Re: Resource records as public display (Sarah Brett) Pennington, Buddy D. 10 Oct 2008 14:09 UTC

We are in the midst of implementing Innovative's ERM and we are planning
on using the resource record as our public record.

In terms of the library catalog indexing, we have not heard that you
cannot index these in the main title index.  We are planning on
implementing the following for our resource records:
 - Separate indexes for DATABASE NAME and DATABASE SUBJECT (the subjects
we are using are not LC but roughly correlate to our academic units).
 - DATABASE NAME and ALTERNATE NAME fields will be indexed in our main
title index.
indexed in our keyword index

While we are still in the midst of setting up the public display for our
resource records, you can see an example of the title indexing by going
to our catalog ( and doing a
title search for "UMKC test."  You'll end up with one of our test
resource records.

Buddy Pennington
Serial Acquisitions Librarian
University of Missouri - Kansas City
800 East 51st Street
Kansas City, MO  64110
Phone: 816-235-1548
Fax: 816-333-5584

UMKC University Libraries: Discovery. Knowledge. Empowerment.

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Leslie O'Brien
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Resource records as public display (Sarah Brett)

Sarah, we use III ERM and we don't use the resource record as the
public record for our resources.  When we implemented ERM (in 2006),
we understood that the resource records are not searchable in the
main title index.  Libraries that did use the resource record instead
of the bib created a separate index to search for the resource
title.  At the time, we wanted our electronic resources to be
searchable in the main title index, so we cataloged them, attached a
holdings record, and linked the holdings record to the resource
record to enable the license record and resource record info to
display in the OPAC.

We looked at many different III sites before making our decision.  We
may want to change our set up in the future, and would be very
interested in hearing feedback from other III libraries.

Leslie O'Brien
Virginia Tech

At 08:44 AM 10/10/2008, you wrote:
>Subject: Resource records as public display
>From: Sarah Brett <>
>Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 08:35:30 -0400
>Hello Everyone,
>Our library is considering using III ERM resource records as the
>public record for electronic resources (databases and journal
>collections) instead of the bibliographic record.  I am currently
>generating a list of pros and cons to this change, but thought I
>would ask if anybody currently does this.  Any feedback is appreciated.
>Thank you,
>Sarah Brett