Welcome from Bill Doering

As the co-originator of ERMes, I wanted to introduce myself to the blog.  I have worked at UW-La Crosse for about 15 years.  I started as a systems librarians which has morphed to include cataloging, all forms of technology and digital initiatives.  I started with Access about 10 years ago when we migrated to Endeavor as our library catalog.  I write Access queries on what seems a daily basis in order to get data out of our system.  I have also used Access to solve other challenges I’ve encountered at my job and personal life.  Yet, I’ve barely tapped the surface of what Access can do.  Several years ago, I put a student on porting some of our most used Access reports to PHP.  That was a huge success.  PHP means that we don’t have to install ODBC drivers, which means that faculty and students can run queries against our library catalog in real time without bothering me.  Yet, I digress.  My taining on Access is somewhat dated now that 2007 has come out.  Does anyone know of good classes to learn what’s new, without starting from ground zero? 

UW-L started developing an ERM because we needed a short term solution to a problem – several people needed access to our e-resources and everything was scattered.  I put together something fairly quickly to solve the problem and thought others might benefit from a database which provided some basic organization.  It’s taken off quickly and code has been greatly inproved during ERMes first year of existence.  I’ve given no less than 3 presentations and written one journal article on what is now ERMes and after one year 14 libraries are using it ERMes in production with numerous other institutions waiting for what is now release 2009_05.

I will be updating the instructions and then taking a new round of enhancements.  I haven’t decided what those will be.  So, if you have ideas, please post those to the blog.

William Doering

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ERMes Website

Download the latest version of ERMes, get instructions, etc. http://murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/erm/

Author Affiliations

Galadriel Chilton, Electronic Resources Management Librarian, University of Connecticut

William Doering, Systems, Catalog & Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Norma J. Dowell, Library Assistant IV, Iowa State University

Jen Holman, Periodicals & Acquisitions Librarian, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Anna Hulseberg, Academic Librarian, Gustavus Adolphus College

ERMes Users

Alverno College Library

Baker College

Beloit College

Bethel University

Birmingham City University

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

Capella University

Cardinal Stritch University

Carleton College

Carroll University

Deerfield Academy

Drake University

Florida Institute of Technology

Georgia Perimeter College

Gustavus Adolphus College

Harrisburg Area Community College

Illinois Wesleyan University

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Iowa State University

Irish Research eLibrary

Lincoln University (Lincoln, New Zealand)

Loyola University Health Science Library

Manhattanville College

Monterey Peninsula College

National Science Foundation

Nicolet Area Technical College

Northern Michigan University

Northwestern College

Oakton Community College

Presbyterian College

Ripon College

Rivier College

St. Norbert College

Southwestern College

Springfield College

SUNY-Rockland Community College

Technical University of Denmark

University of Alabama in Huntsville

University of Idaho

University of the Pacific - Stockton

University of Wisconsin-Colleges

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Viterbo University

Walden University

Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds

ERMes Articles & Presentations

Presentation: The ERMes Story: A Work in Progress (Galadriel Chilton) part of Open to Change: Open Source and Next Generation ILS and ERMS
ALA Annual, Washington, DC, June 2010

Presentation: The ERMes Story: A Work in Progress (Galadriel Chilton)
Minnesota Innovative Users Group Conference, October 2009

Article: ERMes: Open Source Simplicity for Your E-Resource Management By William Doering and Galadriel Chilton
Computers in Libraries 29(8), September 2009

Presentation: Keeping It All Together: One Library's Strategy for Electronic Resource Management (William Doering)
WAAL, April 2009

Presentation: Getting a Handle on E-Resource Management: An ERM Panel (Galadriel Chilton)
Library Technology Conference 2009, March 2009

Article: A Locally Created ERM: How and Why We Did It By William Doering and Galadriel Chilton
Computers in Libraries 28(8), September 2008

May 2009

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