut repeatedly over the past few years--thus the possibility of purchasing a commercial electronic resource management (ERM) system was a pipe dream at the very best. In this article, the authors describe how Microsoft Access was used to develop a basic, effective, and inexpensive ERM that is freely available for others to use (http://murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/erm). The niche for this ERM is likely to be smaller libraries and libraries that cannot afford or that choose not to purchase a commercial ERM. This ERM may also serve as an interim management system until purchased ERMs function better and are worth their large price tags. (Contains 1 chart and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin