Which Route Do I Take? A Viewpoint on Locally-Developed vs. Commercially Available Journal Management Solutions

Oberg, Steve Which Route Do I Take? A Viewpoint on Locally-Developed vs. Commercially Available Journal Management Solutions., 2004 [Preprint]

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This article discusses the growing need for tools or systems that will provide more effective management of and improved user access for journal collections, especially for e-journals. The author briefly describes initial efforts at the local library level to develop management systems and mentions the rise of vendor-supplied solutions, which have become very popular. In spite of the current popularity of vendor-based solutions, the author argues that there is still a niche for locally developed journal management systems. One such system, developed at the author's home institution, Taylor University, is featured as a case study.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: electronic resource management systems ; ERMS
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JB. Serials management.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
L. Information technology and library technology > LQ. Library automation systems.
L. Information technology and library technology > LN. Data base management systems.
Depositing user: Steve Oberg
Date deposited: 21 Mar 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/7342

References

Nathalie Schulz, “E-journal Databases: a Long-term Solution?,” Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services 25, no. 4 (Winter 2001):449-459.

For more information on HERMES, go to http://hermes.mse.jhu.edu:8008/hermesdocs/

Nicole Henning, “Improving Access to E-journals and Databases at the MIT Libraries: Building a Database-backed Web Site Called “Vera,” Serials Librarian 41, no. 3/4 (2002):227-254.

For more information on this initiative, go to http://www.library.cornell.edu/cts/elicensestudy/home.html

Norm Medeiros, “A Pioneering Spirit: Using Administrative Metadata to Manage Electronic Resources,” OCLC Systems & Services 19, no. 3 (2003):86-88.

Elena Romaniuk and Kathryn Paul, “Using the Library’s OPAC to Dynamically Generate Web Pages for E-journals” (Workshop presentation given at the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the North American Serials Interest Group, Portland, OR, 28 June 2003). To see the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) Libraries subject approach for e-journals, go to http://ejournals.library.uvic.ca/main.php?page=topic


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