Electronic resource management systems: implementation and transformation


As electronic resource management evolved it became clear it had data and workflow requirements that could not be sufficiently handled within the ILS. The ERMS brought a needed centralization and structure to these new requirements, but it still lacks the functionality and flexibility that many libraries need. The future is a reunification of library systems, with the ERMS acting as transitional software between the ILS and a new kind of resource management system that serves all formats.

Key words

electronic resource management systems

resource management

library systems

next-gen ILS

discovery systems

OpenURL resolvers

knowledge bases

data management

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