Title

Open Source Electronic Resource Management System: A Collaborative Implementation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

Serials Librarian

Volume

58

Issue

1-4

First Page

61

Last Page

72

Abstract

Librarians and strategists at Simon Fraser University (SFU) have collaborated with a team of middle-sized libraries to expand the open-source CUFTS Researcher suite of tools to include an Electronic Resources Management (ERM) system. This paper focuses on: the development and implementation of the CUFTS ERM; interoperability between CUFTS ERM and integrated library systems (Millennium); impact of the ERM on acquisitions, serials, and collections workflows and staffing at SFU Library and the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Library.