ERM on a shoestring: Betting on an alternative solution

Jennifer Watson*, Dalene Hawthorne, Susan Wishnetsky

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Some libraries are not ready, willing, or able to make a big commitment to an expensive electronic resources management system. But, with a bit of creativity and flexibility, librarians can come up with alternatives that will effectively manage the information they need at little or no additional cost. Although makeshift solutions may not be ideal, presenters Jennifer Watson and Dalene Hawthorne stress the importance of getting started with the task of gathering information about one's electronic resources in some workable way and using whatever tools are available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalSerials Librarian
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2008


  • A-Z list (or A to Z list)
  • Blackboard
  • Cost control
  • E-journals
  • EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service
  • EBSCOhost registration tracker
  • Electronic resources management
  • FileMaker
  • Innovative Interfaces
  • Integrated library system
  • Invoices
  • Licensing
  • MySQL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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