Chapter 4: Electronic Resource Management Systems and Related Products

Elsa K. Anderson


ERMS software is available to help with electronic resource management, but each system and company provides a different option. Chapter 4 of
Library Technology Reports
(vol. 50, no. 3) “Electronic Resource Management Systems: A Workflow Approach” covers some of the major available ERMS products, including vendor ILS add-ons and stand-alone systems, open source options, and home-grown development. The chapter also provides an overview of library service platforms and a brief discussion of how the ERMS impacts other library software such as discovery interfaces, ILS systems, link resolvers, and interlibrary loan software.

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