E-Resource Management Forum

Be sure to register by September 24 to get the early bird discount for NISO’s in-person forum on E-Resource Management: From Start to Finish (and Back Again), to be held on October 7, 2010, in Chicago, IL. The “start to finish and back again” of this event will take attendees through the various stages of working with an active ERM in your library. Following a keynote presentation by Norm Medeiros (Haverford College) on the value that ERM systems bring to libraries, the speakers will cover:

*The Start – The basics of a successful ERM implementation/use from integrating ERM with print holdings to using the ERM for managing content, budgeting, and reporting. Speakers are Martha Rice-Sanders (HELIN Consortium) and Nisa Bakkalbasi (James Madison University).

*The Finish – At a higher-level, the more advanced and downstream uses made capable by ERMs including using the ERM to interpret data and to inform staffing decisions or collection management. Speakers are Nancy Beals (Wayne State University Libraries), John Rutherford (Wayne State University Libraries) and Angela Riggio (UCLA Library).

*Back Again – Those things that still aren’t in place, that we will need to implement anew in order to answer outstanding needs, such as e-books in ERMs and the next steps that are being determined by the NISO ERM Gap Analysis Working Group. Speakers are Aaron Wood (Alexander Street Press) and Tim Jewell (University of Washington).

This event will benefit anyone who is interested in using an ERM for managing content and for interpreting data and making decisions based on that data. NISO educational forums are routinely praised for their excellent selection of speakers representing a diversity of viewpoints across the scholarly information community and the small size which provides opportunities to network with speakers and other attendees.

A complete agenda, registration, and hotel information are available on the event webpage (http://www.niso.org/news/events/2010/erm/). Get the early bird discount by registering before September 24. NISO members, Committee on Institutional Cooperation members, and students receive a discounted rate.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (http://www.cic.net/) is sponsoring this forum and CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) is the corporate sponsor.

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