NISO E-Resource Management Forum to be Held September 24-25: Registration Now Open Cynthia Hodgson 21 Aug 2007 14:27 UTC

NISO E-Resource Management Forum to be Held September 24-25: Registration
Now Open

Highlighting the issues of implementers, NISO is hosting with the
Bibliographic Center for Research (BCR) a two-day forum on electronic
resource management. Presentations designed to answer pressing questions
about the impact of ERMs on internal management and workflow will come
from all major sectors of the NISO community. NISO’s E-Resource Management
Forum: The What, Why, and How for Managing E-Resources will take place
September 24-25, 2007 at The Magnolia Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Early
bird registration is now open.

The how-to character of the Forum will provide practical guidance both to
librarians currently implementing electronic resources management systems
and those weighing ERM options. Subscription agents, ILS vendors, and
publishers will also have a rare opportunity to integrate their
perspectives and questions into sessions that examine ERM selection and

Beginning with discussions of the benefits and uses of ERMs, as well as
selection criteria, the sessions move to project-specific implementation,
including workflow/staffing, usage, reports, and case studies.
Topics include:

•  The role of ERM systems in helping users to locate and access materials
•  How to choose an ERM and what information to include in your system
•  Interoperability with ILS acquisition systems
•  Different aspects of ERM use, including additional tools to plug into ERMs
•  Formats for the exchange of serials subscription information
•  Approaches to licensing in an ERM environment
•  Data gathering techniques, including feeds and SUSHI
•  Workflow from a management perspective
•  Case studies: how ERMs can help maximize the user experience and how
they improve work from the back-end

Among the scheduled speakers are: Jill Grogg, Electronic Resources
Librarian and Associate Professor, The University of Alabama Libraries;
Norm Medeiros, Associate Librarian of the College & Coordinator for
Bibliographic and Digital Services, Haverford College; Susan Davis, Head,
Electronic Periodicals Management Department, University at Buffalo
(SUNY); Angela Riggio, Head, Digital Collections Management, UCLA Library;
Oliver Pesch, Chief Strategist, E-Resources, EBSCO Information Services;
Helen Clarke, Head, Collections Services, University of Calgary Library;
George Machovec, Associate Director, Gold Rush Product Manager, Colorado
Alliance of Research Libraries; and Sandy Hurd, Director of Strategic
Markets, Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Registration is now open.
The early bird discount closes September 7th. NISO and BCR members are
eligible for substantial discounts. Visit the event webpage
( for details, or contact Karen
Wetzel, NISO Standards Program Manager, at, for more

The NISO ERM forum is cosponsored BCR. Major sponsors of the forum are
EBSCO Information Services and Ex Libris, Inc. Additional sponsorship is
provided by Innovative Interfaces, Swets Information Service, CrossRef,
Serials Solutions, and Thomson.

Cynthia Hodgson
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512